Global Real Estate Research & Strategy

Research & Strategy team 

William Hughes

William Hughes
Global Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy
 

Gunnar Herm

Gunnar Herm
Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy - Europe
 

David Roberts

David Roberts
Real Estate Research & Strategy - Asia Pacific
 

Latest papers

US May 2015 – Quarterly Outlook

US economic growth regained its momentum by the end of the first quarter, further supporting positive commercial real estate performance.

US real estate research blast – Praise the appraisal

US real estate research blast – Praise the appraisal

Private real estate benefits as an institutional asset class from advancements in the appraisal industry.  Analysts also gain a clearer picture of the nature of real estate via financial statistics often used in publicly listed asset classes.

US February 2015 – Quarterly Outlook

US February 2015 – Quarterly Outlook

As 2014 drew to a close, strong job growth, falling oil prices and lower homeownership rates commanding headline attention, weaving a supportive story for on-going US commercial real estate demand.

US Real Estate Market Outlook 2015 – Travel Companion

US Real Estate Market Outlook 2015 – Travel Companion

March 2015

US Real Estate Market Outlook 2015 – Travel Companion

Our Research & Strategy team's US Real Estate Market Outlook 2015 explains why investors should expect a less dynamic US commercial real estate market than has been witnessed since 2007 and be prepared to collect the income produced by real estate.

US November 2014 - Quarterly Outlook

US Real Estate Market Outlook 2015

January 2015

US Real Estate Market Outlook 2015

Our Research & Strategy team's US Real Estate Market Outlook 2015 explains why investors should expect a less dynamic US commercial real estate market than has been witnessed since 2007 and be prepared to collect the income produced by real estate.

US November 2014 - Quarterly Outlook

US November 2014 - Quarterly Outlook

November 2014

US November 2014 - Quarterly Outlook

Apartment vacancy edged higher during the third quarter, but we aren't too concerned. Read our Research Quarterly to learn why private commercial real estate continues to be such an attractive investment option in the US.


Real estate research blast: "Can You Bench?"

October 2014

Real estate research blast: "Can You Bench?"

This Research Blast explores the usefulness of attribution in private real estate through understanding benchmark fit. Find out what merits a good benchmark.

US August 2014 - Quarterly Outlook

August 2014
US August 2014 – Quarterly Outlook

Employment in the US is expanding at a strong pace, supporting sustainable growth and above-average commercial real estate performance.

Real estate research blast – E-commerce evolution

June 2014
Real estate research blast – E-commerce evolution
E-commerce continues to evolve as an increasingly important aspect of the US retail market.

US Real Estate Market Outlook 2014

US May 2014 Quarterly Outlook

May 2014

US May 2014 Quarterly Outlook

Although the US economy slowed during early 2014, late-quarter strength was apparent and positive performance continued in commercial real estate.

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US Real Estate Market Outlook 2014

Real estate research blast – Cap rate confusion

March 2014

Real estate research blast – Cap rate confusion

What is a Cap Rate? Some may be surprised to find that there are various definitions of "cap rates" commonly used within real estate, which can be confusing when pricing is in question. This inaugural research blast attempts to clear up some of that confusion.

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US Real Estate Market Outlook 2014

US February 2014 Quarterly Outlook

March 2014

US February 2014 Quarterly Outlook

Vacancy rates for all property types declined in 2013. We believe a recent slowdown in the US housing recovery and job growth was a blip and not a trend.

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US Real Estate Market Outlook 2014

Global Real Estate - Americas

February 2014

US Real Estate Market Outlook 2014 – Travel Companion

The US economy is growing, capital to real estate is flowing, and property sector fundamentals are improving. The investment outlook is for stabilizing conditions and sustainable growth opportunities.

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US Real Estate Market Outlook 2014

Global Real Estate - Americas

January 2014
US Real Estate Market Outlook 2014

The US economy is growing, capital to real estate is flowing, and property sector fundamentals are improving. The investment outlook is for stabilizing conditions and sustainable growth opportunities.

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