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Global Capital Markets Insights

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Explore our latest global real estate insights – from market dynamics during the previous quarter to asset trends, pricing movement expectations, and upcoming opportunities.

  • While various parts of the world are in different stages of re-opening, transaction volumes are up across EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America, signaling a swift rebound in activity and global appetite for real estate.
  • High vaccination rates and fewer government restrictions continue to coincide with any activity resurgences and return in confidence, particularly among international investors.
  • Industrial remains a top investment choice, multifamily remains a strong sector to watch, and offices are seeing renewed interest.
  • Property prices are expected to rise in the second half of the year, led by multi-family, logistics, and specialized assets with low supply but high competition.

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Damian Harrington

Head of Research

Global Capital Markets & EMEA

London - West End

Damian Harrington is a Director and Head of Research for both Global Capital Markets and EMEA at Colliers. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry living and working from various locations across EMEA including London, Dubai, Prague, Helsinki and Amsterdam. Damian is responsible for producing research for internal and external clients. His expertise helps to provide clients with global capital market trends and analysis, and connects them with strategic and actionable insights, such as the changing nature of global capital and the impact on global capital flows. Damian has produced numerous research papers and generated analysis of markets across all asset types - from residential to offices, retail to logistics and hotels to niche sectors such as life sciences, air cargo and data centres. Damian is a member of the EMEA location strategy team and a key member of Colliers ESG focus group.  He speaks regularly at internal global conferences, external industry events hosted by GRI, ULI and other key industry bodies, plus key annual events such as MIPIM and EXPO REAL.

Damian holds a Masters degree in European Property Development and Planning from University College London, a BPI Bachelor of Planning from the University of Amsterdam and a BA (Hons) in Town and Country Planning from Manchester University. He is also a qualified surveyor, holding an MRICS with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

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