Why Retail Success is All About Logistics

Christmas 2014 was the year when more people than ever abandoned over-crowded shops for armchair shopping via the internet – myself included. And I’m happy to report that this year there was less of the frantic dashing back and forward from neighbor to shop to sorting office, tracking down online deliveries that had gone astray

Efficiency and the Resurgence of U.S. Manufacturing

Over the past several decades, the U.S. manufacturing sector has shrunk, with factories across the country closing as production and jobs were moved to cheaper countries abroad. Manufacturing employment was especially hard hit, with its share of total U.S. employment falling from 25% in 1970 to just 8% today. However, despite the erosion of the manufacturing labor base, the

Realty Check in Europe?

Chris Brooke, Executive MD, CBRE Consulting says core high value assets in major financial cities across Europe remain

QE and the European Real Estate Market

The size of the full Quantitative Easing (QE) recently announced by the ECB has exceeded many expectations.The eurozone’s commercial real estate market should benefit in the short to medium term from the removal of uncertainty around potential interest rate raises and currency fluctuations. In the text book version, QE leads to more funds being available

Global Outlook Positive

CBRE Global Chief Economist Richard Barkham discusses the real estate industry around the globe on Bloomberg Business. Outlook

Bigger is better?

The dominant theme during the current cycle has been “bigger is better”—and for good reason: the big markets and the big buildings have been the foundation of the  recovery of the industrial market. A major reason for this has been the continued robust growth of e-tailing. The rise of e-commerce and omni-channel has added complexity

The Rise of the Dollar: Implications for Investment Strategy

The rise in the value of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies will have many consequences, one

What Does a Stronger Dollar Mean for CRE?

The direct effects of a stronger U.S. dollar on commercial real estate fundamentals are likely to be overall

Rising Tides, Increasing Risk

The insurance industry has taken the lead in researching the risks associated with climate change. Analysis conducted by

Impact of Low Oil Prices on U.S. Commercial Real Estate

CBRE’s Mike Lafitte, Global Chief Operating Officer, and Spencer Levy, Americas Head of Research, discuss how the recent