According to global real estate consultant CBRE, commercial real estate investment volume in the U.S. totaled $118.8 billion in Q2 2018, an increase of 1.7% from Q2 2017.
There was minimal movement in cap rates in H1 2018, according to the latest CBRE Cap Rate Survey. The largest changes were industrial cap rates decreasing by 10 basis points (bps) year-over-year and retail power center cap rates increasing by 26 bps.
Pricing for all property types (except for retail) is at or near all-time highs, with mild deceleration in recent months. Increases in multifamily and industrial pricing continue to lead the national index.
Overall, commercial mortgage production in Q2 made up for the declines seen in Q1.
In 2018, flexible workspace centre supply in Kuala Lumpur grew by 36%, making it the fastest growing key city in the APAC region, outpacing fast-growing markets in Gurugram, Chennai, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore.
According to new research by CBRE, real estate debt in Asia Pacific is increasingly cementing itself as an alternative investment class as global investors seek new opportunities to deploy capital into this sector.
According to global property consult JLL, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo are the preferred locations for data centre investment in Asia Pacific, thanks to the robust infrastructure, connectivity and relative ease of doing business.