• 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.