Japan Growth Disappoints Again but Quick Turnaround Expected

Japanese real GDP growth in Q3 2015 contracted by 0.2% q-o-q, or 0.8% on an annualized basis, a larger decline than consensus forecasts. While the contraction marked the second consecutive quarterly decline, a detailed analysis of the data show that the economy is not in serious trouble and that growth is likely to turn positive

Hitting the Rewind Button

I have changed my mind. I now believe the Fed is going to raise interest rates in December. This updates my opinion stated two weeks ago at our Americas Summit in Denver.  It is also consistent with our global ‘house view’ that expects a slowly rising interest rate environment. During September, I was the most optimistic

Let it Flow!

In today’s fast-paced, global marketplace, deals are done in the blink of an eye. Identifying the right investor, for the right property, at the right time is an art form. It takes meticulous targeting, precision timing and nerves of steel. To market, manage, and connect property investors and loan offerings worldwide, CBRE has implemented CBRE Deal

The Geography of U.S. Real Estate Investment

Real estate investors love New York, and the New York City metropolitan area leads the country by a significant margin in commercial real estate acquisitions. Year-to-date through Q3 2015, a total of $57 billion worth of assets have been acquired in New York. This figure represents 16% of the national total of $358 billion. It

New Sources of Asian Capital

Driven by the rapid growth of savings in the region and the desire for diversification, Asian cross-border investment in

The State of the Global Economy

The Global commercial real estate investment market is now into a sixth year of growth, with significant amount of new capital bound for the market in the years to come. It is combined with strong sentiment right across a broader investor base, as indicated by the CBRE Global Investor Intentions Survey, rising values and good returns. Now, as momentum

What do PBOC Rate Cuts Mean for Real Estate?

On October 23, 2015 the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced a 25 bps cut to the benchmark

Three Trends U.S. Investors Should be Watching

There is an old expression, “it’s not what you make, it’s what you keep that matters.“ This is top of mind for many U.S. property investors these days. A host of new factors, from China and currency values to oil prices, are having an impact on net property returns, the ’what you keep’, both at home and abroad. While

What’s Driving Retail Investment in Europe?

European retail investment market is about to soar to its highest ever point. With €51 billion already transacted in the first three quarters of 2015 – the previous record of €62.7 billion (set back in 2007) will be surpassed by a significant margin – with total transaction volumes expected to reach the €70 billion mark

The Economist: European Recovery Looks Immune to the China Crisis – For Now Anyway

Last month I talked about a soft period for the UK economy. Last week the press railed about