Investors Hungry for North American Real Estate

The CBRE North America Investor Intentions Survey 2015 reveals a clear picture of the current confidence and enthusiasm of commercial real estate investors in the region. As with the prior year, investors view the North American market as very favorable for investment, with a large group of investors intending to increase property acquisitions in 2015.

Peak Persistence for the U.S. Hotel Industry

In 2014, the U.S. lodging industry enjoyed its greatest growth in revenue per available room (RevPar) since 2005.According to STR, Inc., RevPAR increased 8.9% in Q4 2014, the result of a 4.2% gain in occupancy and a 4.5% lift in average daily rate (ADR). The highlight of the quarter was the strong 5.2% gain in

Middle East Investors Pump $14B Into Overseas Real Estate

Cross-regional flows into global commercial real estate increased to $125 billion in 2014, up 39% year-on-year. The Middle East was the third largest source of capital in 2014, with $14 billion invested outside of the region. Private Wealth and Equity Funds took off as a major source of outbound capital from the Middle East. In

Attractive Interest Rates & Tremendous Liquidity Make 2015 A Borrower’s Market

Notes from the 2015 MBA Commercial Real Estate Finance Meeting In February, more than 140 CBRE Capital Markets professionals attended the 2015 Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Real Estate Finance meetings in San Diego, California. This is the largest annual gathering of commercial lenders and mortgage bankers in the U.S. As expected, it was an optimistic group, with

Global Real Estate Correlations Ain’t What They Used To Be!

There is opportunity to reduce volatility in large real estate portfolios through international diversification. Correlations among real estate

An Outlier or a Harbinger of Things to Come?

The U.S. employment report for March was the weakest we have seen since December 2013. Only 126,000 jobs were added during the month and the previous tow months were revised downward by 69,000 jobs. The rolling 12-month total was still strong—3.1 million jobs have been added since last March—but the three-month average has fallen to

Accessing Real Estate Returns in Europe

In an investment world being driven by QE and competition between currency blocks, and an uncertain picture for global economic growth we continue to see increasing real asset weightings.  Real estate and the different ways of accessing it as an investment asset class are front of stage. In a recent seminar hosted by CBRE I

The Rise and Rise of European Industrial Real Estate

2014 marked a watershed moment for the European industrial sector, with . This was driven by a combination of: an unprecedented weight of equity seeking to enter commercial real estate, the high yielding returns on offer with industrial property, relative to all other asset classes, and a growing understanding of the sector and it’s key

MIPIM 2015: Sun, Sea and Surveys

With more than 21,000 delegates from 89 countries and more champagne served than at the Cannes Film Festival,

Andrew Phipps & John Welham talk to PropertyEU

Andrew Phipps, CBRE EMEA’s Head of Retail Research speaks to PropertyEU at their recent Nordics Investment Briefing. Andrew