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Global Market Perspective | Q2 2016

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Markets back on track after jittery first quarter

Leasing levels move in line with investor activity 

Global real estate markets at a glance

Investment Volumes

Office Vacancy Rates

Capit​al Value Growth

-14% y-o-y


+8.7% y-o-y​​

Occupational and investment markets rebounding from cautious start to 2016

The world’s dominant commercial real estate markets appear to be back on track following a jittery start to the year. Stock market volatility, heightened global economic uncertainty and concerns over a China slowdown certainly made investors and corporate occupiers think more carefully in Q1; but, by and large, decisions were being delayed rather than postponed. Recovery in investor sentiment since the mid-February low has been swift and there re​mains a huge amount of capital targeting real estate assets. Meanwhile leasing markets held up reasonably well during the quarter, and with sentiment improving, corporate activity is likely to ramp up during the course of the year. ​​

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