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As it draws closer to the UK's elections, foreign exchange markets have displayed more volatility than seen since the US had its 'fiscal cliff' moment.....
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After an encouraging year for foreign investment in its real estate sector, Turkey's government is set to boost the market further through the introduction.....
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Industry professionals predict that Thailand’s residential property market could see up to 10% growth on the back of the country’s improving economic fundamentals....
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Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants....
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When it comes to investing overseas, Chinese property hunters often head for global neighbours Australia, where they have spent more than $24bn.....
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China is seeking financial sanctuary in Britain's energy, property and transport infrastructure....
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As a result of budgetary changes in March 2014, more pensioners are investing in residential property as part of their pension pot....
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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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Developers have pledged to give UK buyers in London a fairer deal, voluntarily committing to releasing properties to the domestic market at the same time as abroad...
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Demand for property in the UK is now at an 11-year high, meaning those considering real estate investment will need to come to the table with adequate financial backing...
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Real estate investment opportunities are often characterised by their low price and potential to generate value and returns. However, getting a bargain in Britain's property market is certainly getting harder...
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Research from the Policy Exchange claims it is urgent that policymakers prioritise increasing housing stock, creating 1.5 million new homes by 2020, including the formation of at least one new garden city. Doing so will ease some of the barriers to home ownership...
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The US property market is facing a "monster mash", which could put its ongoing recovery under threat and deter real estate investment. RealtyTrac, the housing data provider, claims there are two beasts looming over the sector and until they're thwarted, recovery will run the risk of collapse.
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The US hotel market has been causing concern for those considering real estate investment of late and the sector's...
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The lending market will not be dented by the introduction of affordability checks, according to new research. A study...
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The latest data shows that the German real estate investment market continues to perform well, continually quashing...
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Europe has took a bloody beating at the hands of the financial crisis, many doubt it will ever be the same as it was before. Real estate investment in the continent has continually refused to roll over and play dead.
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It was good news for the US property market as the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices posted a pleasing rise in house prices over the 12 months ending January 2013...
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Leading real estate firm Savills is tipping the US and UK to lead an international hotel investment surge in 2013. The firm predicts a significant increase in UK hotel investment on the £1.64 billion transacted last year...
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The US is the centre of considerable property investment interest of late, with research from broker DTZ showing that real estate equity increased by 19 per cent to USD 55 billion (GBP 36.8 approximately) in the second half of 2012...
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London property has undoubtedly gone from strength to strength during the financial crisis, with real estate investment the asset of choice for overseas investors looking for a safe haven for their money...
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Property investors are making hay while the sun shines - often literally - in the farming sector, with new statics showing the price of rural land hit a record high in the second half of 2012...
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The gap between the best and the rest in the commercial property sector is widening, according to research from Legal & General. Although the industry looks set to enjoy greater returns in 2013...
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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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According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, Russia has come back to life in terms of investor demand, sentiment and, most importantly investment...
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Last year was one of recovery for the US commercial property market, but the runaway winner when it comes to real estate investment was undoubtedly the industrial sector...
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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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As 2013 fast approaches, property market analysts are questioning the position of the commercial sector going into the New Year. Thus far, findings have been mixed, with some claiming economic uncertainty...
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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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New research from leading property company Jones Lang La Salle has found Manchester to be the 15th biggest real estate investment destination in the world relative to the size of its economy...
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Manchester has been ranked as one of the world's top 20 real estate investment spots by Jones Lang LaSalle. The accolade was awarded based on the relative size of the city's economy...
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Commercial real estate investment in the UK was a mixed bag, or more like a split personality in October according to the latest research from Savills...
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Commercial property in the US is performing well across all sectors, according to Moody's/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI). Prices have climbed by 28 per cent since the dark days of January 2010...
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The UK property market has reached somewhat of an impasse: demand for real estate is high, residential development land supply is low, lending is tight and prices don't automatically plummet as stock increases.
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The extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the US has yet to be calculated but the country's property market is already ready preparing for a rocky road ahead. Despite the recovery experienced in real estate this year...
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There are certain cities in the US where the office market is beginning to show signs of recovery, while other areas are not performing as well...
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London enjoyed a significant rise in the total take-up of space in its office sector during the second quarter of 2012...
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Recovering global property markets have prompted renewed impetus to transparency improvements following a slowdown in progress during the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009...
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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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According to a new report by real estate advisor Savills, foreign investment into French real estate is rising as major institutional buyers snap up trophy assets in the county...
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A growing number of high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) from all over the world have London's real estate investment market in their sights...
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The fundamentals of both the US's commercial and residential property sectors are improving, despite the wider economic issues facing the country...
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The London residential property market has continued to outperform not only the rest of the UK's housing sector, but also commercial real estate assets in the country...
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While it possible to earn plenty of money and achieve financial freedom by investing in property, the current state of the real estate market makes it even more challenging. Still, many investors do not fail due to a slow market...
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The Chinese housing market is about one of the most interesting places in the world to watch right now. According to the consensus of recent reports, sales and prices have risen considerably in the last couple of months, but...
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Although a few countries - most notably Canada, Thailand and China - had a strong second quarter of the year, there was a general weakening in sentiment across the majority of the commercial real estate markets...
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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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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...
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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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Real estate investment in Dubai is expected to see continued growth, but not investments in flipping as it once became famous and died for...
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According to reports the German real estate market is thriving. During the property boom years many reports predicted that Germany, and particularly Berlin would see a piece of the foreign-buyer fuelled action...
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Several organisations have recently released figures showing how the Scottish housing market is faring. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Scotland saw...
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An increasing number of occupiers looking for premises to let in London are turning away from the West End and looking at lesser known and cheaper locations...
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Despite the apparent slowdown in momentum at the start of the year, Jones Lang la Salle has issued a report predicting that real estate investment volumes will be as high as last year. According to the firm's second quarter 2012 Global Market Perspective...
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Italian real estate fund Patrimonio Uno is to step up the offloading of its properties as part of a sell-off always scheduled into its business plan. The fund was set up in 2005...
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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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Prime global cities in the 'old world' have outperformed their 'new world' counterparts in the latest Savills World Cities Review. Looking back at the final six months of 2011, the firm revealed property prices in destinations it classes as old world - London, New York, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo...
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Some of the world's largest investors are sacking-off fund managers and going it alone, bringing real estate investment in-house to avoid the high fees and mediocre returns of so-called pooled funds...
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The majority of homeowners are positive about future house price growth in the UK. Knight Frank's latest survey revealed confidence in the state of the country's residential real estate market is at a near 20-month high...
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Commercial property values have continued to stay strong in the first quarter of the year, according to results from CB Richard Ellis...
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For the second time now it seems that we are going from a little bit better to a lot worse in terms of the global real estate recovery. The world joined America and the UK in the crash at the end of 2008 and 2009 was the real year of the global crash. Since then we have had a recovery...
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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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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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On Wednesday (April 25th), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its preliminary data about the UK's gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of the year - and it didn't make for pleasant reading...
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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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The level of transactions occurring in the UK's commercial real estate markets has been affected by the weak economy, lack of finance and investor uncertainty...
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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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New research has revealed a rising number of institutional investors are turning to the select-service hotel sector...
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The majority of housing markets in the UK present opportunities for residential property investment, while the number of new homes being constructed is expected to remain well below...
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Despite concerns that announcements made by chancellor George Osborne in his Budget speech last week (March 21st) will deter high net worth individuals (HNWIs) from investing in prime London property, one real estate expert does not believe the tax changes will have a significant impact...
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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 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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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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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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Russia's property market (like everything else in the country) has more than its fair share of ups and downs in the last few years, but right now it is definitely in an up...
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Last month, the government announced the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link between London and Birmingham will go ahead. Meanwhile, the Crossrail scheme within the capital is continuing, providing improved transport links to several districts....
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The British Property Federation (BPF) has thrown its weight behind a recently announced government review that will examine the barriers for institutional investment in the private rented sector (PRS)....
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There will be a greater number of transactions in the UK hotel market during 2012, with one expert stressing activity in this sector of the real estate industry is far from stagnant...
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There are significant opportunities for property investors in the student accommodation market. This is according to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), which outlined the scope of the sector and the room for growth in a recent presentation....
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According to a report on the Shanghai Statistics Bureau website, Shanghai property developers borrowed a total of 74.1 billion Yuan last year. This represents a fall of 9.6% compared to 2010, which conversely saw lending increase by 28.6% on 2009...
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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 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 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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Last month, Barclays Corporate predicted the recovery witnessed in London's hotel market during 2011 would continue into 2012, with the third quarter of this year set to be key for the overall performance of the sector. The firm noted strong revenue per available room...
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A decrease in tenant demand for commercial real estate will have a marked impact on the sector over the course of 2012. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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Predictions for the year ahead in the prime central London property market are upbeat, which may encourage an increasing number of people to make a real estate investment in the city...
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The UK commercial property market is likely to see mixed fortunes in 2012, according to a new report. Jones Lang LaSalle's latest Property Predictions publication suggests...
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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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Hotels in London performed well during September this year after a slowdown in profitability during August, new research shows...
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The retail real estate sector in the UK's capital appears to be holding up well in the face of wider economic problems, the latest research from Knight Frank suggests...
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A new report by Savills has highlighted ten global cities that are attracting real estate investment from some of the world's most wealthy people...
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Since the recession, real estate investment by foreigners has become an increasingly important part of London's property sector, one expert has claimed...
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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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Germany's property investment market is considered to be "stable and prosperous" among investors, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...
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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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Regional property markets should see more investor interest over the coming months, it has been noted, with one expert in real estate investment explaining...
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The latest house price index from Nationwide has revealed that residential property values in the UK were unchanged in June compared to May this year...
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An increasing number of investors are looking at the property and infrastructure sectors to bolster their portfolios, an executive at Deutsche Bank's alternative asset management division - now known as RREEF - has revealed...
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According to official statistics, real estate investment growth in China sped up in the first five months of the year. Growth of 34.6 per cent was recorded, from a rise of 34.3 per cent in the first four months....
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The Canadian city is benefiting from its tight supply of quality inventory, as well as the region's affluence...
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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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Recent growth seen in the Swedish property market over the past year will be sustained through 2011 thanks to the nation's positive economic outlook and market performance...
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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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Following a period of decline in the wake of the global financial crisis, Dubai is making a comeback as a real estate investment destination...
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There are still a number of "sound reasons" for investors to be looking at the opportunities available to them within global commercial property markets, it has been suggested...
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The property market in Thailand is experiencing a slight slowdown as government cooling measures begin to take effect. Following robust growth last year, analysts have expressed caution about the long-term prospects of the sector....
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Supply shortages in a number of commercial markets around the world mean that there are a number of reasons to invest in the sector at present...
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Global commercial real estate markets will return close to double digit returns over the course of the year. Underpinned by resilient income yields, the asset class is expected to outperform other investments....
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Restrictions on foreign investment in Thailand mean that overseas buyers are increasingly being put off purchasing real estate in Bangkok...
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A rapid resurgence in capital values among prime properties, improving business sentiment and growing investor confidence ensured that Asian real estate continued to grow in stature at the end of 2010....
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Global commercial real estate sales climbed by 43 per cent last year as a growing number of purchases of development sites buoyed the world's markets, the latest research from Real Capital Analytics (RCA) has shown....
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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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If you are a frequent reader of my blog posts here, you might (quite rightly) have assumed I am not much of a Christmas type. Imagine my joy at having been asked to write something about the property markets with respect to the "festive season"...
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Singapore has been named as the top Asian destination for real estate investment, with Shanghai, Mumbai and Hong Kong also expected to perform strongly in the coming year. Strong economic growth and brisk activity in the financial and high-tech industries helped Singapore take the top spot, according to the survey jointly published by the global non-profit Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers....
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Real estate investors have been told to consider the full range of options available to them in capital markets. According to John Gellatly, head of global real estate multi-manager at Aviva Investors and chair of the Investment Property Forum (IPF), there is a "huge need" for speculators to educate themselves on the benefits of different investment vehicles....
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The Asia Pacific region has emerged as a favoured destination for future real estate investment, according to the results of one survey. Conducted by Aviva Investors, the study found that three-quarters of those questioned were looking to add to their portfolios in the coming three years....
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The results of the recent comprehensive spending review (CSR) are likely to be welcomed by real estate investors looking to capitalise on the London property market. At least this is the view of GM Real Estate which claimed that the austerity measures had been received "fairly positively" so far....
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Strong recovery in countries from within the Asia Pacific region has led Aviva Investors to highlight the region as being one of the most attractive international real estate markets for long-term investors....
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Prospective Buy to Let investors may be interested to hear that the real estate market in London offers the best potential for rental growth of any European market in the coming five years. According to real estate service provider Savills, the English capital will enjoy a significant increase in tenant demand over the period....
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The significant increase in global commercial real estate investment witnessed in 2010 compared to last year was bolstered by cross-border buying, it has been suggested. Research from Jones Lang LaSalle has found that commercial investment during the first half of 2010 totalled USD 132 billion - almost double the level seen in the period during 2009 (USD 76 billion)....
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An increasing number of international investors are looking towards Asian property markets for returns. In particular, Japan is proving to be a favoured destination, with over USD 2 billion in deals already agreed this year....
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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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