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M&A Quarterly News In The Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector

By Peter Moore | Apr 19, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the second quarter M&A activity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector.  According to data released by CBRE, a leading commercial real estate firm, commercial real estate investment volume rose 20.6% year-over-year in Q4 to $152.4 billion. Total investment for the year was $534.8 billion, a sizable increase of 14.8% from 2017.

The largest investment in Q4 was in the major metro markets of New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Those three regions accounted for 27.7% of all investment dollars. Additionally, the top-15 markets accounted for 64.4% of total Q4 investment volume.
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M&A News In The Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector

By Peter Moore | Feb 06, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the first quarter M&A activity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector. According to data released by Ten-X Commercial, a leading transaction platform for commercial real estate, commercial real estate transaction volume totaled $143.9 billion in the third quarter, up 24.6% from the second quarter and 22% from the prior year.

Retail real estate sector deal volume increased to $20.7 billion following a two-year decline. The bump marks its highest total since late 2014, driving increases in overall transaction volume. Office and apartment transaction volume accounted for a combined 58.1% of third quarter deal volume after climbing 15.3% and 14.2% from a year ago. Retail transaction volume saw the greatest year-over-year increase by 90% to $28.4 billion, the highest level on record.

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M&A News In The Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector

By Peter Moore | Aug 06, 2018

The report below gives a good overview of the third quarter M&A activity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Commercial Real Estate sector for Q2 2018 included 57 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in June when industry leader CBRE Group, Inc., diversified its services by acquiring FacilitySource LLC from Warburg Pincus LLC for US$290 million in cash. The acquisition strengthens CBRE’s ability to deliver integrated solutions for occupier clients. Founded in 2005, FacilitySource is located in Columbus, Ohio and provides outsourced integrated facility support services.

The 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the United States steadily rose in 2018 but began to decline slightly toward the end of Q2, which could spur activity in the commercial sector.
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M&A News In The Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector

By Peter Moore | Apr 23, 2018

The report below gives a good overview of the second quarter M&A activity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector. According to data released by Ten-X Commercial, a leading transaction platform for commercial real estate, commercial real estate transaction volume edged down to $117.4 billion in Q4 2017 representing a 0.5 percent decline from the prior quarter.
Following two quarters of growth, the minor drop can be linked to a $6.7 billion decline in deal volume in the industrial sector. In comparison to the same period a year earlier, investment activity plunged by 13.2 percent.

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M&A News In The Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector

By Peter Moore | Feb 28, 2018

The report below gives a good overview of the first quarter M&A activity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry Sector.

Deal volume and prices increased yearly from Q3’11 through to Q3’16, but that was not the case in 2017. In the commercial real estate sector in 2017, increasing prices showed owners looking to hold onto assets with a focus more on cashflow (cap. rates) than a large pay out at disposition.

The trend of foreign buyers looking to invest in U.S. commercial real estate continued in 2017. According to data from the National Association of Realtors, the top countries of origin for foreign buyers included China, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Venezuela.

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