Japan’s bet on casinos

Casinos could be the trump card for Japan and the key to attracting 30 million tourists by 2030. In an effort to introduce “Integrated Resorts” (IR) before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a key growth strategy for tourism, the Diet, the national legislature of Japan, opened the IR Promotion Bill for discussion in September. The

London Housing in a Global Context

The housing market in central London rebounded quickly in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. In the following years it outperformed the rest of London and the UK, with annual average house price growth of around 10% over the past five years. As well as local influence, this performance reflects a range of global

Multifamily – Still the Darling of the Industry

Multifamily fundamentals remain strong, with a demonstrated positive growth trend. While the rate of growth shows signs of

The End of QE: What does it mean for CRE?

The U.S. Federal Reserve has announced the end to its quantitative easing (QE) program of mortgage-backed securities and U.S. government bonds purchases, which it began in 2008 is an attempt to stimulate the economy by lowering long-term interest rates. The announcement came as no surprise. For over a year, the Fed has directly and indirectly

Efficiency Headwinds?

One of the questions that we hear most frequently from clients concerns the effect of new, modern office

Coming to America

Over the past couple of years, foreign direct investment in U.S. commercial real estate has reached record levels and generated major headlines. In particular, investors from China have been acquiring commercial and residential real estate at a rapid pace. China has recently emerged as the second largest foreign investor in U.S. commercial real estate, accounting

Multifamily Values

Asian investors are on track to spend more on U.S. multifamily assets in 2014 than at any other

New players on the German block

Peter Schreppel, CEO, Germany, on the prospects for Europe’s largest economy as investors from across the globe target

The Great Wave of Fund Expiration

In the run up to the Global Financial Crisis, Asia Pacific experienced a boom of new real estate funds driven by a heady mix of liquidity, capital market fundamentals and expectation of high risk-adjusted returns. Now — based on the typical fund life of eight years — CBRE predicts that approximately 84 Asia Pacific funds

Budding Relationship

James Markby, CBRE Head of European Industrial Investment, on the new and improved relationship between a more educated