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Singapore attracting global property investors

Overseas buyers are increasingly looking to invest in en bloc property in Singapore, it has been claimed. According to figures from the Urban Redevelopment Authority....

Thursday 23 Dec 2010

US commercial sector sees signs of recovery

According to the latest Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index, US commercial property prices rose 1.3 per cent in October from the previous month, the second consecutive month of growth....

Wednesday 22 Dec 2010

Boost for Investment Property in Spain as Future Looks Brighter

Property investments in Spain could look more attractive as the country shows that it is not in as bad a deficit as had been thought....

Wednesday 22 Dec 2010

Room for negotiation on foreign property prices 'huge'

There is currently "huge" room for negotiation on the price of foreign property in many markets around the world, an expert has claimed....

Tuesday 21 Dec 2010

Commercial Investment to Grow in Americas Region

Activity in the commercial sector in the Americas region is set to rise significantly in the coming year. Jones Lang LaSalle reports that volumes in 2010 are likely to be up by at least 90 per cent compared to 2009 levels....

Monday 20 Dec 2010

Retail Set to Dominate in Abu Dhabi

Commercial investors looking for opportunities around the world may be interested to learn that the building of new shopping centres and expansion of existing facilities will make Abu Dhabi one of the most retail-concentrated cities in the world....

Monday 20 Dec 2010

UK Commercial Sector Driven by Overseas Interest

The UK commercial property market has been bolstered over the past year thanks to interest from foreign investors....

Monday 20 Dec 2010

Asia Leading Office Construction Activity

A recent report from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has claimed that Asia will be the world leader in terms of office construction as we head into 2011. As firms gradually shift away from taking up new space in Europe and North America, activity in Asia is expected rise significantly....

Friday 17 Dec 2010

Foreign Buyers Take Advantage of 'Cheap' US homes

A growing number of foreign buyers are looking to the US market for investment opportunities, with Florida the favoured destination. Real estate agents in Miami have reported an influx of buyers from Europe, South America and Canada as prices in the state remain at rock bottom....

Friday 17 Dec 2010

European Investors set to Return to Market in 2011

Confidence among investors in Europe is returning, with the New Year likely to bring with it a rise in activity. Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has forecast that transaction levels will rise by 30 per cent to reach EUR 130 billion....

Friday 17 Dec 2010

Asia Property Investment Volumes Climb in Q3

The level of real estate transactions picked up during the third quarter in Asia, new figures show. Direct investment excluding land transactions in the region grew by 53 per cent compared to the previous quarter suggesting that confidence is returning to buyers....

Thursday 16 Dec 2010

Asia Pacific Investment Ready to Grow in 2011

Interest in property in the Asia Pacific region is expected to continue into 2011, underpinned by strong economic and real estate fundamentals. Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is confident that the current buoyancy seen in the market will be carried into the New Year....

Thursday 16 Dec 2010

UK Commercial Recovery Falters

The recovery of the commercial property market in the UK has stalled, with values rising just 0.1 per cent for the second consecutive month in November, new figures show....

Thursday 16 Dec 2010

European Commercial Investment Set to Jump in 2011

Investment in European commercial property is expected to rise by as much as 35 per cent in 2011, a new report has suggested. Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has forecast that the sector will see around EUR 130 billion spent next year...

Wednesday 15 Dec 2010

Commercial Tenants Look to Go Green

Eco-friendly investments are attracting a growing deal of interest, with a recent survey suggesting that green building initiatives are a key influencer when tenants look to sign commercial real estate leases....

Wednesday 15 Dec 2010

Overseas Investors See Opportunities in Aussie Offices

Foreign buyers and investment funds have begun to return to the Australian office market, with the sector contributing 25 per cent of the total transactions for the year....

Wednesday 15 Dec 2010

US Residential Property Drops in Value

Homes in the US are set to drop in value significantly by the end of the year, a new report has suggested. In total, residential prices will have fallen by USD 1.9 trillion when the year closes....

Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

Investment in Asia-Pacific Property Remains Popular

Australia, Singapore and China are leading the commercial property market in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of direct investment, new figures show. According to figures from Jones Lang LaSalle, there is likely to be a further increase of buyers to the end of the year....

Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

UK Construction Sector Set for New Year Boost

Despite a lack of confidence in the UK construction industry, things are beginning to look up for the sector, it has been claimed. Construction firms expect some improvements to their business performance over the next year after a difficult 12 months in 2010....

Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

Real Estate Recovery 'at Different Points' Around the World

Those looking to invest in overseas property have been advised that the global recovery in the real estate market is at different points around the world. According to ING Real Estate Investment Management's (REIM's) Global Vision 2011 report, real estate investment is forecast to produce strong returns...

Monday 13 Dec 2010

Emerging Markets Investing Heavily in Real Estate

Global capital investment is rising rapidly as the economy recovers from the recession, with emerging markets focussing on real estate in particular....

Monday 13 Dec 2010

Commercial Investments have Potential

Standard Life Investments has claimed that investments in global real estate could see returns as much as 30 per cent over the next three years...

Monday 13 Dec 2010

Investors Set to Increase Holdings in Brazil

A growing number of foreign property investors are preparing to increase the capital which they are putting into the Brazilian real estate market in 2011, according to a new report...

Monday 13 Dec 2010

Investors Still Drawn to Asia Despite Cooling Measures

Despite a growing number of governments in Asian countries imposing cooling measures on their respective property markets, investors still have an appetite for real estate in the region....

Monday 13 Dec 2010

Weak Pound Sees Foreign Investors Look to London Property

Global property investors are turning to London thanks to currency discounts gained from a weak pound, it has been claimed. According to Hamptons International, foreign buyers are benefitting from discounts of up to 35 per cent on UK property prices, which is driving activity in the prime central London property market....

Friday 10 Dec 2010

China sees spike in real estate bubble

Property prices in urban areas in China have soared on the back of sustained investment from overseas, it has been claimed. The Institute of Finance and Trade Economics under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), constructed a property bubble index designed to measure market prices compared to the actual value of a property....

Friday 10 Dec 2010

Global Commercial Recovery is Gathering Pace

The recovery of global commercial property markets around the world is beginning to gather momentum. However, the future of the sector remains uncertain, with a number of concerns remaining surrounding risk and uncertainty....

Friday 10 Dec 2010

Eastern European Market Stabilising

The residential property market in Eastern European destinations is beginning to stabilise, with some locations enjoying modest price increases. According to the latest data from Ober-Haus Real Estate Advisors, Poland in particular has been performing well....

Thursday 09 Dec 2010

Global Recovery 'Running Out of Steam'

The global real estate market recovery, which began in 2009, is beginning to run out of steam, it has been claimed. According to Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank, there is a growing body of evidence highlighting the setback....

Thursday 09 Dec 2010

World Cup Sets Gulf Region Up for Construction Boost

The revelation that Qatar is to host the 2022 FIFA football World Cup has proved to be a blessing for real estate and construction firms in the Gulf region. A number of developers are already working in the Gulf state and others in the region are hoping to get some of the action from the tournament....

Thursday 09 Dec 2010