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Global Market Perspective | Q3 2016

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Real Estate Markets Weather Political and Economic Storms

Real Estate Markets Weather Political and Economic Storms 

Global real estate markets at a glance

Investment Volumes

Office Vacancy Rates

Capit​al Value Growth

-10% y-o-y


+8.3% y-o-y​​​​

Markets resilient during period of political and economic uncertainty

The world’s dominant commercial real estate markets have, so far, weathered the political and economic storms of 2016 comparatively well. Anxiety levels have certainly increased over the last quarter, prompting more cautious risk-off strategies; but, nonetheless, global investment volumes are expected to remain at healthy levels throughout 2016. Underlying market fundamentals are sound and corporate demand is holding up well, notably in the United States and continental Europe. The UK is the biggest cause for concern following the surprise EU referendum result. Meanwhile, in Asia Pacific, the slowdown in China’s economy and anticipation that the government will start to rein in credit, is affecting sentiment and real estate activity. ​​

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