Cushman & Wakefield is committed to providing the highest
quality of service to its business space clients through the
continuous monitoring of office and industrial trends and practices.
This edition of Industrial Space Across the World provides a
detailed analysis of prime industrial property rental performance
and occupancy costs across the globe in the twelve months to
The recovery is here and is likely to gain momentum as 2011 progresses. The entire region will benefit from stronger growth in the US, but all the major countries in the America's will be in full-fledged economic expansion mode. Healthy employment growth will contribute to declining vacancy in most markets, on average, and lead to a turn up in asking rents in the next 12 to 18 months. We are already seeing this trend take place in some markets.
Asia Pacific is expected to outpace the world economy once again in 2011. Domestic demand will remain strong, with sustained improvements in hiring and incomes. China and India will be the region's star performers. Hong Kong and Singapore will remain the tightest office markets, while pockets of temporary weakness may appear in Shanghai and Mumbai due to the influx of new supply. Better office fundamentals will continue to spur investment activity particularly in the region's financial centers – Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney.