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Global MarketView (Q3 2012)

Commercial Real Estate Holds its Ground Against Headwinds

​​​Executive Summary

  • The commercial real estate sector displayed resilience in Q3, continuing its gradual recovery despite ubiquitous uncertainty.
  • The preference for and shortage of prime space was again pronounced across all three leasing sectors.
  • Stimulated by heightened shortages of prime space, the Global Retail Rent Index recorded the strongest gain of all leasing sectors; regionally the Americas led.
  • The Global Industrial Rent Index held firm this quarter, defying softening industrial indicators. Industrial logistics rent growth was relatively strongest in Asia Pacific.
  • The global office leasing sector showed signs of consistent improvement, especially in the Americas.
  • Global investors remained active and focused on prime property. Investment volumes are growing and capital values have broadly stabilized; regionally, capital values continued to strengthen in the Americas.

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