Volume of U.S. commercial real estate transactions completed 2007-2020

In 2020, the volume of commercial real estate transactions is forecast to reach 478 billion U.S. dollars, down from 500 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. A real estate transaction refers to the process of passing the rights in a property unit from the seller to the buyer in return for an agreed upon sum. The volume of real estate transactions has remained relatively steady since 2015.

Effect of 2007-2008 credit crisis

The U.S. real estate market reached its peak in 2007, just before the 2007-2008 credit crisis when the property market collapsed. The value of commercial property returns dropped between 2007 and 2009. Since 2010, the market has steadily recovered, and the volume of transactions climbed until 2015, and has levelled out since then.

Types of commercial real estate

The change in overall transaction volume is most likely impacted by the type of commercial properties which are more attractive to investors in a particular period. For instance, the interest in multifamily housing investment opportunities went down in the same period that interest in hotel investment opportunities went up.

Volume of commercial real estate transactions completed in the United States from 2007 to 2020

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2018

Special properties

based on transactions greater than 2.5 million U.S. dollars only

Supplementary notes

**the forecasted range for 2020 is 478 to 502 billion U.S. dollars, as a pause in transaction activity was anticipated before the presidential election in November 2020.

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