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CBRE’s global chief economist, Richard Barkham, shares his insights on global economic trends and their impact on commercial real estate markets worldwide.

In our increasingly interconnected world, big movements in the marketplace are often underway before we realize they are happening. In Ahead of the Curve, Richard Barkham, CBRE’s global chief economist, looks at the latest data releases, policy statements and economic analysis to assess their importance for world real estate markets.

Current Issue

If Clicks Were Bricks: Assessing the Threat to Malls from Online Shopping

October 2017

Past Issues

Demonetization in India: economic and real estate impact one year on

September 2017

Ten years from the last crash, is another global housing bubble underway?

September 2017

U.S. Hotel Demand Hits an All-Time High

August 2017

What does the end of QE mean for real estate?

August 2017

Real Estate Investment Bounces Back . . . Where Next?

August 2017

Whatever happened to inflation?

July 2017

How low, how long?

June 2017

Are we looking at an extended cycle?

June 2017

Pricing firm despite volume slowdown

May 2017

Is rising corporate M&A activity positive for real estate?

April 2017

Masters of all we survey?

March 2017

Real Estate and the Global Reflation Trade

March 2017

A different type of cycle?

November 2016

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July 2017

Global Contact

Richard Barkham, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, Global
+617 912 5215

Forecasting from CBRE Econometric Advisors

CBRE Econometric Advisors applies the tools of modern data science to commercial real estate in order to analyze and forecast market fundamentals across geographies and property types.