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It started with a heavy drop in American markets on Friday 21st August causing shockwaves around the world as the Dow plummeted 531 points, concluding its worst week since 2011.
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As it emerged the Tories had won a majority government at last week’s general election and mansion tax fears subsided....
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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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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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Even before London’s property boom the city as well as other areas of Britain have been considered safe investments for overseas buyers and developers.....
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The UAE has seen a significant increase in investor interest in its real estate in the last year, returning to its former glory days before the global financial crisis.....
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A shortage of residential real estate in Dubai is directing the attention of investors and developers towards the luxury hotel apartment market.....
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2014 was an exciting year for international property investors and we’ve seen the market open wider than ever before as we get closer to.....
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There are several reasons real estate is the most popular tangible investment on the market: revenue streams from rentals; long-term capital growth.....
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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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It is possible to invest in property without taking individual ownership of physical assets and the associated risks by dealing in property-related shares....
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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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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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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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Recent reports suggest that overseas investors now own almost 25% of all UK commercial property, most of it in London.....
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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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It's no secret that China has generated huge amount of wealth for its population over the last decade, with more millionaires and ultra-high net worth individuals....
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An increase in sales by foreign buyers and institutional investors has led to predictions that unsold homes in Spain will shrink to 563,000 units in 2015....
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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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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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Spanish property prices have recently reported price growth after six years in the doldrums, suggesting the bottom of the market has been reached.....
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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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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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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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After China's house prices rose dramatically through the first months of 2013, the government imposed stringent cooling measures which may have been too efficient...
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Spanish real estate valuation and assessment specialists TINSA have released data showing that Spain’s housing market is now recovering, amidst gradually improving....
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Spain suffered more than most countries following the financial crisis with rigorous austerity measures, escalating public debt, heavy financial reliance on the Eurozone...
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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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The General Council of Notaries in Spain published data this week showing that US, Chinese and Russian buyers were among the most active foreign buyers...
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Savills have recently compiled a quirky report which compares the performance of traditional property assets with non-property assets...
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According to a report published by China’s largest real estate portal Juwai.com, 27% of London’s new homes...
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There's been a coup in the UK Buy to Let market recently with big institutional investors ploughing money into the private rented sector...
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Spain has made it back onto the list of Europe's "Top Five" investment destinations for the first time since 2010....
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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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A report issued by international credit ratings agency Fitch shows that although property prices in Spain are 30% below their 2007 peak, prices are still likely to continue falling in 2014, bottoming out in 2015...
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When the wealthiest industrialists and retailers start to sell off property at prices 30% less than those expected in 2013, you can be sure that there's trouble brewing in the real estate sector...
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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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House prices in Scotland are set to rise seven per cent next year, a new report suggests. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the average cost of a home will increase...
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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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Waterfront properties in the south-west are commanding strong premiums, according to the latest research. Knight Frank's annual Prime Waterfront Index revealed that a waterfront setting in the south-west can create an uplift of as much as 66 per cent...
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While the government was praised for its introduction of the Help to Buy scheme, a report has suggested that it may not be what it seems. Former economists at the Bank of England claim it could end up raising the cost of the average home to GBP 300,000 because of the price of inflation.
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Property investment often boils down to location, but a new survey has revealed buyers should be looking out for more than just good local schools and facilities when hunting for real estate...
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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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If the expenses scandal taught us anything, it's that politicians like their property and it seems the relationship between public servants and real estate is an historical one. You need only look at some of Britain's most famous prime ministers to see that the premiers like a home to impress...
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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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Twenty twelve wasn't a bad year for international real estate, not as bad as we have seen in recent years anyway, and especially for equities. The MSCI World Index posted a local currency return of 15% and real estate securities came in at 20% across most major markets and indices...
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"The expanding residential rental property market, particularly in London and southern England, is gaining in appeal for institutional investors" The words of Alex Jeffrey, the chief executive of Prupim - one of the UK's biggest institutional investors Prudential insurance, via its asset management subsidiary M&G...
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With economic contraction and high deposits, the UK may not look like a traditional property investment hotspot at the moment. However, buyers shouldn't be fooled by this seemingly bleak outlook...
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Those looking for their next property investment project may want to head up North if they want to get more for their money. Figures from the Land Registry have shown that the real estate chasm between the North and South of the country is widening...
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Demand for warehouse space in the US hit its second highest level since 1993 according to a report from commercial real estate company Cassidy Turner. According to the firm net demand for warehouse space was 40.8 million square feet in the last quarter of last year...
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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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The commercial property market in the US posted positive results across the board during the last quarter of 2012, according to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF)...
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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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CoreLogic believes US house prices grew by 7.9% year over year in December despite the usual winter seasonal winter slowdown according to the firm. Taking distressed sales out of the equation the firm is predicting a 8.4% rise...
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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 US suburban office market in Minneapolis is proving attractive to those looking to invest in property. According to recent reports, conditions are favourable to buyers and there are plenty of deals to be had...
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When you take all the divisions out of the equation, overall the global residential real estate market does seem to be making a comeback, in most cases fueled by internationalised (cross-border) demand levels...
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The Eurozone. As predicted last year – it's still alive, it's still bogged down by indecision and the UK is still doing the hokey-cokey on the side-lines...
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It seems that the Scottish countryside is the new property investment hotspot. According to Savills, the market has enjoyed competitive bidding and sales achieved over the asking price...
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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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While many developers have tried to get their hands on London's Battersea Power Station over the years, it is the Malaysians that have now secured the project...
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Lending for commercial real estate in the US is increasing, according to a panel of industry experts. During the Commercial Real Estate Women of Greater Cincinnati conference, speakers agreed that lending standards are starting to relax and capital is becoming available once again, the Business Courier reported.
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There looks set to be more real estate investment opportunities in USA, with Freddie Mac posting positive growth figures in the third quarter 2012...
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According to CBRE, the largest real estate advisory in the world by 2011 revenue, the Polish capital Warsaw continues to be a hot commercial real estate prospect...
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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 many reasons why buying an investment property in the UK is appealing to investors from overseas, particularly those within the eurozone...
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The future of the European serviced apartments market is looking bright, according to a new report from Savills. The firm predicted the sector will experience further growth...
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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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Prime London property is a safe-haven against the volatile economic climate; where inflation, foreign exchange rates and zero-rate interest are all combining to suck away the value of cash savings...
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Now is not a good time to have loads of cash. Soaring inflation in most places, volatile exchange rates and atrocious interest rates are causing cash to devalue at a rate not seen in my lifetime...
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European banks have successfully sold off over 7.5 billion Euros worth of loans so far this year according to CBRE. The global real estate advisor has tracked 14 transactions in the region...
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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has released new guidance on property sales in the UK. The report is aimed at helping estate agents and investors in knowing how to advise customers on buying and selling real estate...
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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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According to a new report, the commercial real estate industry accounts for 2.5% of the European economy, more than the banking, telecommunications and automotive industries...
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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 level of return generated by commercial real estate investments in the UK remained flat in August, according to the latest research...
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The number of residential housebuilding projects planned for London continues to rise. This is according to research by EC Harris Built Asset Consultancy...
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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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It might have been almost 5 years since the world fell into a state of economic inebriation but it is still like a drunken sailor taking two steps backward for every one forward...
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The appeal of commercial real estate investments in London is unlikely to be diminished in the short to medium term, according to new research...
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The Swiss: Famed for chocolate, banking, gold, cuckoo clocks and hiding things – the Swiss have decided their banks need more capital to offset a possible bubble burst in the Swiss property market caused by excessive credit growth...
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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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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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The recovery in the global real estate market is slowing after a surge forward in 2011 according to the latest release of Jones Lang La Salle's Global Market Perspectives report...
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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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The number of lease deals signed for space in Manhattan increased in the second quarter of 2012, compared to the first three months of this year...
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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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According to new data from BNP Paribas Real Estate (BNPPRE), investment in commercial real estate fell 14% in Germany in the first six months of this year...
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Total returns for UK commercial real estate assets stood at zero per cent in May, posting a 0.5 per cent decline from the previous month. According to the latest IPD UK Monthly Property Index...
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Commercial property investment by overseas buyers buoyed the London property market during the first half of 2012, according to new research...
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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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As the financial crisis takes another bite out of Spain and threatens to project its fury into ending the world as we know it (well, ending the Euro anyway), we are all looking for safe investments...
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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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In the last few weeks there have been several articles on the desires of Barclays and other owners of German portfolios to sell up as there is currently incredibly strong investor interest in Germany...
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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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Amid the gloomy news headlines of plummeting real estate prices, multiple bank repossessions and as the Spanish government presses ahead with its austerity plans in a bid to get its house back in order; it appears that the sun has begun to shine once more on the prime Costa del Sol real estate market...
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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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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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Overseas property investors are not expected to be deterred from entering the UK real estate market by the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures...
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The changing face of the property market means investors need to continually alter their approach to their investment strategies...
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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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Much has been made of the increasing attractiveness of the UK's buy-to-let market, with high residential property prices resulting in a rising number of households entering the private rented sector (PRS), rather than purchasing their own home.
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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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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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The recovery in US commercial real estate markets continued in the first quarter of 2012, but at a slower rate than in the previous three-month period...
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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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There is often much talk about where the next hotspot for property investment will be in London and the south-east of the capital is certainly one to keep an eye on over the next few years...
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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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In his Budget speech yesterday (March 21st) chancellor George Osborne announced changes to the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) regime...
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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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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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There is always much speculation over which real estate investment markets will attract the most interest each year...
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A rise in the number of attractive real estate investment opportunities was recorded in the final quarter of 2011, with prime assets continuing to offer the best returns...
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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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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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According to the latest release of data from CBRE, the office sector is continuing to perform well on a global basis. In its Global Office Rent and Global Capital Value Indices the firm revealed global office rents in Q4 2011 were 5% higher than Q4 2010...
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Dubai GDP is thought to have grown by 3% year on year, which is a massive improvement on the previous year. This is because of strong performances in aviation, hospitality, retailing, oil prices and even real estate...
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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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China, China, China, oh crystal china ball please give us a sign; will the Chinese government's measures stifle foreign investment in Chinese real estate?
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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 pressure on banks in Europe to get rid of bad property loans off their books has not eased amidst the worsening sovereign debt crisis that seemingly no-one was has the solution to. In fact they are under more pressure to sell before the impending regulation changes...
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Investors with UK commercial property assets as part of their portfolio may want to check the buildings they own will meet the new standards for energy efficiency that are due to come into force in April 2018....
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Demand for distressed real estate investments climbed during the final quarter of 2011, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) Global Distressed Property Monitor...
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Investment in Russian real estate went through the roof last year; beating records set at the height of the boom in 2008 fuelled by massively increasing confidence in the market according to the latest reports...
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The performance of UK commercial real estate worsened slightly in January, compared to the previous month. Research released by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) noted that total monthly returns declined...
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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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An increasing number of overseas investors are entering the London property market, with Savills recently reporting that 55 per cent of all transactions for central London real estate in 2011 were concluded by international buyers....
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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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Real estate investors stateside are becoming more confident. The UK and the US have held hands so many times during the international financial crisis, showing similar trends at similar times...
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The volume of investment entering global commercial property markets during 2011 was higher than in 2010, new research has found. Preliminary figures from the Jones Lang LaSalle Global Capital Flows report revealed USD 400 billion...
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Following a record year for prime London real estate, one sector commentator has predicted that capital values will continue to increase, especially during the first half of 2012...
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Investors looking for alternative real estate markets in which they can enter the Buy to Let (BTL) sector and receive good returns on their money may want to consider the merits of Panama City...
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There is a question at the moment, about whether or not insurance companies, pension providers and other institutional investors can fill the senior debt in the real estate industry...
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Property values in Australia have fallen for five consecutive quarters, data from Australian Property Monitors (APM) shows.
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With properties in London seeing rents rise at a significant pace during 2011, investors, landlords and tenants may be wondering whether the growth in the market can continue at such a rate in 2012...
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There has been an increase in the number of real estate assets being brought to market in commercial sectors across Europe...
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Real estate located outside London may offer good value for money, particularly when compared to the capital, where prices continue to climb...
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Although London's property market has attracted a great deal of interest from overseas investors in recent months, it appears that the West End is a hotspot for British buyers...
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Real estate presents an excellent opportunity to generate significant returns over the long term, one investment expert has suggested...
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The value of US commercial real estate rose in August compared to the previous month, new research shows...
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Investors are increasingly turning to the commercial real estate market as they search for assets that will perform well in the current economic climate...
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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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The UK commercial property market was helped along by the performance of assets in London, the latest IPD UK Monthly Index has found. Overall, average returns from real estate remained in positive territory in September...
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The latest figures from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) indicate that rents and yields generated by prime commercial real estate in Europe held steady during the third quarter of this year...
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The level of activity across many of the UK's commercial development sectors fell during September, Savills has revealed, making it the third consecutive month of declines...
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Fewer people have been putting their properties up for sale in September, resulting in a slight constriction on the supply of residential real estate in the UK, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed....
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Many real estate investors are now more prepared to compromise on certain criteria when seeking out prime commercial assets in the UK..
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A greater number of properties are coming on to the market for sale, while demand is falling, the latest Hometrack National Housing Survey has revealed...
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Real estate investors are likely to take one of three approaches to purchasing property given the current worldwide economic problems...
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Further increases in the value of residential property in London have been recorded in the Knight Frank Prime Central London Index, with the firm attributing this to the uncertainty in the eurozone and the wider global economy....
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There has been an influx in foreign investors trying to get into the London real estate market recently, according to one estate agency based in the capital...
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There are indications that a rebound in commercial real estate markets in the US is happening, a group of experts has revealed. A letter written by the Federal Reserve Bank...
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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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A new report released by Christies International Real Estate has revealed that London is among the top locations being targeted by wealthy buyers who are in the market for luxury properties...
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It is vital to choose the right kind of property when making an investment in student accommodation, it has been asserted...
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The global market for residential real estate has reached its weakest point since 2009, new research published by Knight Frank has revealed...
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Figures published in a Jones Lang LaSalle report into the state of Europe's office markets during the second quarter of the year have revealed that rents grew at a "modest" pace over the course of the three-month period...
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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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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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The future of global real estate securities is expected to be a positive one, according to an expert in the field. Allan Supple stated that it has outperformed all other asset classes so far in 2011 and the outlook "remains pretty positive"....
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Global commercial property has been cited by one industry expert as one component of a diversified investment portfolio that should not be overlooked...
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The price of real estate outside the UK's capital is growing quickly in major cities, new research has shown. According to a survey carried out, destinations such as Sheffield, Bristol, Greater Manchester and Cardiff all saw property values rise...
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Financial institutions in the UK will sell off the assets in their distressed property loan books gradually...
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Strong foreign exchange rates are just one of the reasons that international property investors are looking for assets in the UK capital's prime areas...
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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 investment market for shopping centres will experience a significant rise in activity towards the end of this year, Savills has predicted...
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Boston has been named as the best US college city for investors this year by Move, Inc. The company has put together a list detailing the top options for those looking to put their money into real estate...
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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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Some commentators in the real estate investment arena have suggested that the rioting experienced in London and elsewhere in the country this week could have a negative effect on the sector...
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Rio de Janeiro has been singled out as one of the top places to make a property investment in Brazil by an expert from the Association of International Property Professionals...
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New figures published by Savills suggest that Polish commercial real estate has become much more popular. The organisation revealed that investment volumes in the country are set to reach 2 billion euros...
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There are several reasons to invest in real estate in London at present, one expert has claimed, noting that the Olympic Games is helping to drive interest among international investors...
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London real estate is regarded as a safe haven by many international investors, it has been noted, with a large proportion believing the UK's capital is a good place "to park their money during a volatile economic environment"...
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Rents and property values in the prime central London market have hit their highest ever levels, the latest data from Knight Frank has revealed...
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Improvements in London's commercial property market should filter through to other locations around the country, it has been claimed...
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A new report by Savills into the state of the UK's leisure sector has noted that there has been a sharp upturn in investor demand for assets in the industry...
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A rising number of investors are intending to add to their property portfolios, new research has shown...
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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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The value of properties located in prime central London locations are expected to rise over the course of the year, according to Savills...
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Rents for prime London real estate have increased by ten per cent in the past year, new research shows, with this trend set to continue according to analysts...
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House prices in the UK recorded a drop of 0.5 per cent during the second quarter of the year...
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Average rental values across the UK have risen in June compared to May, as well as exhibiting a year-on-year increase, new data shows...
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Properties located on Dubai's Jumeirah Palm development have fallen to a four-year low, which could attract those seeking property investments in the emirate...
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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 Australian housing market is beginning to feel the struggles that the United States and Europe have already been feeling for several years now...
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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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As the London property market continues to comfortably outperform the rest of the UK, a growing number of wealthy overseas investors are purchasing real estate in the capital, the Evening Standard reports....
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A maturing property market buoyed by strong economic growth makes investing in Swedish real estate a viable option for international buyers...
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Despite growing evidence to the contrary, Global Property Guide's (GPG) latest house price survey suggests that property values around the world are falling, with the situation expected to get even worse...
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The listed property trusts in Australia have bounced back from the global financial crisis and have managed to not only match, but also better the equities market...
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Uncertainty in a number of commodities markets has pushed property once again to the forefront of investors' minds...
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A youthful demographic and projected strong GDP growth will help the property sector in GCC nations rebuild following a period of inactivity and decline...
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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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The recovery is severely fragmented, with some countries seeing capital growth, some seeing incomes increase, and almost all seeing rents either stagnant or falling. One thing that is nearly constant however is a strong growth in investment returns...
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Home sales transaction value among homes in China fell by 21 per cent over the course of April according to the latest statistics from the government, which suggested that the measures to tackle risks of asset bubbles have taken effect...
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An increasing number of countries are beginning to break free of their Central and Eastern European (CEE) tag and stand alone as worthwhile investment destinations...
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Commercial real estate in Germany is successfully luring real estate investors back to the market. Property consultancy Savills revealed that EUR 5.53 billion of commercial property changed hands in Germany in the first three months of 2011....
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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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While the traditionally strong property markets of Latin America and Asia are performing well, emerging markets are continuing to post further improvements....
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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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Globally, commercial markets are beginning to attract investment once again. Rics Global Commercial Property Survey for the first quarter has revealed that many investors appear increasingly bullish towards market prospects....
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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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As international investors become more risk averse, many buyers are finding that the UK commercial market is increasingly attractive. Savills claims that global investors have been showing a lot more interest in the asset class in recent months, with prime property proving the most popular purchase....
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Demand for real estate within Europe remains high, with Jones Lang LaSalle reporting that the first three months of the year saw transactions climb 48 per cent compared to the same period of 2010...
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Confidence in real estate both in the UK and abroad remains high, with 56 per cent of individuals questioned by the Worldwide Property Group believing that now is a good time to buy overseas...
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Investment in European retail property has hit its highest level for three years, with the asset class clearly outperforming other sectors within the region's commercial real estate market...
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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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It is always prudent to keep the basics of property markets in mind in order to gain a better understanding of what factors cause changes...
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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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Investors are increasingly turning to commercial assets in traditional destinations to make the best returns, it has been revealed. Capital Economics claimed that the sector is currently seeing "fairly healthy" demand for prime buildings....
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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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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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As confidence in residential property markets around the world begins to grow, new figures show that investors and home buyers in Scotland are returning to the market....
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Despite the impact of the recession and financial crisis on the UK property market, many individuals remain confident that real estate is the best investment that they can make...
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As property indices around the world indicate that commercial markets are beginning to return to strength, investors are increasingly looking to take advantage of the opportunities this presents. Recovery is set to continue, led primarily by improving economic conditions in traditional countries and strong growth in emerging markets....
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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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Growing investor confidence in commercial real estate market in the US has been highlighted with the results of a recent survey. The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Real Estate Investor Survey has suggested that many buyers believe that the sector is slowly recovering....
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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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Overall recovery in the UK commercial property market is "very patchy" outside of London, Capital Economics has said. Figures from the Investment Property Databank show that during February, the UK commercial real estate sector saw capital growth of 0.2 per cent...
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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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Occupancy costs in European commercial real estate are expected to grow by two per cent year-on-year until 2015. This is according to research conducted by DTZ, which noted that rental increases will drive the rise....
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UK cities have been creating a great deal of online attention at the recent MIPIM conference, new research has found. In conjunction with KPMG, CREOPoint tracked 10,000 sources of online article posts between February 12th and March 12th...
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Sovereign and large pension schemes in London have been some the most active investors over the past 18 months, Property Week reports. It follows a recent study by global social network CREOPoint and KPMG which found that the UK's major cities dominated the online conversation during the recent MIPIM conference....
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Investment in Chinese real estate climbed by 35.2 per cent in the first two months of 2011 compared to the same period a year ago, new figures have shown. This is despite a raft of new cooling measures being introduced by the government in late January which were designed to rein-in the red-hot market and ensure that housing inflation stayed in check....
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Investment in European industrial real estate rose by 28 per cent in terms of volume last year according to JLL's European Industrial Markets Spring 2011 research report....
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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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A decline in European commercial property values has led to a reduction in the level of real estate lending of the UK´s four largest banks, new figures show. Bloomberg reports that the financial houses cut back on lending for commercial real estate by a combined GBP 17....
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International property investors have bought more than 800 million GBP worth of London real estate sold at exhibitions in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong in 2010, it has been revealed...
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The London prime property market is attracting more investors than ever, as potential buyers look to snap up real estate in the best locations available....
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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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An increasing number of Nordic-based investors have begun to reassess their strategies and are being lured back to making real estate purchases, the Financial Times reports. Pension funds in the region had been very active in property markets all around the world in the years leading up to the crisis, but were faced with a backlash as the markets began to tumble....
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A growing number of Indian buyers are snapping up property in Singapore, despite the country introducing a series of cooling measures designed to stifle the real estate market. Savills Research and Consultancy senior manager Christine Sun explains that there has been a marked increase in the number of Indian buyers active in the country since 2008, Asia One has reported....
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Foreign buyers, particularly Europeans, have been driving the demand for prime central London property and contributing to annual price growth of over ten per cent in the last 12 months, the latest index from Knight Frank has found....
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A growing number of investors are using cash to buy property in central London as mortgages become more difficult to get hold of, a local consultancy has claimed....
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Interest from investors in property in Hungary is growing, the latest market report from Colliers International has found. According to the property consultant, the total investment volume in the Hungarian real estate market over the course of 2010 was around EUR 185 million....
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Property investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are increasingly turning to the Dubailand area when seeking to buy or rent apartments in the emirate. According to new figures from search website Propertyfinder....
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For the third consecutive month, US commercial real estate prices saw their value rise in November, as the economy showed signs of recovery. According to data released by Moody's Investors Services, prices climbed by a further 0.6 per cent over the course of the month compared to October...
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Rental growth in Europe is being led by real estate located in London, Paris and Moscow, King Sturge's quarterly report, European Property Indicators, has revealed. According to the consultant, all three cities have reported a growing shortage in available grade A office space over the past year and all three have experienced either stable or rising office rents....
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Government-imposed cooling measures for the property market in Singapore appear to be having the desired effect, with sales dropping by around 30 per cent last month, new figures have revealed....
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Individuals view investing in property as a "modern" way to save for the future, Money Marketing has reported. The comments come after it was announced that Aegon has called on the Consumer Financial Education Body (CFEB) to launch and run a campaign education people about the costs, benefits and risks connected with investing in real estate.....
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Commercial property market recovery in Canada was "moderate-to-strong" last year, with some markets performing better than expected, new research has shown. However, the in the US, selected markets posted minor improvements while full recovery was elusive....
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Investors from Asia and Europe are expected to bolster housing sales in Central Florida in 2011, with many looking to take advantage of the "undervalued" property that is on the market. Florida house prices are bottoming out and international property buyers look like reviving the Florida housing market this year, Stirling Sotheby's International Realty has claimed....
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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Kuala Lumpur are expected to have a rough year as the level of Grade A office buildings in the country available for sale falls....
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An increasing number of investors may begin gravitating towards the property market in India following the result of a recent study....
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Commercial property investment transactions for 2010 in central London totalled GBP9.9 billion, it has been reported. The figure represents growth of a third on the transaction levels seen in 2009....
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The recovery of global commercial property markets around the world is beginning to gather momentum. However, the future of the sector remains uncertain, with a number of concerns remaining surrounding risk and uncertainty....
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The revelation that Qatar is to host the 2022 FIFA football World Cup has proved to be a blessing for real estate and construction firms in the Gulf region. A number of developers are already working in the Gulf state and others in the region are hoping to get some of the action from the tournament....
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Investors are increasingly looking to expand their exposure to real estate markets around the world, it has been claimed. According to Anne Breen, head of real estate research and strategy at Standard Life Investments, many speculators are seeking new sources of income in low interest rate environments....
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New figures would suggest that the global real estate price recovery is faltering, with a significant number of countries experiencing negative growth during the third quarter of 2010. Knight Frank reports that, on average, home values around the globe have increased by 3....
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Property values in central London have been boosted by demand for real estate in the city from European buyers, Knight Frank has claimed. Central London real estate prices increased 0.9 per cent in November - the first price rise since June 2010 spurned by a lack of stock....
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Property speculators around the world could find that they are able to benefit from sustainable real estate investments, according to one expert. Indeed, more investors are also likely to place focus on the sustainability of the assets in their commercial properties during the next few years, Etienne Cadestin, sustainability consultant at Knight Frank added....
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The seasonal slowdown in the UK property market has started early, with residential prices falling for the fifth month in a row. Average home values dropped by 0.8 per cent in November, according to the latest data from Hometrack....
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Rising inflation is expected to have a negative impact on European retail property prices in the coming year, a new report has suggested. Property consultancy King Sturge has forecast that increases could lead to a weakening of occupier demand and prompt further tenant defaults....
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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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The emerging markets of Brazil and Mexico offer real estate speculators the potential to enjoy a significant return on investment, it has been suggested. According to the Americas edition of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 report published by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) US and the Urban Land Institute, the two countries account for two-thirds of Latin America's population and the majority of its "growth dynamics", IPE....
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Rents for prime property across the globe have stabilised suggesting that consumer confidence in real estate worldwide is beginning to grow, the latest figures suggest. CB Richard Ellis'(CBRE) Global Retail Market View report highlights the increasing demand for prime retail space in most markets, with some cities seeing substantial annual growth at the end of the third quarter of 2010....
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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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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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International investors are increasingly being drawn to Australian real investment estate trusts (REITs) thanks to the quality of assets and stable economy in the country. But, analysts claim that despite the attractiveness of the trusts many buyers are facing problems due to the strength of the AUD....
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Investment in industrial property in Central European real estate markets has proved to be uneven over the first half of this year, new figures show. According to Jones Lang LaSalle's European Industrial Markets Autumn 2011 report, investment volumes remain below pre-economic crisis levels....
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Although an unlikely winner, Israel has emerged as one of the best performing property markets in the world today. According to Global Property Guide, house prices in the second quarter of 2010 rose sixth-fastest in a ranking of 36 countries....
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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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The fourth quarter of 2010 and 2011 will see impressive gains made in commercial real estate markets, it has been suggested. That is one of the key findings of the recent Jones Lang LaSalle 2010 Investor Sentiment Survey, which also predicted that an increasing number of buyers would look to invest in commercial real estate within the next 12 months....
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Now is the time for individuals to invest in commercial property, it has been claimed. Capital Economics chief property economist has said that the asset is currently looking increasingly well valued in comparison to bonds, equities and residential property....
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Sustained spending on property in the Middle East is likely to continue, it has been claimed. The region possesses much growth potential, which will be recognised by investors. According to Cityscape Global, the presence of oil in many GCC countries means that there will always be a market for real estate....
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An increasing number of banks have been prepared to lend money to fund large UK real estate purchases in the last six months, City AM has reported. According to property advisor Savills, at least 12 banks have leant at least GBP 100 million over the period....
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New research has found that almost half of the EUR 23 billion invested across international regions in real estate was in just five cities since the beginning of 2009. Out of these, London has been found to be the most active market....
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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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An increasing number of property investors are looking to Asia for favourable returns on real estate. Indeed, recent Global Property Guide data suggests that the region has been one of the best performing over the course of the year....
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Latin America's office market is poised for a decade of strong growth, it has been claimed. According to a Jones Lang LaSalle report, economic growth and a thriving jobs market will help to boost real estate in the region....
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Overseas buyers continue to be tempted by the prospect of quick returns in Asian property markets, despite fears of bubbles forming. Official figures show that foreign direct investment in China grew for the 13th straight month in August....
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Finally, a bit of positive news comes out of the US property market, as the latest statistics released by RealtyTrac show that, for the first time in 40 months, foreclosures have fallen in April in comparison to last year....
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According to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, developing economies in Latin America and Asia have been demonstrating confidence about their future, with the markets leading the way in terms of the property and economic revival....
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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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It is often said that the rich will always get richer. Given that a large part of most High Net Worth individuals’ wealth is usually made up of property in some form or another, we thought we would take a look at the latest Wealth Report from Knight Frank for 2010 and see what the super rich were up to this year, and how they envisage property as investment for the year ahead.
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