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Barclays Sells Off German Portfolio for 1.24 Billion Euros

In the last few weeks there have been several articles on the desires of Barclays and other owners of German portfolios to sell up as there is currently incredibly strong investor interest in Germany...

Thursday 31 May 2012

Latest Round of Data Has More Evidence of US Recovery

The latest round of data on US housing has even more signs that the market has indeed bottomed and is travelling back up, and not just any old data but including official data from the Commerce Department...

Thursday 31 May 2012

House Prices Still Falling In England And Wales

House prices in England and Wales continued to fall in April, dropping by 0.3 per cent compared with the previous month and by one per cent since the same time last year. Figures from the Land Registry...

Thursday 31 May 2012

US Commercial Property Recovery Slowing Says Moody's

According to a new report from the Moody's investment service, the US commercial property recovery has slowed in the past 3 months. The firm puts it down to continued concerns over the EU debt crisis...

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Better Infrastructure ''Drives East London Property Market''

The property market in east London is being moved forward not by the Olympic Games, but by the improvements that have been made to its infrastructure ahead of the international sporting event...

Wednesday 30 May 2012

European Retail Investment Crashing All Over Again

European retail investment is lower than at any point since the collapse of Lehman Brothers signalled a major property crash in 2008. According to CB Richard Ellis, just $5.9 billion was invested in European retail property in Q1...

Tuesday 29 May 2012

UK Offices ''Top Performing Commercial Property Sector''

The office market was the most robust of the UK's commercial real estate sectors in the first quarter of 2012. A report compiled by F&C REIT...

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Investors Target European Office Assets

Transactions on European office markets accounted for half of investment activity in the first quarter of 2012. Research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) showed EUR 12 billion (GBP 9.6 billion) was ploughed into the sector in the three months from January to March...

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Big Funds Sack Pooled Fund Managers and Buy Direct

Some of the world's largest investors are sacking-off fund managers and going it alone, bringing real estate investment in-house to avoid the high fees and mediocre returns of so-called pooled funds...

Monday 28 May 2012

CBRE Argues for Real Estate Investment

CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has put forward a compelling case for commercial property investment in its latest report Time to Overweight Real Estate - The case for property in 2012...

Monday 28 May 2012

International Buyers ''Continue to Target London Property''

Real estate buyers around the world are becoming particularly keen to invest in property in London, new figures have revealed...

Monday 28 May 2012

UK House Prices Up 8000% Since Queen Was Crowned

UK house prices are 105 times higher than they were when the Queen was crowned in 1952, when it cost £1524 to get onto the housing ladder according to a new report...

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Homeowners Confident of Property Values

The majority of homeowners are positive about future house price growth in the UK. Knight Frank's latest survey revealed confidence in the state of the country's residential real estate market is at a near 20-month high...

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Global Commercial Property Values Grow in Q1

Commercial property values have continued to stay strong in the first quarter of the year, according to results from CB Richard Ellis...

Monday 21 May 2012

London Alone in Growth As UK Commercial Sector Slides

Many reports in the last 2 years have indicated that the UK commercial property scene was among the brightest in Europe, but as with most things it was mainly the performance of properties in the capital that was driving the overall performance up...

Friday 18 May 2012

US Housing Market ''Starting to Recover''

A recovery is underway in the US residential real estate market, with The Demand Institute predicting property prices in the nation will rise by one per cent before 2012 draws to a close...

Friday 18 May 2012

Chinese Commercial Property Rallies Says Report into Beijing Offices

Chinese house prices have been falling for several months now and registered their first annual decline in April according to official data. But according to the latest data the commercial sector is rallying...

Thursday 17 May 2012

London Commercial Property ''Supporting UK Market''

The UK's commercial real estate market is being supported by the returns generated by investment properties in London. According to figures published by IPD, capital values for retail, industrial and office assets declined by 0.3 per cent...

Thursday 17 May 2012

Shock and Awe at Performance of Prime City Real Estate

Since the global financial crisis crippled the world it has been hard to be shocked by anything the property indices have thrown at us...

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Core UK Property Markets Targeted by Investors

Many real estate investors are looking to core markets in the UK, with office and residential properties in London and the south-east among the most popular...

Wednesday 16 May 2012

German Property Portfolio Transactions Set for a Big Year

Experts are predicting that German property investment volumes are set to return to pre-crash levels this year after a surge in first-quarter portfolio-transactions signalled buzzing investor-sentiment and appetite...

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Miami Hotel Market ''A Target for Investors''

Hotels in Miami are becoming an increasingly popular real estate investment option, new figures have revealed. According to Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, transaction volumes are expected to reach USD 650 million...

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Buy to Let Lending Declines but Sector Continues to Outperform

Buy to let lending in the UK has fallen in the first quarter according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. According to the report buy to let investors borrowed £3.7 billion in Q1, representing a fall of 5% over Q4 2011...

Monday 14 May 2012

Retail ''One to Watch'' for Commercial Property Investors

The retail sector is beginning to rebound in certain parts of the world, according to one real estate expert. Speaking during a Property webinar...

Monday 14 May 2012

Poland a Diamond in the European Real Estate Rough Says CBRE

Both Savills International and CB Richard Ellis have issued positive reports this week on the Polish property market...

Friday 11 May 2012

''Numerous Opportunities'' in Student Accommodation Market

There are many opportunities for investors looking to enter the student accommodation market, with smaller schemes aimed at people in their second or third years, as well as housing in twin university cities, among the top options...

Friday 11 May 2012

Global Investors Seizing Commercial Opportunities in China

Global funds have been quick to seize on the new increase in opportunities to invest in commercial property deals in China, as cash-strapped developers sell-off assets to survive the current slowdown...

Thursday 10 May 2012

Investment in European Commercial Property Drops

There has been a significant reduction in the level of investment in European commercial real estate in the first quarter of the year, compared to the final three months of 2011...

Thursday 10 May 2012

More Protests as Chinese Prices Continue Slide

Last week 400 homeowners stormed the office of Baoyi Real Assets in Ningboo a town in the Zhenai district and smashed the place up. The protesters then went off to block the nearby expressway...

Wednesday 09 May 2012

Sentiment Improves in Global Property Markets

Sentiment among real estate professionals around the world improved in the first quarter of 2012. According to the Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics)...

Wednesday 09 May 2012