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Commercial Real Estate Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 150 Pages
  • March 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5572618
The size of commercial real estate market is USD 13.5 trillion in the current year and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. China and Canada experienced growth in office space absorption, whereas Europe and the US saw declined rate. In addition, Asia-Pacific is leading in retail sales and logistics warehouse absorption in the global market.

Key Highlights

  • The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the commercial real estate sector, as travel restrictions and social distancing involved public mobilization, commercial works, and gathering facilities. The office, retail, and hospitality sectors were the most affected market segments during the pandemic. Furthermore, the global market is recovering as COVID-19 protocols are relaxed, and sales are reaching pre-pandemic levels.
  • The significant commercial real estate market growth is leveraged by urbanization, the commercial sector digitalization, and increasing foreign investments. For instance, in 2021, foreign investments in the European commercial real estate market accounted for half of the capital investments in that region, which is almost EUR 130 million (USD 137 million)
  • Many factors influence the development of the commercial real estate industry. Commercial real estate is, by definition, closely tied to the economy and the performance of various sectors.
  • There are different types of companies in the industry, such as real estate investors, developers, brokers, managers, media portals, and everyone who faces other challenges and opportunities as industry trends develop.
  • During the coronavirus pandemic, the need for social distancing caused offices worldwide to move to a hybrid work model, reducing demand for office space. Meanwhile, increasing e-commerce spending in many countries is leading and driving the need for more warehouses, fulfillment centers, and growth in the industrial and logistics real estate sector, which is paramount to the industry's future.
  • Some of the critical issues are the growing importance of technological innovation and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sustainability.

Commercial Real Estate Market Trends

Office Markets to Witness Increased Growth

The office market was strongly hit by the pandemic globally. Despite the vast disruption, now the market is in the recovery phase. Furthermore, increasing investments in the sector are boosting the economic recovery in the market.

In 2021, office occupancy experienced robust growth of more than 80% in almost 390 metro cities worldwide. Moreover, 30 million sq ft (MSF) of office space was absorbed since the third quarter of 2021. Meanwhile, the rental growth of the sector is in the slow recovery phase, and EMEA experienced significant growth in rental growth. In addition, most of the office space is absorbed by class-A offices with more than 61%, followed by class-B and class-C offices with 32% and 7%, respectively.

Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is leading in the office market due to population growth, GDP growth, middle-class consumers, and the working-age population leveraging office demand. Also, the APAC region contributes more than 50% of office construction in the global market.

The Retail Sector is Likely to Witness a Significant Growth

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic disruption, the retail real estate sector saw significant growth, leveraged by the digitization of work, the transformation of physical retail, and the shift towards environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. Moreover, the retail sector faced many challenges from the e-commerce sector and changing customer behavior during the pandemic.

Despite these challenges, the sector stood resilient, as e-commerce sales during the pandemic accounted for only 14% of overall retail sales. Moreover, developers are focusing on different strategies to meet consumer demand and adapt to the changing retail environment. Such as remodeling shopping centers for multiple purposes, customizing tenant mix, and developing new lease models to attract the latest business models. In addition, to meet consumer demand, some retailers are expanding their business through omnichannel strategies, such as click-and-collect, curbside pickup, and ship-from-store, by adopting new technologies.

Furthermore, retail sales increased in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by the US and Europe. Also, retail sales experienced growth in different segments such as in-store retails, grocery stores, apparel, departmental stores, restaurants, and bars.

Commercial Real Estate Market Competitor Analysis

The global commercial real estate market is highly competitive and fragmented, with many players. Most players are expanding their business by investing strategically in partnerships, acquisitions, etc. The office, retail, and logistics sectors are the market's most invested segments. Furthermore, the investments in the market are driven by robust office space take-up, declining vacancy levels, and rising rentals despite the disruption caused by the pandemic. Some major companies are Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Prologis Inc., Boston Properties Inc., WANDA Group, etc.

Additional Benefits:

  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
  • 3 months of analyst support

Table of Contents

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Dynamics
4.2.1 Market Drivers
4.2.2 Market Restraints
4.2.3 Market Opportunities
4.3 Supply Chain/Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Industry Attractiveness- Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.5 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Offices
5.1.2 Retail
5.1.3 Industrial/Logistics
5.1.4 Multi-family
5.1.5 Hospitality
5.2 By Geography
5.2.1 Asia-Pacific China Japan India South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.2.2 North America United States Canada
5.2.3 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Russia Rest of Europe
5.2.4 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Qatar South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
5.2.5 Latin America Brazil Mexico Argentina Colombia Rest of Latin America
6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
6.2.2 Prologis Inc.
6.2.3 Simon Property Group LP
6.2.4 Shannon waltchack LLC
6.2.5 DLF Ltd
6.2.6 Boston Properties Inc.
6.2.7 Segro
6.2.8 Link Asset Management Limited
6.2.9 Wanda Group
6.2.10 Onni Contracting Ltd
6.2.11 MaxWell Realty
6.2.12 ATC IP LLC
6.2.13 Nakheel PJSC
6.2.14 RAK Properties*

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
  • Prologis Inc.
  • Simon Property Group LP
  • Shannon waltchack LLC
  • DLF Ltd
  • Boston Properties Inc.
  • Segro
  • Link Asset Management Limited
  • Wanda Group
  • Onni Contracting Ltd
  • MaxWell Realty
  • Nakheel PJSC
  • RAK Properties