News - Archive for August 2011
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US Commercial Real Estate Hit By Low Economic Growth
The commercial real estate sector in the US has been impacted by the country's low level of economic growth, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has warned. The organisation moderated its predictions for the coming months due to the slowdown in the economy and poor job creation figures...
Property Investors 'Should Look For Scarce Assets'
Investors searching for real estate assets that will offer good returns should target "the scarce resource", one expert has claimed...
European Hotel Market Posts Strong Results
The latest figures published by STR Global have shown that the European hotel industry posted growth during July when compared to the same month last year...
Investors 'Increasingly Interested' In Distressed Property
Demand for distressed property rose significantly around the world during the second quarter of the year, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows...
Global Commercial Property Markets 'Improving'
There has been a gradual improvement in the performance of commercial real estate markets around the world, the latest research from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...
Real Estate 'Outperforms Other Investments'
People who have ploughed their money into real estate assets are likely to find that this class has outperformed other sectors in terms of the return generated on the initial outlay...
Property 'Should Not Be Affected By Stock Markets'
The property sector should not be affected in the same way as stocks and shares as a result of global economic issues...
Investors Turn To London Due To Strong Exchange Rates
Strong foreign exchange rates are just one of the reasons that international property investors are looking for assets in the UK capital's prime areas...
Banks 'To Dispose Of Distressed Stock Slowly'
Financial institutions in the UK will sell off the assets in their distressed property loan books gradually...
Investors 'Looking Outside London'
Locations in the north of England are attracting attention from property investors keen to establish a portfolio relatively quickly, it has been claimed...
RICS Oceania Highlights Impact Of New IASB Lease Rules
The new rules on leases being proposed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) will have a noticeable effect on the way in which business is conducted...
German Property Market 'Robust'
Germany's property investment market is considered to be "stable and prosperous" among investors, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...
The Changing Face Of REITs
Real estate investment trusts - or REITs - were first introduced to the UK in 2007. Initially, they could only be established with commercial properties. But earlier this year, that all started to change...
Lack Of Space 'Could Buoy Europe's Office And Retail Market'
The slowdown in the global economy coupled with the effect of the downgrade of the US AAA credit rating could have an impact on real estate fundamentals, it has been suggested...
University Towns 'Sensible Areas For Property Investment'
People who want to invest in property should look at the opportunities on offer in university towns because they generally have a more healthy economy than other parts of the country...
Property Investors 'To Face Short-Term Challenges'
Global real estate investors will be faced with challenges in the short term as a result of market volatility, a panel of experts has asserted...
New York Tops The List For Commercial Property Investment
New figures published by Jones Lang LaSalle have revealed that the highest volume of investment in commercial property transactions took place in New York...
Boost Expected For Shopping Centre Investment
The investment market for shopping centres will experience a significant rise in activity towards the end of this year, Savills has predicted...
Capital Growth Recorded For London Offices
London office space is one of the few areas of the commercial property industry in the UK to have experienced capital growth during July compared to June...
House Price Boost For 'New' University Towns
Towns where universities have been established since 1960 have seen house prices increase by a substantial amount in a decade, new research has found...
Commercial Property Investors 'Turning To Prime Markets'
Commercial real estate investors are seeking out "less risky types of investments" due to the market volatility...
High End North Surrey Property Attracting Buyers
Property in North Surrey valued at more than four million GBP has been popular among international buyers over the past few months...
'Moderate Decline' For US House Prices
The latest US housing data published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has revealed that property prices in metropolitan areas...
Boston 'Top Choice' For Real Estate Investors
Boston has been named as the best US college city for investors this year by Move, Inc. The company has put together a list detailing the top options for those looking to put their money into real estate...
Central London Office Market 'Remains Positive'
New research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed that the central London office market helped buoy the rest of the sector in the UK after a further positive month in July...
Could Riots Affect London Property Values?
Some commentators in the real estate investment arena have suggested that the rioting experienced in London and elsewhere in the country this week could have a negative effect on the sector...
London's Hotels 'Best Performing In Europe'
Hotels in London have outperformed the rest of Europe, according to the latest data published by Knight Frank. The organisation explained that the weak pound in conjunction with a "relatively restricted supply" of rooms has helped boost the sector...
Average UK Rents And Tenant Age Up
The HomeLet Rental index for July has revealed that average rents across the country increased last month, but so too did the median age of tenants...
Retail Investors 'Focus On Germany'
Investment activity in the retail property sector in Europe has been concentrated on Germany, Poland, Russia and countries in the Nordic region...
Gap Emerging Between 'Old' And 'New' World Economies
The Savills World Class Index, which covers premier residential property locations around the world, has revealed that a gap is opening up between the "old world" and "new world" economies...
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