SUMMARY The Q2 2014 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor results, when taken as a whole, highlight an improvement in overall commercial real estate sentiment. Nevertheless, conditions vary quite markedly across the globe. Consistent with the findings reported in each of the last four global monitors, the UAE and Japan remain at the forefront with respect to the upward momentum present in both the investment and occupier sides of the market. As such, the two nations register the highest readings for the Occupier Sentiment Index (OSI) and Investment Sentiment Index (ISI). Furthermore, continued strength in these markets looks likely, as evidenced by the RICS forward looking rent and capital value expectations series, which point to robust gains over the next twelve months.
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