Market Research2018-05-14T11:30:21-04:00

Market Research

Cushman & Wakefield fully realizes the critical need for accurate and timely information in order to provide recommendations to our clients that are based on market realities. As such, we have made a company-wide commitment to systematically collect, organize and analyze market data and other pertinent information.

As the only global full-service commercial real estate firm to track property data in the world’s key business centers, Cushman & Wakefield has invested millions of dollars in proprietary real estate information systems and data-collection processes that ensure our professionals can provide their clients with the most accurate and timely information from which they can make sound real estate decisions. Our ability to truly add value comes from providing clients with creative alternatives to their specific real estate requirements, many of them hidden from cursory market research techniques.

Our Denver research team is supported by Cushman & Wakefield’s global research capabilities, providing detailed economic and demographic data, as well as custom research analytics and mapping capabilities for all commercial property types.

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Recent Topical Reports

The Great Tax Race

How the World’s Tax Reform Package Could Impact Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate, overall, is a winner and largely exempt from the most significant adverse provisions, namely limitations on interest deduction and 1031x repeals. The proposed tax changes could prompt a flurry of restructuring, with a period of transition and market flux as investors restructure to optimize tax outcomes and markets readjust. History suggests that changes in tax laws, by themselves, are often not a key driver for CRE investment decisions.

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The Great Recession: 10 Year Retrospective

Ten years ago, the economy was about to enter the worst recession since the Great Depression, which brought plummeting commercial property values and activity. Today, we continue to witness one of the longest (yet slowest-moving) recoveries to date.

Cushman & Wakefield’s 10-Year Anniversary of the Great Recession Infographic and retrospective summary recaps the recession, recovery, and economic trends that will continue to impact commercial real estate. Click here for more information.

North American Industrial Forecast Report 2018-2019

Find out which markets and property types have been top performers, where supply is on pace to meet or surpass demand, and which markets are poised to outperform.

Learn how cyclical and structural trends will impact logistics & industrial demand, and delve into real estate strategies that can help owners and occupiers take advantage of market opportunities, while also hedging against future risks.

Explore how labor dynamics, demographic trends, eCommerce fulfillment strategies, technological advancements, and public, fiscal and monetary policy will affect the North American industrial market. Click here for more information.

TechCities 1.0

Cushman & Wakefield explores tech cities in the U.S., including big players today and those to watch. TechCities 1.0 takes a close look at market drivers in an effort to distinguish tech cities across the U.S.

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Are We Overbuilding?

The world will build over 700 msf of office space over the next 3 years… is it needed?

The economic outlook is brightening in the major regions of the world. Whether due to low interest rate policies finally having their intended effect, stabilized commodity prices in some countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Russia), state-led efforts (China), or soaring equity markets and rising confidence (the U.S. and Europe), the uptick in near-term growth points to healthy demand for office space in most markets around the world. Still, in most countries, labor markets in major cities are tight, putting pressure on job creation. In others, a new economic cycle is just beginning, with demand for office space lagging behind. As overall global construction of office space has gained significant traction in recent years, the risk of overbuilding in some markets is real. In this report, we investigate how office market conditions will evolve over the rest of the decade and highlight some of the nuances underlying it all. Click here to view the report.