-  Global commercial real estate (CRE) investment totaled US$235 billion (measured in fixed US$) in Q1 2020, increasing sharply (15%) from Q1 2019.  

-  EMEA (45%) investment activity surged in Q1 2020, reporting its best Q1 on record, largely due to entity-level transactions. The Americas also observed growth (8%), while APAC report a sharp downturn (-22%) in investment activity on a year-over-year basis. 

-  Global cross-border investments grew by 49% in Q1 2020 compared to the same quarter last year, headlined by a 77% increase in European cross-border inbound investment.   

-  London reclaimed its place as the top destination for foreign capital in Q1 2020, followed by Paris and Berlin. Paris remained as the top destination for foreign capital on trailing twelve-month basis. 

-  Global office and industrial yields remained level compared to the previous quarter, while retail yields continued to relax in Q1 2020. Yield spreads widened due to falling global bond rates.