2018 Volume

U.S. volume based on properties and portfolio sales of $2.5 million and greater across the multifamily, office, retail and industrial sectors, updated quarterly.
Data current through 3/26/2019.
Source: Real Capital Analytics Inc.

Transaction volume for all major property types reached $576.1 billion in 2018, increasing by 18 percent year-over-year, according to Real Capital Analytics. Industrial assets led in sales volume, with total transactions amounting to $97 million in 2018, for a 32 percent change year-over-year. The retail sector led growth in percentage change year-over-year (up by 36 percent), reaching $87.6 million in total investment volume. Office CBD sales were up by 8 percent ($51.2 million), while Office Suburban sales dropped by 1 percent ($84 million). Mid- and High-Rise Apartment sales were up by 35 percent ($65.3 million), while Garden Apartment investment volume reached $109.2 million, for a 3 percent expansion year-over-year.

Quarter-over-quarter, transaction volume for all property types increased by 28 percent, amounting to $170.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Industrial sales volume led growth quarter-over-quarter as well, increasing by 68 percent ($31.7 million), followed by Office CBD, up by 29 percent (17.4 million). Office Suburban sales increased by 7 percent ($25.1 million), while transaction volume in the Retail sector was up by 19 percent ($18.5 million). Mid- and High-Rise Apartment investment increased by 46 percent year-over-year, reaching $21.5 million, while Garden Apartment sales were down by 2 percent ($31.3 million).

—Posted on Apr. 23, 2019