Q1 2019 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

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The last quarter of 2018 registered a solid increase in the volume of sales transactions in LCRE markets, closing the book on the year on a high note. Investment volume in the large cap space totaled $160.0 billion during the fourth quarter, a 20 percent jump from the same period in 2017, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA). Deal volume advanced for all property types, except development sites.

In tandem with the broader investment trends in LCRE markets, small cap markets experienced a solid fourth quarter of 2018, with investors focused on growing local economies and markets. Sales in SCRE markets increased by 2.3 percent from the same quarter in 2017.