Investment Volume Dips in 1Q

Coming off a strong fourth-quarter 2017 total of $123.2 billion, investment volume in U.S. real estate declined to $103.8 billion in the first quarter of 2018, according to Real Capital Analytics data.
Note: Data current through March 31, 2018. Excludes development sites. Based on independent reports of properties and portfolios $2.5 million and greater. Data believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. Source: © Real Capital Analytics Inc., 2018

While investment in U.S. real estate finished off strong in 2017, reaching $123.2 billion in the fourth quarter, volume was down in the first quarter of 2018., hitting $103.8 billion as of March 31, according to Real Capital Analytics data. The first-quarter volume was a slight improvement from the $102.4 billion achieved in first-quarter 2017. By region, investment activity in the first quarter was down in all major regions aside from the Northeast, which had a flat volume of $18.9 billion.