North America

North America real estate in numbers

Lagging markets catch up and growth slows in the US, while the performance of Canada's office markets diverges between oil-producing and oil-consuming regions. Janie Manzoori-Stamford reports

Continent overview







Urban population rural population Projected GDP growth rate of Fastest-growing economy: USA Total wealth of ultra high net worth individuals Population growth per hour of Fastest-growing city: New York Median age of population


Investment data

Total H1 2015 Total H1 2016 % change YOY
Capital market flow total $229.6bn $197.8bn -13.8
Domestic investment $184.8bn $169bn -8.5
Cross-border investment $44.9bn $28.8bn -35.7

Source: Real Capital Analytics

North America population breakdown by age

Age group Population % of total
0-19 90m 25.2
20-34 74.3m 20.8
35-49 68.6m 19.2
50-64 70.8m 19.8
65+ 53.5m 15
Total 357.3m

Source: US Census Bureau; Statistics Canada

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