BOSTON-Demand for office space is still growing worldwide and rents continue to rise, but a new report sees some slowing as the credit crunch ripples through the global economy. London leads in rents while Perth has the upper hand for occupancy and Asia Pacific is outpacing all others in construction.

Despite generally positive trends in office markets worldwide, the report’s author, senior vice president Ross Moore of the Colliers International Boston office, says “several key financial centers are beginning to feel the effects of the global credit crunch.” At the same time, however, he reports emerging economies “remain unfazed” with “a voracious appetite for office space.”

The Colliers report is the latest in a series of studies in recent months that have attempted to put the office market, the capital markets and the global economy into perspective as building owners, tenants and investors try to figure out where the office sector is headed. It examines the office sector worldwide on a regional basis, looking at how the sector has performed and might be expected to perform in the US and Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and South Africa.

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