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Global Capital Markets Insights Report – March 2022

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Global Capital Markets Insights Report – March 2022

Explore our latest global real estate insights – from market dynamics during the previous quarter to asset trends, pricing movement expectations, and upcoming opportunities.

  • Global capital markets surpassed pre-pandemic levels by reaching US$2.19 trillion, 35.7% up on 2020.
  • Investment volumes in the U.S. expanded by 87.8% year-on-year. EMEA and APAC returned to pre-pandemic levels, rebounding by 30.6% and 8.1% respectively on 2020.
  • Investors are increasingly interested in residential and I&L assets, whose combined market share accounted for over 50% of all standing investment activity. This activity is very strong in second-tier and third-tier cities, particularly in the U.S. markets.
  • Expectations are that bigger global cities will see a rebound in activity in 2022, as office market activity picks up.

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Global Capital Markets Insights Report – March 2022

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Damian Harrington

Head of Research | Global Capital Markets & EMEA

I currently have a joint role as a Director Colliers, as both Head of EMEA Research, and Head of Global Capital Markets Research.  I am also part of  our EMEA Location Strategy team.

I have worked within the real estate profession  for over 20 years, living and working from various locations across EMEA including London, Dubai, Prague, Helsinki and Amsterdam. My work and student experiences expanded my horizon to include India and the US. 

I use my experience and analytical skills to take a forward looking view of market opportunities & challenges impacting the industry on behalf of internal and external clients.  During my career I have written research /generated analysis of markets across all asset class types - from residential to offices, retail to logistics and hotels to niche sectors such as life sciences, air cargo and data centres.   I have analysed a variety of subjects and subject matter relevanmt to our industry, examining the impact on real estate such as the changing nature of global capital and the impact on global capital flows, the impact of e-commerce and near/off-shoring on global industrial and logistics markets and the changing nature of the energy and hydrocarbon industry. In addition to developing a view of markets at a very high-level,  I have conducted multiple studies examing the  micro-meso location factors critical in supporting the creation of planning policy at city/regional level, and in supporting investment and occupier decisions on key projects across EMEA, in addition to providing a strategic overview of multiple- markets and locations  as part of the decision making process. 

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