Global commercial real estate (CRE) investment volume fell by 16% year-over-year in Q1.
The Americas, EMEA and APAC markets all reported less activity in part due to fewer mergers and acquisitions and fewer large portfolio transactions.
Following the stock market turbulence at the end of 2018, investors were worried about rising borrowing costs and the prospect of a global economic slowdown. These concerns have diminished going into the second quarter.
Office, industrial and residential remain the hot sectors for global investment.