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In reaction to the rising numbers of property investors buying up several apartments for short-term rental, the hotel sector is putting pressure on governments.....
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As highlighted in IPIN’s ‘Emerging Trends in Global Property Markets 2015’ series, American property investors are harnessing the power.....
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2014 was an exciting year for international property investors and we’ve seen the market open wider than ever before as we get closer to.....
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The international hotel sector is set for exponential growth in 2015 as Chinese insurers continue their foray into prime property markets.....
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April 2015 will see changes to pension legislation come into effect allowing lump sums to be transferred into bank accounts for any purpose.....
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The dollar has had a spectacular few months, rising with considerable strength against major currencies beyond even the most bullish analyst expectations.....
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Recent reports suggest that overseas investors now own almost 25% of all UK commercial property, most of it in London.....
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New data shows that the richest investors from the Middle East are set to pour billions into European property......
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Swiss bankers have released data showing that wealth in Europe rose 1.7% in 2013, exceeding the peak recorded prior to the 2007-2009.....
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For the first time since records have been kept, Spain was visited by 9,070,024 tourists in the month of August alone, bringing the annual total......
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The UK has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, creating the highest number of new jobs....
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Speculation about the future of China’s property market has increased as real estate moguls Li Ka-shing and Wang jianlin have gradually withdrawn....
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The British government have announced a new affordable homes programme that is set to change the way properties are built in the country with many being largely constructed off-site....
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Shanghai Securities News have revealed that when record-high payments become due for China's real estate investment trusts (REITs)...
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World leading property consulting and research firm CBRE have revealed that investors from the Middle East are expected to spend €135bn in overseas...
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When London won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, the fortunes of Stratford, a somewhat deprived area with many brownfield sites, improved beyond expectation.....
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A new report published by trading platform Cofunds shows that net inflows into the Investment Management Association’s (IMA) Property sector...
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Spain has made it back onto the list of Europe's "Top Five" investment destinations for the first time since 2010....
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After feeling the ravages of recession more than most other countries in Europe, Spain now appear to be emerging from the wreckage with significant strength, contrary to speculation from economists...
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It doesn't require rocket science to work out that house prices took a hit when the world went into recession in 2008. Six years on we have the benefit of hindsight, so what is the general consensus on how house prices will fare?
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The serviced apartment sector, although present throughout the global accommodation markets, has very different degrees of expansion and development...
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The majority of people who invest in the UK's commercial property market are opposed to the nation leaving the European Union (EU), a new survey has discovered...
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For years, British investors in property have been among the most likely to be putting their money into foreign markets, where holiday homes and rental accommodation could promise them an income as well as the future capital gains...
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London has been named as the best city in the world for foreign investment in the same week it was announced that foreign buy-to-let ownership in the UK is increasing quickly...
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For Europe, the past five years have been about survival and nothing more. However, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the dark days are nearly over and investors are finding their interest piqued once again.
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Europe is trailing behind other global commercial property investment markets, according to the latest Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It has emerged that Europe has seen falls in its commercial activity, whilst analysts have forecasted further declines in values and rents for the rest of the year.
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Retail real estate investment in Europe jumped 60 percent in Q1 compared to last year, with investors pouring 5.1 billion Euros into the real estate during the quarter, 40% of which was in the UK...
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In an unexpected announcement, the Government has decided to explore with interested parties whether the conversion of unused space in commercial properties in high streets and town centres to residential use could be allowed within pension schemes...
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An unprecedented 32 million m² of shopping centre space is currently under construction across the world, representing a 15% increase year-on-year (28 million m² in 2012), according to the latest research from global property advisor CBRE...
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Twenty twelve wasn't a bad year for international real estate, not as bad as we have seen in recent years anyway, and especially for equities. The MSCI World Index posted a local currency return of 15% and real estate securities came in at 20% across most major markets and indices...
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Like most forms of property investment in the current climate there are 2 schools of thought on which markets you should invest in. You have those who believe that the flight to primary cities not only can't be ignored but shouldn't be strayed from, and those who continue to believe in emerging market growth potential...
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London has been the centre of considerable property investment of late, but there is a notable lack of cash buyers among those choosing to put their money in bricks and mortar...
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Property investment deals have been lively in the European retail sector, according to a new report. Jones Lang LaSalle claim that retail unit sales were strong in the final quarter 2012 across the continent...
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The eurozone is undoubtedly in crisis but its predicted collapse has yet to materialise. In fact, there have been small signs of recovery - a shock to those such as Nobel-Prize winner Paul Krugman who expected the implosion of the monetary union to occur before 2013...
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During the boom it didn't take much for a property market to be given the title of "hot emerging market". In fact for a time it looked like all it took was a few beach resorts with celebrity endorsed golf courses, although a Trump tower thrown in certainly helped...
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You should never put all of your eggs into one basket, or so the old saying goes. The Asian property market is no exception to this rule and while there is undoubtedly growth, several factors call for trepidation, if not outright concern...
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It is now going on 7 years since America started to crumble, 6 years since the UK caught the disease, and between that and 5 years since most the rest of the world followed suit, and still we aren't back out the other side in any real way...
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Global real estate investment volumes are back on the up, with preliminary data from Jones Lang La Salle suggesting total transaction volumes for 2012 somewhere in the region of $436 billion, up from $435 billion...
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The Grant Thornton International Business Report 2013 has named Ireland as the 5th most optimistic economy in Europe, with 36 per cent of senior executives hopeful that the country's prospects will improve by 2014.
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According to real estate investment big hitters Jones Lang La Salle, the number of pension and sovereign wealth funds (SWF's) actively and directly investing in real estate is set to double...
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Well respected industry research publication the Global Property Guide has published the latest issue of its global inflation-adjusted index for Q3 2012, and it contains about as many surprises as it always does...
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According to the latest data from CBRE, Poland and Russia are two commercial property hopes in a very bleak Europe. The report shows overall commercial real estate investment volumes fell 35% in the CEE region last year...
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The Eurozone. As predicted last year – it's still alive, it's still bogged down by indecision and the UK is still doing the hokey-cokey on the side-lines...
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High rise developments in London will continue to be money makers. According to Mat Oakley, commercial research director for Savills, people are "prepared to pay" to own a piece of one of London's towers...
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Moscow remains the 3rd largest investment market in Europe according to Real Capital Analytics, behind London and Paris. Cushman and Wakefield are predicting that Moscow real estate investment will total $6 billion by the end of the year...
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According to Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotel Intelligence report for Sweden, the country's stable economy and "robust operating conditions in Stockholm" are driving investment interest, enabling the city to enjoy hotel asset yields of 5.9 per cent...
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While many developers have tried to get their hands on London's Battersea Power Station over the years, it is the Malaysians that have now secured the project...
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Student accommodation has now emerged as a mainstream global investment category, according to new research from Jones Lang LaSalle. The market now presents a significant investment opportunity for developers and private operators alike...
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Buyers are now on the search for luxury when investing in property, according to new figures from Knight Frank. The Prime Global Cities Index for the third quarter of 2012 revealed that people are turning to high-end bricks and mortar...
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A Scottish hotel in a rural location could prove to be a lucrative investment opportunity, as more and more seek an authentic Highland experience...
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The availability of all kinds of finance has been restricted since the onset of the global financial crisis, both in the UK and elsewhere around the world...
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There are many reasons why buying an investment property in the UK is appealing to investors from overseas, particularly those within the eurozone...
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German property investment totalled 5.3 billion Euros in Q3 this year according to the latest data from Savills, making it the best performing quarter of the year and taking us to 14.4 billion Euros for the first 9 months of the year.
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The UK commercial property investment market has been attracting an increasing amount of attention from European investors...
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Rents are expected to have climbed by 1.4 per cent in core European office markets by the end of this year...
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The future of the European serviced apartments market is looking bright, according to a new report from Savills. The firm predicted the sector will experience further growth...
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According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, investment in European retail real estate saw marked growth in the third quarter of the year following a weak first half...
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It's that time of the year again; the time when we stop worrying about this year, and start planning for the next, even if the continued volatility out there makes planning seem almost impossible at times...
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Factors that encourage investment in European property markets have been revealed by a new report compiled by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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The global financial crisis has had an impact on almost every walk of life and has changed the way in which businesses can source funding for their ventures and expansion...
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Banks in Europe have been continuing to dispose of property assets in 2012, with transactions worth a total of EUR 7.5 billion (GBP 5.9 billion) being completed so far this year...
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Retailers that establish a multichannel business will be the ones to experience the greatest success in the coming years. This is the finding of a new report published by CBRE entitled The Role of Real Estate in the Multichannel World.
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As a further testament to the recovery in Dubai, we are seeing more and more big developments being launched in the emirates once again. Emaar Properties (DFM: EMAAR) has just announced plans for a five-star-rated project...
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The volume of capital ploughed into the world's retail markets is expected to reach between USD 160 and 180 billion (GBP 98.8 and 111.1 billion) by 2020. This will represent a 30 to 50 per cent increase over the figures recorded in 2011..
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According to a new report, the commercial real estate industry accounts for 2.5% of the European economy, more than the banking, telecommunications and automotive industries...
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There has been an increase in the number of non-European buyers making an investment in the continent's property markets. According to the latest data published by CBRE...
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The construction and real estate sectors in Europe are "likely to remain under pressure" for the rest of 2012 and into 2013. In an article for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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The most recent construction output index published by Glenigan revealed non-residential building work in the UK was down by three per cent in July, compared to the same month a year earlier...
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The latest news shows that the number of building applications rose to a four year high in July, as builders took out 812000 building permits, more than at any point since August 2008. This is well above...
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Office markets around the world displayed some signs of marginal improvement during the second quarter of the year, but were relatively flat over the course of the first six months of 2012...
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The household name household goods store IKEA has announced plans to build and develop around 100 budget hotels across Europe as part of its current push into the property market...
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There was a modest improvement in the volume of capital invested into global real estate markets during the second quarter of this year...
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The value of commercial real estate assets in Europe has fallen by 0.9 per cent overall in the second quarter of this year, compared to the first three months of 2012...
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The recovery in the global real estate market is slowing after a surge forward in 2011 according to the latest release of Jones Lang La Salle's Global Market Perspectives report...
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There are challenges ahead for the UK's regional office markets, although many locations performed better than expected in the second quarter of this year...
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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...
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The cautious approach to investment prevalent in Europe at present has helped support the UK's commercial property sector...
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The amount of money invested in real estate markets worldwide increased quarter-on-quarter during the three months from April to June...
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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...
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The hotel industry in London is expected to grow in the short to medium term, outperforming other cities in Europe...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Overseas investors have been targeting central London property in 2012, with more than GBP 6 billion ploughed into the sector so far this year...
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According to the latest data from the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV), total returns on non-listed funds increased slightly to 0.5% in the first three months of 2012...
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Last week, I was very pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the BBC via one of our content contributors to be asked if I would be able and prepared to comment for a BBC World Service Money Box programme about the Euro Crisis,
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The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), the state-run bad-bank of Ireland, which curtailed the Irish banking crisis quickly and effectively by buying all toxic loans owned by banks...
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There is a widening gap between the best and worst performing European office markets, with polarisation in the sector expected to continue throughout 2012...
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Sentiment among investors targeting the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for hotel investment has improved in the first half of 2012...
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CBRE has just released its all-important global index of capital values for Q1 2012. The index shows growth slowing around the world, with the global growth for the quarter just 0.3% the smallest quarterly growth recorded by the index since Q4 2009...
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The latest release of the Knight Frank global house price index is yet more negative news for us to pour over. According to the report global house prices grew by just 0.9% in the year ending Q1 2012...
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House prices in the prime central London housing market could plummet by as much as 50 per cent if the single euro currency was to collapse, experts have warned...
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According to a new report from the Moody's investment service, the US commercial property recovery has slowed in the past 3 months. The firm puts it down to continued concerns over the EU debt crisis...
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Transactions on European office markets accounted for half of investment activity in the first quarter of 2012. Research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) showed EUR 12 billion (GBP 9.6 billion) was ploughed into the sector in the three months from January to March...
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European retail investment is lower than at any point since the collapse of Lehman Brothers signalled a major property crash in 2008. According to CB Richard Ellis, just $5.9 billion was invested in European retail property in Q1...
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Real estate buyers around the world are becoming particularly keen to invest in property in London, new figures have revealed...
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CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has put forward a compelling case for commercial property investment in its latest report Time to Overweight Real Estate - The case for property in 2012...
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As the global economic crisis rumbles on, it was a slow start to the year in property investment markets around the world - and the UK was no exception...
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Many reports in the last 2 years have indicated that the UK commercial property scene was among the brightest in Europe, but as with most things it was mainly the performance of properties in the capital that was driving the overall performance up...
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The retail sector is beginning to rebound in certain parts of the world, according to one real estate expert. Speaking during a Property webinar...
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Both Savills International and CB Richard Ellis have issued positive reports this week on the Polish property market...
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There has been a significant reduction in the level of investment in European commercial real estate in the first quarter of the year, compared to the final three months of 2011...
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Investment in European retail properties fell sharply in the first quarter according to the latest data from CBRE. The report just 4.6 billion Euros worth of transactions were completed in Q1 2012...
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European real estate investment is continuing to fall on reduced debt funding and concerns about slowing growth, according to new data from Real Capital Analytics. In a report released...
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The office sector in the UK was the best performing commercial property market in the first quarter of 2012, recording an average return of 0.9 per cent during this period...
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The level of activity in the European retail real estate investment market slowed in the first quarter of 2012, with just EUR 4.6 billion (GBP 3.7 billion) in transactions completed during the first three months of this year.
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Less money was ploughed into the UK's property market in 2011 than in the previous year, with a new DTZ report revealing investment volumes were down by ten per cent...
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The driving force behind the annual returns of 9.8 per cent realised on global real estate investment in 2011 is the recovery in the US markets...
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The amount of money invested in European commercial property markets fell by 31 per cent in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the final three months of 2011...
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In a recent report into first quarter commercial real estate activity, CB Richard Ellis recorded EUR 24 bn in European real estate transactions in Q1, down 31% quarter on quarter and down 18% compared to Q1 2011...
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The UK was the most liquid hotel investment market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region during the first quarter of this year, with assets in London accounting for the bulk of the activity...
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Right now around the world, many capital cities are markets-apart from the countries they represent, and even distanced from the world as a whole; like they have created a new world just for them. Ever since the US sub-prime crisis morphed into the international financial crisis...
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New data from Jones Lang La Salle seems to add weight that global real estate investment is slowing. According to the firm $75 billion was invested in commercial real estate in Q1 2012, which is a 23% contraction...
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Fewer shopping centres in Europe were completed than had been expected last year. According to a new report from Cushman and Wakefield, there was very little difference between the figures recorded in 2010 and 2011...
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The volume of investment flowing into European real estate markets in 2012 is expected to be four per cent higher than it was in 2011...
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Paris is now the biggest real estate investment destination in Europe, having overtaken London in the second half of last year according to new data released by CB Richard Ellis...
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The outlook for global commercial real estate markets appears to be brighter, while there are indications leasing activity is picking up around the world...
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The UK's hotel market is expected to remain broadly stable over the course of 2012, although establishments in London will outperform their regional counterparts, due in part to the anticipated boost from both the Olympic Games and the queen's diamond jubilee celebrations...
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Proof that one of the top men in banking in the UK has no idea on how the housing market works. A man that is responsible for advising the government on mortgage lending policies and yet has repeatedly made outlandish statements to the press, the government, and is still employed at the Bank of England...
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Prime yields across all UK commercial property sectors remained stable in February, with the current levels expected to be supported this year by an imbalance in supply and demand for the most sought-after real estate assets.
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The cost of leasing retail space in the prime areas of Europe's major cities is stable, despite deteriorating consumer sentiment as a result of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis...
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There are growing regional disparities between European office markets, with the central business districts (CBDs) in cities such as Athens, Dublin and Madrid...
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In the latest release of its Market View report Cushman and Wakefield have predicted that the performance of commercial real estate in 2012 will be a reverse mirror image of 2011...
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The second half of 2012 will be much better for global real estate markets than the first six months of this year, demonstrating a reversal of the trends witnessed in this sector over the course of 2011...
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Commercial real estate continued to outperform all other sectors at the pan-European level in 2011 according to the latest release of data from CBRE's European Valuation Monitor (EVM)...
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Hotels in London are expected to experience capital growth of 3.9 per cent during 2012. This is the assertion of Savills, with the firm anticipating continued strong interest from overseas buyers in the four and five-star hotel sector...
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Investment activity in the hotels sector in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region increased in 2011 compared to the previous year...
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Investors from the US and Canada are the driving force behind European cross-border investment. According to research conducted by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), nearly one-third (30 per cent) of all commercial real estate transactions...
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The volume of global commercial property transactions climbed in 2011 to hit USD 727 billion (GBP 457 billion). According to Cushman & Wakefield, this represents a 14 per cent increase over 2010, while the number of sales completed...
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Towards the back end of last year it was identified that one of the biggest problems faced by European real estate (along with that in much the rest of the world) was the lack of financing available from banks, especially senior lending...
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The pressure on banks in Europe to get rid of bad property loans off their books has not eased amidst the worsening sovereign debt crisis that seemingly no-one was has the solution to. In fact they are under more pressure to sell before the impending regulation changes...
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Spain, Ireland, the UK and the US have a pretty similar story to tell when it comes to their path from economic glory to gory. Obviously there are differences in one way and another, but all of them made it too easy to get too much credit, especially mortgage credit...
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The UK was the most active market in Europe in December 2011 and January 2012 with 4.9 billion Euros invested during the period. It beat France in second place with 4.2 billion Euros and Germany...
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Investors are continuing to target prime retail real estate assets, despite the current economic difficulties and low consumer confidence...
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Investors showed increased interest in buying land in Romania's Bucharest-Ilfov County region in 2011 according to new data...
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Over the course of 2011, prime office markets around the world put in a strong performance, recording six per cent rental growth in the final quarter of the year, compared to the same three-month period in 2010....
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Transactions involving the purchase of 50 or more residential units increased by 44% year on year in Germany last year, with 6.12 billion Euros transacted over the course of the year according to new data...
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Can the UK property market cope with a double-dip recession? There are just so many variables. So many things affecting the answer to a massively different degree between their best and worst case scenarios, and all of them intertwined and affecting each other's outcomes...
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Rental and capital value growth prospects for commercial real estate in Europe are lagging behind other world regions...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The UK's commercial real estate market has reached a kind of plateau, with little change expected in capital values or yields over the coming months, it has been claimed...
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The economic difficulties experienced by eurozone nations during 2011 have been well documented, with countries such as Spain, Portugal and Ireland seeing their property markets take a significant hit....
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At the beginning of December, the Financial Times reported that Lloyds Banking Group had opened discussions with US private equity group Lone Star about selling off GBP 900 million of distressed real estate loans....
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A recent survey among economists, analysts and executives carried out by Bloomberg has suggested the UK commercial property sector could see values slide in 2012...
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The "flight to quality and security" among commercial property investors will continue next year, one real estate expert has claimed...
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LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has published its Investment Strategy Annual 2012, with predictions for the performance of international real estate markets over the coming year, as well as a focus on which assets are likely to be the targeted by investors....
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According to data just released by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, financial institutions invested £2.2 billion in UK houses and apartments in the year ending April 2011, a 189% increase over the previous year...
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The commercial leisure market has had its best year since 2007 in terms of the level of investment ploughed into the sector during 2011, it has been revealed...
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The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) hotel market has delivered a mixed performance so far in 2011. Research published last month by Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels revealed that the sector...
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Research released earlier this year highlighted the influx of international investment into London's financial district, indicating that more overseas investors are targeting this part of the capital's real estate industry...
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For those that don't know, the combined intellect of the European Union's financial brains has come up with a tax first conceived in a university lecture in the seventies...
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Ever since the UK housing market crashed and the value of the pound plummeted, wealthy buyers from around the world have been seizing the opportunity to buy up prime real estate assets in our prestigious capital...
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There has been an increase in the number of real estate assets being brought to market in commercial sectors across Europe...
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Hotels in London performed well during September this year after a slowdown in profitability during August, new research shows...
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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....
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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...
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will be hosting a conference about the reliability and accuracy of real estate valuations later this month...
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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....
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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...
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The amount of capital being invested in industrial property markets in Europe appears to have stagnated, according to the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle...
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A recovery in rents for offices in prime central business district (CBD) locations in Europe has been noted...
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New York has received more investment in commercial property than any other destination in the world so far this year. According to figures published by Cushman and Wakefield, the US city saw investment rise by 165 per cent in the nine months to September....
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Despite being one of Europe's (PIIGs) most heavily indebted countries, and well wrapped up in the whole sovereign debt crises, Italian pooled funds have posted some pretty decent returns in the first half of this year.
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There are still opportunities to build up strong property portfolios in Europe, with a lack of supply of new space on the market helping to boost occupancy levels in existing commercial-use buildings, it has been claimed....
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Global real estate investors are targeting London over any other European city, new research from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...
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DTZ has revised its estimations on the amount of capital that will be available to invest in global real estate markets in 2012...
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The average price being charged for an overnight stay in a hotel in one of Europe's top 20 cities has risen in September compared to August, the trivago Hotel Price Index has shown...
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A new report released by Christies International Real Estate has revealed that London is among the top locations being targeted by wealthy buyers who are in the market for luxury properties...
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The global market for residential real estate has reached its weakest point since 2009, new research published by Knight Frank has revealed...
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Differences are becoming more apparent between the office markets in European nations that are struggling to control their sovereign debt and those that are on the periphery of the troubles...
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Australia's economic fundamentals are strong enough to warrant a forecast of strong growth for the country's property market in the long-term...
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Figures published in a Jones Lang LaSalle report into the state of Europe's office markets during the second quarter of the year have revealed that rents grew at a "modest" pace over the course of the three-month period...
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Transaction volumes in the commercial real estate sector continued on their upward course during the first half of the year, beating the first six months of 2010 by around eight per cent...
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The latest figures published in the Knight Frank Global House Price Index for the second quarter of the year indicate that growth in capital values has stalled...
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Overall, housing markets around the world were weaker over the course of the year that ended in the second quarter than in the previous 12 months...
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Following the announcement earlier this month that Standard and Poor's had downgraded the US's credit rating from its AAA status to AA+, global markets tumbled, with billions of dollars wiped off the price of stocks and shares around the world...
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The past few days has prompted a lot of hype surrounding the UK housing market which in turn has led to no end of pontificating as to the future of home ownership in the UK and quite what to do about it...
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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...
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Germany's property investment market is considered to be "stable and prosperous" among investors, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...
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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...
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Property in North Surrey valued at more than four million GBP has been popular among international buyers over the past few months...
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Investment activity in the retail property sector in Europe has been concentrated on Germany, Poland, Russia and countries in the Nordic region...
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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...
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There are opportunities for investors to generate a good return on student accommodation in Germany, according to Savills...
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The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Survey has described the majority of markets around the world as "robust"...
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A new report by Savills into the state of the UK's leisure sector has noted that there has been a sharp upturn in investor demand for assets in the industry...
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According to the FTSE EPRA/Nareit index European REITs returned 7.89% in the first half of this year, while American REITs returned 0.76% during the same period...
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The supply of office space in major European cities is expected to be restricted over the coming 12 months due to a lack of new construction starts...
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Those seeking an alternative route to provide for their retirement appear to be mostly dependent on property investment as one of the best ways of doing so...
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The office market in Hong Kong recovered more quickly from the economic downturn than its counterparts in New York and London...
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Hotels in London experienced a 17 per cent increase in their profitability in May, compared with the same month in 2010, new figures have revealed...
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The markets in Asia, Brazil and the US are attracting the most attention from those seeking property investments, it has been revealed. During the Reuters Global Real Estate Summit, a number of experts offered their opinions on which nations offer the best prospects....
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The Australian housing market is beginning to feel the struggles that the United States and Europe have already been feeling for several years now...
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Despite increasing investment, capital values are now increasing in the European commercial property market, having stagnated in the last 4 quarters...
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The latest figures published by Knight Frank in its Global House Price Index for the first quarter of the year show that, overall, the value of residential properties around the world was largely flat....
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Property investors in Europe are becoming increasingly interested in Asian markets, a senior executive at Savills has claimed. Speaking at the Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit..
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Commercial property values in Europe continued their ascent in the first three months of 2011, albeit at a slower pace than previously recorded...
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Monaco, Sardinia and London boast the most expensive homes in Europe and possibly the world, new research has found. This is according to German overseas property agency Engel and Volkers' global home ranking list...
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While price growth for property in Asia continues to dominate the headlines, Knight Frank's recent Prime Global Cites Index has indicated that investors can enjoy capital growth a little closer to home....
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Investors in France are finding that the country's banks are becoming more reluctant to offer real estate loans to overseas buyers, it has been claimed...
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Buy to let investors are likely to be encouraged by new research which suggests that Britain is becoming a nation of renters, with the high cost involved with purchasing a home preventing many individuals getting on the housing ladder....
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Commercial property investment, in its various forms is a better bet now than it has been for years, and especially than it was during the boom...
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Invested stock increased by four per cent in 2010, indicating that European property markets have finally turned the corner. The growth, as reported in DTZ's flagship Money into Property 2011 report....
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The latest Global Commercial Property Survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) is positive on the prospects for growth in many global markets...
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Recent research has suggested that the European hotel industry is showing steady signs of growth in the wake of the global economic crisis...
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The global real estate market has been given an upbeat forecast, with both developed and emerging markets said to be offering investors the potential to collect healthy returns...
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Opportunities still exist in Europe for investors looking to increase their exposure to foreign real estate. However, rental growth and active management are expected to be key components to success...
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Canadian-based real estate investors were among the most active in the world during the first three months of 2011, a new study by Jones Lang LaSalle has revealed...
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The European commercial property investment scene has begun to take an increasing share of the limelight as it finds its recovery legs...
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The recovery is severely fragmented, with some countries seeing capital growth, some seeing incomes increase, and almost all seeing rents either stagnant or falling. One thing that is nearly constant however is a strong growth in investment returns...
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Growing demand for retail property has become the primary driver of the European commercial property market, new research has found. CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has reported that first-quarter commercial property investment was 32 per cent higher in 2011 than at the same point of last year....
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While the traditionally strong property markets of Latin America and Asia are performing well, emerging markets are continuing to post further improvements....
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Russian real estate buyers searching for the best returns are increasingly focusing their efforts on European property, it has been claimed...
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As various reports suggest that commercial markets around the world are beginning to see an upturn in activity, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has revealed that direct commercial real estate investment in the UK reached GBP 8 billion in the first three months of 2011....
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Some USD 440 billion is expected to be transacted across global real estate markets this year, according to the latest forecast by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). If reached, the figure will be the highest amount reached since 2007....
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Demand for real estate within Europe remains high, with Jones Lang LaSalle reporting that the first three months of the year saw transactions climb 48 per cent compared to the same period of 2010...
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London has emerged as one of the most lucrative cities for those considering making a hotel investment, the latest data suggests. Looking at the trivago Hotel Price Index, buyers will note that the metropolis remains one of Europe's best bets as hotel rates in the capital rose by ten per cent in the last month alone...
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Investors with property in Switzerland have enjoyed nine years of consecutive capital appreciation, the latest IPD Switzerland Annual Property Index has revealed. Continuing its impressive performance in 2010, investors saw values rise....
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Property investors are increasingly eying up riskier markets as fierce competition for commercial real estate in more stable countries pushes up prices and investment volumes....
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Australian investors remain uncertain about the long-term prospects for the country's property market, with many citing the elevated home prices in the region as a key concern....
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Now, in Europe we have commercial properties being sold at severely depressed prices, especially malls, and especially in those countries mired by the sovereign debt crisis.
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The global property market recovery continued to rise in stature in the last quarter of 2010 with house values climbing 2.8 per cent, the latest data shows. Knight Frank's Global House Price Index has revealed that real estate values are have been enjoying a sustained period of growth...
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As a rule I personally tend to largely steer clear of politics for a several reasons. Firstly, because I am not a politician, it doesn't really matter what I think, if a change is made in parliament there is little I can do about it...
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Investor interest in Asia Pacific property was up last year, with upmarket property group Savills reporting a near doubling of profits. The firm's Asia Pacific arm delivered an "outstanding performance" with revenues up 33 per cent to a record GBP 280 million...
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Occupancy costs in European commercial real estate are expected to grow by two per cent year-on-year until 2015. This is according to research conducted by DTZ, which noted that rental increases will drive the rise....
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UK cities have been creating a great deal of online attention at the recent MIPIM conference, new research has found. In conjunction with KPMG, CREOPoint tracked 10,000 sources of online article posts between February 12th and March 12th...
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Investment in European industrial real estate rose by 28 per cent in terms of volume last year according to JLL's European Industrial Markets Spring 2011 research report....
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Germany and Central and Eastern Europe are the most attractive markets for investors to purchase real estate in this year. This is according to CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), which noted that there has been a shift in buyer preferences in the past year....
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Direct investment in commercial real estate in Europe is expected to rise by 30 per cent in the coming year, with the market driven mainly by an increase in the number of cross-border buyers....
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There are major geographical differences in Europe's residential property markets, according to the findings of the new European Housing Review 2011. Published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it notes that many countries have seen improvements....
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Demand for commercial property in Europe could be set to rise following a recent prediction from one consultancy. DTZ's annual Global Occupancy Costs: Offices' survey forecasts that the average commercial office occupancy costs will grow two per cent year-on-year to 2015....
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Cross-border investment around the world took a leap forward in 2010, indicating that a growing number of property professionals are feeling more confident about the performance of overseas markets....
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Despite positive signs, it will be a while before all Europe's housing markets return to full strength, with large disparities present between countries....
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Improvements in the availability of real estate equity in Europe are expected to help bolster the region's real estate market this year, the latest report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute has forecast....
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According to a survey of real estate professionals, Istanbul is considered the best place in Europe to develop property, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has said. The firm explained that strong economic growth in the country, twinned with the poor performance of surrounding nations is helping to drive interest in investment in the region....
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The European real estate industry will be forced to adapt to tougher regulations, harsh spending cuts from governments and a tight lending environment, the latest report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has claimed....
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Real estate investors are finding that there is a lack of clear and defined guidelines relating to sustainable commercial property in Europe. This is the finding of a recent study by Union Investment Real Estate, which highlighted the need to introduce criteria to evaluate a buildings' ecological stability....
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Global real estate transactions reached USD 316 billion in 2010, a full 50 per cent over the volume seen in the previous year, research from Jones Lang LaSalle has revealed. According to the property consultancy, this dramatic turnaround....
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Economic recovery in Germany has meant that the country is now considered the most-favoured location in Europe for unlisted real estate funds. Retail property in the country ranked as the most attractive with 36 per cent of investor votes....
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As various economies within Europe start on the long road to recovery, the investor confidence in a number of destinations is beginning to grow, according to the six-monthly Investment Climate Index from Union Investment....
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Clearly laid out legal rules concerning the London residential property market are making the sector an attractive prospect for a large number of foreign investors, Savills has claimed. The comments come as the consultant revealed that Indian buyers are now the second largest group for top-end, prime real estate in the city....
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Rental growth in Europe is being led by real estate located in London, Paris and Moscow, King Sturge's quarterly report, European Property Indicators, has revealed. According to the consultant, all three cities have reported a growing shortage in available grade A office space over the past year and all three have experienced either stable or rising office rents....
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Globally the total level of direct real estate investment is expected to grow by 20 per cent by the end of 2011, with the resurgence in activity led primarily by a rebound in interest in the US property market....
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Commercial real estate investments across Europe reached EUR 95.9 billion last year, representing a 53 per cent increase on 2009 volumes, the latest research from DTZ has found. According to the firm's Investment Market Update report, the coming year is set to see further improvements made, sparked by an increase in buyer confidence. ...
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Quite why certain areas of the banking fraternity are hyping the concept that China will crash seems a little unclear, not just when you consider the facts of how the Chinese view investment, but also how large some of the caveats these so-called banking experts have added to their "investment ideas".
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Investors from Asia and Europe are expected to bolster housing sales in Central Florida in 2011, with many looking to take advantage of the "undervalued" property that is on the market. Florida house prices are bottoming out and international property buyers look like reviving the Florida housing market this year, Stirling Sotheby's International Realty has claimed....
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Investment in retail properties in Europe climbed by 68 per cent during 2010, taking the total volume spent to EUR 20.6 billion for the year....
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Worldwide investors continue to look to Asia and emerging markets for the best returns, a new survey has found....
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Global property markets are expected to continue on their broad-based recovery this year, it has been suggested. According to an article by Global Property Guide, improving sentiment worldwide is helping to drive a resurgence in investment activity....
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Investor sentiment concerning the real estate market in Europe is slipping, the latest index has suggested. However, the news comes despite the upward trend that some economies in the region have been experiencing of late....
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As we approach the end of 2010 the industry experts start forecasting their market predictions for the year ahead. We have taken a closer look at five of the property industry reports....
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A growing number of foreign buyers are looking to the US market for investment opportunities, with Florida the favoured destination. Real estate agents in Miami have reported an influx of buyers from Europe, South America and Canada as prices in the state remain at rock bottom....
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A recent report from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has claimed that Asia will be the world leader in terms of office construction as we head into 2011. As firms gradually shift away from taking up new space in Europe and North America, activity in Asia is expected rise significantly....
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2010 has been an unusual year here at IPIN. Unusual on the account that in previous years almost everything said in or around the property markets was positive. 2010 however, has changed all that, and quite possibly the way in which the world views property as an investment.
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The global real estate market recovery, which began in 2009, is beginning to run out of steam, it has been claimed. According to Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank, there is a growing body of evidence highlighting the setback....
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New figures would suggest that the global real estate price recovery is faltering, with a significant number of countries experiencing negative growth during the third quarter of 2010. Knight Frank reports that, on average, home values around the globe have increased by 3....
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According to the latest DTZ Fair Value Index, European real estate markets now offer more attractive returns to investors. The consultant has claimed that the number of "hot markets" has increased from 20 to 23 during the third quarter of 2010 The number of "cold markets" has fallen from 21 to 14....
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Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has claimed that global office vacancy rates will start to trend downwards during 2011, with many of the world's "high-order" markets firmly within the rental upswing phase....
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Rents for prime property across the globe have stabilised suggesting that consumer confidence in real estate worldwide is beginning to grow, the latest figures suggest. CB Richard Ellis'(CBRE) Global Retail Market View report highlights the increasing demand for prime retail space in most markets, with some cities seeing substantial annual growth at the end of the third quarter of 2010....
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Industrial real estate markets around the world have now entered recovery mode, the latest research suggests. However, the revival is patchy and is being led by Asian markets, with rental costs beginning to rise once again....
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Occupier demand and investment activity has increased in the majority of European commercial real estate markets, a new survey has found. However, despite the improving investor sentiment, the gap between emerging and developed countries is rising....
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Investors are beginning to return to the global hotel market following the economic downturn, new research has claimed. Indeed, transactions over the course of the year are expected to hit USD18 billion, up 85 per cent in terms of volume compared to 2009....
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There are a growing number of commercial real estate transactions taking place around the world, it has been claimed. However, research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA) added that not all regions have enjoyed similar improvements....
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Last month we asked in an open poll on the site "If you had 100,000 GBP (or the equivalent) to invest in property right now, which continent would you invest in?"...
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The global real estate market recovery continues to be led by countries located in Asia. On averages, house prices in the region climbed by 14 per cent over the course of the past year. According to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index, the cost of real estate rose in 69 per cent of worldwide destinations in the past 12 months....
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Investment in hotels in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has seen strong growth during the first three-quarters of 2010. In total, transaction volumes in the sector climbed to EUR 3.97 billion, representing a year-on-year rise of 55 per cent....
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Investment in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is expected to be a full 30 per cent higher than in 2009 by the end of the year, it has been claimed. This is despite the region posting a 12 per cent decline in activity during the third quarter of 2010....
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A lack of prime properties in Europe is stalling the recovery of the global real estate market, it has been suggested. The latest research from real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle has found that total investment in commercial property during the third quarter of 2010 stood at USD 69 billion....
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European property has been performing well over the past few months, with a number of indices suggesting that confidence is returning to the region. Indeed, Property Magazine has reported that transaction levels in retail real estate in Europe during the first three quarters of 2010 reached EUR 15....
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European retail property has seen a surge in interest from investors during the third quarter of this year, new figures would suggest. Bloomberg reports that the renewed interest in the region has been led by a string of deals in Germany, Poland and the UK....
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Investment in the European commercial property sector is set to rise by as much as 42 per cent by the end of this year, Reuters has reported. Global real estate consultancy DTZ claims that investment volumes will reach EUR 89 billion at the close of 2010 and go on to hit EUR 109 billion by the end of 2011....
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The latest index released by CB Richard Ellis shows that there was a 24 per cent increase in the volume of commercial real estate sales in Europe in the third quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2009....
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Now is an attractive time to be buying into property, it has been claimed. Following research from the Investment Property Database (IPD) showing that real estate funds have recovered in the past year, Aberdeen Asset Management has predicted that the asset class is set to do well in the coming months....
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The property market in Asia has been touted as the best performing in the world at present and the latest data from DTZ shows that this trend is continuing. Indeed, the property consultant has revealed that Singapore's real estate market surged during the third quarter of the year....
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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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Property investors in Europe had the highest volumes of cross-border activity during the first half of 2010, new research has found. Financial and professional service firm Jones Lang LaSalle claims that over 54 per cent of all European transactions conducted in the first six months of the year were cross-border....
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It would seem the world press (or at least Europe and Scandinavia) have dropped almost all forms of news just to talk about a volcano whose name they cannot pronounce, (Eyjafjallajokull) and continue to go on about it with no sign of stopping. All of the news streams, blogosphere, twitter, and just about any other form of news or social media appear to be jammed solid with it. Great if you have plans to become a volcanologist, or you have a school project about volcanoes. Anyone would think an ash cloud had actually got into the internet itself!
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