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THINK US Cities: Trends and tactics Q1 2018

US cities

Our latest US research predicts investment volumes for US real estate will be in line with those of 2017, and we believe Los Angeles, Chicago and New York will be the 'cities to watch' in 2018.

Our report highlights that the US real estate market is poised for another year of positive performance, with core unlevered real estate total returns expected to range between 5% and 6% in 2018. Despite an increase in vacancies, retail conditions have improved with unlevered property returns averaging 5.7% for 2017 in the US. Strong secular trends in e-commerce sales and omni-channel retailing will continue to drive demand for warehouse space as the retail and industrial sectors remain buoyant investments. 

Los Angeles was the largest US commercial real estate market in 2017 with over $28bn worth of sales transactions. Based on 2017 performance and shifting megatrends, we have identified Los Angeles, Chicago and New York as the 'cities to watch' throughout 2018.


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Melissa Reagen

Melissa Reagen

Head of Research, Americas

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