International Beat 

Finland’s Big Deal Stockholm based private equity firm NIAM is confident about the future of Helsinki’s office market. The firm purchased a portfolio comprised of 15 office and two retail properties in the city totaling more than 100,000 sm at

Market Trends 

2013 Construction Uptick Although nonresidential construction was subdued in 2012, commercial construction spending will accelerate by 5.2 percent this year, according to Associated Builders and Contractors. Office construction spending is expected to rise 10 percent, with lodging up 8 percent,

Regional Outlook 

West San Diego’s Big Deal The aptly named DiamondView Tower — whose 15th floor skybox overlooks the San Diego Padres field — sold for $121 million, the area’s largest single office building sale for 2012, according to CBRE, which handled