News - Archive for October 2011
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Strong September Recorded For London Hotels
Hotels in London performed well during September this year after a slowdown in profitability during August, new research shows...
Strong Property Price Growth Recorded In Scotland
Scotland and the north of England have experienced the greatest rises in property values over the past ten years, according to a new survey based on the price paid per square metre...
Property 'Has Good Potential As A Long-Term Investment'
Real estate presents an excellent opportunity to generate significant returns over the long term, one investment expert has suggested...
US Commercial Real Estate Values Up
The value of US commercial real estate rose in August compared to the previous month, new research shows...
Overseas Investors 'Buying Prime Retail Properties'
Prime retail locations in central London have been targeted by international investors over the past five years, with overseas owners now more prevalent than UK funds in areas such as Oxford Street and Bond Street....
Gap Between Prime And Secondary UK Property 'Growing'
The difference between the value of high-end prime residential properties in the UK and the rest of the housing market has increased significantly...
Investment In Retail Properties Rises In Europe
A quarter-on-quarter increase in the level of investment in European retail real estate markets has been recorded. A report released by Jones Lang LaSalle revealed that investment volumes hit 6.7 billion euros...
Commercial Property "Provides Attractive Returns"
Investors are increasingly turning to the commercial real estate market as they search for assets that will perform well in the current economic climate...
UK House Prices 'Expected To Fall'
Expectations of capital value falls in the UK's residential real estate market have been recorded in a new survey...
Investment In European Hotels Rises
The level of investment in European hotels across five core markets - France, Germany, Spain, the UK and Italy - increased during the first half of this year, new research shows...
Investment In US Commercial Real Estate Slows
Investment activity in the US commercial real estate sector has fallen back during the third quarter of the year, new research shows. Bloomberg cited the preliminary figures released by Real Capital Analytics...
UK Land Values 'To Remain Stable'
The price of buying land in the UK is expected to rise marginally in some areas and remain stable across much of the country over the coming year...
London Office Markets See Rising Activity
London's City and Midtown office markets have recorded a rise in activity during the third quarter, new research has found...
Availability Of London Office Space Falls
The lack of new office space coming on to the market in London has seen quarterly take-up figures decline; however, pre-lets are at their highest level since the third quarter of 2007...
Diverse Portfolio 'Important' For Property Investors
Commercial real estate investors should not put all their eggs in one basket by ensuring they have properties in a mix of locations in their portfolios...
Buy to Let Lending – Why it Needs Regulating
The positives of the whole thing really are when there is a mechanism of some sort in place that enable Buy to Let buyers to invest in property whilst having some level of peace of mind that the bank or lender is not just handing out cash willy-nilly to rake in fees.
North-South House Price Divide 'Widening'
The gap between property values in the south of the UK and in its northern regions is widening, according to the latest data published by Rightmove...
RICS Promotes Valuation Standards
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will be hosting a conference about the reliability and accuracy of real estate valuations later this month...
London Rents And Capital Values 'Continue To Grow'
Rents and house prices in London grew in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest data from Savills. However, the firm noted that capital values jumped more than rents...
Occupier Demand Falls Among Commercial Tenants
During the third quarter of this year, demand among commercial tenants fell into negative territory for the first time in 12 months, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows....
Average UK Rents Fall In September
The HomeLet Rental Index for September has recorded a drop in average monthly rents across the UK, although the researchers noted that the amount tenants pay is still 4.5 per cent higher than a year ago....
London Helps UK Capital Growth 'Hold Steady'
The UK commercial property market was helped along by the performance of assets in London, the latest IPD UK Monthly Index has found. Overall, average returns from real estate remained in positive territory in September...
London Retail Properties 'Experience Rental Growth'
The retail real estate sector in the UK's capital appears to be holding up well in the face of wider economic problems, the latest research from Knight Frank suggests...
Greater London Rents Rise Again
The latest figures in the HomeLet Rental Index have revealed that properties in Greater London now command an average monthly rent of GBP 1,206 - their highest recorded level...
Activity Rises In European Commercial Property Markets
There has been a greater level of activity among investors in the commercial property sector in Europe during the third quarter of 2011, compared to both the same period a year earlier and the previous quarter, the latest figures from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) show....
Predicted Returns From Real Estate Assets Halved
Property investors have halved the amount they expect to generate from their UK assets this year, new research by JP Morgan Cazenove has discovered...
London Residential Land Value Increases Beat House Price Rises
Increases in residential land values in central London have outpaced underlying property prices so far in 2011, new research has revealed...
UK Commercial Development Activity Drops
The level of activity across many of the UK's commercial development sectors fell during September, Savills has revealed, making it the third consecutive month of declines...
European Rents And Yields 'Stable' In Q3
The latest figures from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) indicate that rents and yields generated by prime commercial real estate in Europe held steady during the third quarter of this year...
UK Housing Market 'Subdued'
Fewer people have been putting their properties up for sale in September, resulting in a slight constriction on the supply of residential real estate in the UK, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed....
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