Archive for November, 2010

The Importance of Investment

Profits are rising, can employment growth be far behind?

What a Difference a Border Makes: An Americas Comparison

An old boss used to say, “these charts aren’t complicated, when the line goes up things are good and when the line goes down things are bad.” Perhaps a tad simplistic but when we look at the old supply – demand paradigm as it relates to real estate, there’s little doubt that when vacancies are [...]

UK Corporates get some Christmas cheer?

We’re in the midst of a series of conferences with our occupier clients, the next of which will be in London on the 26th of November. We had some very interesting research undertaken by Ipsos MORI ahead of these meetings – aiming to take the temperature of business today (and not just to make sure [...]

Rounding Into Shape

economic trends are looking up for the Us commercial real estate industry.

Riding on the QE2

The Federal Reserve Board announced last week that it will engage in a policy widely referred to as “Quantitative Easing” or over the next six months. Since this will be the second time this policy is being used to combat the weak economy, it is being widely referred to as QE2. QE2 is a policy [...]

A Busy Year-end for Investment in Europe?

A lot of the European investment market had to endure a slow summer as buyers and sellers worried about sovereign debt, austerity plans, double dips, inflation and anything else that hit the headlines! However while investment in the third quarter fell back  – by 13% on Q2 – the final few months of the year [...]

Slow but Steady and the Real Estate Sector

Glenn Rufrano CEO Cushman & Wakefield The US recovery has been moderate since it officially began in June 2009. Employment began to increase at the beginning of 2010 and we have added more than 850,000 private sector jobs through September, or roughly 100,000 per month. Gross domestic product, increased at a 2.0% annual rate in [...]

The Economy is Looking Up

Although the GDP report showed modest growth there are underlying signs of strength