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RCA Report: Global Cities Price Growth Slows in 2018

Global commercial real estate gateway cities continued to experience slowing in annual price growth. New research by Real Capital Analytics (RCA) shows a fourth consecutive quarter of the deceleration trend. The Global Cities Composite of the RCA CPPI rose 6.1% in the fourth quarter from a year prior, down from a 10.6% pace at the end of 2017.

RCA’s Elizabeth Szep writes, “Boston, Washington D.C. and Toronto all registered modest price declines in 2018, and the pace of growth slowed in nearly every other American market compared to 2017. San Francisco is still posting annual gains in the double digits, but again this is a slower pace than last year. The trend of price softening in North American gateway cities has been ongoing since mid-2017.”

Price growth in European markets continues to cool, amidst political uncertainty and concerns about slowing economic growth. The pace of price growth in Asia Pacific cities is still well above the Americas or Europe, but Szep also points out increases have been slowing throughout 2018.


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