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Smaller Warehouses Register Greater Rent Growth in U.S. Than Mega Warehouses

Smaller Warehouses Register Greater Rent Growth in U.S. Than Mega Warehouses

According to new research from CBRE, even as the growth of e-commerce has lifted the entire industrial & logistics real estate sector, a sweet spot has emerged: warehouses smaller than 120,000 sq. ft. Read More »


City Competitiveness, Quality of Life Outrank Economic Clout in Asia Commercial Property Decision Making

City Competitiveness, Quality of Life Outrank Economic Clout in Asia Commercial Property Decision Making

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting that several cities in Asia are emerging as competitive real estate markets. Read More »

Sydney Office Market Enjoying Boost from Tech Sector

Sydney Office Market Enjoying Boost from Tech Sector

According to the latest research from Knight Frank, office space in North Sydney is in high demand from an increasingly wide range of tenants due to its strategic location, relative affordability and access to transport. Read More »

U.S. Multifamily Lending Spiked 19 Percent in 2018 to Record High $339.2 Billion

U.S. Multifamily Lending Spiked 19 Percent in 2018 to Record High $339.2 Billion

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's annual report of the U.S. multifamily lending market, favorable market conditions helped spur a 19 percent increase in multifamily lending in 2018 to a new high in dollar volume. Read More »


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Vertropolis Towers - (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Vertropolis Towers - (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Like a bouquet of colorful flowers blossoming among the desert dunes, the three towers of the Vertropolis complex reach toward the Riyadh sky. Read More »


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Last Updated October 14, 2019 9:00 AM ET

North America

According to new research from CBRE, even as the growth of e-commerce has lifted the entire industrial & logistics real estate sector, a sweet spot has emerged: warehouses smaller than 120,000 sq. ft.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's annual report of the U.S. multifamily lending market, favorable market conditions helped spur a 19 percent increase in multifamily lending in 2018 to a new high in dollar volume.

According to global real estate consultant CBRE, there were 1,531 small U.S. property acquisitions in H1 2019, representing 36.7% of all multifamily asset purchases and revealing the scope of small asset buying.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies in the U.S. remained low in the second quarter of 2019.

Life insurance companies have an appetite to increase their multifamily lending volumes by approximately $10 billion in 2020.

According to a new report from CBRE, the flexible office space footprint in Manhattan has tripled to 15 million square feet over the last five years as providers' offerings have evolved, new players entered the market and new flexible space models have arisen.

Last Updated September 29, 2017 9:03 AM ET

Latin America

The recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake that stunned Mexico City (and surrounding states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla) is now having a strong impact on Mexico's commercial real estate market.

A vast majority of real estate investors intend to increase their property acquisitions in 2016.

London's West End is the world's most expensive office market for the third consecutive year, retaining its title ahead of runner-up Hong Kong.

The property division of Carrefour Argentina has opened Terrazas de Mayo, a new shopping centre valued at $29 million,

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Last Updated October 10, 2019 8:26 AM ET

Europe

According to global property consultant JLL, take-up for Ireland office space in Q3, 2019 totaled 394,093 sq. ft across 44 deals. This is 19% higher than last quarter, in the year-to-date; take-up is 2.2 million sq. ft.

According to the new Future Gazing: Logistics - The Last Mile Report by global property adviser Knight Frank, optimal locations for 'last mile' logistics space is now being driven by not just where online shoppers live and work but also the increasing complexity of delivery models.

According to global real estate consultant JLL, three outlet centres are currently under construction in the Russia's capital, two of them with a total area of 61,000 square meters will enter the market this year.

Investment into the UK Student Accommodations (PBSA), investment-grade private rented sector (PRS) and senior living rental sectors is expected to reach £146bn ($185bn) by 2025, rising from £87.3bn ($110bn) in 2019.

More than 560,000 students applied to start a full-time undergraduate course at UK universities for the 2019/20 academic year, according to the latest applications data from UCAS. This was nearly 2,500 more applications than at the same point last year and the first year-on-year increase in applications in three years.

According to Knight Frank's latest Farmland Index, the average value of bare agricultural land in England and Wales remained virtually unchanged in the first three months of 2019.

Last Updated October 3, 2019 8:15 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting that several cities in Asia are emerging as competitive real estate markets.

According to the latest research from Knight Frank, office space in North Sydney is in high demand from an increasingly wide range of tenants due to its strategic location, relative affordability and access to transport.

The combined office vacancy rate of Hong Kong's traditional business districts, which includes Central, Wanchai/Causeway Bay and Tsimshatsui, rose above 3% for the first time in 5 years in August 2019.

According to new research by global property consultant JLL, Singaporean real estate investors have emerged Asia Pacific's number one source of outbound capital in the first half of 2019, and their overseas deals are growing in scale and complexity.

Hong Kong's central region office vacancy rate rises to a three-year high as commercial tenants are now delaying expansion plans.

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting this week that after a bumpy 2018, investment in global commercial real estate cooled in the first half of 2019 with year-on-year volumes dropping by 9% to $341 billion.

Last Updated November 8, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

With positive government interventions to bring in more investors and diversify Bahrain's real estate market, retail remains a significant area of growth in the Kingdom's property sector.

The recently announced Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become Dubai's most defining commercial development in over 10 years.

Dubai's vision to diversify its economy further and establish itself as a thriving global business hub has accelerated business activity in a number of innovative industries, in turn spurring a new stream of demand for industrial space.

A slowing rate of decline across all sectors of the Dubai real estate market suggests increasing stability and the expectation of the market 'bottoming out' before the end of 2017, but the planned introduction of VAT on January 1, 2018 is already causing nervousness amongst existing commercial tenants.

According to international real estate consultant Cluttons, the global economic anxiety and growth slowdown across regional markets has played a significant role in the decreased demand for industrial real estate in Dubai.

According to CBRE Group, Middle East investment in the global commercial real estate sector reached nearly $10 billion in the first half of 2016.

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