• The global economy is poised to record the fastest growth (3.1%) in seven years in 2018, driven by the boosted U.S. economy and continued strength in emerging Asia. 
  • Global rent and capital value indices recorded further growth in Q1 2018 across all property types except for retail rent index, which dropped 0.75% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Industrial sector in Americas posted the strongest rent and capital value growth, while office sets the pace in EMEA and APAC.
  • Americas retail rent index declined by 3.28% quarter-over-quarter, leading to a global rent slide. However, annualized weakening started to ease and global rent growth stayed positive against Q1 2017.