News - Archive for July 2012
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UK House Prices and Sales Falling as Olympic Effect Fails to... Effect
It is ironic that house prices in the south and in London should start slowing now, as the eyes of the world fixate on the English capital and host of the Olympic Games...
European Real Estate Investment Back on the Up
Commercial real estate investment in Europe increased in the second quarter, after falling for the past few months because of the ongoing sovereign debt crisis...
German Residential Property Market Booms Not Bubbles
Germany is finally getting its property boom. Foreigners have been buying property in Germany for over 2 decades, always hoping that the boom in prices would be just around the corner...
Investment in European Retail Property Up
The amount of money poured into the European retail real estate sector increased in the second quarter of this year, reaching EUR 6.13 billion...
Apart-Hotels: Room for Growth in the UK Market
The apartment hotels (or apart-hotels) sector in the UK is growing, but it still has a long way to go before it catches up with the US market...
Buy to Let Investment: UK Rental Boom vs US
The closeness of relations between the US and UK depends on the government of the day and the feelings of the public, but it is hard to miss the similarities between the two in the recent bust and now in the subsequent rental booms...
Risk-Averse Investors Boost UK Property Market
The cautious approach to investment prevalent in Europe at present has helped support the UK's commercial property sector...
HOSTELS: The Dawn of a Revolutionary Asset Class
For most people over the age of 30 the words "hostel" and "five-star" make for an unlikely combination. Yet it appears that the value proposition of the hostel has undergone a radical change over the past decade...
Residential Property Prices Falling Again in Ireland
Ireland has been one of the hardest hit countries in the world by the financial crisis, and its housing market has been at the centre of the misery. When the market appeared to have bottomed...
Global Property Investment Up in Q2
The amount of money invested in real estate markets worldwide increased quarter-on-quarter during the three months from April to June...
Chinese Government Says No Easing of Restrictions - None
Straight from the horses mouth - a statement the Ministry of Land and Resources said that the land, resources and house construction authorities at all levels must be clear-headed and keep controls on the property market tight...
Growth Forecast for London's Hotel Sector
The hotel industry in London is expected to grow in the short to medium term, outperforming other cities in Europe...
UK Buy to Let Boom Continues Despite Falling Affordability
The latest news on the UK buy to let scene shows that landlords are still confident and planning to expand their portfolios, but does indicate cracks beginning to appear in the central London rental market...
Prime Central London Property ''Detached from Wider UK Market''
The global appeal of the prime central London property market means it is unlikely to be affected by any dips experienced elsewhere in the UK...
US Real Estate Hasn't Just Bottomed - It Is In Recovery
Evidence continues to mount that the US housing market is not only bottoming but is passed bottom and currently well up the recovery road...
UK Shopping Centre Investment Slows
There was a decline in the volume of transactions for UK shopping centres in the second quarter of the year, compared to both the previous quarter and the same period in 2011...
Battersea Power Station: A History and its Development
Despite being hotly-contested real estate in 2012, Battersea Power Station has not always been so desirable. Construction on the original power plant began in the 1930s, following protests by local residents...
Big Supply Increase Won't Hurt Dubai Recovery Says Asteco
According to a new report from Asteco thousands of apartments are due to come online in the second half of 2012. Dubai currently has 402,800 apartments, 58,300 villas and 9.1 million square meters of office space...
Beijing Market Looks at Recovery as Land Bids Soar
Chinese real estate prices are falling because the government wants them do, and it doesn't care about the wallets of investors only about the prosperity of the nation...
European Commercial Property ''Holding Up Well''
Although the overall economic outlook in Europe is rather dim, the same is not so for commercial property investments on the continent. The latest figures published...
Tech Firms ''Leading the Way'' with City Office Take-up
Firms operating in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector have been the most active tenants in London's Square Mile...
UK Commercial Real Estate Values Fall 2% in 6 Months
Commercial real estate in the UK lost 2% of its value in the first half of 2012 according to the latest data from IPD, putting the performance down to the continued austerity measures imposed upon the UK...
European Hotel Sector Puts In a Robust Performance
Returns generated by the hotel sector in Europe during 2011 stood at six per cent, only marginally lower than the 6.6 per cent recorded for the commercial property market as a whole...
Are Regional Office Markets Starting to Turn a Corner?
There are signs some of the UK's regional office markets are experiencing an upturn in tenant demand, which has been fuelled, in part, by a reduction in the amount of Grade A space available in certain locations...
Holy Housing Shapps-Man! It Should Be Possible!
I have written several pieces regarding Government housing policies and suggestions, most of which have questioned the viability of the policies themselves, some have even gone so far as to label one as "Bonkers Suggestion of the Year"...
CEE Joins Rest of Europe in Real Estate Investment Decline
Europe is responsible for bringing about a second wave of the worst financial crisis in the history of man (thanks Europe), so it is unsurprising that commercial property in Europe is suffering...
Rise in Leasing Activity in Manhattan Office Market
The number of lease deals signed for space in Manhattan increased in the second quarter of 2012, compared to the first three months of this year...
Dubai Set to Become Buy to Let Hotspot?
Real estate investment in Dubai is expected to see continued growth, but not investments in flipping as it once became famous and died for...
European Office Rents Hit by Eurozone Crisis
The office sector in Europe is being negatively impacted by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the eurozone crisis. New research published by Knight Frank revealed average prime office rents in the continent fell by 0.5 per cent...
Demand for London Housing ''Will Support Price Growth''
The residential real estate market in London is expected to see continued price growth over the next five years, due to strong demand that will far outweigh supply...
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