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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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