Commercial Real Estate Services Cost Intelligence Report, 2030

Commercial Real Estate Services Procurement Intelligence Report, 2023 - 2030 (Revenue Forecast, Supplier Ranking & Matrix, Emerging Technologies, Pricing Models, Cost Structure, Engagement & Operating Model, Competitive Landscape)

  • Published Date: Aug, 2023
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2022
  • Report ID: GVR-P-10523
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2020 - 2021
  • Number of Pages: 60

Commercial Real Estate Services Category Overview

“The commercial real estate services category’s growth is driven by increasing demand for office spaces and commercial properties due to economic growth and urbanization.”

The commercial real estate services category is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2023 to 2030. The commercial real estate category is witnessing a slowdown owing to rising economic uncertainty. An increase in inflation and interest rates has resulted in a decrease in investment volume in commercial real estate. According to CBRE May 2023 report, investment volume in commercial real estate fell by 55% in the first quarter of 2023 as compared to Q1 of 2022. However, multifamily, and industrial are expected to perform well as the investors are pursuing emerging opportunities. According to the National Association of Realtors report in April 2023, multifamily commercial real estate witnessed a rise in rent by 2.5% YOY during the first quarter of 2023. Additionally, technological advancements such as Proptech, and digital rent payment tools are creating opportunities for commercial real estate owners.

Global Commercial Real Estate Service Category Size, 2020 - 2030 (USD Trillion)

The global commercial real estate services market size was valued at USD 23.89 trillion in 2022. Property technology or Proptech is the software that caters to commercial real estate professionals’ needs. It facilitates the seamless integration of individuals, technology, and information while streamlining the processes associated with owning, selling, managing, operating, researching, renting, marketing, buying, and investing in commercial properties. It caters to a wide range of professionals, including commercial real estate investors, developers, general contractors, building operations managers, brokers, and legal teams, by simplifying their day-to-day activities and empowering them to make comprehensive decisions.

Additionally, real estate technology startups have harnessed VR/AR technologies to revolutionize online property search by creating an effective, thrilling, and convenient experience for their customers. With just a simple touch, properties become easily accessible, allowing users to explore potential homes through virtual tours. This advancement in property management technology is particularly beneficial for property managers, eliminating the need for lengthy written instructions as virtual tours can effectively guide users every step of the way.

Global Commercial Real Estate Service Category Share, By Region, 2022 (%)

Big data and analytics are the other emerging technology that uses both historical and real-time information to provide information on trends, patterns, associations, pricing, and demographic data. Big data can help companies to price a property in real time as per the prevailing price in that region. It also helps to mitigate the risk related to price fluctuations by predicting future prices. Additionally, big data also helps in the selling of property and reduces the risk of choosing the wrong property.

Supplier Intelligence

“What are the characteristics of the commercial real estate service category?

The global commercial real estate service category is highly fragmented. The industry encompasses a wide range of services, including brokerage, property management, leasing, valuation, and consulting. In many regions, especially at the local level, numerous small and mid-sized firms operate independently, serving specific markets or specializing in particular property types/service types. This fragmentation is often driven by the localized nature of real estate markets and the need for local expertise. 

Commercial Real Estate Service Category Competitive Landscape

The threat of substitutes in commercial real estate services refers to alternative solutions that buyers can turn to instead of engaging with traditional service providers. For example, advancements in technology and the rise of online platforms could enable property owners and tenants to transact directly, bypassing the need for intermediaries. This can pose a threat to the industry and pressure service providers to differentiate themselves.

Key suppliers covered in the category:

  • CBRE

  • Cushman & Wakefield

  • Lee & Associates

  • Savills

  • Marcus & Millichap

  • Colliers

  • Avison Young

  • Newmark Knight Frank

  • TCN Worldwide


Pricing and Cost Intelligence

“What are some of the major cost components in commercial real estate services? How are these components impacting the category?”

Property development, management and administration, common area management (CAM), maintenance & administration staff, utilities, security and janitorial, and supply cost are some of the cost components involved in commercial real estate services. Property management companies offer services to landlords to efficiently oversee their rental property at a cost. The charges associated with property management will differ depending on factors like property category and the range of services offered. In general, most companies typically apply a fee ranging from 2% to 6% of the total monthly revenue as a property management cost. If the property generates a monthly revenue of $25,000, the management fee would amount to $500 to $1500 per month. Another method of determining management fees is based on the size of the property, ranging from $0.20 to $0.50 per square foot.

Typically, the monthly management fee covers maintenance fees, encompassing tasks like maintaining cleanliness in common areas, garbage removal, and others. In the event of a specific repair, the cost will be subtracted from the reserve repair fund, which is a separate account held by the landlord for property repairs. 

The following table indicates various property management fees involved in commercial real estate services



Tenant Relations Management


Maintenance and Vendor Management

2-6% of rental income

Financial Analysis and Transactions


Owner budgeting and Reporting


Vacancy Fee

USD 50 per unit

Eviction Fee


Early Termination Fee



It is important to note that the contract clearly states that the fee would be charged for the rent collected rather than the rent due. Otherwise, the property manager would be collecting money regardless of the rent paid by the tenants.

Real estate agents have a significant impact on the marketing and sale of commercial properties. They are responsible for listing property, promoting it to target audiences, connecting the owner with necessary professionals, negotiating favorable deals, and overseeing a seamless transaction process, ensuring a successful outcome from beginning to end.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the cost structure of commercial real estate services and the pricing models adopted by prominent suppliers in this category.

Sourcing Intelligence

“Which countries are the leading sourcing destination for commercial real estate services?”

North America is the major region that dominated the category due to the presence of top players such as CBRE, Jones Lang, Lasalle IP, inc., and others. In terms of commercial real estate sourcing intelligence, the U.S., China, Japan, and the UK are the most preferred countries to source these services. In 2023, multifamily assets in the U.S. remained the most demanded asset by generating revenue of USD 25 billion despite of 64% decline as compared to 2022.

According to CNN Business Report 2023, offices across Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles remain vacant because of the post-pandemic work-from-home trend. Additionally, recent bank failure crises have resulted in a downturn of USD 20 trillion in the U.S. commercial real estate sector.

Average Percentage Change of Commercial Real Estate Prices In U.S. (2015 - 2022)

According to JLL’s May 2023 report, the Asia Pacific region witnessed a decline in commercial real estate investment by 30% YOY in the first quarter of 2023 reaching the total investment of USD 27 billion in the region.

According to a World Property Journal report, in the first quarter of 2023, Japan stood out among other countries in the region by achieving a remarkable performance, with a recorded investment activity of $8.9 billion. This figure reflects a 4.7% increase compared to the previous year, primarily driven by Japanese corporations' significant office disposals and J-REITs' acquisition activity. On the other hand, Australia experienced a decline of 26% year-on-year, recording $3.7 billion in transactions, mainly due to the ongoing effects of hybrid work on office volumes.

Commercial Real Estate Service Category Engagement Model

“The full services outsourcing model envisages the client outsourcing the complete operations/manufacturing to single or multiple companies.” 

In terms of engagement, property owners, buyers, and investors look for outsourcing their commercial real estate services to reduce the burden of property development, maintenance, managing property, finding tenants, marketing, and completing the process for both parties i.e., buyers and sellers. It is important to maintain relationships with the brokers. Brokers play a crucial role as facilitators in numerous transactions. They often establish enduring connections with property owners and serve as intermediaries, connecting them with potential buyers who possess investment capital. Establishing an extensive network of broker relationships is an essential component in the endeavor to cultivate robust deal opportunities.

An approved provider model is the most common form of the operating model due to its potential for higher value creation. In this model, commercial real estate service providers must have certificates such as Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager, and government certified, and should meet various other predefined sets of qualifications.

The report also provides details regarding day one, quick wins, portfolio analysis, key negotiation strategies of key suppliers, and low-cost/best-cost sourcing analysis. 

Commercial Real Estate Services Procurement Intelligence Report Scope

Report Attribute


Commercial Real Estate Services Category Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.1% from 2023 to 2030

Base Year for Estimation


Pricing growth Outlook

3% - 4% (Annually)

Pricing Models

Full Service Outsource Pricing, Price for services offered, Competition based pricing

Supplier Selection Scope

End-to-end service, cost and pricing, compliance, service reliability, and scalability

Supplier Selection Criteria

Types of properties, quality, number of services offered, client relationship, track record and reputation, regulatory compliance, and others

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, supplier ranking, supplier positioning matrix, emerging technology, pricing models, cost structure, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends, engagement, and operating model

Key Companies Profiled

CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Lee & Associates, Savills, Marcus & Millichap, Colliers, Avison Young, Newmark Knight Frank, TCN Worldwide, RE/MAX, LLC

Regional Scope


Historical Data

2020 - 2021

Revenue Forecast in 2030

USD 35.57 trillion

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

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Add-on Services

Should Cost Analysis

Component wise cost break down for better negotiation for the client, highlights the key cost drivers in the market with future price fluctuation for different materials (e.g.: steel, aluminum, etc.) used in the production process

Rate Benchmarking

Offering cost transparency for different products / services procured by the client. A typical report involves 2-3 case scenarios helping clients to select the best suited engagement with the supplier

Salary Benchmarking

Determining and forecasting salaries for specific skill set labor to make decision on outsourcing vs in-house.

Supplier Newsletter

A typical newsletter study by capturing latest information for specific suppliers related to: M&As, technological innovations, expansion, litigations, bankruptcy etc.

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