News - Archive for January 2012
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Evidence Mounts of Strong Growth in European Real Estate Investment
The latest data comes from international investment consultancy BNP Paribas and shows investment volumes in Europe totalling 37.4 billion Euros in 2011, up 7% compared to 2010...
Investment in European Retail Property Increases
The level of investment in real estate assets in the European retail sector grew in the final quarter of 2011. Research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) revealed the total amount ploughed into this asset class...
US Commercial Property Investment Up 57% in 2011
Fuelled by exceptional growth in retail property and low-rise apartment investment, American commercial property investment grew 57% year on year in 2011 according to the latest data from Real Capital Analytics...
London Looks for Confidence as Eurozone Crisis Leads to New Low
The Lloyds Bank Commercial Property Confidence Monitor for January 2012 recently revealed the extent to which concerns over the eurozone crisis and domestic economic difficulties have had an impact on the UK's commercial real estate sector....
London Council to spend £9 million on West End Facelift
We have heard a lot about the revitalisation of London's East End for the London 2012 Olympics, but now the government has revealed a plan to spend £9 million on revitalising the West End...
Demand for European Commercial Property 'Will Remain Strong'
Investors will continue to plough their money into European commercial property over the course of 2012, BNP Paribas Real Estate has predicted. In the firm's At a Glance Main Investment Markets in Western Europe report...
CEE Commercial Real Estate Investment Performing Strongly
Real estate investment in the Central and Eastern European region has been picking up strongly since about the middle of last year, with several major firms and bodies all recording strong growth in transaction levels. However, according to the latest data...
Signs Picking Up that US Housing Market is on the Bottom
In the last few months several separate sources have put US housing affordability at a 30 year high, and prices were even getting so low as to make buying cheaper than renting...
Opportunities for Investors in London Hotel Market?
Last month, Barclays Corporate predicted the recovery witnessed in London's hotel market during 2011 would continue into 2012, with the third quarter of this year set to be key for the overall performance of the sector. The firm noted strong revenue per available room...
Uncertainty Ahead for European Real Estate
The outlook for European real estate investment in 2012 is one of caution, with concerns over the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone continuing to play on investors' minds. In its most recent report...
India Gears Up for Another Property-Focussed Year
Research released this month revealed a significant jump in the amount of investment from private equity (PE) firms being ploughed into India's real estate markets...
More Misery for the Irish Housing Market
In the spring of 2011, for a very brief period it seemed like the picture for the Irish housing market may finally be improving; that if prices weren't going to stop falling, at least their rate of decline would start to slow...
Student Returns in London Double - Fall in Other Regions
Recent data on UK student property investment has shown that, while the increase in fees enacted this year has not hampered investor sentiment, it has made investors think more carefully about what and where to invest in...
UK House Prices Down in January
Household sentiment about the value of properties in the UK slipped in January compared to December, a new survey has revealed. The Knight Frank/Markit January House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) found that around 19 per cent of those questioned believed their home was worth less in January in comparison with the previous month....
European Commercial Property Markets "Stable"
Commercial property markets across Europe were described as "broadly stable" during the final quarter of 2011 in terms of rents and yields, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) stated. The firm's report revealed prime yields and rents...
London Real Estate "A Target for Overseas Investors"
An increasing number of overseas investors are entering the London property market, with Savills recently reporting that 55 per cent of all transactions for central London real estate in 2011 were concluded by international buyers....
World to Feel the Effects of Chinese Property Market Lull in 2012
The latest troubles brewing on the horizon of international economic happiness is of course the continuing EU debt crisis, but this is quickly being overtaken by the situation in China...
Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - UK
Many people feel like - "if I hear one more commentator say it's a mixed bag I am going to shoot him/her and then myself", but there is no other way to describe it. In fact it is so mixed...
Threat of Recession Weighs on UK Property Market
A marginal decline of capital value growth in the UK's commercial property sector was recorded in December, new figures show. The IPD Monthly Index revealed the rate of appreciation of such real estate assets slid by...
London Student Property 'A Lucrative Investment'
The returns generated by London student property investments almost doubled in 2011, compared to the previous year. This is according to Knight Frank, which revealed a lack of supply in the real estate sector, coupled with strong demand, has helped push this assets class forward....
Falling Demand to Hit UK Commercial Property Sector
A decrease in tenant demand for commercial real estate will have a marked impact on the sector over the course of 2012. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
Investment in Global Commercial Property 'Resilient'
The volume of investment entering global commercial property markets during 2011 was higher than in 2010, new research has found. Preliminary figures from the Jones Lang LaSalle Global Capital Flows report revealed USD 400 billion...
Can Stateside Property Positivity Bleed Over The Atlantic?
Real estate investors stateside are becoming more confident. The UK and the US have held hands so many times during the international financial crisis, showing similar trends at similar times...
London Provides Greek and Italian Investors With Safe Haven
Italians and Greeks are pouring millions of Euros into the London property market, which is standing out as one of the few safe-havens within Europe. On the first wave of the financial crisis, investors from Italy and Greece...
East London’s Post Olympics Future
The boroughs are being regenerated and now first-time buyers, owner-occupiers and investors are keen to buy houses in the area. What's more, according to agents...
Institutional Investors Buying Debt to Bag Apartment Complexes
The US apartment sector is known to be outperforming on the US commercial scene, even after the recent pick-up across all sectors is taken into consideration...
"Healthy Returns" Recorded for UK Commercial Property
Those with commercial property investments in the UK have experienced "relatively healthy" returns during 2011, it has been asserted...
CBRE Reports a Strong Start to 2012 for US Commercial Real Estate
At the tail end of last year the team at CB Richard Ellis Econometrics Advisors released a mini-report titled We'll Have to Muddle Through Somehow, in which they gave a prediction that 2012 would be "slightly better" than 2011...
Positive Outlook for Prime Central London Property
Predictions for the year ahead in the prime central London property market are upbeat, which may encourage an increasing number of people to make a real estate investment in the city...
Prime London Property Prices Up 40% Since March 2009
The UK housing market is either stagnating, falling slowly or growing very slowly depending on which index you pay attention to, with one exception. London...
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