Global Commercial Property Investment Flattens in 2019

CBRE | November 01, 2019

According to new report from CBRE, global commercial real estate investment volume, including entity-level deals, rose by 7% quarter-over-quarter but fell by 2% year-over-year in Q3 2019. Year-to-date volume was down by 5% from the same period last year. On a regional level, APAC reported an impressive 49% year-over-year increase in Q3 that offset the sluggishness in H1 and lifted year-to-date growth to 6%. The Americas and EMEA recorded a relatively soft third quarter due to political uncertainty, low yields and some recession fears.

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The stresses of moving into your first apartment seem to never end – and I think most would agree that the kitchen probably causes the most stress of all!  It’s tough to forecast what items you’re going to need.  For your convenience, we’ve complied the essential prepping, cooking, and cleaning supplies that are most commonly used in everyday kitchens and that are best for you to purchase to set up your first apartment kitchen.  Some of you may have specializations – extreme bakers or master chefs – and can add or modify our list however you desire!  This infographic will save your life – trust me!

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