• The global economy reached an estimated growth rate of 3.8% in the first half of 2018, the fastest since 2011, driven by continued strength in the U.S. and emerging Asia. 
  • Global rent and capital value indices recorded further growth in Q2 2018 across all property types except for retail rent index, which slightly dropped by 0.03% quarter-over-quarter due to the softening in the EMEA.
  • APAC office posted the strongest rental growth while the industrial sector led quarter-over-quarter capital value growth. On an annual basis, Americas industrial properties continued to top the global capital value growth.
  • With the quarterly decrease in rental growth, EMEA's retail capital value dropped by 0.59%. This was partially due to the expanding e-commerce in the Nordics region.