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IPIN Live - Archived posts for January 2012

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Tuesday31Jan2012

The latest data comes from international investment consultancy BNP Paribas and shows investment volumes in Europe totalling 37.4 billion Euros in 2011, up 7% compared to 2010...

Tuesday31Jan2012

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...

Monday30Jan2012

General expert consensus on Canadian Housing Market trends for 2012, remains cautiously optimistic about its overall stability throughout the coming months...

Monday30Jan2012

Fuelled by exceptional growth in retail property and low-rise apartment investment, American commercial property investment grew 57% year on year in 2011 according to the latest data from Real Capital Analytics...

Monday30Jan2012

The Lloyds Bank Commercial Property Confidence Monitor for January 2012 recently revealed the extent to which concerns over the eurozone crisis and domestic economic difficulties have had an impact on the UK's commercial real estate sector....

Friday27Jan2012

We have heard a lot about the revitalisation of London's East End for the London 2012 Olympics, but now the government has revealed a plan to spend £9 million on revitalising the West End...

Friday27Jan2012

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...

Thursday26Jan2012

Real estate investment in the Central and Eastern European region has been picking up strongly since about the middle of last year, with several major firms and bodies all recording strong growth in transaction levels. However, according to the latest data...

Thursday26Jan2012

In the last few months several separate sources have put US housing affordability at a 30 year high, and prices were even getting so low as to make buying cheaper than renting...

Thursday26Jan2012

Last month, Barclays Corporate predicted the recovery witnessed in London's hotel market during 2011 would continue into 2012, with the third quarter of this year set to be key for the overall performance of the sector. The firm noted strong revenue per available room...

Thursday26Jan2012

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...

Thursday26Jan2012

Research released this month revealed a significant jump in the amount of investment from private equity (PE) firms being ploughed into India's real estate markets...

Wednesday25Jan2012

In the spring of 2011, for a very brief period it seemed like the picture for the Irish housing market may finally be improving; that if prices weren't going to stop falling, at least their rate of decline would start to slow...

Wednesday25Jan2012

Recent data on UK student property investment has shown that, while the increase in fees enacted this year has not hampered investor sentiment, it has made investors think more carefully about what and where to invest in...

Wednesday25Jan2012

Household sentiment about the value of properties in the UK slipped in January compared to December, a new survey has revealed. The Knight Frank/Markit January House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) found that around 19 per cent of those questioned believed their home was worth less in January in comparison with the previous month....

Wednesday25Jan2012

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...

Wednesday25Jan2012

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....

Wednesday25Jan2012

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...

Tuesday24Jan2012

Many people feel like - "if I hear one more commentator say it's a mixed bag I am going to shoot him/her and then myself", but there is no other way to describe it. In fact it is so mixed...

Tuesday24Jan2012

A marginal decline of capital value growth in the UK's commercial property sector was recorded in December, new figures show. The IPD Monthly Index revealed the rate of appreciation of such real estate assets slid by...

Tuesday24Jan2012

The returns generated by London student property investments almost doubled in 2011, compared to the previous year. This is according to Knight Frank, which revealed a lack of supply in the real estate sector, coupled with strong demand, has helped push this assets class forward....

Tuesday24Jan2012

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...

Monday16Jan2012

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...

Monday16Jan2012

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...

Monday16Jan2012

Italians and Greeks are pouring millions of Euros into the London property market, which is standing out as one of the few safe-havens within Europe. On the first wave of the financial crisis, investors from Italy and Greece...

Monday16Jan2012

The boroughs are being regenerated and now first-time buyers, owner-occupiers and investors are keen to buy houses in the area. What's more, according to agents...

Friday13Jan2012

The US apartment sector is known to be outperforming on the US commercial scene, even after the recent pick-up across all sectors is taken into consideration...

Friday13Jan2012

Those with commercial property investments in the UK have experienced "relatively healthy" returns during 2011, it has been asserted...

Thursday12Jan2012

At the tail end of last year the team at CB Richard Ellis Econometrics Advisors released a mini-report titled We'll Have to Muddle Through Somehow, in which they gave a prediction that 2012 would be "slightly better" than 2011...

Thursday12Jan2012

Predictions for the year ahead in the prime central London property market are upbeat, which may encourage an increasing number of people to make a real estate investment in the city...

Wednesday11Jan2012

The UK housing market is either stagnating, falling slowly or growing very slowly depending on which index you pay attention to, with one exception. London...

Wednesday11Jan2012

The latest Hotel Investment Outlook report from Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted that, despite the continued uncertainty in the global economy, investment volumes in hotels will "hold steady"...

Tuesday10Jan2012

CB Richard Ellis has just released its latest report into UK student housing investment, and it makes for very positive reading indeed. According to the data investment in student housing has increased by more than 120% in the last year...

Tuesday10Jan2012

The UK's commercial real estate market has reached a kind of plateau, with little change expected in capital values or yields over the coming months, it has been claimed...

Monday09Jan2012

The London commercial property market is experiencing its lowest level of confidence in two years, according to a new study...

Monday09Jan2012

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...

Monday09Jan2012

Local governments in the UK have started funding landlords to repair any derelict or rundown properties they may have in their portfolio...

Monday09Jan2012

Reading the latest round of reports, predictions and surveys on property in China and Hong Kong does not leave one feeling very hopeful about investment prospects in what were, until recently top dogs of the Asian and global property world.

Monday09Jan2012

The UK property market has changed over the last 50, 40, 30, 20 and even 10 years. Since the 50s it has been common place for men and women to find it easy to get jobs in their local area, and to spend their entire lives working in the same job...

Friday06Jan2012

US REITs are all set to go on a buying spree in 2012 according to experts. Data from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts shows that REITs raised a record amount of equity in 2011...

Friday06Jan2012

As the world embarks upon what is no doubt set to be a turbulent financial year, the latest pomp and spin from the UK government is its poorly titled "Get Britain Building Fund"...

Friday06Jan2012

The UK commercial property market is likely to see mixed fortunes in 2012, according to a new report. Jones Lang LaSalle's latest Property Predictions publication suggests...

Thursday05Jan2012

The UK buy to let sector has been a stalwart of hope and regeneration over the last 12 months; while the rest of the UK housing market (except London) facing barren demand...

Thursday05Jan2012

House prices in China fell for the fourth month in a row in December 2011, new figures have revealed. Statistics compiled by China Real Estate Index System and SouFun Holdings show average values...

Thursday05Jan2012

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....

Wednesday04Jan2012

Many UK regions saw rises in house prices during 2011, according to a new report. Figures from Nationwide show values rose by 0.3 per cent on average across the board in the fourth quarter and by 1.1 per cent to GBP 163,822 for the year as a whole....

Wednesday04Jan2012

The government has announced it will launch a review into the barriers to investment in the UK's private rental sector (PRS). Housing minister Grant Shapps revealed...

Wednesday04Jan2012

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...

Tuesday03Jan2012

A recent survey among economists, analysts and executives carried out by Bloomberg has suggested the UK commercial property sector could see values slide in 2012...

Tuesday03Jan2012

At the beginning of December, the Financial Times reported that Lloyds Banking Group had opened discussions with US private equity group Lone Star about selling off GBP 900 million of distressed real estate loans....

Tuesday03Jan2012

A shortage of homes in the UK is expected to restrict the amount that the value of residential property falls by, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has predicted...