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Global Office Indices MarketView (Q1 2013)

Global Office Capital Markets Shine

Executive Summary

  • Global office property values continued to improve during Q1 2013, rising by 0.9%, while global office rents remained stable for the period.
  • Office property appreciation during the quarter accentuates the strong risk-adjusted returns that commercial real estate offers. The availability of such returns, in contrast to lower-yielding investment alternatives, continues to create intense competition for prime assets.
  • Limited supply and keen demand for prime space in the best locations have supported global office rent levels—even in a global environment still constrained by chronic economic headwinds. As economic and property fundamentals continue to recover steadily, the outlook for rents is for stability or, over time, moderate growth.

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