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The dollar has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the middle of 2014, reaching highs against major currencies not seen since before the global downturn....
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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 has seen a resurgence of Britons buying property overseas, seeking to capitalise on a strengthening pound in Eurozone markets, where house prices are still heavily discounted and mortgages are cheap.....
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Spain has released consistently strong economic data over the last eight quarters, leading economists to raise forecasts towards more positive growth through 2015.....
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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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In the second quarter of 2014, Spanish house prices recorded an increase for the first time in six years, confirming the nation's return.....
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House prices in London's most exclusive and expensive areas have increased from £3.7m in Q2 to a whopping £4.7m in Q3..........
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It's well recorded that London's prime property markets have experienced extreme inflation due to heightened interest from some of the world's richest investors....
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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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London mayor Boris Johnson has appealed to developers to start selling homes in new buildings to those who are from the UK before selling to overseas investors...
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It is estimated that the Six Nations Rugby Championship period will see some £30 million injected into the Edinburgh economy within the space of just over a month...
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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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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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Commercial real estate investment in the CEE region has hit the second highest Q1 level since 2007 and the highest since Q1 2008 according to the latest data from CBRE...
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According to new research European commercial property prices are the most attractive for 10 years. The quarterly Fair Value Index by DTZ monitors the relative attractiveness of pricing in commercial property in European markets by giving each a score out of 100 based on its attractiveness...
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The UK is suffering from a property price gulf, with homes in London and the south worth GBP 330 billion more on average than properties in the rest of the country...
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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 European logistics and industrial sector is proving itself to be a prime market for property investment, with the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle revealing that assets maintained their momentum in the penultimate 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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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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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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There is evidence that the shopping centre investment market in the UK is picking up. The value of transactions completed in the third quarter of this year was almost double that in the three months from April to June...
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Now well over 2 years into the Eurozone financial crisis and its lingering effects are continuing to depress the performance of European property funds...
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Risk-averse investors are focusing their attention on core European property markets, with interest in secondary locations and assets declining. The ongoing eurozone crisis has resulted in many investors taking a "safety first" approach to real estate markets...
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The latest report from Real Capital Analytics has found that $157 billion was invested in global commercial real estate in the second quarter, a slight upturn on the first quarter according to the report. However...
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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 performance of pan-European property funds has been negatively impacted by the ongoing eurozone crisis and particularly the performance of real estate assets in locations such as France and Germany...
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The amount of money ploughed into the UK's student housing sector in the first half of 2012 is more than double the volume recorded in the same period last 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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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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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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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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Emerging markets are witnessing unprecedented boom in shopping mall development as growing middle class populations' fuel major expansion in emerging market retail according to CBRE...
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An article in The Telegraph suggested France could be on the brink of a significant property market slump earlier this month, with Pierre Sabatier from consultancy PrimeView stating prices could drop by as much as 40 per cent over the next decade...
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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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Sentiment among real estate professionals around the world improved in the first quarter of 2012. According to the Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics)...
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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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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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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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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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European housing markets could finally see a sustained recovery in 2013 according to a new study by ratings agency Standard and Poor's. In the report, aptly titled "The Eurozone Crisis May Loosen Its Grip On The Housing Market" the firm asserts...
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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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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 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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Rental and capital value growth prospects for commercial real estate in Europe are lagging behind other world regions...
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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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Several prime cities are seeing hotel revenues continue to grow, and while hotel stocks are still falling because of the wider situation, hotel buyers can still see that these cities present good opportunities to buy now while prices are becoming increasingly attractive...
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Last year's Housing Humbug Report covered a number of points, many of which will make an appearance again this year of course – but first, was I right?
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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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During the boom emerging markets were all the rage with investors, especially private investors who could only see the potential profit of a studio apartment for £7k (for example), and hear the talk of the 40% instant gain made on completion of an off plan property...
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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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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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Investors who are putting their money into eurozone real estate markets should be demanding higher risk premiums due to the potential repercussions of the sovereign debt crisis, it has been claimed...
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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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A new report published by Savills has noted that investors consider the UK property market - and London in particular - to be a "safe haven" in times of economic uncertainty...
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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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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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The hotel sector is one area of the economy that is currently performing well, which could attract investors looking for opportunities in hospitality industry...
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The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has experienced a significant increase in hotel investment volumes during the first half of the year...
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Land Securities has noted in its first quarter interim management statement that activity surrounding retail developments is beginning to pick up...
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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 markets in the Middle East enjoyed a 15 per cent increase in investment activity in the first three months of the year, new figures from Cushman and Wakefield have revealed...
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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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UK buyers are the target for the Malaysian My Second Home (MM2H) programme, it has been revealed. The Malaysian tourism minister, Dr Ng Yen Yen, has claimed that as globalisation makes the world more accessible, more Brits are expected to travel further to expand their property portfolios....
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As the London property market continues to impress, it is no surprise to learn that there has been a significant increase in the number of buyers originating from the Middle East, Russia, France and Italy....
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Total sales figures for European commercial property activity hit EUR 28.5 billion in the first three months of the year, up 45 per cent compared to the same period one year ago....
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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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A proposed 20 per cent tax on second homes in France has sparked concern among potential property buyers and investors in recent days...
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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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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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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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International real estate investors have been urged to make key decisions surrounding property purchases quickly if they want to receive maximum returns from the current cycle...
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The latest IPD France Annual Property Index has revealed that the commercial real estate sector enjoyed a noticeable recovery in 2010 following two years of falls and inactivity...
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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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A significant surge by investors for prime, good quality retail property saw the sector post a 60 per cent year-on-year increase in capital during 2010, the latest figures from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) have revealed....
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The world has been forever changed by the first and worst international financial crisis since World War II and World War I before it. One of the main differences is that in the wake of the crisis, emerging markets are becoming dominant in the global economy.
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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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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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Property is considered to be a better investment than gold, shares, currency and savings, the results of a new survey have found. The latest research from the Worldwide Property Group has suggested that investor confidence is starting to return, with 69 per cent of the opinion that now is a good time to purchase real estate abroad....
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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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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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Globally investor confidence is swinging towards emerging markets, with many prospective buyers unsure about the future prospects of more developed nations. In Gallup International's Global Barometer of Hope and Despair, Brazil, China and India emerged as having the most upbeat populations....
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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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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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In 2010, the commercial property sector in France is comfortably outperforming the previous year, new research from Savills has found. In a trend which is reflected in the majority of countries around the world, the commercial market is currently very strong....
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Figures released by the Investment Property Databank (IPD) show that global real estate derivatives trading more then doubled in the third quarter compared to the second. The total transaction volumes for the period reached GBP 756 million - up from the GBP 300 million seen in the previous quarter....
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An increasing number of real estate investors believe that now is a good time to buy international property, a new survey has found. The Worldwide Property Group has revealed that in its September confidence tracker study 73 per cent of respondents believe that market conditions are favourable....
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The challenging economic climate around the world has opened up the door to a new generation of property investment. Falling real estate values in countries worldwide means that the asset class is now more accessible to many individuals, City AM reports....
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