News - Archive for September 2010

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The results themselves seem to show that investors are really looking towards property now as an income generation tool, rather than just hard asset acquisition. For example, wind the clock back 5 years...
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A large majority of institutional investors are expecting the global real estate sector to pick up in the coming years. According to the recent JP Morgan Asset Management survey, a number of speculators are now allocating a proportion of their portfolios to alternative assets....
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Investment commercial real estate around the world is set to reach USD300 billion by the end of the year, Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted. According to the real estate consultancy, the sector is likely to enjoy a 40 to 50 per cent increase compared to the previous 12 months....
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Globally, commercial property values and rental yields have been starting to rise once again as economies around the world return to strength. Following a turbulent two years the sector appears to be going through the early stages of recovery....
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There has been a marked recovery in the performance of institutional European pooled property funds over the 12 months to June, it has been claimed. The International Property Databank (IPD) reports that the funds delivered an 8.3 per cent local currency return over the period....
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An increasing number of property investors are looking to Asia for favourable returns on real estate. Indeed, recent Global Property Guide data suggests that the region has been one of the best performing over the course of the year....
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A significant percentage of independent financial advisors (IFAs) believe that their clients could benefit from investing abroad. Indeed, 71 per cent were in favour of the investment option, according to research commissioned by the Belek Golf Club....
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International investors have continued to support the prime central London property market, the latest report claims. As a result of a hiring spree in the financial and professional services sectors foreign buyers are still flocking to the UK capital, the September 2010 market update report from Black Brick said....
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Latin America's office market is poised for a decade of strong growth, it has been claimed. According to a Jones Lang LaSalle report, economic growth and a thriving jobs market will help to boost real estate in the region....
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A new report has suggested that the outlook for real estate in Latin America is positive. Consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle has made the predictions based on the region's sustainable economic growth....
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The commercial real estate sector is enjoying a run of good fortune of late, with stronger leasing volumes, more property-management work and increased investment sales, it has been claimed....
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Weakening global market conditions expected to emerge in 2011 are likely to have a profound effect on Asian real estate prices, it has been suggested. Analysts have expressed fears that the region's property markets are in a prime position to feel the full force of any potential downturn....
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The European debt crisis has passed. The introduction of austerity measures, tax hikes and public sector pay cuts by eurozone governments has helped to successfully quell worries and slash public deficits in the region....
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The recent global economic crisis has caused a number of real estate investors around the world to reconsider their appetite for risk. Speaking ahead of the Cityscape Global Real Estate Investment and Development Conference, Ethan Penner, president of CBRE Capital Partners, has claimed that many buyers are now a lot more realistic about their potential returns....
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The global property market recovery is continuing apace. The latest figures released by Knight Frank suggest that 61 per cent of countries surveyed by the real estate agency recorded positive value growth in the 12 months to mid 2010....
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The weakness of the British pound against the Euro is helping to attract foreign investors to the UK market, it has been suggested. The claims follow the recent influx of Russian and Middle Eastern buyers to London's prime property market....
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Following the global financial crisis which sent property prices around the globe spiralling downwards, some real estate markets have begun to fight back. Indeed, Maktoob has revealed its top ten cities worthy of investment....
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The latest data from Rightmove and Moneycorp suggests that investors have been following the sunshine when it comes to searching for property. Indeed, the organisations reported a 12 per cent growth in searches for homes compared to July....
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International investors are likely to become more interested in UK commercial property due to the country's weak economy, according to Hugh Best, head of investment management at London Central Portfolio....
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New research has found interest in buying overseas property to be at its highest level since April this year. The study, conducted by UK-based Worldwide Property Group, found that 72 per cent of respondents are of the belief that now is a good time to purchase real estate....
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After a difficult few years, commercial property made a comeback in early 2010. 2008 saw decreasing values for the asset class but Q2 2010 saw a rise in both values and interest from investors....
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Real estate markets around the world are set to slow considerably in 2011 following the post-crash bounce. According to the Global Residential Market Forecast from estate agent Knight Frank, prices are likely to remain fairly static in the coming 12 months....
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Acquiring real estate is one of the best investment opportunities left in 2010, it has been claimed. An article for personal finance website Helium has claimed that property is currently one of the most lucrative options available....
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Commercial real estate investors have been enjoying a return of market confidence, it has been claimed. Writing for the Scotsman, Rachel Aird, investment director of real estate at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, explained that the past few years had been turbulent for the sector....
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A leading figure in the property industry has warned developers that speculative building is not an option in the current economic climate. Speaking at the Resi conference earlier in the week, Gerald Ronson, chief executive of Herald International, has recommended that developers are selective of projects....
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A new study, conducted by Ficci and Ernst and Young, has suggested that a regulatory body is set up for real estate and granting infrastructure status to housing. The study, entitled "Realty Decoded: Investing Across Borders", is due for release next Thursday (September 23rd)....
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Commercial property investors in the US who have not witnessed the expected deluge of distressed real estate enter the market are focussing their attention on quality assets. This is according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Korpacz Real Estate Investors survey....
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Government cooling measures in China, designed to curtail the red hot real estate market in the country, could prompt investors to look elsewhere for buying opportunities....
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Real estate investment may not be everyone's cup of tea but those who have tried their luck know that it can be a lucrative business and can earn you maximum returns...
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Over the past year, an increasing number of Asian property investors have been snapping up real estate in the burgeoning London market. Estate agent Knight Frank claims that in total buyers from Asia have poured GBP 761 million into the market, a figure which is up from the GBP 250 million invested in 2009....
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