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Greater Boston Investment Volume Increases by 10 Percent Year-Over-Year

August 22, 2022

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‒Greater Boston commercial real estate investment volume of $4.5 billion in Q2 2022 brought the trailing four-quarter total to $25.9 billion. 

‒Multifamily led all sectors for investment volume in Q2 ($1.26 billion) followed by lab ($1.25 billion).

‒Multifamily is the leading asset type thus far in 2022 ($2.46 billion) with lab close behind ($2.41 billion).

‒Markets in the Core 128 corridor led the region for investment volume in Q2 2022 ($1.9 billion), roughly unchanged from one year ago, while the markets along the Core 495 corridor were second ($950 million) with a growth rate of 19%.

‒Institutional buyers accounted for the most Q2 investment volume ($3.1 billion) and had the highest year-over-year growth rate at 69%.

‒Cross-border investment in Greater Boston rose by 111% year-over-year to $99 million in Q2 2022.

‒For the four quarters ending in Q2 2022, Norway was the largest source of foreign capital with $812 million, followed by Hong Kong with $448 million.

‒For more CBRE capital markets insights, view the U.S. CBRE Capital Markets Report | Q2 2022.