- October 1, 2014: Vol. 1, Number 1

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U.S. Commercial Property Sales Volume Jumps in First Half 2014


Sales of individual commercial properties rose 18 percent in the first half of the year, while portfolio transactions increased by 48 percent, according to Real Capital Analytics’ 2014 Mid-Year Review.

For the first half of the year, transaction volume totaled $184.1 billion, up 23 percent year-over-year and just below levels achieved in 2006. Retail property sales volume was up 57 percent, well above all other property types. The only sector to register a decline was the apartment sector, and that was due solely to major portfolio sales inflating the year-ago comparison.

Manhattan was the number one market, totaling $17.2 billion in transactions, an 8 percent change from the previous year. Two assets in Manhattan — Five Times Square and Time Warner Center — were the highest priced transactions in the country during the first half of 2014, selling for $1.47 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively.

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