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Recovery Predicted for UK Office Sector

There are signs a recovery is underway in the office sector of the UK commercial property market, with Glenigan noting that although there has been a drop in the number of new office construction schemes getting underway, this is not cause for concern in the long term...

Friday 29 Jun 2012

US House Prices Up in April - Case-Shiller

According to the renowned Case-Shiller index house prices rose in 19 out of the cities in tracks. This not only means that price rose in the majority of major US cities, but it is also the second consecutive month that this has been the case...

Thursday 28 Jun 2012

Investment in UK Regions ''Steady''

UK regions outside central London are still attracting attention from investors, accounting for almost half (48 per cent) of total investment volumes in the country last year...

Thursday 28 Jun 2012

Irish House Prices in First Monthly Rise Since 2007

Prices in the whole of Ireland rose 0.2% in the month ending May, and were down just 15.3% on the year. In Dublin, which was the hardest hit by the crisis, price also rose 0.2% on the month in May...

Wednesday 27 Jun 2012

UK House Prices Expected To Grow From 2013

House prices across the UK are expected to increase from next year onwards, according to new estimates. Data from BNP Paribas suggested that around 6.7 per cent growth would occur in 2013...

Wednesday 27 Jun 2012

Economic Uncertainty Weighs on UK Commercial Property Market

Negative gross domestic product growth in the UK and continued concerns over the outcome of the Eurozone crisis have weighed on investor sentiment and resulted in a slowdown...

Tuesday 26 Jun 2012

Shopping Mall Construction Boom in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are witnessing unprecedented boom in shopping mall development as growing middle class populations' fuel major expansion in emerging market retail according to CBRE...

Monday 25 Jun 2012

UK Buy to Let Investors Grow Portfolios and Hire Management

As more and more would-be home buyers turn to renting, more and more landlords are turning to rental management companies as they grow their portfolios. This is according to a new report...

Monday 25 Jun 2012

Prime London Property Prices Expected to Rise

The value of prime London residential real estate is predicted to increase by six per cent by the end of 2012...

Friday 22 Jun 2012

UK Commercial Property Values Decline

Total returns for UK commercial real estate assets stood at zero per cent in May, posting a 0.5 per cent decline from the previous month. According to the latest IPD UK Monthly Property Index...

Friday 22 Jun 2012

Non-Listed European Fund Returns Up Slightly in Q1

According to the latest data from the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV), total returns on non-listed funds increased slightly to 0.5% in the first three months of 2012...

Thursday 21 Jun 2012

Slowing Demand ''Hits London Rents''

London property investors saw a reversal in rents in May, dropping 0.3 per cent after a 0.1per cent rise in the preceding month. According to new figures published by Knight Frank...

Thursday 21 Jun 2012

Chinese House Prices Kept Falling in May Says Government

In the reports that prices had risen in May, sources including Soufun the largest real estate website in China, and leading business paper the China Business Herald put the growth down to fine tuning of the property market restrictions at local authority level...

Wednesday 20 Jun 2012

Student Housing ''Remains an Attractive Asset Class''

Student housing is still a lucrative sector in which to make real estate investments, with the latest Savills research on the market revealing total returns have been higher for student accommodation than many other types of commercial property...

Wednesday 20 Jun 2012

Foreign Investors the ''Driving Force'' in London's Office Sector

Commercial property investment by overseas buyers buoyed the London property market during the first half of 2012, according to new research...

Tuesday 19 Jun 2012

As US Recovers, California Replaces London as Property Safe Haven

UK based and international resellers of property in places like California and Atlanta have been saying for some time that real estate in such locations is one of the few safe investments currently available...

Monday 18 Jun 2012

London Office Submarkets ''Are Strengthening''

An increasing number of occupiers looking for premises to let in London are turning away from the West End and looking at lesser known and cheaper locations...

Monday 18 Jun 2012

Analysts Ponder Government Reaction to Chinese Housing Upturn

Chinese house sales and prices rose sharply in May according to a whole host of reports. Any one of several reports will confirm the growth, but some reports differ on predictions for the future...

Friday 15 Jun 2012

Take-up of Central London Offices Rebounds

There has been a substantial rise in the number of leases signed for central London office space, with CBRE revealing take-up increased by 96 per cent in May, compared to the previous month...

Friday 15 Jun 2012

UK Housing Market Hit by Falling Sales and Prices

The value of residential property in the UK continued to fall in May, while the number of completed sales was also down...

Thursday 14 Jun 2012

NAMA Announces 2 Billion Euro Investment in Property Developments

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), the state-run bad-bank of Ireland, which curtailed the Irish banking crisis quickly and effectively by buying all toxic loans owned by banks...

Wednesday 13 Jun 2012

Robust Performance from US Hotel Investment Market

The hotel investment sector in the US is performing well so far in 2012, with the average value of single-asset transactions up by five per cent...

Wednesday 13 Jun 2012

Paris Market Suffers for New Capital Gains Tax Rules

The Paris property market has come to a rather sudden drop as the rush to sell before the increase in capital gains tax has left an overhang of unsold properties on the market...

Tuesday 12 Jun 2012

Are Regional Office Markets Starting to Recover?

There are indications some of the UK's regional office markets are beginning to improve, with new Savills research highlighting the positive outlook for Manchester. In the report, which assesses the performance of the city's office sector...

Tuesday 12 Jun 2012

US Apartment Rents and Occupancy Continue to Rise

According to the latest reports rents and occupancy figures continue to increase strongly in the sector, including the 2.2% growth in rents year on year in Q1 recorded...

Monday 11 Jun 2012

Central London Commercial Property ''Outperforms Wider UK Market''

Capital growth and total returns in the central London commercial real estate sector were well above those recorded for the UK as a whole in May. Research from CBRE revealed returns on this asset class...

Monday 11 Jun 2012

Chinese House Sales Up as Local Governments “Fine Tune” Policies

According to a new report from China's largest real estate website Soufun Holdings Ltd, homes sales in the country turned positive again in May, with month on month growth recorded across the country...

Friday 08 Jun 2012

''Increasing Polarisation'' in European Office Markets

There is a widening gap between the best and worst performing European office markets, with polarisation in the sector expected to continue throughout 2012...

Friday 08 Jun 2012

CBRE Index Shows Investors Turning from Asia to Americas

CBRE has just released its all-important global index of capital values for Q1 2012. The index shows growth slowing around the world, with the global growth for the quarter just 0.3% the smallest quarterly growth recorded by the index since Q4 2009...

Thursday 07 Jun 2012

Investors ''Still Interested'' in European Hotels

Sentiment among investors targeting the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for hotel investment has improved in the first half of 2012...

Thursday 07 Jun 2012