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So would residents of London like to be more like New York City? In a scheme announced by the Chancellor George Osborne.....
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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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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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Hilton Worldwide Holdings have announced the sale of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York for a staggering $1.95bn to Chinese investors....
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Over the past few years there has been an increasing amount of Chinese money pouring into overseas real estate markets. With more than 40,000 new millionaires created.....
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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the future of China’s property market has increased as real estate moguls Li Ka-shing and Wang jianlin have gradually withdrawn....
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London has once again beat off competition from a number of other thriving cities around the globe to be named the number one city in the world for investment from the wealthy who have money to spend...
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Whilst most people in America the United Kingdom are aware of Section 8 Housing and Section 106 respectively, many are not fully informed on how these programs work. Documentary maker Kevin Murphy elaborates...
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The market conditions that were inherent throughout the UK and the rest of the continent meant that the country enjoyed a strong year in terms of commercial property investment...
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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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Because of the reputation of British educational establishments, it's no surprise that the sector is attracting international investors, including those from the US...
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The UK student accommodation market is proving to be one of the most stable and lucrative in the world, filled with sound property investment opportunities and high demand...
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The US hotel market has a few mixed messages for property investors as it progresses further into the second quarter of the year...
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London's safe-haven status will ensure ultra-prime property purchases in the city continue to rise. Research by Candy & Candy, Savills and Deutsche Bank showed the value of residential property transactions over GBP 10 million in financial hubs like the capital will grow by 27 per cent over the next five years...
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Micro-apartments are the new hot property investment project in New York and despite the fact the first building hasn't broken ground yet, there are plans for even more...
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When you've got money in your pocket the world is your oyster, but just where should you set your pin on the globe if you want to ensure you are seen in the hottest location?
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Property is one of the primary tools we have at our disposal to see into the past and learn about our heritage. However, across the globe it seems we are letting this crumble away...
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When it comes to tracking movements in US house prices none carry more weight than the Case-Shiller index. So who can argue with that very index when it tells us that US home prices grew by more in 2012 than they have since the summer of 2006?
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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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Hotel operators in the Americas posted strong gains in January, reporting a 3.3 percent increase in occupancy to 51.3 percent, STR Global Reports...
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Prime central London property prices have been on the rise for the last four years, according to new research. In its Spring 2013 London Residential Review...
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The latest release from the S&P Case-Shiller house price index, (which is as close to being an official house price index as it gets in America) shows US house prices up by between 4.5% and 5.5% in the 12 months...
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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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Completed foreclosures are an indication of the total number of homes actually lost to foreclosure. Since the financial crisis began in September 2008, there have been approximately 4 million completed foreclosures across the country...
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The US real estate market appears to have undergone somewhat of a recovery in 2012, with interest in property investment gathering momentum. However, more has to be done in the residential sector in particular to encourage further activity.
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As the US Mortgage backed securities trade looks set to hit a year-to-date total of $40 billion this week according to Standard and Poors, fledgling reports of a European CMBS revival have hit the wall of cold hard reality...
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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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News that London has the world's most expensive residential properties comes as no shock, for it is certainly not the first time it has held such a status, but it is perceived in 2 ways. On one hand it is seen as a great acclaim..
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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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Hotel investment is once again beginning to take centre stage in international real estate investment, as global tourism continues to recover well...
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The commercial property markets in Manhattan continue to outperform many other cities in the US. Research published by Cushman & Wakefield revealed that vacancy rates were slightly higher in the third quarter of this year...
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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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Real estate markets in the world's leading cities have been supported by domestic demand, with this proving to be a crucial factor in their continued strong performance...
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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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In the UK, the supply of distressed real estate far outstrips demand, according to Rics, which may go at least part of the way to explaining why the UK's recovery is lagging behind the US...
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Some 55% of properties purchased by foreigners in America are now purchased by Chinese buyers according to a new report. The data shows that Chinese buyers invested a whopping $9 billion dollars...
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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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UK based and international resellers of property in places like California and Atlanta have been saying for some time that real estate in such locations is one of the few safe investments currently available...
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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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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 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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Above expected employment growth is fuelling what could be called a mini-boom in the New York office sector, particularly in Manhattan...
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Chinese buyers are flooding into the American property market as it continues to show signs that it has bottomed. According to the latest data Chinese nationals are now the second biggest foreign buyers in America after Canadians...
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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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The serviced apartment market in the UK is performing well and has the potential for future growth, making it an attractive property investment opportunity...
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Hotel investment volumes in Manhattan doubled last year compared to 2010 according to the latest release of data on the sector from CB Richard Ellis...
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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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US banks have increased lending on commercial properties in the fourth quarter of last year. The first such increase since Q1 2010 comes on the back of falling default rates and banks successfully offloading foreclosed property...
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Many people who make property investments in London are not doing so to generate significant returns on their cash, but in order to preserve their wealth...
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The number of cross-border real estate investments made in 2011 was significantly higher than in 2010. In its year-end Global Capital Flow report, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) revealed cross-border transactions were up by...
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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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Fuelled by exceptional growth in retail property and low-rise apartment investment, American commercial property investment grew 57% year on year in 2011 according to the latest data from Real Capital Analytics...
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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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Investment activity in the US commercial real estate sector has fallen back during the third quarter of the year, new research shows. Bloomberg cited the preliminary figures released by Real Capital Analytics...
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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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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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The 2011 Colliers International Global Investor Sentiment Survey has found that more than 80 per cent of US real estate investors are intending to increase the size of their property portfolios over the coming six months....
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With the hotel industry showing signs of growth - and investors once again expressing interest in hotels as an asset class - there are set to be many opportunities in the sector...
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The super prime real estate values in Savills top ten world class cities has increased by ten per cent during the first half of this year...
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A group of US real estate companies has come together to trail a programme in New York to help make the city's office space more environmentally-friendly...
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Office rents in the Americas region have posted their first positive three months of growth, both on an annual and quarterly basis, since the third quarter of 2010...
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London has an enduring popularity among investors, it has been claimed, because many see it as a "safe haven" during difficult economic times...
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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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The slowdown in the global economy coupled with the effect of the downgrade of the US AAA credit rating could have an impact on real estate fundamentals, it has been suggested...
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New figures published by Jones Lang LaSalle have revealed that the highest volume of investment in commercial property transactions took place in New York...
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The Savills World Class Index, which covers premier residential property locations around the world, has revealed that a gap is opening up between the "old world" and "new world" economies...
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Prime real estate assets in Hong Kong have experienced the highest annual growth rate - reaching 16.1 per cent - in the second quarter of this year...
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Residential real estate values in the US rose in June, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. The research organisation revealed that prices were up 0.7 per cent compared to May...
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Property owners in the US are overvaluing their homes, new research has revealed. A study carried out by Zillow discovered that those who made a purchase in 2007 or later are...
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Sales volumes of Manhattan apartments rose in the second quarter of the year compared to the first three months of 2011, new figures show...
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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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Financial institutions that moved away from Manhattan during the credit crisis are beginning to return to the New York borough...
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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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Commercial property prices in the US fell to a post-recession low during March, with sales of financially-distressed assets having a negative impact on the market...
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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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A number of property investors with cash to spend are looking to increase their wealth by purchasing real estate in the Asian property markets....
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Mumbai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo have been named as the world's future leading cities by a selection of high net worth individuals from around the world. While New York and London remain as the world's leading regions, emerging nation centres are catching up...
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Commercial property rents in the US are expected to reach their former peak levels by 2015, a recent forecast has suggested. Growth in warehouse and office rates is expected to drive the rebound, RREEF said....
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Strong property growth is to be seen in the world's top shopping and entertainment destinations, new research by Colliers International has found. Indeed, the consultancy says that a number of locations, including New York, Hong Kong and London's West End, have seen a double digit annual rental increases....
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Office markets around the world are increasingly reporting an upturn in demand, with investors hoping to take advantage of improving economic situations and rising rental and occupancy rates....
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New York, Kuala Lumpur and London are three destinations that real estate speculators are becoming increasingly confident about, international property investment firm IP Global has claimed....
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Kuala Lumpur, London and New York have been revealed as the three destinations in which the savviest property investors from Hong Kong are looking to acquire real estate....
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According to the latest Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index, US commercial property prices rose 1.3 per cent in October from the previous month, the second consecutive month of growth....
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The revival of commercial real estate markets around the world has been highlighted by recent research conducted by Colliers International. According to the property consultant foreign investors are showing more confidence than they did six month previously....
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European investors are set to benefit from the growth of emerging markets from around the world, it has been suggested. Emerging markets remain strong, according to Guido Stiel, Asian equities expert and co-fund manager of the Allianz RCM BRIC Equity fund....
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London is the most popular destination for cross-regional investment transaction during 2009 and in the first half of 2010, new research has found. According to CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the UK capital captured 27 per cent of all foreign purchases during the period....
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