Moderate economic growth with low interest rates, punctuated with bouts of pessimism and volatility are likely to continue in 2016
Annual China-sourced outbound flows to commercial real estate experienced a compound annual growth rate of 72% to reach over $10 billion for the year 2014.
London's West End continued to be the world's highest-priced office market but Asia dominated the world's most expensive office locations.
Miami's real estate market remains a top destination for foreign buyers despite economic slowdowns in Latin America and Western Europe.
According to the Miami Association of Realtors own website stats, Brazil topped the list of foreign countries conducting online searches in January 2015.
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.
Nearly US$3 trillion of the world's private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties.
Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.
Host country experienced strong hotel performance gains during the months of June and July.
A joint venture between Goodman Group and WTorre SA has offered to purchase 34 industrial properties in Brazil.
Last month, the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) met to review the legitimacy and preparedness of the five city-bids to host the 2020 edition of the World Expo. For Dubai, the odds certainly appear to have improved over the past six months.
The spotlight has started to shift to Brazil, which will be hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
With $124 million in the cash register (250 million reais), Brasil Brokers Participacoes SA (BBRK3), the country's largest real estate broker, has contracted to buy two brokerages in Sao Paulo that is expected to increase its revenue from sales of existing homes to 35 percent in five years, from 15 percent today.
The Americas region recorded positive results in the three key performance metrics when reported in U.S. dollars for July 2012.
As expected, most of the world's housing markets are struggling this year. Prices are up the most in India and Brazil; down the most in Greece and Ireland.