2018 Transaction Volume

Commercial real estate volume and percent change based on properties and portfolios of $2.5 million and greater, updated quarterly.
Source: Real Capital Analytics Inc., www.rcanalytics.com

—Posted on Oct. 11, 2018


Source: Real Capital Analytics Inc., www.rcanalytics.com

Transaction volume for all major property types reached $109.7 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up by 8.8 percent year-over-year ($100.9 billion) and down by almost $870 million compared to the same interval in 2016. Investment activity peaked in the fourth quarter of 2017 ($125.1 billion) in the past 12 months.

Quarter-over-quarter, transaction volume for all property types decreased by 12.2 percent. Office CBD properties recorded an 18.5 percent decrease, followed by suburban office assets with a 27.2 percent drop in sales volume. Investment activity lagged for Garden apartments as well, recording a 25.3 percent decrease, and Mid- and High-rise apartments (down by 19.8 percent). Transaction volume for Flex & Warehouse assets increased by 11.9 percent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the previous quarter.

—Posted on July 11, 2018


Source: Real Capital Analytics Inc., www.rcanalytics.com

Transaction volume for all major property types reached $124.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, up by 5.0 percent compared to the third quarter of 2017 ($118.5 billion), and up by 16.2 percent compared to the second quarter of the year ($107 billion), pointing toward an increasing tendency for investment. On a year-over-year basis, total transaction volume decreased by 8.3 percent, compared to the same period in 2016. Quarter-over-quarter, transaction volume for Office CBD properties increased by 71.0 percent, followed by a moderate 15.0 percent growth for Garden apartments, and only 1.0 percent for Mid- and High-rise apartments. Transaction volume for Flex & Warehouse assets decreased by 22.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to the previous quarter.

—Posted on April 18, 2018


Source: Real Capital Analytics Inc., www.rcanalytics.com

The transaction volume for all major property types totaled $118.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017, up by 11.2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2017 ($106.1 billion) and by 15.0 percent compared to the first quarter of the year ($102.6 billion). On a year-over-year basis, total transaction volume decreased by 2.3 percent compared to the same period in 2016. Quarter-over-quarter, transaction volume for Flex & Warehouse properties increased by 56.0 percent, followed by a 38.0 percent rise for Mid- and High-rise apartments and 8 percent for Garden apartments. Transaction volume for CBD Office assets decreased by 31.0 percent in the third quarter of 2017 over the previous quarter.

—Posted on Jan. 30, 2018