Valuations, Geopolitics Disrupt Generally Positive Investment Mood

Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist with RICS, reflects on the current global real estate landscape in the first quarter of 2018 in his most recent quarterly podcast discussion with Alexandra Pacurar.
Simon Rubinsohn, RICS
Simon Rubinsohn, RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ newest edition of its quarterly Global Commercial Property Monitor highlights positive occupier and investment sentiment across the globe for the first three months of 2018. Stretched valuations and trade policies are among the few risks that are influencing investment strategies in the United States, Asia and Europe.

The European real estate market is still going strong, with cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt and Paris leading the way. When it comes to international hubs such as New York, Dubai and Shanghai, most respondents to RICS’ survey believe business shows signs of a downturn. RICS Chief Economist Simon Rubinsohn cast some light on the survey’s results in a discussion with CPE Senior Writer Alexandra Pacurar.

Tune in to the CPE-RICS podcast to find out how political factors are influencing the real estate market in the Middle East and why the retail sector in Italy tells a different story than neighboring countries or across the Atlantic.