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Here is a list of all the news and articles relating to Commercial Property .

Pressure Mounts for Strict Regulation of Short-Term Accommodation

In reaction to the rising numbers of property investors buying up several apartments for short-term rental, the hotel sector is putting pressure on governments.....

Friday 24 Jul 2015

Singapore Too Expensive for Decent Investment

Managers of the €1.6m Real Estate Capital Asia Partners (RECAP), SC Capital have said that property prices in Singapore need to drop another 30%

Monday 15 Jun 2015

Can Anything Stop the Dollar's Stellar Rally?

The dollar has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the middle of 2014, reaching highs against major currencies not seen since before the global downturn....

Tuesday 02 Jun 2015

IPIN takes Part in Cudeca's 13th Hospice Walkathon 2015!

A staggering 1200 generously-spirited people participated in cancer charity Cudeca’s 13th Walkathon to raise funds and awareness for their tireless....,

Monday 25 May 2015

Investment Artificially Inflating London’s Property Market

Price growth is continuing at a steady pace throughout the UK's property markets despite weakening wage growth.....

Monday 25 May 2015

£100m Prime London Property Sold Day after Tory Victory

As it emerged the Tories had won a majority government at last week’s general election and mansion tax fears subsided....

Tuesday 19 May 2015

American Buyers Max Out on European Real Estate

As highlighted in IPIN’s ‘Emerging Trends in Global Property Markets 2015’ series, American property investors are harnessing the power.....

Friday 15 May 2015

UK Elections 2015: Is London's Property Bubble about to Burst?

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.....

Wednesday 06 May 2015

Trying to Follow London's Corrupt Money Trail

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.....

Monday 27 Apr 2015

Abu Dhabi Overtakes Dubai as Driver of UAE Property Market

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.....

Wednesday 22 Apr 2015

Starting Pistol Fired for New UK Pension Freedoms

Standard Life reported an "unprecedented level of customer contact" in the days following 6th April when new pension freedoms came into effect in Britain....

Monday 13 Apr 2015

European Property Markets Continue Boom in 2015

Investment in global real estate markets shows no signs of abating this year, with statistics showing house price rises.....

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015

Hotel Investment Booming in Dubai

A shortage of residential real estate in Dubai is directing the attention of investors and developers towards the luxury hotel apartment market.....

Wednesday 25 Mar 2015

UK: Flipping Battersea

In the never-ending saga that continues with Battersea Power Station, several purchasers are selling their flats that not only remain un-lived in but have not even been built.......

Wednesday 04 Mar 2015

London: The Johnson-Osborne Plan

So would residents of London like to be more like New York City? In a scheme announced by the Chancellor George Osborne.....

Wednesday 25 Feb 2015

Revealed: Investment Trends in Real Estate Markets 2015

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.....

Friday 20 Feb 2015

London: A Casino in the Neighbourhood?

Would you like to have a Vegas-style gambling casino in your neighbourhood or for that matter on your street? This is the issue is being presented to the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.....

Tuesday 17 Feb 2015

International Hotel Sector to Boom in 2015

The international hotel sector is set for exponential growth in 2015 as Chinese insurers continue their foray into prime property markets.....

Wednesday 11 Feb 2015

Choosing the Right Income-Generating Property Asset

There are several reasons real estate is the most popular tangible investment on the market: revenue streams from rentals; long-term capital growth.....

Thursday 05 Feb 2015

The Changing Face of Turkish Real Estate

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.....

Monday 02 Feb 2015

Distressed Assets

The following is a summary of the distressed properties market relating to the US only. Whilst IPIN's expertise extends to distressed assets internationally.....

Wednesday 28 Jan 2015

Property Related Funds & Syndicates

It is possible to invest in property without taking individual ownership of physical assets and the associated risks by dealing in property-related shares....

Wednesday 28 Jan 2015

Parliament’s Plan to Control Housing Benefit Fraud

Whilst topics regarding the NHS, taxation and immigration are the most notable leading up to the British 2015 election, one issue that certainly gets its share of media attention.....

Friday 23 Jan 2015

London: The Future of Getting Around

In May 2014 Britain's Planning Resource organisation reported that according to Office for National Statistics (ONS).....

Monday 19 Jan 2015

Property Investment to be Boosted by UK Pensioners in 2015

April 2015 will see changes to pension legislation come into effect allowing lump sums to be transferred into bank accounts for any purpose.....

Friday 09 Jan 2015

Thailand Real Estate Boosted by GDP Growth

Industry professionals predict that Thailand’s residential property market could see up to 10% growth on the back of the country’s improving economic fundamentals....

Tuesday 06 Jan 2015

More Brits Looking Overseas for Property Investment

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.....

Friday 12 Dec 2014

Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Asia in 2014

Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate markets this year, amidst a cooling domestic market.....

Wednesday 03 Dec 2014

China's Property Market Continues Decline in November

As Chinese investment in overseas real estate remains at the highest levels ever seen, its domestic market has experienced declining house prices.....

Monday 01 Dec 2014

Galliard Homes to Build £1bn of UK Residential in Joint Venture

London's largest privately-owned residential developer, Galliard Homes recently announced a joint venture (JV) focussing on regeneration projects in the South East of England.....

Wednesday 26 Nov 2014

Is Equity Release Viable for UK Homeowners?

The British property market continues its stellar rise from strength to strength, with little or no sign of abating in the near future....

Monday 24 Nov 2014

Fewer Foreign Buyers in Manhattan as Dollar Strengthens

The dollar has had a spectacular few months, rising with considerable strength against major currencies beyond even the most bullish analyst expectations.....

Thursday 13 Nov 2014

Pilbara MP's Open Invitation to Foreigners

Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants....

Monday 10 Nov 2014

The New Admiralty Arch

So, does London really need another expensive hotel to accommodate business and holiday visitors? Obviously the local hotel industry thinks so with the new Conrad Hotel.....

Thursday 06 Nov 2014

Foreign Investment: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Recent reports suggest that overseas investors now own almost 25% of all UK commercial property, most of it in London.....

Wednesday 05 Nov 2014

Why Chinese Investors Love Australian Real Estate

When it comes to investing overseas, Chinese property hunters often head for global neighbours Australia, where they have spent more than $24bn.....

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Chinese Investors Seek Safe-Haven of British Infrastructure

China is seeking financial sanctuary in Britain's energy, property and transport infrastructure....

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014

UK Sees First-Time Buyer Revival

Despite gloomy reports on the lack of affordability for many British buyers trying to get on the property ladder, September saw a healthy 11% increase....

Friday 24 Oct 2014

Chinese Investors get Thumbs Up for Australian Mining

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....

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

Spain's Glut of Unsold Homes Diminishing Fast

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....

Monday 20 Oct 2014

Mining Boom Attracts Investors Down Under

Western Australia's (WA) Pilbara region has been known as a hot spot for property investment for years, fuelled by the regional iron ore mining boom.....

Thursday 16 Oct 2014

Optimistic Growth Forecast for Spanish Economy

Spain has released consistently strong economic data over the last eight quarters, leading economists to raise forecasts towards more positive growth through 2015.....

Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

High Speed 2 Railway £40bn Boost to UK Economy

The controversial railway network that will link Britain's south and north could be worth more than £40bn to the economy, say economists.....

Monday 13 Oct 2014

Buy-to-Let: The Only Way is Up North

Media reports showing a booming demand for rental properties in the UK have been on the increase in 2014, with demand significantly outstripping supply.....

Friday 10 Oct 2014

Middle East Investors to Spend €115bn on European Property

New data shows that the richest investors from the Middle East are set to pour billions into European property......

Thursday 09 Oct 2014

New York's Waldorf Hotel to be Largest Ever Chinese Acquisition

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....

Wednesday 08 Oct 2014

Green Shoots of Recovery for Abu Dhabi Property

New data shows that residential real estate in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi has shown strong signs of recovery for the first time since 2008.....

Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Wealth in Europe at Record High

Swiss bankers have released data showing that wealth in Europe rose 1.7% in 2013, exceeding the peak recorded prior to the 2007-2009.....

Monday 06 Oct 2014

UK Property Boosted by Help-to-Buy Say Government

The last week has seen a number of positive highlights for the UK property market. For example, the latest Help-to-Buy figures reveal that nearly 53,000....

Wednesday 01 Oct 2014

UAE Hoteliers Eye-Up Manchester Investment Market

Dubai's luxury hotel developers Jumeirah Group have highlighted Manchester as a potential expansion location which could transform the skyline and the....

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

Spain Hosts 45.4 Million Visitors - Sets New Record

For the first time since records have been kept, Spain was visited by 9,070,024 tourists in the month of August alone, bringing the annual total......

Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Marbella's Prime Property Heats-up Market

Spanish property prices have recently reported price growth after six years in the doldrums, suggesting the bottom of the market has been reached.....

Monday 22 Sep 2014

Why Chinese Investors are Buying Overseas

Over the past few years there has been an increasing amount of Chinese money pouring into overseas real estate markets. With more than 40,000 new millionaires created.....

Thursday 18 Sep 2014

UK Attracts Record Foreign Direct Investment in 2014

The UK has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, creating the highest number of new jobs....

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

Chinese Overseas Residential Property Investments up 84%

An incredible €1.2bn has been spent by Chinese investors on overseas property projects in the first half of 2014, representing an increase of 84%....

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014

Spanish Property Officially a Bull Market

In the second quarter of 2014, Spanish house prices recorded an increase for the first time in six years, confirming the nation's return.....

Thursday 11 Sep 2014

Prices of London's Premier Properties up 27%

House prices in London's most exclusive and expensive areas have increased from £3.7m in Q2 to a whopping £4.7m in Q3..........

Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

Hassle-Free Property Investments Top of UK Asset Class

It's well recorded that London's prime property markets have experienced extreme inflation due to heightened interest from some of the world's richest investors....

Monday 08 Sep 2014

Spain’s Record-Breaking Year for Tourism

New tourism figures covering January-July of this year reveal that Spain is on target for an outstanding year in tourism, a crucial sector....

Wednesday 03 Sep 2014

Are House Prices in Europe in Touch with Reality?

In June of this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on policymakers to do more to curb rising housing prices around the world....

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014

British Expat Investment in Affordable UK Homes up 60%

According to a new report, the UK has seen a huge increase in overseas investors seeking and purchasing properties under £70,000....

Monday 01 Sep 2014

Re-Birth of the Iconic Crystal Palace

Originally designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, the iconic Crystal Palace is now poised to become one of South London's newest major developments.....

Friday 29 Aug 2014

60% Increase in British Property Millionaires in One Year

UK Property website Zoopla has published a study today which reveals that the number of homeowners who can refer to themselves as property millionaires....

Friday 29 Aug 2014

Mass Exodus from China's Property Market Boosts UK and Eurozone

Speculation about the future of China’s property market has increased as real estate moguls Li Ka-shing and Wang jianlin have gradually withdrawn....

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

IPIN Global announces charity partnership with AfriKids

Property investment specialists IPIN Global are delighted to announce a charitable partnership with AfriKids, a child rights organisation working to improve the lives of Ghana's....

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

Will Bamboo Change the Face of Western Construction?

Housing shortages exist in various regions all over the world as the global population continues to increase year-on-year and construction falls behind....

Wednesday 20 Aug 2014

UK Construction: Strongest Growth for 11 Years

According to data from Markit, the UK's construction sector recorded a rating of 62.4 on the purchasing managers' index (PMI). Any figure above 50 indicates growth...

Thursday 14 Aug 2014

China's Real Estate - A Market in Crisis

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...

Wednesday 06 Aug 2014

Spanish Property Sales Up 48% in 2014

Spanish real estate valuation and assessment specialists TINSA have released data showing that Spain’s housing market is now recovering, amidst gradually improving....

Thursday 31 Jul 2014

The Ups and Downs of the Chelsea Barracks Development

Across the Thames in the shadows of the controversial Battersea Power Station and its resurrection is another development that has also had its share...

Friday 25 Jul 2014

NAEA First-Time Buyer Data at Odds with Industry Reports

The National Association of Estate Agent’s (NAEA) claimed that just 3% of buyers in June were first-time buyers under the age of 30...

Friday 25 Jul 2014

UK:165,000 Affordable Homes to be Built by 2018

The British government have announced a new affordable homes programme that is set to change the way properties are built in the country with many being largely constructed off-site....

Thursday 24 Jul 2014

Spanish Property Considered Best Value in Europe

Spain suffered more than most countries following the financial crisis with rigorous austerity measures, escalating public debt, heavy financial reliance on the Eurozone...

Tuesday 22 Jul 2014

New BRICS Development Bank a Political Coup for Putin

The establishment of a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, proposed at the....

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014

Pensioners Financially Better Off Than UK Workers

Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published today has revealed that only those over the age of 60 have not experienced any drop....

Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

Europe Benefits as Crisis Deepens for China’s Real Estate Market

Shanghai Securities News have revealed that when record-high payments become due for China's real estate investment trusts (REITs)...

Monday 14 Jul 2014

Bridging the Wealth Gap Columbian Style

The British press has recently been full of reports concerning the increasing gap between rich and poor created by the economic downturn in the UK...

Friday 11 Jul 2014

Dubai: Introducing the World's First Climate-Controlled City

Dubai has one of the most recognisable skylines in the world, earning the Emirate city a reputation for pushing boundaries with its architecture...

Tuesday 08 Jul 2014

Investment from Middle East in European Assets Surges in 2014

World leading property consulting and research firm CBRE have revealed that investors from the Middle East are expected to spend €135bn in overseas...

Friday 04 Jul 2014

Stratford - London’s Latest Prime Market

When London won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, the fortunes of Stratford, a somewhat deprived area with many brownfield sites, improved beyond expectation.....

Thursday 03 Jul 2014

House Prices Not Our Problem Says Bank of England

The Bank of England (BoE) introduced new measures last week to cap household indebtedness caused by an overheated UK property market and soaring mortgage...

Thursday 03 Jul 2014

Could the Recyclable Home Solve the UK Housing Crisis?

The housing crisis in the UK is one of the biggest social and economic challenges facing the country. According to government figures 122,950 new homes...

Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Investment in UK & Eurozone Property Rises 400%

A new report published by trading platform Cofunds shows that net inflows into the Investment Management Association’s (IMA) Property sector...

Monday 30 Jun 2014

Spain’s Golden Visa Boosts Non-EU Buying

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...

Friday 27 Jun 2014

Booming Panama – No Longer 'Just a Canal'

Panama has long been blighted by misconceptions. When most people think of Panama, they think of the canal, hats, cigars and 'Prison Break'...

Thursday 26 Jun 2014

Rebuilding Battersea Power Station - Exclusive Report and Interviews

Film maker Kevin Murphy has returned to Battersea Power Station to see what progress has been made at the controversial site and what the future holds for the iconic chimneys...

Wednesday 25 Jun 2014

Top 5 Hotspots for UK Student Property Investment

A report published recently by investment specialists Assetz has revealed the UK’s hotspots for student property investment and some other...

Wednesday 25 Jun 2014

UK Brownfield Prioritised for New Homes

After many years of unresolved supply issues in the UK housing market, the government has announced that thousands of new homes will be built...

Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

IPO Indicates Bottom of Spanish Property Market

Merlin Properties, a Spanish real estate investment trust (REIT) has today announced plans for a €1.5bn flotation, set to become Europe’s...

Monday 16 Jun 2014

IPIN Members Enjoy Early Returns on Cipriani Heights

IPIN Members are increasingly turning attention to Panama as an investment destination following the unprecedented success of our recent Secure Exit Strategy...

Friday 13 Jun 2014

More Than 20% of Homes in Chinese Cities Empty

A survey published by researchers at China’s Southwestern University of Finance and Economics found 49 million sold but vacant.....

Thursday 12 Jun 2014

The Revival of Elephant and Castle - Special Report and Interview

Once regarded for its thriving shopping areas and referred to as 'the Piccadilly Circus of South London' by locals in the years before the war, Elephant and Castle is poised for a dramatic property comeback...

Wednesday 04 Jun 2014

60% of China’s most Affluent Considering Emigration

Global management consultancy Bain & Company recently published a startling report indicating that the majority of China’s rising affluent classes are considering moving overseas....

Friday 23 May 2014

Pressure Mounts to Release Green Belt for New Homes

Sam Bowman, research director at the Adam Smith Institute recently stated that, "by rolling back the green belt by just one mile around London, we would have space for one million new homes"....

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Singapore Sees Modest Growth as GDP Exceeds Estimate

Singapore is set to see modest growth in 2014 as a tight labour market constrains some industries amidst improving global demand. Growth exceeded initial estimates last quarter with GDP increasing by 4.9% on the back of a surge in manufacturing output seen in March this year....

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Bank of England Deadline for Decision on Housing Boom

Having seamlessly absolved themselves from responsibility, the government continue to ignore the lack of housing supply that is currently fuelling property prices, instead placing the onus for cooling the market firmly on Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England....

Friday 16 May 2014

Panama - So Much More than Meets the Eye

Following their recent trip to the stunning IPIN Global investment project in Panama - Sarani Resort - Sales Director Mike O'Riordan and Michelle Daly from Sales Progression presented their pictures and accounts of the trip...

Friday 16 May 2014

Why Global Real Estate Investors are Flocking to Panama in 2014

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....

Thursday 15 May 2014

Singapore Housing Market Registers a Slowdown in 2014

In 2009, Singapore's fiscal policymakers launched a campaign to rein in speculation in the property market as home prices kept rising with interest rates remaining low, raising concerns of a housing bubble.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

UK Commercial Property - Top of the Asset Class

According to property experts Knight Frank, 2013 saw commercial property in the UK outperforming other investment types by a significant margin...

Tuesday 06 May 2014

The Global Contrast Between Serviced Apartment and Aparthotel Markets

The serviced apartment sector, although present throughout the global accommodation markets, has very different degrees of expansion and development...

Thursday 27 Mar 2014

Demand and Supply Imbalance Starts to Form in London Office Market

Demand for properties in the office sector in London is starting to rise at the same time as supply falls, according to reports. This could create a reality in which prices are pushed ever higher...

Monday 24 Mar 2014

London Skyline to Expand With 250 New Towers

The bustling London skyline looks set to expand and become even busier in the next few years, with plans in place for more than 250 new towers according to new reports...

Thursday 20 Mar 2014

London Takes Number One Spot for Wealthy Investors

London has once again beat off competition from a number of other thriving cities around the globe to be named the number one city in the world for investment from the wealthy who have money to spend...

Wednesday 19 Mar 2014

Birmingham Mirrors London as it Attracts Foreign Investors

Birmingham's commercial property sector is mirroring that seen in London over the last few years, with investors from overseas proving to be a strong factor in the resurgence of the market...

Friday 14 Mar 2014

Commercial Investors Oppose the UK Leaving the EU

The majority of people who invest in the UK's commercial property market are opposed to the nation leaving the European Union (EU), a new survey has discovered...

Thursday 13 Mar 2014

Edinburgh Hotels Perform Well on Back of Events

It is estimated that the Six Nations Rugby Championship period will see some £30 million injected into the Edinburgh economy within the space of just over a month...

Thursday 06 Mar 2014

Commercial Property REITs: The Future in Investment

Commercial property REITs in the UK are set to become more popular and prevalent in the UK looking forward, as the promised returns offer much more of a steady income...

Wednesday 05 Mar 2014

Stratford TIQ: Investment in the Future

The International Quarter (TIQ) in Stratford, East London was the main hosting site for 2012 Olympic Games in the capital, has looked to make the most of the highlight this put on it with a chance 'to establish a new metropolitan business district for London that is thriving, sustainable, successful and inclusive'...

Tuesday 04 Mar 2014

Scottish Commercial Property Indicative of Regional Strength

Overall investment in the commercial property market in Scotland in 2013 has shown yet again just how much the regional areas of the UK are now performing...

Thursday 27 Feb 2014

Newcastle City Centre Underlines Health in Regional Office Market

Time and again over the past few months, it has been reported that the commercial property market in regions away from London is getting stronger. This has now been underlined by a new report from Knight Frank, which has shown recovery in the office rental sector in Newcastle...

Tuesday 18 Feb 2014

Regional Office Investment Hits Six-Year High

The level of investment in UK office spaces outside of London has hit a six-year high, according to the latest figures released by Knight Frank, which show there has been a real sentiment for purchase outside the capital...

Monday 17 Feb 2014

Scottish Commercial Property Deals Up 81% in 2013

London has long been the best place for investing in commercial property, particularly since the financial crisis hit the UK and sent valuations in regional areas of the UK tumbling. However, as the economy continues to recover...

Friday 14 Feb 2014

Market Conditions Push UK to the Top for Commercial Investment

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...

Wednesday 12 Feb 2014

Commercial Property Investment at Six-Year High

Levels of investment in the commercial property sector are now at their highest recorded since 2007, according to the latest report compiled by DTZ...

Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Top 3 Nations Investing In The UK Property Market

The UK property market is the focus of considerable overseas investment, both residential and commercial. Indeed, it seems foreign buyers are shaping the future of Britain, especially in hubs like London...

Tuesday 07 Jan 2014

Corporate Sector Keeping Hotel Demand High

Hotels have long represented a significant investment opportunity and the asset class is strengthening further as demand rises. New figures from BDO suggest the corporate sector is behind this improved outlook...

Tuesday 31 Dec 2013

Top Major Buildings In Line for Refurbishment

As a nation we are now obsessed with vintage and updating classic works, be it literature or clothes. Therefore, it stands to reason that in the property world, the appetite for refurbishment is greater than ever before...

Thursday 19 Dec 2013

Bridging Loans Increasing Among Buy To Let Landlords

Buy to let property investors are increasingly opting for bridging loans, it has been revealed, driving up demand for this type of lending in the UK. There was a substantial 25 per cent increase in loans...

Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

London Serviced Apartment Sector Sees Activity Surge

The London serviced apartment sector has seen a surge of activity following the Olympic Games, according to Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotels and Hospitality team...

Tuesday 17 Dec 2013

Hotels are Going Down - Literally

Hoteliers might want to consider going below ground for their next property investment project, as it seems the new trend in the luxury market is under the sea. According to the BBC, the most exclusive accommodation may soon be 20 feet or more beneath the sea...

Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

Singaporean Investors Shape the Future of London

The future of London appears to lie in Singapore, if recent dealings in the investment sector are anything to go by. Indeed, it seems the UK's capital is a prime stomping ground for overseas buyers and Singapore is leading the pack both in the private and institutional sector...

Thursday 07 Nov 2013

BPF: Taxes for Foreign Investors will Harm Market

The British Property Federation (BPF) is warning that new taxes on foreign investors will only serve to damage the country's reputation as 'open for business', opposed to keeping a cap on prices...

Tuesday 05 Nov 2013

IPIN Global Black Lion House SES Redevelopment Project in the News

The latest Secure Exit Strategy project from IPIN Global is attracting attention of the industry press with reporting on the initial developments and announcements behind Black Lion House in Whitechapel, London...

Tuesday 22 Oct 2013

Rural English Estates Performing Well For Investors

Investors who plough their money into rural English estates are continuing to see a good return on their investment...

Thursday 26 Sep 2013

Poor September Start Bad for US Hotel Market

The US hotel market has been causing concern for those considering real estate investment of late and the sector's...

Thursday 19 Sep 2013

Top Places For Hotel Investment In Panama

Panama may not be the most obvious destination for hotel investors, but with visitor numbers increasing it is proving...

Thursday 12 Sep 2013

UK Farmland Prices Soar as Demand and Competition Intensifies

Intensifying competition in the market to buy up arable land has driven up the price of UK farmland to GPB 7,440 per...

Tuesday 27 Aug 2013

Northern Student Rents Cheapest

Student accommodation is a hot property investment asset but for landlords looking to maximise rents, they may want...

Tuesday 27 Aug 2013

Confidence Returning to UK Commercial Sector says IPD

The latest data from Investment Property Databank (better known as IPD) reflects very positively indeed on the UK...

Tuesday 20 Aug 2013

Is the London Hotel Market Experiencing a Sea-Change?

Post-financial crisis the needs of consumers are far removed from those prevalent in the pre-recession boom. In all...

Thursday 15 Aug 2013

Four-star Hotel Prices on the Rise

Four-star hotels in the UK's major cities appear to be on a winning streak. TripAdvisor claims the price of an...

Wednesday 14 Aug 2013

Data Shows UK Commercial Activity Accelerating Rapidly

According to a new report from Savills commercial real estate activity in the UK is growing at is fastest rate in...

Tuesday 13 Aug 2013

Budget Hotel Market Bouncing Back in Aberdeen

The time to invest in Aberdeen's budget hotel market is nigh, with new figures showing the property segment is bouncing back. Data from...

Monday 12 Aug 2013

Aberdeen Hotel Sector Strong and Ripe for Investment

The Scottish hotel sector is the fastest growing in the UK, as recent data released by accountants BDO indicates year...

Friday 09 Aug 2013

German Commercial Real Estate Continues to Perform

The latest data shows that the German real estate investment market continues to perform well, continually quashing...

Thursday 08 Aug 2013

Forecasted Upturn in European Commercial Property Investment

Based on its latest research, consultancy DTZ is predicting that European commercial property will return an average...

Wednesday 07 Aug 2013

La Salle Hotel Properties Bets Big on US Hotel Market

In recent months a lot has been written and said about the strength of the US hotel market and the recovery thereof.

Monday 05 Aug 2013

Exclusive: Battersea Power Station - Updates and Interviews

In an exclusive piece for IPIN Global, film maker Kevin Murphy has returned to London to record interviews with locals concerned over the future of Battersea Power Station and what the future holds for the iconic landmark...

Friday 02 Aug 2013

Brick Lane SES Project to be managed by Whitbread Under "hub" Brand

The IPIN Global Brick Lane London Secure Exit Strategy project (first presented to Members in Q1 of 2013) is one of the first 5 (of around 40) budget hotels to be marketed and managed under the new Whitbread hotel brand 'hub by Premier Inn'...

Thursday 01 Aug 2013

Evolution Hostel Investment Opens as HOAX Liverpool

The IPIN Global Secure Exit Strategy has helped source investors to aid with the complete renovation of the Kansas Buildings on Stanley Street in the heart of the famous Cavern Quarter of Liverpool...

Tuesday 30 Jul 2013

Top 3 London Hubs for Serviced Apartment Investment

The UK's serviced apartment industry is emerging from the financial crisis as a different beast. The ground has shifted and demand can now be found in areas where there perhaps was none before. Nowhere is this more evident than in London - Britain's serviced apartment hub.

Tuesday 30 Jul 2013

Starwood Hotels Betting Big on Re-Emerging Mexico

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced a major expansion in Mexico. According to a recent release the firm is set to expand its Mexican portfolio by 30 percent.

Friday 26 Jul 2013

Asian Hotel Investment Doubled 1H 2013

According to the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle hotel transactions almost doubled in Asia during the first half of this year to reach USD 1.3 billion. That is not only an 85 percent increase...

Thursday 25 Jul 2013

European Commercial Property Investment Finding its Legs

According to new data from CB Richard Ellis, investors ploughed 31.1 billion Euros into European commercial property in the second quarter of this year.

Wednesday 24 Jul 2013

Costs Rising in Student Accommodation Market

Costs are rising in the student accommodation property investment market, thanks to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Developers are now faced with additional costs, according to the CBRE, as public contribution requirements have been made higher.

Wednesday 24 Jul 2013

Revenue Management Brings Stability to London Hotels

The London hotel market enjoyed stability in June, thanks to successful revenue management. Preliminary figures from business advisory and accountancy firm BDO LLP showed the capital's hotels outperformed...

Tuesday 23 Jul 2013

UK Shopping Centre Investment Grows Strongly

According to the latest data from Savills, investors put GBP 2.16 billion into UK shopping centres in the first half of this year, a 35 percent increase on last year according to the firm.

Monday 22 Jul 2013

London Walkie Talkie over Half Leased Says Developer

London's new Walkie Talkie is over half-leased according to its developer Land Securities. The firm said that 52 percent of floorspace is leased in the 37 storey tower, which is among the most distinctive of the new towers becoming part of the London skyline.

Friday 19 Jul 2013

Student Homes - Decide Investment on City by City Basis

When it comes to investing in student accommodation, people are being reminded to decide on a city by city basis. While it can be tempting to get swept up in the hype of the student market...

Thursday 18 Jul 2013

Neon Light Says Buy on European Student Housing Investments

According to a new Savills report into European student accommodation the sector is ripe for investment. The report, entitled Spotlight on European Student Housing 2013, analyses the investment risk of 119 cities...

Wednesday 17 Jul 2013

Japanese Real Estate Investment Soaring

The world has felt pretty hard-done-to in the last few years as the global credit crunch wreaked havoc on the financial lives of people around the world. Imagine how the Japanese must feel...

Monday 15 Jul 2013

Middle Eastern Capital Fuels Growth in EMEA Hotel Sector

A surge in Middle Eastern capital has fuelled a strong 38 percent year over year growth in hotel investment in the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region during the first half of this year according to the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle.

Tuesday 09 Jul 2013

Central European Commercial Property Investment Growing

The latest data on central Europe commercial property investment shows strong growth in the sector. According to Cushman and Wakefield investors invested 1.73 billion Euros in commercial property in central Europe's core markets in the first half of this year...

Monday 08 Jul 2013

Life in the Old Dog Yet - 2013 London Hotel Outlook

When investors think of London they are reminded of its steadfastness - a beacon of light in an otherwise gloomy global environment. Consequently, it is only natural to want to plough money into the hot spot, reaping the benefits of its economic and political position.

Saturday 06 Jul 2013

Can the UK Keep Up with Student Housing Market?

Student housing is the hot new asset for those considering property investment, thanks to the shortage of stock in the UK and high demand. However, one expert has questioned whether Britain can actually keep up with accommodation trends and student demands.

Thursday 04 Jul 2013

US Office Market Continues Steady Improvement

According to new data from leading real estate company CB Richard Ellis, vacancy rates fell in 10 out of 13 of America's largest office markets in the second quarter, with Houston and Boston charging the decline.

Monday 01 Jul 2013

London Hotels Enjoy a Solid May

London hotels are some of the most lucrative in the UK, however new figures suggest that people are increasingly being put off by the price. Research by business advisory and accountancy firm BDO found that hotels in London had a solid month in May...

Monday 01 Jul 2013

New Fund Types to Draw Foreigners to Mexico Hotel investment Sector

Leading international real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle is predicting strong growth in Mexico hotel investment in the next 2 years, due to the introduction of new financial vehicles in the country and the sector.

Friday 28 Jun 2013

Could Jails be the New Hot Hotels?

A night in the slammer may be most people's idea of a nightmare, but hoteliers and policy makers are hoping to attract the few that would consider the experience an attractive novelty. New plans have been put forward by the Policy Exchange to create a series of...

Tuesday 25 Jun 2013

UK Shopping Centre Transaction Volume Doubles

Some GBP 1.928 billion worth of shopping centre transactions were carried out in the first half of 2013 according to the latest data from Cushman and Wakefield. This is more than twice the figure recorded for the same period last year...

Friday 21 Jun 2013

Panama's Growth Spikes Investor Interest

Panama is a country that often flies under the radar but savvy investors will know that the tide is turning. Ongoing growth, investment and expansion in the region are attracting the attention of investors - Panama is certainly a country on the up.

Friday 14 Jun 2013

World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Buying British

Norway's oil fund has purchased a GBP 250m portfolio of suburban warehouses in the U.K. as it moves forward with plans to increase its property assets. The Norwegian Pension Fund Global, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, is buying 11 warehouses...

Monday 10 Jun 2013

US Hotel Transactions Up 50 percent in 2013

The latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle shows that US hotel transactions were 50 percent higher in the first half of this year than the same period last year, with USD 8 billion dollars’ worth of transactions already completed.

Monday 10 Jun 2013

GE Sells $800 million in Property as Institutional Buying Spree Continues

If anyone out there is still in any doubt that the US commercial investment sector is in recovery then news like this will make them fewer and farther between. GE Capital, General Electric's financial arm, has agreed to sell an $807 million portfolio...

Thursday 06 Jun 2013

Will Article Four Make it Harder for Student Landlords?

Article Four is now in effect and landlords need special planning permission to convert a single family home into a rental property of three or more unrelated tenants...

Tuesday 04 Jun 2013

Solidification Favours Growth in US Hotel Industry

According to the latest data the US hotel industry brought in profits of USD 58 million last year, which is just short of the peak seen in 2007. According to the STR Analytics 2013 Host Almanac total revenues in the hotel industry increased by 13.4 per cent to total USD 162 billion including a net operating income of just short of USD 40 billion.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Big Brands Bracing the Dubai Recovery

Whether or not Dubai is fully recovered or even fully in recovery is a matter of debate, but one thing that is undeniable is the recovery in the high-end segment, and the recovery of good properties in the best areas. The latest testament to that recovery will certainly be an interesting development to watch.

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Could Aberdeen Supplant London as Hotel Hotspot?

London is known as a business and tourism hotspot in the UK, and has long enjoyed the buoyant hotel market that comes along with such a title. However, it could soon find itself supplanted by Aberdeen.

Thursday 16 May 2013

European Real Estate Investment Refuses to Lay Down

Europe has took a bloody beating at the hands of the financial crisis, many doubt it will ever be the same as it was before. Real estate investment in the continent has continually refused to roll over and play dead.

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Scorching Investment Predicted in Miami Hotel Sector

Leading real estate firm Jones Lang La Salle is foretelling a strong year for hotel investment this year. In a recent report the firm predicts total investment somewhere in the region of USD 750 million, which would be a 12% increase compared to 2012.

Wednesday 15 May 2013

US Commercial Property Prices Rising

U.S. commercial property prices hit record levels last month, a new report has revealed. The latest Green Streets Advisors' commercial property index moved one percent higher than the record achieved in August, 2007, fuelled by low interest rates and "modest economic growth." The index rose one percent in April, after a two percent increase the month before, Bloomberg reports.

Monday 13 May 2013

RICS: Europe Faring Worst for Commercial Property Investment

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.

Monday 13 May 2013

Demand Low but Room Rates Rising for US Hotels

The US hotel market has a few mixed messages for property investors as it progresses further into the second quarter of the year...

Thursday 09 May 2013

UK Dominant in Growing European Retail Investment

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...

Tuesday 07 May 2013

UK Hotel Investment Quadruples in Q1

2013 looks set to blow the hotel sector away. According to new data from Savills investment in the sector in Q1 this year quadrupled compared to last year...

Monday 22 Apr 2013

Global Shopping Centre Development Bucking Uncertain Trend

An unprecedented 32 million m² of shopping centre space is currently under construction across the world, representing a 15% increase year-on-year (28 million m² in 2012), according to the latest research from global property advisor CBRE...

Friday 19 Apr 2013

Big Indices Show Strong 2012 for Global Real Estate

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...

Tuesday 16 Apr 2013

CEE Commercial Real Estate Investment Tripled in Q1

Commercial real estate investment in the CEE region has hit the second highest Q1 level since 2007 and the highest since Q1 2008 according to the latest data from CBRE...

Friday 12 Apr 2013

US Hotel Sales Up 41% this Year

According to the latest report from Real Capital Analytics US hotel sales in the first two months of this year were up 41% on the same period in 2012. According to the firm's hotel trends report the largest increases were in portfolio sales...

Thursday 11 Apr 2013

European Hotel Investment: Emerging Markets vs. Traditional Favourites

Like most forms of property investment in the current climate there are 2 schools of thought on which markets you should invest in. You have those who believe that the flight to primary cities not only can't be ignored but shouldn't be strayed from, and those who continue to believe in emerging market growth potential...

Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

Strong Investment Potential in growing MEA Hotel Market

The Middle East/Africa region reported positive performance results in February 2013 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global...

Thursday 28 Mar 2013

Top Five UK Cities for Apart-hotel Investment

As business has become more globalised, apart-hotels have emerged as one of the world's hottest property investment classes. Although the trend hasn't taken off in the UK as significantly as in the US and Asia...

Thursday 28 Mar 2013

US Hotel Market Strong in February

According to the latest data from STR Global the U.S. hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics during February 2013...

Wednesday 27 Mar 2013

Savills Predicts US - UK Led Surge in Global Hotel Investment

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...

Wednesday 20 Mar 2013

Top 10 Locations for Luxury Hotel Investment

The world's highly mobile and rich population guarantees that luxury hotels will always be a lucrative property investment. However, hoteliers can't expect to demand top dollar if they don't have the perfect property in the right location...

Tuesday 19 Mar 2013

Polish Commercial Property Sector Surges into 2013

Savills latest report into the Polish commercial property market shows an exceptionally strong final quarter to end last year, boosting the year-end total to a 6 year high...

Thursday 14 Mar 2013

European Commercial Property Most Attractive in 10 Years

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...

Wednesday 13 Mar 2013

Norwegian Commercial Sector Looking Robust

Norwegian commercial property returned 4.7% last year according to the latest IPD Norway Annual Property Index. This is down from 7.3% in 2011, but as we all know in the post-crash era falling figures aren't bad if they are bringing things down to a stable and sustainable level...

Tuesday 12 Mar 2013

What is Really Going on in the US Hotel Market?

Figures have portrayed the US hotel market as one ripe for property investment, with demand high and transactions going from strength-to-strength. However, just how far this is an accurate depiction of the sector is questionable...

Friday 08 Mar 2013

New Structures Give ISA Access to Residential Property Investment

Ever since the global financial crisis wiped trillions off the global stock markets making many pension products near-worthless, we have all been clambering the find better ways to secure our future. Property has become a popular investment because it is less volatile...

Thursday 07 Mar 2013

Americas Hotels Enjoying Strong Growth

Hotel operators in the Americas posted strong gains in January, reporting a 3.3 percent increase in occupancy to 51.3 percent, STR Global Reports...

Wednesday 06 Mar 2013

Prime Space Shortage to Bring Rising Rents in Dublin Office Sector

Positive news from the Dublin office market, as a new report from Savills predicts rising rents for landlords in the sector for the coming year. Rising and sustained demand for prime office space combined with continued lack of new space coming onto the market...

Tuesday 26 Feb 2013

US Industrial Property Market Puts its Best Foot Forward

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...

Monday 25 Feb 2013

Thailand Hotels Making a Strong Comeback

The average revenue per available room in Thailand's hotels grew 15.4 percent to THB 2,232 in 2012 according to the latest data from STR Global. According to the report occupancy grew 10.0 percent to 69.2 percent and average daily rate (ADR) 4.9 percent to THB 3,226, both boosted by a 13.3% growth in returning demand levels...

Friday 22 Feb 2013

Investors Enjoying Fun on the Farm

Property investors are making hay while the sun shines - often literally - in the farming sector, with new statics showing the price of rural land hit a record high in the second half of 2012...

Friday 22 Feb 2013

San Francisco Prime Spot for US Hotel Investment

San Francisco hotels are proving to be prime investment properties in the US, with the city enjoying the greatest rate jump in 2012...

Wednesday 20 Feb 2013

UK Commercial Activity Up but Growth Slows [Report]

According to a new report from leading real estate consultancy Savills commercial activity in the UK rose in January for the 5th straight month. Sounds great until the next bit of the report tells you that the growth was not only slight, but was the slowest pace of growth since the current period of growth began...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

What Does the Future Hold for London Hotels?

While many of us will have struggled to find a room in a good London hotel without breaking the bank, this may not be an accurate portrayal of the health of the sector...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

US Hotel Construction Surges Ahead

A boom in the construction of multi-family housing fuelled the US housing recovery, so what now looks like a similar surge in hotel construction not only indicates confidence in the industry, but will fuel growth in it and the economy...

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

E-commerce Darkens the Future of the US Shopping Mall

Everything is bigger in America, and the so-called mega-malls are no exception. But they are an exception to the wider rule, as we have seen in previous downturns people spend more on entertainment, arguably to cheer themselves up from all the economic woes...

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

Gap Between the Best and Rest Widening for Commercial Property

The gap between the best and the rest in the commercial property sector is widening, according to research from Legal & General. Although the industry looks set to enjoy greater returns in 2013...

Tuesday 12 Feb 2013

Could Israel be the New Hot Spot for Hoteliers?

While it is tempting for budding hoteliers to look for a safe haven like London to invest money, those willing to take more of a risk should consider Israel, as it seems that it is turning into the new hot spot...

Tuesday 12 Feb 2013

The Changing Face of UK Retail

Around the world you can hear stories about hot retail investment sectors, with new malls being built and rented out by the handful in the likes of Turkey. Even in America there are still plenty of mall developments being reported. But in the UK only one new mall is to open this year...

Tuesday 05 Feb 2013

US Commercial Real Estate Recovery Trudges On

The NPI, which is based on approximately $320 billion worth of institutional commercial real estate investments, found that the total return of commercial real estate investments in the US in Q4 was 2.54%...

Monday 04 Feb 2013

Commercial Investment in Asia Pacific to Grow

Commercial property investment across the Asia Pacific is set to grow this year, attracting buyers from around the globe. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, capital markets in the region will increase between ten and 15 per cent in 2013...

Monday 04 Feb 2013

Eastbourne Property Offers Good Investment Opportunities

It seems as though Eastbourne is the place to be for commercial property investment, according to an expert. Mike Reid, from the chartered surveyors and estate agents Reid + Dean, believes that the outlook for the market in the Sussex town is decidedly optimistic...

Monday 04 Feb 2013

US Commercial Property Grows Steadily During Q4 2012

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)...

Friday 01 Feb 2013

Commercial Property Boost ''Through Easier Office Redevelopment''

The coalition government is looking to relax planning restrictions that govern the conversion of offices into buildings which will eventually have a residential purpose, according to Henry Lancaster, a senior investment analyst at Coutts...

Tuesday 29 Jan 2013

Middle East Hotel Sector On the Up

The latest information from STR Global shows positive performances in the Middle East/Africa hotel sector across most regions when reported in US Dollars...

Monday 28 Jan 2013

Manufacturing Recovery ''Good News'' for Commercial Property

The recent recovery of the UK manufacturing industry is good news for the commercial property sector, according to property consultants D&P Holt. The Confederation of British Industry recently revealed that while orders were flat in the three months to January...

Monday 28 Jan 2013

Foreign Office Investors Drive London Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

It is no secret that London is a bright spot in a bleak UK property market, or that the residential sector in the capital returned to pre-crisis levels long ago, but now the office sector has followed it...

Friday 25 Jan 2013

Leeds Office Market Gaining Ground

The Leeds office market picked up momentum in 2012, achieving its greatest level of occupier demand since the beginning of the recession. Figures from the Leeds Office Agents' Forum revealed that last year take-up totalled 405,951 square feet...

Friday 25 Jan 2013

US Investors to Increase Activity in Hotel Market

Property investment is set to intensify in the US hotel market, with buyers becoming more aggressive in 2013. According to Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotel Investment Outlook, 2012 was a positive year for the sector...

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

Retail Investment Strong in Europe

Property investment deals have been lively in the European retail sector, according to a new report. Jones Lang LaSalle claim that retail unit sales were strong in the final quarter 2012 across the continent...

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

Western Corridor Office Take-up Solid in 2012

Property investment deals could likely rise in the Western Corridor of London on the back of a solid 2012 performance. Figures from Jones Lang LaSalle showed the area witnessed a rise in office take-up, peaking at two million square feet...

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

London Hotel Sector Set for a Positive 2013

Solid growth is expected in the London hotel sector this year according to a new report from STR Global and Tourism Economics. The report predicts strong growth in both supply and demand in the coming year...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Russian Real Estate Investment Up Says JLLS

According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, Russia has come back to life in terms of investor demand, sentiment and, most importantly investment...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Down and Dirty with the Recovery: The World in 2013

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...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Well Located Configured Retail Units in Demand

Configured retail units in good locations continue to be in demand, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Despite structural changes currently taking place in the sector and a constant stream of businesses going into administration...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Is Asian Property Growth Too Good To Be True?

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...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Singapore Tightens Property Measures

Property investment in Singapore has just got more complicated, with the government announcing another round of tight real estate regulations. While the most sensationalist changes will affect the residential sector...

Friday 18 Jan 2013

Shop Chains Increase in 2012

Retail space is still an attractive asset for those considering property investment, with figures from the CBRE showing that the total number of businesses with multiple branches in Great Britain increased in 2012...

Thursday 17 Jan 2013

JLLS Predicts Strong Year for Hotel Investment

Real estate big hitter Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted that global hotel investment will total $32 billion this year. The firm believes that more transparency will make it easier for cross-border investors in the sector...

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

Houston Office Sector Blowing Away the Cobwebs

Though it still has more than its fair share of critics, evidence continues to mount that the American property market is firmly in recovery. Many experts advise looking for cities and sectors that are recovering ahead of the pace...

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013

Commercial Investors Must Be Aware of EPC Changes

The world of commercial property investment must now comply with new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rules. Coming into effect January 9th 2013, the amendments have ushered in several changes to basic requirements for non-dwellings...

Monday 14 Jan 2013

US Industrial Property is Runaway Winner of 2012

Last year was one of recovery for the US commercial property market, but the runaway winner when it comes to real estate investment was undoubtedly the industrial sector...

Monday 14 Jan 2013

London Still Viewed as Safe Location for Office Investment

London is still viewed as a safe location for property investment by those looking to put their money in office units. Despite difficult economic conditions, the UK capital has proven itself resilient once again, considerably outperforming regional markets...

Thursday 10 Jan 2013

Bleak Picture in Central Eastern Europe says CBRE

According to the latest data from CBRE, Poland and Russia are two commercial property hopes in a very bleak Europe. The report shows overall commercial real estate investment volumes fell 35% in the CEE region last year...

Wednesday 09 Jan 2013

Student Accommodation Stock to Increase in Liverpool

Liverpool looks set to receive a boost to its supply of student accommodation, with plans to build new units on the city's historic Hope Street on the verge of approval. Although considered controversial by some local residents and businesses...

Wednesday 09 Jan 2013

Speculative Office Development to Restart in Central London

Property investment in the London office market will remain an attractive prospect in 2013, with the second half of the year performing better than expected and speculative development to restart in the city centre...

Monday 07 Jan 2013

Will US Real Estate Remain an Attractive Investment?

The US real estate market appears to have undergone somewhat of a recovery in 2012, with interest in property investment gathering momentum. However, more has to be done in the residential sector in particular to encourage further activity.

Friday 04 Jan 2013

London Enjoys Record Property Sales

London has enjoyed a record year for property sales, bucking the European trend for falling house prices and market stagnation. According to new data a surge in demand has caused real estate transactions in the capital to hit the highest level since the start of the financial crisis...

Thursday 03 Jan 2013

Wales Commercial Property Market Increases

Wales is proving to be one of the best places for commercial property, with the sector apparently full of vigour and energy. In the third quarter of 2013, it has been revealed that the value of commercial property in the country increased by an astonishing 143 per cent...

Thursday 03 Jan 2013

US Hotel Industry Performing Well

The latest news on the US hotel industry indicates that it too is rejoicing in the general recovery of the US economy and, more recently the property market as a whole...

Friday 21 Dec 2012

Shopping Centre Investment Market has Exceptional Q4

More and more property investment deals are being brokered in the shopping centre market, according to a recent study. Knight Frank's Shopping Centre report revealed that the final quarter of 2012 was another high performing one for the sector, following up on a healthy Q3.

Friday 21 Dec 2012

Is the Commercial Sector Entering 2013 in a Good Position?

As 2013 fast approaches, property market analysts are questioning the position of the commercial sector going into the New Year. Thus far, findings have been mixed, with some claiming economic uncertainty...

Thursday 20 Dec 2012

Commercial Property Activity Increased in November

Property investment continued its momentum in November but the speed of growth slowed somewhat, according to research from Savills. The Total Commercial Development Activity Index...

Tuesday 18 Dec 2012

Are South-east Asians Really Driving the London Property Market?

Over recent years, the London property market has experienced increased activity from south-east Asia. Wealthy buyers are now seeking real estate investment opportunities in the UK capital...

Monday 17 Dec 2012

New Data Shows Growth in Middle East Hotel Sector

Ernst and Young have released the latest issue of its Hotel Benchmark Survey for the Middle East, showing a very impressive performance for the region's hotels...

Wednesday 12 Dec 2012

Slight Decline in Russian Investment Volumes says C&W

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...

Tuesday 11 Dec 2012

High Rise Developments Will Continue to be Money Makers

High rise developments in London will continue to be money makers. According to Mat Oakley, commercial research director for Savills, people are "prepared to pay" to own a piece of one of London's towers...

Tuesday 11 Dec 2012

Autumn Statement Brings Good News for Commercial Property Market

Wednesday's (December 5th) Autumn Statement brought good news for the commercial property market in the UK and there is hope that the changes will lead to further growth...

Monday 10 Dec 2012

Salford Office Property Stock to Receive Boost

Salford office stock is set to receive a further boost, cementing the region as the new hot spot for property investment. The North West Evergreen Fund has made an early investment in the Soapworks regeneration development project...

Friday 07 Dec 2012

Swedish Hotel Assets Gaining Popularity

According to Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotel Intelligence report for Sweden, the country's stable economy and "robust operating conditions in Stockholm" are driving investment interest, enabling the city to enjoy hotel asset yields of 5.9 per cent...

Thursday 06 Dec 2012

Manchester is a Top Real Estate Investment Spot

Manchester has been ranked as one of the world's top 20 real estate investment spots by Jones Lang LaSalle. The accolade was awarded based on the relative size of the city's economy...

Monday 03 Dec 2012

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