The global economy picked up speed in Q2 2017, with above-trend growth in Europe, where falling unemployment and strong demand in tech-related markets drove office rent growth of 0.7% quarter-over-quarter (Q2 2017 versus Q1 2017), slightly above the 0.6% growth recorded in Q1 2017, according to CBRE Research’s latest Global Office Rent Cycle MarketView. In the Americas, office rents increased by 0.2%, following solid job growth in the South and West regions of the U.S. In Asia Pacific, office rents edged up 0.5% driven by outperforming markets like Sydney and Melbourne.