Global property consultant CBRE is reporting that worldwide commercial real estate investment increased by 84% quarter-over-quarter in Q4 to $290 billion but was down by 20% from Q4 2019.
According to Knight Frank's latest Global House Price Index for Q2, 2020, Turkey leads the annual rankings with prices up 25% year-on-year.
Much weaker commercial real estate investment volumes in the second quarter of 2020 reflect the impact of lockdown measures and border controls enacted to combat the COVID-19 crisis.
Home Afrika Ltd. became the first publically-traded developer this week, listing 405.3 million shares on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Home Afrika plans to build one million homes in the next 10 years across Africa.
Uganda, a 92,000-square-mile republic in east Africa housing 35 million residents, is booming in some of its real estate pockets but going down the drain in other sectors, according to mixed media reports in recent weeks. Bankers and developers are jittery. Loan defaults are mounting.