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Global Real Estate Industry

  • January 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Real Estate provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report provides a brief overview of the market and reviews of past segmental performance together with recent mergers and acquisitions, which have irreversibly changed the industry’s landscape. The report provides insights into market fundamentals in select regional markets. The wholesome discussion on the US market is laced with 21 fact, and data rich tables, and is designed to provide the reader an understanding of the macro environment. The reader stands to learn the implications of “Senior Friendly” Homes, and the lucrativeness of metros as an optimum location for real estate projects, among others. In addition to the US, Canada, and Japan also included are short discussions on key European, and Asian markets such as France, Spain, Turkey, UK, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Middle East, Latin America and Africa, among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 527 companies worldwide.

Table Of Contents

Global Real Estate Industry



1. OVERVIEW 1
Real Estate and Construction Industry - A Review 1
Table 1: GDP Growth Trend Across Major Economies: 2009-2011 2
Commercial Real Estate Market Posts Impressive Recovery 3
Real Estate Investments Growing in Asia-Pacific 3
Effect of Economic Recession on the US Real Estate Sector 4
Cross-Border Real Estate Investments Rise in Europe 4
Automation and Process Streamlining Charges Up the Real Estate
Sector 4
Condominiums to Drive Future Growth of Real Estate Sector 4
Consolidations to Spark Up Growth 5
Current and Future Analysis 5
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Market Analysis
for Real Estate by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Middle East / Africa and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 6

Table 3: World 5-Year Perspective for Real Estate by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East/Africa and
Latin American Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 7

2. MAJOR SECTORS - RECENT PAST PERFORMANCE REVIEW 8
Office 8
Industrial 8
Retail 8
Residential Sector 8
Dwindling Demand for Manufactured Housing 8
Systems-Built Houses: Revolutionizing the Dynamics of the
Housing Industry in the UK 9
Nonresidential Prefabricated Building Systems 9
Metal Building Systems: Driving the Market 9
Modular Construction Soars in Popularity 9
Leading Players 10

3. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 11

4. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 28


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 37

1. UNITED STATES 37
Overview 37
US Housing Market Continues to Struggle 37
Foreigners Eye Housing Market 38
Construction Activity Nosedives in the US -Recent Past Review 38
Key Statistics 39
Table 4: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2012):
Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In 000 Units) 39

Table 5: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2010):
Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In '000s) by
Size of Housing Unit - Single, 2-4 and 5+ Units 39

Table 6: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2010):
Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In '000s) by
Family Size - Single and Multiple Family 40

Table 7: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2010):
Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In '000s) by
Regions - North East, Mid-West, South, and West 41

Table 8: Building Permits in the United States (2006- Mar
2011): Yearly Breakdown of Number of Permits (In '000s) 42

Table 9: Building Permits in the United States (2006- 2009):
Yearly Breakdown of Number of Permits (In '000s) by Size of
Housing Unit - Single, 2-4, and 5+ Units 43
Office Market Improves 43
Retail Real Estate Markets Show Signs of Recovery 43
Industrial and Warehouse Real Estate Markets Recover Moderately 44
Leading Real Estate Companies in the US 44
Table 10: Leading Real Estate Agents in Chicago (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Sales Revenues 44

Table 11: Leading Real Estate Web Sites in US (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Visits 44

2. CANADA 45
Canadian Housing Market Recovers from Recession 45
Table 12: Number of Home Sales by Province in Canada (2012E) 45
Commercial Real Estate Market Grows Rapidly 45
Key Statistics 46
Table 13: Building Permits in Canada (2006-2010): Breakdown
of Value of Building Permits (in $ Million) by Building Type 46

Table 14: Building Permits in Canada (2006-2010): Breakdown
of Value of Building Permits (in $ Million) by Province and
Territory 47

Table 15: Canadian Construction Industry (2007-2011):
Breakdown of Capital Expenditures (in $ Million) 48

3. JAPAN 49
Asian Investors Flock Japanese Real Estate Market 49

4. EUROPE 50
Overview 50
Beleaguered European Real Estate Markets to Grow Slowly 50
European Retail Real Estate Attracts Investments 50
Current and Future Analysis 51
Table 16: European Recent Past, Current and Future Market
Analysis for Real Estate by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 51

Table 17: European 5-Year Perspective for Real Estate by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 52

4a. FRANCE 53
Home Prices Rise Strongly in France 53

4b. GERMANY 53
German Real Estate Market Recovers Strongly from Recession 53

4c. SPAIN 54
Outlook 54

4d. TURKEY 55
Overview 55
Select Real Estate Sectors - A Perspective 55
Residential 55
Office Real Estate Market 55
Industrial 55

4e. UNITED KINGDOM 56
UK Construction Industry Registers Slow Growth 56
House Ownership to Fall in England 56

5. ASIA-PACIFIC 57
Overview 57
Trends and Issues 57
Prospering Pension Industry to Spur Growth in Real Estate 57
Table 18: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Market
Analysis for Real Estate by Geographic Region - Australia,
China, India, Japan, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 58

Table 19: Asia-Pacific 5-Year Perspective for Real Estate
Markets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and
Rest of Asia-Pacific for Year 2011and 2015 59

5a. CHINA 60
Overview 60
Chinese Real Estate Market Witnesses Spurt in Investments 60

5b. HONG KONG 61
Overview and Outlook 61

5c. INDIA 62
Overview 62
Market Challenges 62
Housing Demand Falls in India 62

5d. MALAYSIA 64
Outlook by Select Real Estate Sectors 64
Office Sector 64
Retail Sector 64
Housing Market 64
Industrial Sector 64

5e. AUSTRALIA 65
Australian Residential Property Market Begins to Improve 65

5f. VIETNAM 65
Vietnam's Real Estate Market to Grow Rapidly 65

5g. PHILIPPINES 66
Real Estate Market to Grow in Philippines 66

6. MIDDLE EAST 67

6a. SAUDI ARABIA 67
Saudi Arabia Emerges as Middle East's Largest Real Estate Market 67

6b. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 68
Overview 68

6c. QATAR 68
Qatar's Real Estate Market to Grow Robustly 68

7. LATIN AMERICA 69
Brazilian Housing Market Registers Tremendous Growth 69
Table 20: Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future Market
Analysis for Real Estate by Geogrpahic Region - Mexico,
Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2010 through 2015 70

Table 21: Latin America 5-Year Perspective for Real Estate by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Mexico, Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years
2011 and 2015 71

7a. AFRICA 72
Overview 72
Leading Real Estate Sectors 72
Retail 72
Industrial 72
Office 72
Residential and Multi Housing 72
Moroccan Real Estate Market Grows Strongly 72


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