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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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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 following is a summary of the distressed properties market relating to the US only. Whilst IPIN's expertise extends to distressed assets internationally.....
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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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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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The establishment of a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, proposed at the....
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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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The British press has recently been full of reports concerning the increasing gap between rich and poor created by the economic downturn in the UK...
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Global management consultancy Bain & Company recently published a startling report indicating that the majority of China’s rising affluent classes are considering moving overseas....
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A recent report published jointly by Candy & Candy, Savills World Research and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has identified Panama City as being one of the favourite destinations for international property investors this year....
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According to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Dubai property prices are set to return to their 2008 peak during 2014. 2013 saw price increases at a rate of 22%, sparking speculation that a property bubble was inevitable however, although prices will continue to rise throughout this year the pace will be slower and the results more sustainable.
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Miami is emerging as the prime US spot for property investment, driving the trend for rising prices across Florida. Colordarcy.com claims that condominium prices increased by 19.3 per cent year-on-year...
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The only way is up for US house prices, according to one real estate expert in the country...
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The Buy to Let sector in the UK has suffered during the economic downturn, with lending restrictions, repossessions and unemployment all taking their toll on the market...
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Investment returns for Asian commercial property were 6.4 per cent in 2010, new figures collated by IPD have revealed...
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Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has claimed that Dubai's real estate sector is set to witness some stability in capital values over the coming 12 months...
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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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A recent increase in sales of commercial property loan securities in the US has led to some experts feeling cautiously optimistic. It is thought that the increase could have far reaching benefits, including strengthening bank balance-sheets...
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Transparency in the Egyptian property market is to be increased through the creation of a new committee which aims to deal with a string of legal challenges to sales of state land to developers...
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A new report has highlighted the popularity of the US as a property investment destination for foreign buyers. International purchases shot up USD 16 billion this year...
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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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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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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 positive 1st quarter growth enjoyed by REITs was surprising to many, given the slightly negative returns in March. The FTSE NAREIT All Equity Index fell 1.28% on the month, and the All REITs Index fell 1.38%. This was against a 0.04% increase in the S and P 500.
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Investors will find plenty of opportunities to invest in property in India this year, it has been claimed. Writing for the Property Report website, Anuj Puri, chairman and country head of Jones Lang LaSalle India, has highlighted the enormous growth potential that the country boasts....
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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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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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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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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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Commercial real estate investors looking for property in Australia are increasingly looking at what Melbourne has to offer. The city, which is located in the state of Victoria, is now one of the best-performing markets in the Asia Pacific region....
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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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Huge demand for new residential properties in Saudi Arabia has led to the creation of a brand-new Ministry for Housing in the country. Rapid population growth and an increasing number of expatriate workers relocating to the nation are expected to be the primary growth drivers....
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Interest from Indian investors in the Dubai property market is rising, with the opportunity to take advantage of heavily discounted prices. DAMAC Properties reported that real estate values in the emirate are up to 60 per cent cheaper than in Mumbai....
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Demand from overseas buyers is helping to drive the cost of private apartments in Singapore to record highs. The average value of a property now stands at USD 1,935 per square foot for prime areas....
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Following a successful sales performance in 2010, the Singapore property market has remained robust in the first quarter of 2011. Research by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed that the total investment sales over the past three months....
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US real estate has delivered its third strongest annual returns of the last decade during 2010, at 14.2 per cent. Measured by the IPD US Annual Property Index, the result indicates a substantial turnaround in the market following 2009...
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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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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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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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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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Overseas investment in China climbed by 32.2 per cent in February compared to the same period a year previously, official data has shown. However, despite the year-on-year rise, it still remained below the level of activity recorded during January, the commerce ministry said....
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Recovery across the worlds' property markets in 2011 is set to continue, with improving performance driven primarily by occupier markets, according to a new report by Cushman and Wakefield. Unveiled at MIPIM in Cannes, the forecast notes that an increasing focus on the occupier will be a core characteristic within the sector...
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Office property continues to make up the largest proportion of inter-regional investment around the world, with 58 per cent of all transactions for that asset class....
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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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US-based real estate investment trusts (REITs) have poured USD 24 billion into commercial property in the country over the course of the past 12 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg...
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Commercial real estate investors in Australia will finally be able to measure the performance of sustainable commercial real estate buildings, following the launch of a new green property index. Property investment analyst IPD has launched its green property index at Green Cities 2011....
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Activity in the Asian property market was up considerably last year compared to 2009, with investors taking advantage of the economic recovery and spending a total of USD 63 billion in transactions. The figures, released by real estate consultancy CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), are a massive 59 per cent up on 2009....
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Investment in overseas real estate by Koreans surged by in excess of 170 per cent in 2010 compared to the previous year as a result of the global economic recovery. The Finance Ministry has announced that Korean residents bought overseas real estate valued at USD 611....
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A strengthening economy, rising consumer confidence and better job prospects are expected to bolster the Canadian real estate market in 2011, with higher than expected growth forecast. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has revised its prediction for residential sales this year, with the firm stating that transaction levels will pick up after a slow start....
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The property market in Kenya was "exceptional" last year in global terms, with home values surging forward, one consultancy agency has claimed. Real estate values in Kenya increased by 5.8 per cent over the course of 2010, HassConsult Ltd has said....
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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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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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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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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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Commercial investment volumes in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to climb once again this year, overtaking the record USD 145 billion that was transacted in 2010. This figure was almost double the USD 73 billion in 2009 and exceeded the previous peak of USD 101 billion in 2007....
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Direct investment from foreign buyers in China soared to its highest level ever last year, new figures have officially revealed. The news highlights the growing confidence and sentiment held in the country's economy, despite the government implementing a number of cooling measures last year....
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The Chinese government has announced that it is planning on introducing further legislation and regulatory measure to help cool the overheated real estate sector....
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Overseas buyers are increasingly looking to invest in en bloc property in Singapore, it has been claimed. According to figures from the Urban Redevelopment Authority....
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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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The level of real estate transactions picked up during the third quarter in Asia, new figures show. Direct investment excluding land transactions in the region grew by 53 per cent compared to the previous quarter suggesting that confidence is returning to buyers....
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Homes in the US are set to drop in value significantly by the end of the year, a new report has suggested. In total, residential prices will have fallen by USD 1.9 trillion when the year closes....
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Despite a growing number of governments in Asian countries imposing cooling measures on their respective property markets, investors still have an appetite for real estate in the region....
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Commercial property prices in the US have enjoyed their biggest growth in over a decade of records, new data has found. According to Moody's Investor Service, on average the asset class rose in value by 4....
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The real estate sector in the Middle East is continuing to attract the attention of prospective investors, new research suggests. Despite a bleak global economic outlook, a study by online business intelligence platform Zawya found that real estate is one of the most popular projects being tracked by professionals....
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New research has suggested that direct investment into global commercial property is likely to grow by between 25 and 35 per cent in 2011. The forecast will see the total level of transactions around the world reach in excess of USD350 billion....
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Analysts are predicting that the global commercial property market will continue to post growth into 2011, following a strong finish to this year. Worldwide investment in the asset class is expected to have grown by more than one-third by the end of 2010 when compared to figures from last year....
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The real estate in Asia is forecast to continue on an upwards trend, with analysts remaining optimistic about its chances. According to the CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Asia Investment MarketView report for the third quarter of 2010, there has been a significant upturn in activity....
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Coinciding with a significant rise in the level of activity within property markets in Asia, cross-border investment in the region soared during the third quarter of 2010. It accounted for USD3.1 billion of the total transaction volumes, signalling an 80 per cent rise quarter on quarter....
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There was a significant rise in activity in Asia's real estate investment market during the third quarter of 2010, with confidence returning among buyers. During the three-month period, most of the region's major real estate markets regained momentum after a brief period of uncertainty....
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Middle Eastern real estate investors are becoming increasingly prevalent in the US property market, it has been claimed. In total, there has been a 140 per cent jump in the amount of real estate purchased by Middle Eastern investors this year compared to last....
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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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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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An ever-increasing number of Chinese property investors are looking to broaden their portfolios with property outside of their home country. The news comes as the Chinese government begins to implement yet more tightening measures on the sector, which are restricting domestic opportunities....
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Alternative investments are becoming increasingly more popular as buyers look to enhance the performance of their portfolios. According to the Indian Economic Times, while stocks and bonds have managed to hold their value well in the past few years, investors are also looking to diversify into real estate, hedge funds, private equity and exchange-traded funds....
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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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Investment commercial real estate around the world is set to reach USD300 billion by the end of the year, Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted. According to the real estate consultancy, the sector is likely to enjoy a 40 to 50 per cent increase compared to the previous 12 months....
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At last some substantial signs of a turnaround in the US property markets! Reports published by the NAR (National Association of Realtors) show substantial positive advances across a number of areas in the US housing markets during March.
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Apparently investment guru George Soros has been on a spending spree recently expanding his positions in various gold investments including mining companies and gold shares. Announcing his opinion at the World Economic Forum in Davos that gold has become the “ultimate bubble” however, what this is supposed to mean to the average man on the street is really open to interpretation.
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