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IPIN Live - Archived News for October 2012

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Knight Frank: Residential Towers Will Define London

Tall residential and mixed-use towers in London are emerging as strong investment properties, with a new report claiming that the buildings will increasingly define the capital's skyline over the next couple of years...

Wednesday 31 Oct 2012

Olympics Bring Much Needed Boost to London Hotel Market

We may still be in debate as to whether or not the Olympics 2012 helped the property market, but there can be no such doubt in the hotel sector according to a new report...

Tuesday 30 Oct 2012

Boris Johnson Announces Retirement Housing Fund

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced the creation of a GBP 60 million fund to improve the nation's retirement property sector. Delivered in partnership with the Department of Health...

Tuesday 30 Oct 2012

German Office Investment Up 50% Y-o-Y

New data from BNP Paribas shows massive growth in the German office sector in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year. The data, from the firm's German real estate division shows that...

Friday 26 Oct 2012

UK Student Accommodation Market ''Attracts Record Investment''

The volume of investment in the UK's student accommodation sector has reached its highest ever level, new research from CBRE shows. According to the firm, GBP 2 billion has been ploughed into the student housing market...

Friday 26 Oct 2012

American Housing Sales Rise but Financing Hinders Recovery

The American housing market continues to silence any critics. The latest news is that 389,000 newly-built single-family homes were purchased in seasonally-adjusted September...

Thursday 25 Oct 2012

German Real Estate Performing Well Despite Yearly Investment Drop

German property investment totalled 5.3 billion Euros in Q3 this year according to the latest data from Savills, making it the best performing quarter of the year and taking us to 14.4 billion Euros for the first 9 months of the year.

Wednesday 24 Oct 2012

''Various Reasons'' for Overseas Investors to Target UK Property

There are many reasons why buying an investment property in the UK is appealing to investors from overseas, particularly those within the eurozone...

Wednesday 24 Oct 2012

Mixed Picture for US Office Markets

There are certain cities in the US where the office market is beginning to show signs of recovery, while other areas are not performing as well...

Tuesday 23 Oct 2012

UK Rents are Growing - But Just How High?

According to LSL Property Services rents in England and Wales hit a new high of £741 in September, but according to Move With Us rents ended (September) Q3 at £970. A big difference, especially given that both measure asking rents...

Monday 22 Oct 2012

New US Housing Construction Hits 4 Year High

Residential home construction in the US has hit a 4 year high according to the latest information from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

Friday 19 Oct 2012

UK Unlisted Property Funds Bringing Continued Positive Returns

Unlisted property funds in the UK returned 0.4% in Q3, a slight increase over the previous quarter as underlying direct property values fell slower according to the AREF/IPD UK Pooled Property Fund Index...

Friday 19 Oct 2012

London Hotels Gain Olympic Boost

London's hotels enjoyed a major boost in profitability in August thanks to the Olympic Games, a new report from Savills has said. Gross operating profit per room soared by 90 per cent during the month...

Friday 19 Oct 2012

London Office Space Take-up Soars

London enjoyed a significant rise in the total take-up of space in its office sector during the second quarter of 2012...

Thursday 18 Oct 2012

Weak Supply in California Leads to Slower Sales and Soaring Prices

New data from the California Association of Realtors for September showed that the continued shortage of available homes for sale not only lowered sales, but took the average house price to the highest level in 4 years...

Wednesday 17 Oct 2012

UK Property Focus ''Concentrated on Prime Sector''

The prime market is the focus of those investing in property in Britain due to the return to recession, a new study has concluded....

Wednesday 17 Oct 2012

Global Investment Volumes Holding Firm Says JLLS

According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, global investment volumes have remained robust despite registering a slight year over year decline in Q3 2012...

Tuesday 16 Oct 2012

Yorkshire Cities ''Face Battle for Property Investment''

The Yorkshire cities of Leeds and Sheffield need to work hard to ensure they do not lose their tier one status when it comes to being hubs for investment...

Tuesday 16 Oct 2012

Big Increase in European Retail Investment in Q3

According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, investment in European retail real estate saw marked growth in the third quarter of the year following a weak first half...

Monday 15 Oct 2012

Foreign Real Estate Investment Grows in France

According to a new report by real estate advisor Savills, foreign investment into French real estate is rising as major institutional buyers snap up trophy assets in the county...

Monday 15 Oct 2012

Upbeat Outlook for Global Serviced Apartment Market

The future of the European serviced apartments market is looking bright, according to a new report from Savills. The firm predicted the sector will experience further growth...

Monday 15 Oct 2012

Positive Rental Predictions for European Office Markets

Rents are expected to have climbed by 1.4 per cent in core European office markets by the end of this year...

Monday 15 Oct 2012

Emerging Markets Prominent in Resurgent Hotel Investment Sector

Hotel investment is once again beginning to take centre stage in international real estate investment, as global tourism continues to recover well...

Thursday 11 Oct 2012

UK Shopping Centre Investment Picking Up

There is evidence that the shopping centre investment market in the UK is picking up. The value of transactions completed in the third quarter of this year was almost double that in the three months from April to June...

Thursday 11 Oct 2012

Investment Drivers in European Real Estate Revealed

Factors that encourage investment in European property markets have been revealed by a new report compiled by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Wednesday 10 Oct 2012

Gold Values Rise Faster than Super-Prime London Real Estate

Prime London property is a safe-haven against the volatile economic climate; where inflation, foreign exchange rates and zero-rate interest are all combining to suck away the value of cash savings...

Tuesday 09 Oct 2012

TMT Sector ''Will Drive London Office Market''

Take-up of office space in London by the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector is expected to grow significantly over the next three years...

Tuesday 09 Oct 2012

Eurozone Funds Suffering as Crisis Refuses to Die

Now well over 2 years into the Eurozone financial crisis and its lingering effects are continuing to depress the performance of European property funds...

Tuesday 09 Oct 2012

UK Hotel Investment Market "Resilient"

The investment market for hotels in the UK - and especially London - is holding up well. Activity in the industry so far in 2012 has been "relatively resilient"...

Monday 08 Oct 2012

Stark Regional Variations in UK Buy to Let Sector

More proof that UK rental yields are higher in the north of England than the south emerged this week when the Association of Residential Lettings Agents revealed new data. According to ARLA...

Friday 05 Oct 2012