The Real Capital Analytics

The Real Capital Analytics

Real Capital Analytics

Real Capital Analytics, Inc. is a global research and consulting firm with offices in New York City, San Jose and London. Started in 2000, our firm’s proprietary research is focused exclusively on the investment market for commercial real estate. We are a private company held primarily by its employees.


Real Capital Analytics

In addition to collecting transactional information for current property sales and financings, we analyze and interpret the data, providing valuable insight on commercial real estate investment. We publish the widely-read reports Global Capital Trends® and US Capital Trends®, which are quoted regularly in industry news. We also report regularly on trends involving distressed commercial property.

Covering all markets globally, our investment market data and analysis is relied upon by all segments of the real estate community, from buyers, developers, brokers and lenders. Timely, complete and accurate reporting of property investment activity is the hallmark of Real Capital Analytics.

Our Mission

To provide current, comprehensive and reliable data concerning the capital environment for commercial real estate.

To interpret this data, quantifying the market forces and identifying the trends that affect the pricing and liquidity of commercial property globally.


Commercial Real Estate Investment Transactions

Our products and service are based on a proprietary database of commercial property sales, financings and developments from around the world. We strive to keep this dataset of commercial real estate investment transactions the most current and comprehensive as possible.

While we keep many additional data points on each transaction, here’s an example of an investment transaction as it would appear in a list of search results:


  1. Transaction Status, Transaction Date, Property Type
  2. Rentable Area and Land Area, Number of Buildings and Stories, Year Built and/or Renovated
  3. Buyer and Seller Profiles, Brokers Involved, Lender and Loan Terms
  4. Property Name, Location, link to Property Details with Map
  5. Transaction Price, Price per Unit, Cap Rate and Qualifiers
  6. Development Potential, Renovation/Redevelopment Plans, Occupancy and Tenants, Interest Conveyed, Prior Sale Information

We have structured our transactional records to include only the information that is most relevant to investors. This efficiency helps us maintain as current data available today.


Commercial Real Estate Trends

Real Capital Analytics subscribers have access to comprehensive reports covering commercial real estate trends around the globe. Offerings include 4 distinct reports using our proprietary commercial property sales database.

Global Capital Trends®

Global Capital Trends ExampleReports covering all markets globally and all major property types: office, industrial, retail, apartment, hotel and developable land.

Subscribers to RCA’s global publications have access to four comprehensive PDF reports each year. Each report includes trend analysis for the global commercial real estate market as well as three global zones: EMEA, Asia Pacific, and the Americas.


Europe Capital Trends®

Europe Capital Trends ExampleReports covering the European commercial real estate market for all major property types: office, industrial, retail, apartment, hotel and developable land.

Subscribers have access to four comprehensive PDF reports each year. Each report includes trend analysis for countries and regions within Europe.


US Capital Trends®

US Capital Trends ExampleUS reports interpreting data and highlighting key aspects of the capital environment on a local and national basis for all major property types: office, industrial, retail, apartment, hotel and developable land.

Subscribers to RCA’s US publication can select a specific property type or receive the report for each sector on a monthly basis. Each report is full of exclusive, industry-first data and charts, insightful commentary and industry rankings. In addition to the monthly reports, special reports are also published throughout the year analyzing developing market trends.


Troubled Assets Radar

Troubled Assets Radar LogoIndividual reports covering distressed commercial property for the US and select regions within the US.

RCA has gathered data from a vast array of sources, including our own transaction database, title records and CMBS files, to create an analysis of distressed real estate by market (including lender REO, mortgage defaults, bankruptcy, or foreclosure pending), property type and key player. Each report contains a detailed list of recently reported troubled commercial properties.

Commercial Real Estate Research Tools

Real Capital Analytics subscribers have access to a powerful suite of research tools to help you make your investment decisions.

Trends & Trades®

Trends & TradesThis interactive research tool offers transparency into the global commercial real estate industry.

Subscribers can select any market globally and view user-customized on-screen analyses, lists of recent transactions, top buyers, sellers and capital sources. Data is updated daily and reports are available for download in PDF and Excel. Additionally, subscribers can run special reports on niche property types.


Cross-Border Capital Tracker

Cross-Border Capital TrackerAn interactive map that allows subscribers to view capital flows around the world.

Pinpoint which markets are being targeted and where the capital is coming from. Refine results by country of origin, destination market, property type, transaction date, etc.


TrendTrackerThe power of macro to micro analysis in one flexible tool

Visualize and compare commercial real estate trends across countries, regions, markets, and submarkets using a single charting and data platform. TrendTracker℠ offers preliminary quarterly data along with various volume and pricing metrics for property types and subtypes.

  • Drill down into deals
  • Identify opportunities and risks
  • Validate an investment strategy
  • Mark to market
  • Understand liquidity and pricing
  • Spot market pricing

RCA Commercial Property Price Indices (RCA CPPI™)

RCA Commercial Property Price Indices (RCA CPPI)A complete suite of 200+ transaction-based indices using repeat-sales methodology for the US and UK.

The RCA CPPI™ objectively measures property prices across local, state, regional and national levels and include indices for property subtypes and specialty groupings. These indices are a huge advancement for anyone involved with valuation, investment strategy and risk assessment.


Standardized Downloads: Historical Stats and Graphs

Standardized Downloads: Historical Stats and GraphsA collection of historical statistics updated monthly for the most requested data.

Available in Microsoft Excel format: US Caps and Spreads, Net Investment, Historical Stats, Volume/Caps/Pricing, US Troubled Assets Radar, Global Volume and Cap Rates.

Copyright ©2013 Real Capital Analytics Inc.

RCA in the commercial property press:

Chinese Investors Buy 15-Tower Apartment Project in Brooklyn

Friday, October 11, 2013 
Source: Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal reports: Greenland Holdings Group (China) is buying a majority stake in Atlantic Yards, a 15-towerapartment project in Brooklyn, NY. The development-site, which includes the Barclays Center arena, is worth nearly $4 billion, including debt. This will be the largest commercial real estate development in the US to be backed directly from a Chinese company.

According to the terms of the deal, Greenland will purchase a 70% stake from Forrest City Ratner Cos, who will continue to manage the development site. The purchase includes one office building and retail space in addition to the apartment towers. 

With investments to U.S. real estate reaching $1.7 billion in 2013, transactions from China are up from $1.1 billion in all of 2011 and just $22 million in 2008, according to global commercial real estate research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA)

“It basically came from zero five years ago,” said RCA Managing Director Dan Fasulo of the growing Chinese interest in U.S property.

Other transactions from Chinese investors in 2013 include billionaire Zhang Xin’s 40% stake in Manhattan’s General Motors building, which valued the property at $3.4 billion.

A detailed report of Brooklyn’s apartment market, including recent transactions and historical performance analysis’s, can be downloaded through RCA’s Trend and Trades tool.)

RCA in the commercial property press:

IREBS Presented Results of German Debt Project at Expo Real ’13

Thursday, October 10, 2013 
Source: IP Real Estate

IP Real Estate reports: IREBS German Debt Project, the first ever survey of German commercial real estate lending, revealed the volume of outstanding debt in Germany’s market to be at €248 billion in commercial and €95 billion in residential loans.

The results of the German Debt Project were revealed by IREBS at Expo Real 2013. The survey, which analyzed €146 billion in loans and captured 50% of Germany’s lending market, predicts that growing competition for core asset financing would lead to declining margins and increasing loan-to-value (LTV) ratios between 2013 and 2014. 

The sponsors of the German Debt Project were: Real Capital Analytics, BulwienGesa, DTZ, Jones Lang Lasalle and Savills.

Our Leadership

The RCA team is a multi-discipline group with expertise in research, data analysis and delivery. We share an interest in commercial real estate and providing world-class customer service.



Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA)

RCA has been supporting the efforts of APREA by providing APREA members with analysis regarding property investment markets in Asia. In addition to supporting APREA conferences and educational initiatives, APREA and RCA have joined forces to publish the APREA/Real Capital Analytics Asian Transactions Report.

European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA)

RCA has been supporting the efforts of EPRA by providing EPRA members with analysis regarding property investment markets in Europe. EPRA and RCA have also presented co-authored research papers at EPRA Conferences and recently partnered to publish the EPRA RCA Monthly Transaction Overview.

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

ICSC recently selected RCA as a long-term research and technology partner to build a global shopping center directoryto provide ICSC members with greater transparency into the shopping center universe. As part of the agreement, RCA has enhanced the existing ICSC shopping center directory with thousands of new data fields and has more than doubled the number of shopping center records in the database.

National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC)

RCA and NIC have joined forces in a strategic alliance to track seniors housing and care property transactions and create a resource to help facilitate investment decisions within the sector. Resulting from the strategic alliance is the recently published RCA-NIC Seniors Housing & Care U.S. Quarterly Report which is available for sale on the NIC website.

Real Capital Markets (RCM1)

RCM1 provides custom web marketing, virtual deal rooms, and a qualified principal/buyer database for the institutional real estate industry. Their platform helps transaction professionals to market, manage, and track assets with increased speed, efficiency, transparency and security.

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