FT Property: Global

Despite headwinds posed by the unwinding of quantitative easing in the west and regulatory clampdown to the east, global commercial real estate markets are back trading near record peaks a decade after the financial crisis


Citizens spent $40bn on overseas housing in 2017 despite Beijing’s ban

A wave of lease purchases by flexible workspace providers is driving commercial demand in leading cities

Asean’s free-trade hub has exerted public policy to control price volatility

Transaction volumes and values have hit record levels despite slowdown fears

US mortgage loans are now back at nearly $15tn, the same as at the 2008 peak

College accommodation has become a popular niche market

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