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Global commercial real estate investment has rebounded rapidly from the pandemic. According to the global brief from CBRE, global investment increased 95% in the third quarter with a total of $350 billion in investment volume. The activity brought the year-to-date investment volume to $800 billion, a 44% increase from 2020 activity and a 3% increase from 2019.

This investment activity doesn’t only indicate a recovery from the pandemic, but it also represents a return to pre-pandemic investment activity. In all three regions overviewed in the brief, Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, investment activity was on par with 2019 activity. The report attributes the surge to widespread vaccinations and the subsiding delta variant. Ample liquidity and low bond yields are also driving investment activity.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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