Asia Pacific Enjoying Record-Level Commercial Property Transaction Volumes in 2019

JLL | November 21, 2019

Based on new data from global real estate consultancy JLL reveals that Asia Pacific commercial real estate transaction volumes in the third quarter of 2019 have reached a record, bringing the year-to-date activity to a new high of $128 billion. Transaction volumes for the period July to September climbed 18 per cent year-on-year to $42 billion, representing the best third-quarter performance on record, according to JLL's most recent Global Capital Flows report. This represents a 10 per cent increase in volume versus 2018. Asia Pacific's performance in the first three quarters of the year is significantly better than the global average transaction volume growth of 1 per cent.

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Keyway | November 02, 2022

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Cadre Launches Horizon Fund, Delivering New Income-Oriented Vehicle for Expanded base of Individual Investors

Cadre | October 14, 2022

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View | November 21, 2022

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