This book is based on a series of briefings on the relationship between macro-economic events and real estate markets in the era of globalization that covered the period from 2000-2010. Collectively they offer unique insights, new ideas and practical approaches to real estate economics. The perspective is long term. Topics span the key sectors of office, retail and residential real estate in more than 40 countries, with a focus on private sector investment, development and management. Author: Richard Barkham, Ph.D., CRE.