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Global commercial real estate investment volume jumps 34% to $282bn in Q1

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Global commercial real estate investment volume increased by 34% year-over-year to US$282 billion in Q1 2022, said a study.

According to the CBRE study, investment was up by 47% in the Americas, 25% in EMEA, and 5% in Asia-Pacific. Note that all investment totals and percentage changes cited in this report are in U.S. dollars.

The study revealed that multifamily was the largest sector for the sixth straight quarter, with investment totaling US$76 billion in Q1-up by 18% from a year ago. Office overtook industrial & logistics for the second-most volume in Q1 at US$82 billion, a 44% increase from Q1 2021.

Meanwhile, industrial & logistics volume grew by 41% year-over-year in Q1 to US$61 billion, while the retail sector had the highest year-over-year growth rate (65%) for a total of US$33 billion.

The report further said that despite high inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S., commercial real estate investment volume in the Americas increased by 47% year-over-year in Q1 to US$160 billion.

The multifamily sector accounted for US$58 billion or 40% of total Q1 investment volume in the Americas, up by 40% from the same period last year. Markets with the most multifamily investment volume in Q1 were Dallas (US$4.9 billion), New York (US$4.1 billion), and Los Angeles (US$3.7 billion).

European investment volume increased by 25% year-over-year in Q1 2022 to US$93 billion. Office investment volume increased by 73% to US$34 bill......................

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