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Investment

United States : Invest now while pricing remains attractive - Q3 2014

U.S. commercial real estate investment reached USD66bn in Q3 2014. This took rolling annual volumes to a new pre-crisis level of USD270bn, a 20% increase on (...)

Investment

United States : Overseas investors driving price rises - Q2 2014

Nationwide investment transaction volumes reached a pre-crisis record of USD267bn in the trailing 12 months to mid-year 2014. With this report, we initiate our coverage of (...)

Office

Denver Office : Tightening Drives Fundamentals - Q2 2014

Metro Denver’s office market has steadily improved since the national recession peaked in 2009. As economic conditions normalized, business optimism resurfaced and job growth resumed, leading (...)

Office

Boston CBD : Steady & Future Growth - Q2 2014

As we enter the latter half of 2014, the second quarter ended with Boston delivering its fourth straight quarter of positive absorption with 482,542 square feet (...)

Office

Washington Metro : Continuous growth in the market - Q2 2014

The outlook improved in the Washington, D.C. metro area during the second quarter of 2014 due to promising economic recovery. The sluggish economic growth in the (...)

Office

Quality sublet space continues to decline - Q2 2014

The vacancy rate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) remained at 9.4% in Q2 2014. Sublet space continued to drop this quarter but remains at a (...)

Logistics

Availability rises for first time in five quarters - Q2 2014

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) availability rate increased by 0.16% from Q1 2014 to 4.54% in Q2 2014. This was the first increase in availability since (...)

Office

Los Angeles : Vacancy declines to a three year low - Q2 2014

Demand for office space in the Los Angeles office market picked up during the second quarter. Positive net absorption totalled 478,800 square feet market-wide, compared to (...)

Logistics

Greater Toronto Area : Sublet space increase as tenants “right size”- Q1 2014

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) availability rate decreased by 0.19% from Q4 2013 to 3.78% in Q1 2014. Approximately 1.45 million square feet leased in Q1 (...)

Office

Greater Toronto Area : Flight to quality decreases sublet space - Q1 2014

The Vacancy rate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) increased to 9.4% in Q1 2014 from 9.2% at the end of 2013. Sublet space dropped this (...)

Investment

Manhattan : Starting strong - Q1 2014

Beginning this year on a high-note, the first quarter’s leasing activity surged to 14.4 million square feet. The availability rate dipped and rents continued to rise. With (...)

Investment

Washington Metro : Year off to slow start - Q1 2014

The Washington, D.C. metro area experienced sluggish economic growth in the first quarter of 2014. The slowed growth comes after various government setbacks in 2013, including (...)

Office

San Francisco : Technology Tenants Space-Grab for Future Growth - Q1 2014

A surge of leasing activity in the opening months of 2014 set the stage for fourth consecutive year of tightening market dynamics for tenants in San (...)

Office

Los Angeles : Fundamentals improving at a snail’s pace - Q1 2014

The Los Angeles office market slowed during the first quarter, although demand remained in positive territory. Positive net absorption totalled a mere 128,300 square feet market-wide, (...)

Office

Greater Toronto Area : Sublet space highest in four years - Q4 2013

The vacancy rate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) increased to 9.2% in Q4 2013 from 8.8% at the end of Q3 2013. Sublet space in (...)

Logistics

Greater Toronto Area : Lowest availability in over four years - Q4 2013

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) availability rate decreased by 0.83% from Q3 2013 to 3.97% in Q4 2013. Approximately 6.36 million square feet leased in Q4 (...)

Investment

Manhattan : surge in Leasing Activity - Q4 2013

Fuelled by a flurry of large transactions, the fourth quarter’s leasing activity surged to 13.5 million square feet – closing the year at 39.3 msf. The (...)

Investment

2014 Annual Outlook : Time for occupiers and investors to boldly go…

Economic sentiment has improved markedly, with risk aversion no longer in focus. In fact, the outlook has now improved so much that many central banks are (...)

Logistics

Greater Toronto Area Industrial : Lowest availability in over four years - Q3 2013

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) availability rate decreased by 0.28% from Q2 2013 to 4.80% in Q3 2013. Approximately 2.12 million square feet leased in Q3 (...)

Office

Greater Toronto Area Office : New construction starts increase for the 5th consecutive quarter - Q2 2013

The vacancy rate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) increased to 8.5% in Q2 2013 from 8.2% at the end of Q1 2013. 25 office buildings, representing (...)

Territories

Chicago Metro : Downsizing before the upswing - Q2 2013

The overall Chicago office market has been idle in the second quarter of 2013. In fact, vacancy has increased slightly in 2Q 2013 in the Chicago (...)

Office

Los Angeles Office : Demand shifts to creative space - Q2 2013

The Los Angeles office market experienced another quarterof negative net absorption and rising vacancy, despite moderate economic growth, and job creation in office-related employment sectors. In (...)

Investment

Manhattan : Little Change In Fundamentals - Q2 2013

Deals west, as in Hudson Yards and north, as in north of $200 per square foot, helped to define the boundaries of what turned out to (...)

Territories

Washington Metro : Fundamentals Holding - Q2 2013

Overall vacancy held steady during second quarter at 15.3 percent. Newly completed construction added to vacancy, however continued modest leasing activity throughout the market balanced the (...)

Investment

North America : top ranked region moves ahead - 2013

Despite low growth, the focus on further downside potential has receded over the last year. The macro outlook is more balanced and the recovery is expected (...)