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Central European Investment 'Mixed'

Investment in industrial property in Central European real estate markets has proved to be uneven over the first half of this year, new figures show. According to Jones Lang LaSalle's European Industrial Markets Autumn 2011 report, investment volumes remain below pre-economic crisis levels....

Friday 29 Oct 2010

Asia Continues to Lead Global Recovery

The global real estate market recovery continues to be led by countries located in Asia. On averages, house prices in the region climbed by 14 per cent over the course of the past year. According to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index, the cost of real estate rose in 69 per cent of worldwide destinations in the past 12 months....

Friday 29 Oct 2010

Americas Posting Strong Growth

Momentum is continuing to build in the Americas market, with transaction levels up by 12 per cent quarter-on-quarter. In particular, the US and Brazil have posted the strongest growth over the period, new research has found....

Thursday 28 Oct 2010

EMEA Investment Volumes Outperforming 2009 Levels

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....

Thursday 28 Oct 2010

Investors Confident About Hotels

Investment in hotels in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has seen strong growth during the first three-quarters of 2010. In total, transaction volumes in the sector climbed to EUR 3.97 billion, representing a year-on-year rise of 55 per cent....

Thursday 28 Oct 2010

Shortage of Prime European Property Stalling Recovery

A lack of prime properties in Europe is stalling the recovery of the global real estate market, it has been suggested. The latest research from real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle has found that total investment in commercial property during the third quarter of 2010 stood at USD 69 billion....

Wednesday 27 Oct 2010

Foreign Investors Likely to Welcome CSR

The results of the recent comprehensive spending review (CSR) are likely to be welcomed by real estate investors looking to capitalise on the London property market. At least this is the view of GM Real Estate which claimed that the austerity measures had been received "fairly positively" so far....

Wednesday 27 Oct 2010

Property Searches Fall in September

Searches for overseas property have fallen sharply during September, new figures have shown. According to the latest report from Rightmove Overseas, overall foreign property searches dropped by 17 per cent over the course of the month....

Wednesday 27 Oct 2010

European Property Markets Going Strong

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....

Tuesday 26 Oct 2010

Mortgage Boom Supports Rising Kenyan Property Market

The growth of Kenya's affluent middle class and the development of its mortgage market have led to the rapid appreciation of property prices in Nairobi and other key towns in the past eight years, it has been reported....

Tuesday 26 Oct 2010

Low Taxes to Attract Investors Down Under

A lower tax rate in Australia is expected to offer offshore buyers the opportunity to benefit from substantial savings when acquiring and managing real estate assets in the country. According to the Financial Standard, the Federal Government's decision to phase down interest withholding tax on interest paid on some offshore borrowings will benefit potential investors....

Monday 25 Oct 2010

Asia Pacific Investments Grow in Q3

Transaction levels were up by 12 per cent in the Asia Pacific region during the third quarter of 2010, compared to the previous three months, new figures have shown. The news suggests that there has been a rise in investor sentiment and optimism in the region....

Monday 25 Oct 2010

Asia Pacific Poised for Further Growth

Commercial real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region rose by eight per cent during the third quarter of this year, new research has shown. DTZ has reported that the total investment volume for the three month period hit USD 29....

Monday 25 Oct 2010

Surge of Interest in European Retail Property in Q3

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....

Friday 22 Oct 2010

Chinese Buyers Look to Capitalise on Overseas Markets

An ever-increasing number of Chinese property investors are looking to broaden their portfolios with property outside of their home country. The news comes as the Chinese government begins to implement yet more tightening measures on the sector, which are restricting domestic opportunities....

Friday 22 Oct 2010

Office Markets Returning to Normal

Most office markets around the world are increasingly showing signs that the worst of the global economic crisis is over. In particular, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Canada have all recorded healthy growth rates and show signs of future expansion....

Friday 22 Oct 2010

Israel is World’s Best Property Market

Although an unlikely winner, Israel has emerged as one of the best performing property markets in the world today. According to Global Property Guide, house prices in the second quarter of 2010 rose sixth-fastest in a ranking of 36 countries....

Thursday 21 Oct 2010

Lower Returns Forecast in Major Regions Until 2013

Real estate investors around the world are starting to revise their expectations for returns in the sector as concerns surrounding economic uncertainty, reduced access to finance and an oversupply of stock take hold....

Thursday 21 Oct 2010

Investment Climate to Improve in 2011

The investment climate for top assets will improve in 2011, it has been claimed, but buyers will have to be content with lower returns than in the past. According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the market is set to bounce back....

Thursday 21 Oct 2010

International Investment to Rise in Europe

Investment in the European commercial property sector is set to rise by as much as 42 per cent by the end of this year, Reuters has reported. Global real estate consultancy DTZ claims that investment volumes will reach EUR 89 billion at the close of 2010 and go on to hit EUR 109 billion by the end of 2011....

Wednesday 20 Oct 2010

Spending Review Could Attract Foreign Buyers to London

Todays (October 20th) comprehensive spending review could be the spark that is needed to encourage real estate investors to return to the London property market. Estate agent Douglas and Gordon has claimed that many institutional investors have opted against purchasing real estate in the UK in recent months....

Wednesday 20 Oct 2010

Lifestyle Buyers Unconcerned with Economy

Buyers looking to purchase an overseas property for lifestyle reasons are unlikely to base their decision on fluctuations in the currency market it has been claimed. According to Robin Wilson, head of overseas at Righmove, personal circumstances are more important than economic strength....

Wednesday 20 Oct 2010

London Rental Sector Buoyant

The property market in London is buoyant, with a fast paced rental sector helping to drive recovery forward, it has been claimed. According to real estate consultant Cluttons, record demand and restricted supply have meant that the average time a rental property remains on the market has fallen dramatically....

Tuesday 19 Oct 2010

Commercial Real Estate set for Massive Growth

The fourth quarter of 2010 and 2011 will see impressive gains made in commercial real estate markets, it has been suggested. That is one of the key findings of the recent Jones Lang LaSalle 2010 Investor Sentiment Survey, which also predicted that an increasing number of buyers would look to invest in commercial real estate within the next 12 months....

Tuesday 19 Oct 2010

Alternative Investments Tempting Buyers

Alternative investments are becoming increasingly more popular as buyers look to enhance the performance of their portfolios. According to the Indian Economic Times, while stocks and bonds have managed to hold their value well in the past few years, investors are also looking to diversify into real estate, hedge funds, private equity and exchange-traded funds....

Tuesday 19 Oct 2010

Confidence Returning to International Markets

An increasing number of real estate investors believe that now is a good time to buy international property, a new survey has found. The Worldwide Property Group has revealed that in its September confidence tracker study 73 per cent of respondents believe that market conditions are favourable....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

Asia Pacific ‘Most Attractive’ Real Estate Market

Strong recovery in countries from within the Asia Pacific region has led Aviva Investors to highlight the region as being one of the most attractive international real estate markets for long-term investors....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

Global Property Market Prospects are ‘Dismal’

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the current economic downturn could last anything up to eight years. As such the body has claimed that the prospects for the global property market are looking "dismal"....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

IMF Warns of Overheating in Asian Markets

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that many key real estate markets in Asia could be at risk of overheating unless action is taken. According to the body, increasing levels of speculative activity, rising vacancy rates in commercial units, mortgage credit growth and massive capital inflow points towards a worrying future for the sector....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

Asia Still Leading Global Recovery

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Asia will continue to lead the global economic recovery in the forthcoming months. In particular this resurgence will be driven by the performance of China and India....

Monday 18 Oct 2010