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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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Spain has released consistently strong economic data over the last eight quarters, leading economists to raise forecasts towards more positive growth through 2015.....
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New data shows that the richest investors from the Middle East are set to pour billions into European property......
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Swiss bankers have released data showing that wealth in Europe rose 1.7% in 2013, exceeding the peak recorded prior to the 2007-2009.....
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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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World leading property consulting and research firm CBRE have revealed that investors from the Middle East are expected to spend €135bn in overseas...
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London 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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Europe is trailing behind other global commercial property investment markets, according to the latest Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It has emerged that Europe has seen falls in its commercial activity, whilst analysts have forecasted further declines in values and rents for the rest of the year.
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Retail real estate investment in Europe jumped 60 percent in Q1 compared to last year, with investors pouring 5.1 billion Euros into the real estate during the quarter, 40% of which was in the UK...
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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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According to new research European commercial property prices are the most attractive for 10 years. The quarterly Fair Value Index by DTZ monitors the relative attractiveness of pricing in commercial property in European markets by giving each a score out of 100 based on its attractiveness...
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The eurozone is undoubtedly in crisis but its predicted collapse has yet to materialise. In fact, there have been small signs of recovery - a shock to those such as Nobel-Prize winner Paul Krugman who expected the implosion of the monetary union to occur before 2013...
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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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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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As the US Mortgage backed securities trade looks set to hit a year-to-date total of $40 billion this week according to Standard and Poors, fledgling reports of a European CMBS revival have hit the wall of cold hard reality...
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The European logistics and industrial sector is proving itself to be a prime market for property investment, with the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle revealing that assets maintained their momentum in the penultimate quarter of 2012...
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Offices are proving to be attractive property investment opportunities, after performing well throughout 2012. The UK market has experienced a strong year, with property take-up across the country remaining buoyant...
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New data from BNP Paribas shows massive growth in the German office sector in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year. The data, from the firm's German real estate division shows that...
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German property investment totalled 5.3 billion Euros in Q3 this year according to the latest data from Savills, making it the best performing quarter of the year and taking us to 14.4 billion Euros for the first 9 months of the year.
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The summer selling season 2012 is just about to end for Spain, and surprisingly for some it is ending on rather a high note. According to a recent report sales in August were 4% higher than July and 7% higher than the previous year...
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German property sales and prices are soaring and again, as happens so often to outperforming markets in the post-crash era, some supposed experts are voicing their concerns that the German housing market may be bubbling in places...
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According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, global investment volumes have remained robust despite registering a slight year over year decline in Q3 2012...
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Rents are expected to have climbed by 1.4 per cent in core European office markets by the end of this year...
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According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, investment in European retail real estate saw marked growth in the third quarter of the year following a weak first half...
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There is evidence that the shopping centre investment market in the UK is picking up. The value of transactions completed in the third quarter of this year was almost double that in the three months from April to June...
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Now well over 2 years into the Eurozone financial crisis and its lingering effects are continuing to depress the performance of European property funds...
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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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Banks in Europe have been continuing to dispose of property assets in 2012, with transactions worth a total of EUR 7.5 billion (GBP 5.9 billion) being completed so far this year...
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Risk-averse investors are focusing their attention on core European property markets, with interest in secondary locations and assets declining. The ongoing eurozone crisis has resulted in many investors taking a "safety first" approach to real estate markets...
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The latest report from Real Capital Analytics has found that $157 billion was invested in global commercial real estate in the second quarter, a slight upturn on the first quarter according to the report. However...
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There has been an increase in the number of non-European buyers making an investment in the continent's property markets. According to the latest data published by CBRE...
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The performance of pan-European property funds has been negatively impacted by the ongoing eurozone crisis and particularly the performance of real estate assets in locations such as France and Germany...
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The most recent construction output index published by Glenigan revealed non-residential building work in the UK was down by three per cent in July, compared to the same month a year earlier...
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The household name household goods store IKEA has announced plans to build and develop around 100 budget hotels across Europe as part of its current push into the property market...
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The value of commercial real estate assets in Europe has fallen by 0.9 per cent overall in the second quarter of this year, compared to the first three months of 2012...
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Although a few countries - most notably Canada, Thailand and China - had a strong second quarter of the year, there was a general weakening in sentiment across the majority of the commercial real estate markets...
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Germany is finally getting its property boom. Foreigners have been buying property in Germany for over 2 decades, always hoping that the boom in prices would be just around the corner...
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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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There was a decline in the volume of transactions for UK shopping centres in the second quarter of the year, compared to both the previous quarter and the same period in 2011...
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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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According to reports the German real estate market is thriving. During the property boom years many reports predicted that Germany, and particularly Berlin would see a piece of the foreign-buyer fuelled action...
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Emerging markets are witnessing unprecedented boom in shopping mall development as growing middle class populations' fuel major expansion in emerging market retail according to CBRE...
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According to the latest data from the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV), total returns on non-listed funds increased slightly to 0.5% in the first three months of 2012...
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The Euro was originally formed to make trading easier between several countries and unify day to day business. It has failed. How about something gets done to actually achieve that?
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There is a widening gap between the best and worst performing European office markets, with polarisation in the sector expected to continue throughout 2012...
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The latest release of the Knight Frank global house price index is yet more negative news for us to pour over. According to the report global house prices grew by just 0.9% in the year ending Q1 2012...
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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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Transactions on European office markets accounted for half of investment activity in the first quarter of 2012. Research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) showed EUR 12 billion (GBP 9.6 billion) was ploughed into the sector in the three months from January to March...
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Experts are predicting that German property investment volumes are set to return to pre-crash levels this year after a surge in first-quarter portfolio-transactions signalled buzzing investor-sentiment and appetite...
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There has been a significant reduction in the level of investment in European commercial real estate in the first quarter of the year, compared to the final three months of 2011...
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Sentiment among real estate professionals around the world improved in the first quarter of 2012. According to the Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics)...
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Investment in European retail properties fell sharply in the first quarter according to the latest data from CBRE. The report just 4.6 billion Euros worth of transactions were completed in Q1 2012...
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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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According to new data from CB Richard Ellis European government's offloaded EUR 2.3 billion worth of publicly owned property in 2011, twice as much as 2010, but not the economies you'd immediately expect...
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The residential market in Germany is predicted to go from strength to strength this year. In a new report, investment giant Savills predict that investment in residential property in Germany will grow from the 4.8 billion Euros...
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Fewer shopping centres in Europe were completed than had been expected last year. According to a new report from Cushman and Wakefield, there was very little difference between the figures recorded in 2010 and 2011...
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The volume of investment flowing into European real estate markets in 2012 is expected to be four per cent higher than it was in 2011...
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German investment property returned 5.5% in 2011 before tax according to the latest data from the Investment Property Databank...
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Paris is now the biggest real estate investment destination in Europe, having overtaken London in the second half of last year according to new data released by CB Richard Ellis...
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Commercial real estate continued to outperform all other sectors at the pan-European level in 2011 according to the latest release of data from CBRE's European Valuation Monitor (EVM)...
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European housing markets could finally see a sustained recovery in 2013 according to a new study by ratings agency Standard and Poor's. In the report, aptly titled "The Eurozone Crisis May Loosen Its Grip On The Housing Market" the firm asserts...
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Investment activity in the hotels sector in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region increased in 2011 compared to the previous year...
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Towards the back end of last year it was identified that one of the biggest problems faced by European real estate (along with that in much the rest of the world) was the lack of financing available from banks, especially senior lending...
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Property investment experts are predicting another strong year for German property investment this year, as it continues to be perceived as a safe-harbour in the Euro-sovereign debt storm...
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Prime property investments will continue to be the main focus of those with money to plough into Europe's real estate sectors over the coming year...
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The UK was the most active market in Europe in December 2011 and January 2012 with 4.9 billion Euros invested during the period. It beat France in second place with 4.2 billion Euros and Germany...
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Investors are continuing to target prime retail real estate assets, despite the current economic difficulties and low consumer confidence...
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According to new data from Jones Lang la Salle the growth in prime office rents in Q4 marked the 8th consecutive quarter of growth in the sector. The data shows that prime office rents were up 0.8% in Q4...
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Over the course of 2011, prime office markets around the world put in a strong performance, recording six per cent rental growth in the final quarter of the year, compared to the same three-month period in 2010....
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Transactions involving the purchase of 50 or more residential units increased by 44% year on year in Germany last year, with 6.12 billion Euros transacted over the course of the year according to new data...
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Pricewaterhousecoopers has just released its Emerging Trends in European Real Estate report for 2012 with some very interesting data...
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Rental and capital value growth prospects for commercial real estate in Europe are lagging behind other world regions...
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The level of investment in real estate assets in the European retail sector grew in the final quarter of 2011. Research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) revealed the total amount ploughed into this asset class...
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Investors will continue to plough their money into European commercial property over the course of 2012, BNP Paribas Real Estate has predicted. In the firm's At a Glance Main Investment Markets in Western Europe report...
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The outlook for European real estate investment in 2012 is one of caution, with concerns over the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone continuing to play on investors' minds. In its most recent report...
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Commercial property markets across Europe were described as "broadly stable" during the final quarter of 2011 in terms of rents and yields, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) stated. The firm's report revealed prime yields and rents...
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Several prime cities are seeing hotel revenues continue to grow, and while hotel stocks are still falling because of the wider situation, hotel buyers can still see that these cities present good opportunities to buy now while prices are becoming increasingly attractive...
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The economic difficulties experienced by eurozone nations during 2011 have been well documented, with countries such as Spain, Portugal and Ireland seeing their property markets take a significant hit....
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LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has published its Investment Strategy Annual 2012, with predictions for the performance of international real estate markets over the coming year, as well as a focus on which assets are likely to be the targeted by investors....
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For those that don't know, the combined intellect of the European Union's financial brains has come up with a tax first conceived in a university lecture in the seventies...
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Ever since the UK housing market crashed and the value of the pound plummeted, wealthy buyers from around the world have been seizing the opportunity to buy up prime real estate assets in our prestigious capital...
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Hotels in London performed well during September this year after a slowdown in profitability during August, new research shows...
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Prime retail locations in central London have been targeted by international investors over the past five years, with overseas owners now more prevalent than UK funds in areas such as Oxford Street and Bond Street....
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A quarter-on-quarter increase in the level of investment in European retail real estate markets has been recorded. A report released by Jones Lang LaSalle revealed that investment volumes hit 6.7 billion euros...
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There has been a greater level of activity among investors in the commercial property sector in Europe during the third quarter of 2011, compared to both the same period a year earlier and the previous quarter, the latest figures from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) show....
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Investors who are putting their money into eurozone real estate markets should be demanding higher risk premiums due to the potential repercussions of the sovereign debt crisis, it has been claimed...
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The amount of capital being invested in industrial property markets in Europe appears to have stagnated, according to the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle...
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A recovery in rents for offices in prime central business district (CBD) locations in Europe has been noted...
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New York has received more investment in commercial property than any other destination in the world so far this year. According to figures published by Cushman and Wakefield, the US city saw investment rise by 165 per cent in the nine months to September....
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The average price being charged for an overnight stay in a hotel in one of Europe's top 20 cities has risen in September compared to August, the trivago Hotel Price Index has shown...
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A new report published by Savills has noted that investors consider the UK property market - and London in particular - to be a "safe haven" in times of economic uncertainty...
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Transaction volumes in the commercial real estate sector continued on their upward course during the first half of the year, beating the first six months of 2010 by around eight per cent...
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Investor concerns over the sovereign debt in some eurozone nations is weighing on real estate markets across the continent, Knight Frank has asserted...
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The latest figures published by STR Global have shown that the European hotel industry posted growth during July when compared to the same month last year...
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Germany's property investment market is considered to be "stable and prosperous" among investors, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...
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Investment activity in the retail property sector in Europe has been concentrated on Germany, Poland, Russia and countries in the Nordic region...
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There are opportunities for investors to generate a good return on student accommodation in Germany, according to Savills...
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Germany could present some lucrative investment opportunities for people looking to expand their portfolio of real estate assets in Europe...
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The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Survey has described the majority of markets around the world as "robust"...
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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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According to the FTSE EPRA/Nareit index European REITs returned 7.89% in the first half of this year, while American REITs returned 0.76% during the same period...
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The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has experienced a significant increase in hotel investment volumes during the first half of the year...
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Turnover of office space in top German locations (cities like Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Stuttgart) increased by 19% in the first half of this year...
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Despite increasing investment, capital values are now increasing in the European commercial property market, having stagnated in the last 4 quarters...
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Property markets in the Middle East enjoyed a 15 per cent increase in investment activity in the first three months of the year, new figures from Cushman and Wakefield have revealed...
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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 European commercial property investment scene has begun to take an increasing share of the limelight as it finds its recovery legs...
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Opportunities still exist in Europe for investors looking to increase their exposure to foreign real estate. However, rental growth and active management are expected to be key components to success...
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Growing demand for retail property has become the primary driver of the European commercial property market, new research has found. CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has reported that first-quarter commercial property investment was 32 per cent higher in 2011 than at the same point of last year....
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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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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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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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Now, in Europe we have commercial properties being sold at severely depressed prices, especially malls, and especially in those countries mired by the sovereign debt crisis.
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A significant surge by investors for prime, good quality retail property saw the sector post a 60 per cent year-on-year increase in capital during 2010, the latest figures from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) have revealed....
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Riskier assets in stable countries could present investors with the best opportunity to make substantial returns this year, it has been suggested. According to Stuart Fiertz, co-founder of Cheyne Capital Management, 2011 will be characterised by prime properties yielding less and emerging markets losing their stability....
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Globally the number of distressed properties listed for sale is expected to increase, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has claimed....
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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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Germany and Central and Eastern Europe are the most attractive markets for investors to purchase real estate in this year. This is according to CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), which noted that there has been a shift in buyer preferences in the past year....
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There are major geographical differences in Europe's residential property markets, according to the findings of the new European Housing Review 2011. Published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it notes that many countries have seen improvements....
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Despite positive signs, it will be a while before all Europe's housing markets return to full strength, with large disparities present between countries....
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Real estate investors are finding that there is a lack of clear and defined guidelines relating to sustainable commercial property in Europe. This is the finding of a recent study by Union Investment Real Estate, which highlighted the need to introduce criteria to evaluate a buildings' ecological stability....
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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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Economic recovery in Germany has meant that the country is now considered the most-favoured location in Europe for unlisted real estate funds. Retail property in the country ranked as the most attractive with 36 per cent of investor votes....
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As various economies within Europe start on the long road to recovery, the investor confidence in a number of destinations is beginning to grow, according to the six-monthly Investment Climate Index from Union Investment....
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Globally investor confidence is swinging towards emerging markets, with many prospective buyers unsure about the future prospects of more developed nations. In Gallup International's Global Barometer of Hope and Despair, Brazil, China and India emerged as having the most upbeat populations....
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Commercial property development in the UK has been found to be the strongest of all European countries last year. Jones Lang LaSalle has highlighted the significant expansion that the sector has experienced over the past 12 months, with investment volumes in the region up 68 per cent year-on-year....
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Investment in retail properties in Europe climbed by 68 per cent during 2010, taking the total volume spent to EUR 20.6 billion for the year....
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Investor sentiment concerning the real estate market in Europe is slipping, the latest index has suggested. However, the news comes despite the upward trend that some economies in the region have been experiencing of late....
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According to the latest DTZ Fair Value Index, European real estate markets now offer more attractive returns to investors. The consultant has claimed that the number of "hot markets" has increased from 20 to 23 during the third quarter of 2010 The number of "cold markets" has fallen from 21 to 14....
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An increasing number of real estate investors will be looking to take advantage of the distressed property market during the fourth quarter of this year as banks start to take a tougher line on failing loans....
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Investment in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is expected to be a full 30 per cent higher than in 2009 by the end of the year, it has been claimed. This is despite the region posting a 12 per cent decline in activity during the third quarter of 2010....
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European property has been performing well over the past few months, with a number of indices suggesting that confidence is returning to the region. Indeed, Property Magazine has reported that transaction levels in retail real estate in Europe during the first three quarters of 2010 reached EUR 15....
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European retail property has seen a surge in interest from investors during the third quarter of this year, new figures would suggest. Bloomberg reports that the renewed interest in the region has been led by a string of deals in Germany, Poland and the UK....
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Numerous office markets around the world have been earmarked as offering potential investors the chance of positive returns. Earlier this week, real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle announced the fastest growing markets worldwide, with many posting significant per capita increases....
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Property managers are expecting reasonably stable returns from the office sector in 2011, it has been claimed. In particular, Germany has been tipped as a destination where investment returns will be strong....
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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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A significant percentage of independent financial advisors (IFAs) believe that their clients could benefit from investing abroad. Indeed, 71 per cent were in favour of the investment option, according to research commissioned by the Belek Golf Club....
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Property investors in Europe had the highest volumes of cross-border activity during the first half of 2010, new research has found. Financial and professional service firm Jones Lang LaSalle claims that over 54 per cent of all European transactions conducted in the first six months of the year were cross-border....
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