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London's Pre-Completion Residential Units Selling Well

Nearly half of all residential units under construction in London have been snapped up before completion, according to new data...

Thursday 31 Jan 2013

US House Prices Continue to Grow in S&P (Official) Index

The latest release from the S&P Case-Shiller house price index, (which is as close to being an official house price index as it gets in America) shows US house prices up by between 4.5% and 5.5% in the 12 months...

Wednesday 30 Jan 2013

Prime Central London Property Prices Keep Rising

Prime central London property prices have been on the rise for the last four years, according to new research. In its Spring 2013 London Residential Review...

Wednesday 30 Jan 2013

Commercial Property Boost ''Through Easier Office Redevelopment''

The coalition government is looking to relax planning restrictions that govern the conversion of offices into buildings which will eventually have a residential purpose, according to Henry Lancaster, a senior investment analyst at Coutts...

Tuesday 29 Jan 2013

Middle East Hotel Sector On the Up

The latest information from STR Global shows positive performances in the Middle East/Africa hotel sector across most regions when reported in US Dollars...

Monday 28 Jan 2013

Manufacturing Recovery ''Good News'' for Commercial Property

The recent recovery of the UK manufacturing industry is good news for the commercial property sector, according to property consultants D&P Holt. The Confederation of British Industry recently revealed that while orders were flat in the three months to January...

Monday 28 Jan 2013

Foreign Office Investors Drive London Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

It is no secret that London is a bright spot in a bleak UK property market, or that the residential sector in the capital returned to pre-crisis levels long ago, but now the office sector has followed it...

Friday 25 Jan 2013

Leeds Office Market Gaining Ground

The Leeds office market picked up momentum in 2012, achieving its greatest level of occupier demand since the beginning of the recession. Figures from the Leeds Office Agents' Forum revealed that last year take-up totalled 405,951 square feet...

Friday 25 Jan 2013

Housing Vital to Northern Economic Recovery

A new report has shown how vital housing is to the North's economic recovery according to shadow housing minister Jack Dromey...

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

US Investors to Increase Activity in Hotel Market

Property investment is set to intensify in the US hotel market, with buyers becoming more aggressive in 2013. According to Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotel Investment Outlook, 2012 was a positive year for the sector...

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

Retail Investment Strong in Europe

Property investment deals have been lively in the European retail sector, according to a new report. Jones Lang LaSalle claim that retail unit sales were strong in the final quarter 2012 across the continent...

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

Western Corridor Office Take-up Solid in 2012

Property investment deals could likely rise in the Western Corridor of London on the back of a solid 2012 performance. Figures from Jones Lang LaSalle showed the area witnessed a rise in office take-up, peaking at two million square feet...

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

US House Building Momentum Continues

For a while now the US housing market has seemed unstoppable in its path of recovery, but still the doubters have their doubts and with good reason, there are a lot of factors to make the future uncertain...

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013

Farmland to Defy Trend for Minimal Growth

With many UK growth markets - including central London - experiencing a slowdown this year, it seems farmland is the safe bet for property investment in 2013. According to research from Savills...

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013

Student Property Investment Doubled in 2012 - Tripled Since 2009

According to the latest figures from CBRE some £2.7 billion was invested in student property last year, an astonishing 125% increase compared to 2011...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

London Hotel Sector Set for a Positive 2013

Solid growth is expected in the London hotel sector this year according to a new report from STR Global and Tourism Economics. The report predicts strong growth in both supply and demand in the coming year...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Russian Real Estate Investment Up Says JLLS

According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, Russia has come back to life in terms of investor demand, sentiment and, most importantly investment...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Well Located Configured Retail Units in Demand

Configured retail units in good locations continue to be in demand, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Despite structural changes currently taking place in the sector and a constant stream of businesses going into administration...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Singapore Tightens Property Measures

Property investment in Singapore has just got more complicated, with the government announcing another round of tight real estate regulations. While the most sensationalist changes will affect the residential sector...

Friday 18 Jan 2013

US House Prices Seen to have Grown Strongly in 2012

CoreLogic believes US house prices grew by 7.9% year over year in December despite the usual winter seasonal winter slowdown according to the firm. Taking distressed sales out of the equation the firm is predicting a 8.4% rise...

Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Shop Chains Increase in 2012

Retail space is still an attractive asset for those considering property investment, with figures from the CBRE showing that the total number of businesses with multiple branches in Great Britain increased in 2012...

Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Parliament Debates Legal Status of Letting Agents

The legal status of lettings agents is to be debated in Parliament, after Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town put forward a motion to have letting agents classified under the law as estate agents...

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

JLLS Predicts Strong Year for Hotel Investment

Real estate big hitter Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted that global hotel investment will total $32 billion this year. The firm believes that more transparency will make it easier for cross-border investors in the sector...

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

Last Quarter Surge Boosts Global Real Estate Investment Volume

Global real estate investment volumes are back on the up, with preliminary data from Jones Lang La Salle suggesting total transaction volumes for 2012 somewhere in the region of $436 billion, up from $435 billion...

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013

Houston Office Sector Blowing Away the Cobwebs

Though it still has more than its fair share of critics, evidence continues to mount that the American property market is firmly in recovery. Many experts advise looking for cities and sectors that are recovering ahead of the pace...

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013

Commercial Investors Must Be Aware of EPC Changes

The world of commercial property investment must now comply with new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rules. Coming into effect January 9th 2013, the amendments have ushered in several changes to basic requirements for non-dwellings...

Monday 14 Jan 2013

US Industrial Property is Runaway Winner of 2012

Last year was one of recovery for the US commercial property market, but the runaway winner when it comes to real estate investment was undoubtedly the industrial sector...

Monday 14 Jan 2013

Institutional Investors Put Increasing Stock in Real Estate Investment

According to real estate investment big hitters Jones Lang La Salle, the number of pension and sovereign wealth funds (SWF's) actively and directly investing in real estate is set to double...

Thursday 10 Jan 2013

London Still Viewed as Safe Location for Office Investment

London is still viewed as a safe location for property investment by those looking to put their money in office units. Despite difficult economic conditions, the UK capital has proven itself resilient once again, considerably outperforming regional markets...

Thursday 10 Jan 2013

Bleak Picture in Central Eastern Europe says CBRE

According to the latest data from CBRE, Poland and Russia are two commercial property hopes in a very bleak Europe. The report shows overall commercial real estate investment volumes fell 35% in the CEE region last year...

Wednesday 09 Jan 2013