CBRE Research publicly releases some of its analytical work to assist the industry in understanding the global market trends and conditions that are shaping our economies and business strategies. 

Our global research expertise extends to a number of regions, including the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. 

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Global Reports



European Occupier Survey 2015/16            
European Occupier Survey 2015/16

Creating Advantage through Performance Insight

Over recent years, European corporates have lived through recession and, at varying speeds, recovery. They have been through a phase where cost management dominated, followed by another where people issues and growth were at the forefront. 
Global Prime Office Occupancy Dec 2015            
Office Space Gets Pricier as Global Economy Edges Up

Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs | December 2015

CBRE's Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey measures office occupancy costs in 126 markets across the world. The survey is performed semi-annually following the first and third quarter of the year. 
Capital Value Growth Outstrips Rent Growth Q3 2015            
Capital Value Growth Outstrips Rent Growth

Global Rent and Capital Value Indices MarketView | Q3 2015

In Q3 2015, global capital values continued to rise at a faster pace than rents at the global level, particularly in the office and industrial sectors. 
Global Office Rent Cycle MarketView Q3 2015            
U.S. and Europe see further gains, but growth slows in Asia Pacific

Global Office Rent Cycle MarketView | Q3 2015

Solid office take-up figures—driven, in part, by the service sector—are creating positive conditions in major office markets, most of which recorded rent growth and remain in the upswing of the Global Office Rent Cycle during Q3 2015. 
Global Luxury Retail A Divergent Market            
Global Luxury Retail: A Divergent Market

November 2015

Is luxury immune to the twists and turns of the global economy? To find out, we look at market trends in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Mumbai and Lagos, as well as the Chinese consumer market, which now accounts for 30% of all luxury purchases. 
Global and Emerging Logistics Hubs            
Global and Emerging Logistics Hubs

November 2015

Over the past 35 years, global trade has increased by nearly 600%, propelling the growth of logistics hubs in virtually every country around the world. This new report from CBRE Research highlights 20 markets worldwide set to emerge as global logistics hubs over the next decade. 
Will New Sources of Capital Extend the Cycle?            
Will New Sources of Capital Extend the Cycle?

Global Capital Markets | H1 2015

Global commercial real estate investment reached US$407 billion in H1 2015, the strongest first half to a year since 2007 and up 14% year-over-year. Though rapid growth has been maintained for several years, the rate of growth slowed in H1 2015 and was vastly different at a regional and country level. 
Rental growth continues to trail            
Rental Growth Continues to Trail Behind Capital Value Growth

Global Rent and Capital Value Indices MarketView | Q2 2015

Rent and capital values grew across all regions and property sectors during Q2 2015, with the exception of retail rents in Asia Pacific—primarily due to weakness in Hong Kong. 
Office Rents Rise Amid Increased Demand            
Office Rents Rise Amid Increased Demand

Global Office Rent Cycle MarketView | Q2 2015

The global economy continued to recover in Q2 2015 albeit inconsistently and subject to some degree of volatility. 
In and Out: Middle East Edition            
In and Out: Middle East Edition

August 2015

The last two years have seen a significant uptick in cross-regional capital flows into global commercial real estate. 
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Capital Value Growth Continues to Outpace Rental Growth

Global Rent and Capital Value Indices MarketView | Q1 2015

Capital and rental values grew across all regions and property sectors during Q1 2015, with capital values once again growing at a faster pace than rents. 
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Prime Rents Buoyant as Confidence Ticks Up

Global Retail MarketView | Q1 2015

Global consumer confidence improved slightly overall in Q1 2015. 
Occupancy Costs Advance Despite Growth Hiccups            
Occupancy Costs Advance Despite Growth Hiccups

Global Prime Occupancy Costs | June 2015

CBRE's Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey measures office occupancy costs in 127 markets across the world. 
How Global is the Business of Retail 2015            
How Global is the Business of Retail?

May 2015

In its eighth year CBRE’s How Global is the Business of Retail? will once again focus on the target markets for new brands in 2014. 
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Global Shopping Centre Development

Global Viewpoint | April 2015

Global shopping centre development continues to grow, with exceptional levels of construction and new openings taking place. 
How Active are Retailers Globally?            
How Active are Retailers Globally?

March 2015

CBRE continues to monitor appetite for global expansion and examine the issues facing retailers in today’s market. 
Cost Increases Signal Economic Momentum            
Cost Increases Signal Economic Momentum

Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs | December 2014

The cost to occupy prime office space keeps rising. 
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Global Energy Hubs

October 2014

Second annual report that analyses 33 global cities driven by the energy sector (oil and gas) for economic and real estate activity. 
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What Goes Up, Keeps Going Up

Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs | June 2014

Global prime office costs continue to rise, and this climb is unlikely to reverse anytime soon. 
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In and Out: Middle East

June 2014

In and Out: Middle East is CBRE’s review of capital flows in and out of global commercial real estate investment markets. 
How Global is the Business of Retail?            
How Global is the Business of Retail?

May 2014

2013 saw an increase in cross-border retailer activity, with more businesses expanding internationally, primarily to larger markets. 
2014 Real Estate Investment Trends            
2014 Real Estate Investment Trends

Global Investor Intentions Survey | 2014

Real estate investors in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America expect to spend more on property in 2014, according to CBRE’s 2014 Global Investor Intentions Survey. 
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Costs Continue to Rise

Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs | December 2013

In line with the global economic recovery, occupancy costs for prime office space have continued to grow over the past year.