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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 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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Europe is trailing behind other global commercial property investment markets, according to the latest Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It has emerged that Europe has seen falls in its commercial activity, whilst analysts have forecasted further declines in values and rents for the rest of the year.
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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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In this post, inspired in part by my fanatical attention to pointing out the flaws in many suggestions made by politicians, bankers and the public over the past few years. I am going to attempt to detect the root cause of the problem – and propose not one, but two possible solutions which you can all argue about...
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Leading real estate firm Savills is tipping the US and UK to lead an international hotel investment surge in 2013. The firm predicts a significant increase in UK hotel investment on the £1.64 billion transacted last year...
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It is now going on 7 years since America started to crumble, 6 years since the UK caught the disease, and between that and 5 years since most the rest of the world followed suit, and still we aren't back out the other side in any real way...
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The Asian property markets have been making the headlines for the wrong reasons more often than right lately, but even in the face of government cooling measures and continued economic uncertainty, we are still seeing rising prices...
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Although a few countries - most notably Canada, Thailand and China - had a strong second quarter of the year, there was a general weakening in sentiment across the majority of the commercial real estate markets...
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The latest troubles brewing on the horizon of international economic happiness is of course the continuing EU debt crisis, but this is quickly being overtaken by the situation in China...
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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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Overall, housing markets around the world were weaker over the course of the year that ended in the second quarter than in the previous 12 months...
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Demand for distressed property rose significantly around the world during the second quarter of the year, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows...
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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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Total sales figures for European commercial property activity hit EUR 28.5 billion in the first three months of the year, up 45 per cent compared to the same period one year ago....
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The latest Global Commercial Property Survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) is positive on the prospects for growth in many global markets...
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More corporate hiring and a more optimistic view of the business environment in Asia Pacific has underpinned the office leasing market over the first three months of 2011...
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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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London property is considered to be a safe haven for investors, with a dramatic increase in the sales and letting market in March, particularly from buyers located in the Middle East...
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Australian investors remain uncertain about the long-term prospects for the country's property market, with many citing the elevated home prices in the region as a key concern....
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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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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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Investor interest in Asia Pacific property was up last year, with upmarket property group Savills reporting a near doubling of profits. The firm's Asia Pacific arm delivered an "outstanding performance" with revenues up 33 per cent to a record GBP 280 million...
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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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The commercial real estate market in Japan is in desperate need of an increase in the number of transactions, it has been suggested. Investment in office and retail property has fallen by over 20 per cent over the two and a half years to the end of the third-quarter of 2010, figures have shown....
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Globally investor confidence is swinging towards emerging markets, with many prospective buyers unsure about the future prospects of more developed nations. In Gallup International's Global Barometer of Hope and Despair, Brazil, China and India emerged as having the most upbeat populations....
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The potential to gather substantial returns and a perception of lower risk abroad has led to an increasing amount of interest being shown in overseas property investment by Taiwanese buyers....
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Worldwide investors continue to look to Asia and emerging markets for the best returns, a new survey has found....
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The overall picture for the global real estate market is mixed, with many leading economies showing positive signs of recovery, the latest report has suggested.....
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Australia, Singapore and China are leading the commercial property market in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of direct investment, new figures show. According to figures from Jones Lang LaSalle, there is likely to be a further increase of buyers to the end of the year....
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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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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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Emerging markets around the world are expected to benefit from an increase in international investment, it has been reported. National Real Estate Investor explains that large, rapidly developing countries such as Mexico, China and India are poised to exit the recession with a degree of economic confidence....
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Commercial real estate located in emerging countries has been found to be outperforming its more established counterparts. And, according to the latest global survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), this trend is likely to continue....
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Commercial real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region rose by eight per cent during the third quarter of this year, new research has shown. DTZ has reported that the total investment volume for the three month period hit USD 29....
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