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RCA Reports Global Investment Holds Steady

Investors in the U.S. cautiously came off the sidelines during H1 2018, while European activity slowed during that period. Research by Real Capital Analytics (RCA) shows Asia Pacific investment increased in Q1, but remained steady in Q2.

RCA’s Global Capital Trends report reveals total global transactions of income-producing commercial real estate remained at the same level as a year prior. RCA’s Simon Mallinson wrote, “Overall global investment grew by 7% compared to Q2 2017. Income-producing assets dropped 3% for the quarter, while development sites increased 21% year-over-year.”

Other findings of the report included:

  • Retail sector increased for the first time in five quarters, primarily as a result of Unibail’s acquisition of Westfield’s portfolio
  • Retail growth remained negative for the first half of 2018
  • Industrial volume grew 3% year-over-year in Q2, and 25% year-over-year in H1
  • Hong Kong activity surprisingly grew 89% in H1, compared to the same period a year prior
  • Amongst top five markets, only San Francisco saw a decrease in activity in H1 2018 year, compared to H1 2017.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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