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Commercial property REITs in the UK are set to become more popular and prevalent in the UK looking forward, as the promised returns offer much more of a steady income...
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The latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle shows that US hotel transactions were 50 percent higher in the first half of this year than the same period last year, with USD 8 billion dollars’ worth of transactions already completed.
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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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According to the latest report from Real Capital Analytics US hotel sales in the first two months of this year were up 41% on the same period in 2012. According to the firm's hotel trends report the largest increases were in portfolio sales...
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Ever since the global financial crisis wiped trillions off the global stock markets making many pension products near-worthless, we have all been clambering the find better ways to secure our future. Property has become a popular investment because it is less volatile...
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Real estate big hitter Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted that global hotel investment will total $32 billion this year. The firm believes that more transparency will make it easier for cross-border investors in the sector...
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There is growing demand for new investment vehicles in the indirect property market in the UK. IPD has pointed out that this sector is "well suited" to the likes of retail investors and pension schemes, but...
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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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There was a minimal improvement in the performance of the UK's commercial real estate sector in June, with CBRE revealing capital values slid by 0.5 per cent last month...
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The British Property Federation (BPF) has cautioned the government that real estate investment trusts (REITs) should not be viewed as the solution to the funding problems with social housing developments...
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The hotel investment sector in the US is performing well so far in 2012, with the average value of single-asset transactions up by five per cent...
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Hotels in Miami are becoming an increasingly popular real estate investment option, new figures have revealed. According to Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, transaction volumes are expected to reach USD 650 million...
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Alterations to current legislation could significantly improve the landscape for institutional investment in residential property in the UK...
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There is a desire among institutional investors to put their money into the private rented sector (PRS) in the UK, however, there are a number of hurdles that must first be overcome...
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In his Budget speech yesterday (March 21st) chancellor George Osborne announced changes to the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) regime...
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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 UK residential sector is currently undergoing the start of what could become a permanent change to the way houses in the UK are rented...
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Real Estate Investment Trusts dominated the market with 50% of acquisitions according to the data. Experts are predicting that New York will remain the strongest market in the world for hotel investment this year...
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The London commercial property market is experiencing its lowest level of confidence in two years, according to a new study...
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US REITs are all set to go on a buying spree in 2012 according to experts. Data from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts shows that REITs raised a record amount of equity in 2011...
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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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There has been a shift in prime yields among real estate assets in the UK leisure market, according to the latest commercial leisure bulletin from Savills...
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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...
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A rising number of investors are intending to add to their property portfolios, new research has shown...
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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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Washington DC has proved particularly popular with institutional investors, including real estate investment trusts, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and insurance companies...
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The listed property trusts in Australia have bounced back from the global financial crisis and have managed to not only match, but also better the equities market...
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Confidence among property investors is climbing, with shares in UK-listed property companies returning strong results over the past year....
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Institutional investors have overtaken publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) as the largest buyers of US office buildings in the first three months of the year...
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This week, the next big thing in the UK property investment world would appear to be buy to let - again. Having obviously not learnt from the last hype and furor that Buy to Let caused, the pr gurus of the world seem hell-bent on making us believe it's "ripe for a comeback"
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It's been a while since we ran a poll on IPINLive, the last one being the future of the Euro after the uproar concerning the bailout of Greece and Ireland - the results of which are surprisingly close...
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Land price values in Japan fell by three per cent last year, following a period of sustained growth the previous year, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said in a report.....
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Experts are predicting that 2011 will be a strong year for Real Estate Investment Trusts, (REITs) and particularly for those running Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
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US Real Estate Investment Trusts have purchased USD 24 billion worth of properties in the last 12 months. This is more than triple what they spent in the 12 months previous, and commercial property transactions as a whole were twice as high in 2010 as in 2009, as the US market continues to turn bullish.
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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Kuala Lumpur are expected to have a rough year as the level of Grade A office buildings in the country available for sale falls....
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Foreign buyers and investment funds have begun to return to the Australian office market, with the sector contributing 25 per cent of the total transactions for the year....
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The past few years have seen a great deal of change in the property investment world. 10 years ago the average home owner would not really have considered buying a house in a foreign land for a number of reasons - not least for the lack of information but also likely due to the complexity of it all and the general all out hassle one would have expected to encounter gaining enough information to make an informed decision.....
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International investors are increasingly being drawn to Australian real investment estate trusts (REITs) thanks to the quality of assets and stable economy in the country. But, analysts claim that despite the attractiveness of the trusts many buyers are facing problems due to the strength of the AUD....
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The investment climate for top assets will improve in 2011, it has been claimed, but buyers will have to be content with lower returns than in the past. According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the market is set to bounce back....
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The past ten days or so has seen the British press publishing more doom than normal for the property industry. The Halifax have piped up claiming house prices have dived by a further 3.6%, the government are allegedly going to flog their property off to the private sector in what will likely be a Gordon "Gold Sale" Brown style car boot sale, and one agent appears to have completely lost his marbles....
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After a difficult few years, commercial property made a comeback in early 2010. 2008 saw decreasing values for the asset class but Q2 2010 saw a rise in both values and interest from investors....
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A number of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are benefiting from the recent austerity measures put in place by various governments.

In particular, Asian property securities have benefited from the measures, with investors finding new confidence in the funds....
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Given the current economic climate, with the past 2 years or so having hit the investment property industry rather hard and the media not knowing whether the market is on the up, taking a dive, entering a double dip or stagnating....
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For anyone new to investing that may not have decided on which sector they should invest their money into....
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Steady recovery in the global property markets is expected to be witnessed over the course of the year, with the US market offering the best return on investment (ROI) for individuals who decide to invest in property....
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An increasing amount of financial advisors are recommending that their clients consider looking into commercial real estate investment opportunities compared with residential property....
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The point of diversification is to primarily spread risk. By spreading risk across different investment tools, you reduce the chances of your entire investment capital being wiped out in a sudden market movement in the sector that you happen to be invested in....
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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) were originally introduced to the market in the US in 1960 and have been around ever since, gradually making their way to destinations further afield. Basically, a REIT can be described as a company that manages a portfolio of real estate to earn a profit for its shareholders....
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Diversification is the key to protection – A phrase often heard in the investment world when it comes to spreading risk. We take a look at some of the more diverse property based investments and explain a little more about alternative property investment strategies.
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