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Displaying 129 news articles, stories and information about Real Estate Investment .

UK Elections 2015: Is London's Property Bubble about to Burst?

As it draws closer to the UK's elections, foreign exchange markets have displayed more volatility than seen since the US had its 'fiscal cliff' moment.....

Wednesday 06 May 2015

The Changing Face of Turkish Real Estate

After an encouraging year for foreign investment in its real estate sector, Turkey's government is set to boost the market further through the introduction.....

Monday 02 Feb 2015

Thailand Real Estate Boosted by GDP Growth

Industry professionals predict that Thailand’s residential property market could see up to 10% growth on the back of the country’s improving economic fundamentals....

Tuesday 06 Jan 2015

Pilbara MP's Open Invitation to Foreigners

Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants....

Monday 10 Nov 2014

Why Chinese Investors Love Australian Real Estate

When it comes to investing overseas, Chinese property hunters often head for global neighbours Australia, where they have spent more than $24bn.....

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Chinese Investors Seek Safe-Haven of British Infrastructure

China is seeking financial sanctuary in Britain's energy, property and transport infrastructure....

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014

Real Estate Still UK's Largest Investment Asset Class

As a result of budgetary changes in March 2014, more pensioners are investing in residential property as part of their pension pot....

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

Investment in UK & Eurozone Property Rises 400%

A new report published by trading platform Cofunds shows that net inflows into the Investment Management Association’s (IMA) Property sector...

Monday 30 Jun 2014

London Developers Pledge to Give UK Buyers Equal Deal

Developers have pledged to give UK buyers in London a fairer deal, voluntarily committing to releasing properties to the domestic market at the same time as abroad...

Monday 06 Jan 2014

Demand for Property at 11-Year High

Demand for property in the UK is now at an 11-year high, meaning those considering real estate investment will need to come to the table with adequate financial backing...

Monday 18 Nov 2013

Is it Getting Harder to Find a Property Bargain?

Real estate investment opportunities are often characterised by their low price and potential to generate value and returns. However, getting a bargain in Britain's property market is certainly getting harder...

Friday 15 Nov 2013

Policy Exchange: Uk Needs More Homes not Taxes

Research from the Policy Exchange claims it is urgent that policymakers prioritise increasing housing stock, creating 1.5 million new homes by 2020, including the formation of at least one new garden city. Doing so will ease some of the barriers to home ownership...

Wednesday 13 Nov 2013

US Property Market Facing Monster Mash

The US property market is facing a "monster mash", which could put its ongoing recovery under threat and deter real estate investment. RealtyTrac, the housing data provider, claims there are two beasts looming over the sector and until they're thwarted, recovery will run the risk of collapse.

Tuesday 15 Oct 2013

Poor September Start Bad for US Hotel Market

The US hotel market has been causing concern for those considering real estate investment of late and the sector's...

Thursday 19 Sep 2013

Affordability Checks 'Won't Affect Lending Market'

The lending market will not be dented by the introduction of affordability checks, according to new research. A study...

Thursday 05 Sep 2013

German Commercial Real Estate Continues to Perform

The latest data shows that the German real estate investment market continues to perform well, continually quashing...

Thursday 08 Aug 2013

European Real Estate Investment Refuses to Lay Down

Europe has took a bloody beating at the hands of the financial crisis, many doubt it will ever be the same as it was before. Real estate investment in the continent has continually refused to roll over and play dead.

Wednesday 15 May 2013

US House Prices Continue to Climb

It was good news for the US property market as the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices posted a pleasing rise in house prices over the 12 months ending January 2013...

Thursday 28 Mar 2013

Savills Predicts US - UK Led Surge in Global Hotel Investment

Leading real estate firm Savills is tipping the US and UK to lead an international hotel investment surge in 2013. The firm predicts a significant increase in UK hotel investment on the £1.64 billion transacted last year...

Wednesday 20 Mar 2013

US Property Continues to Attract Investment

The US is the centre of considerable property investment interest of late, with research from broker DTZ showing that real estate equity increased by 19 per cent to USD 55 billion (GBP 36.8 approximately) in the second half of 2012...

Friday 15 Mar 2013

Are Overseas Investors Sick of Sky-high London Property Prices?

London property has undoubtedly gone from strength to strength during the financial crisis, with real estate investment the asset of choice for overseas investors looking for a safe haven for their money...

Wednesday 06 Mar 2013

Investors Enjoying Fun on the Farm

Property investors are making hay while the sun shines - often literally - in the farming sector, with new statics showing the price of rural land hit a record high in the second half of 2012...

Friday 22 Feb 2013

Gap Between the Best and Rest Widening for Commercial Property

The gap between the best and the rest in the commercial property sector is widening, according to research from Legal & General. Although the industry looks set to enjoy greater returns in 2013...

Tuesday 12 Feb 2013

Is Asian Property Growth Too Good To Be True?

You should never put all of your eggs into one basket, or so the old saying goes. The Asian property market is no exception to this rule and while there is undoubtedly growth, several factors call for trepidation, if not outright concern...

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

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

Is the Commercial Sector Entering 2013 in a Good Position?

As 2013 fast approaches, property market analysts are questioning the position of the commercial sector going into the New Year. Thus far, findings have been mixed, with some claiming economic uncertainty...

Thursday 20 Dec 2012

Slight Decline in Russian Investment Volumes says C&W

Moscow remains the 3rd largest investment market in Europe according to Real Capital Analytics, behind London and Paris. Cushman and Wakefield are predicting that Moscow real estate investment will total $6 billion by the end of the year...

Tuesday 11 Dec 2012

Research: Manchester Rises as Global Investment Destination

New research from leading property company Jones Lang La Salle has found Manchester to be the 15th biggest real estate investment destination in the world relative to the size of its economy...

Monday 10 Dec 2012

Manchester is a Top Real Estate Investment Spot

Manchester has been ranked as one of the world's top 20 real estate investment spots by Jones Lang LaSalle. The accolade was awarded based on the relative size of the city's economy...

Monday 03 Dec 2012

UK Commercial Property Investment: Private Sector Up, Public Sector Down

Commercial real estate investment in the UK was a mixed bag, or more like a split personality in October according to the latest research from Savills...

Monday 26 Nov 2012

US Commercial Property Performing Well Across All Sectors

Commercial property in the US is performing well across all sectors, according to Moody's/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI). Prices have climbed by 28 per cent since the dark days of January 2010...

Friday 23 Nov 2012

UK Real Estate: Does More Mean Less?

The UK property market has reached somewhat of an impasse: demand for real estate is high, residential development land supply is low, lending is tight and prices don't automatically plummet as stock increases.

Tuesday 20 Nov 2012

What Will Hurricane Sandy Mean for US Property Market?

The extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the US has yet to be calculated but the country's property market is already ready preparing for a rocky road ahead. Despite the recovery experienced in real estate this year...

Friday 02 Nov 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

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

Transparency in Global Property Markets Rises

Recovering global property markets have prompted renewed impetus to transparency improvements following a slowdown in progress during the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009...

Wednesday 17 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

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

London Property ''a Top Target for HNWI''

A growing number of high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) from all over the world have London's real estate investment market in their sights...

Thursday 04 Oct 2012

US Real Estate Fundamentals ''Improving''

The fundamentals of both the US's commercial and residential property sectors are improving, despite the wider economic issues facing the country...

Monday 01 Oct 2012

London Residential ''Outperforming Wider Property Sector''

The London residential property market has continued to outperform not only the rest of the UK's housing sector, but also commercial real estate assets in the country...

Friday 14 Sep 2012

What Every Property Investor Should Try to Avoid

While it possible to earn plenty of money and achieve financial freedom by investing in property, the current state of the real estate market makes it even more challenging. Still, many investors do not fail due to a slow market...

Wednesday 22 Aug 2012

Chinese Government Considers New Curbs as Property Market Recovers

The Chinese housing market is about one of the most interesting places in the world to watch right now. According to the consensus of recent reports, sales and prices have risen considerably in the last couple of months, but...

Monday 13 Aug 2012

Weakening Noted in Global Commercial Property Markets

Although a few countries - most notably Canada, Thailand and China - had a strong second quarter of the year, there was a general weakening in sentiment across the majority of the commercial real estate markets...

Monday 06 Aug 2012

Challenges for Regional UK Office Markets

There are challenges ahead for the UK's regional office markets, although many locations performed better than expected in the second quarter of this year...

Thursday 02 Aug 2012

Battersea Power Station: A History and its Development

Despite being hotly-contested real estate in 2012, Battersea Power Station has not always been so desirable. Construction on the original power plant began in the 1930s, following protests by local residents...

Monday 23 Jul 2012

CEE Joins Rest of Europe in Real Estate Investment Decline

Europe is responsible for bringing about a second wave of the worst financial crisis in the history of man (thanks Europe), so it is unsurprising that commercial property in Europe is suffering...

Friday 13 Jul 2012

Dubai Set to Become Buy to Let Hotspot?

Real estate investment in Dubai is expected to see continued growth, but not investments in flipping as it once became famous and died for...

Thursday 12 Jul 2012

Investment Booms in Safe-Haven German Property Market

According to reports the German real estate market is thriving. During the property boom years many reports predicted that Germany, and particularly Berlin would see a piece of the foreign-buyer fuelled action...

Tuesday 26 Jun 2012

''Mixed Picture'' for Scottish Housing Market

Several organisations have recently released figures showing how the Scottish housing market is faring. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Scotland saw...

Monday 25 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

Commercial Real Estate Investment Tipped for Growth

Despite the apparent slowdown in momentum at the start of the year, Jones Lang la Salle has issued a report predicting that real estate investment volumes will be as high as last year. According to the firm's second quarter 2012 Global Market Perspective...

Tuesday 05 Jun 2012

Italian Real Estate Fund Raises Asset Sale into High Gear

Italian real estate fund Patrimonio Uno is to step up the offloading of its properties as part of a sell-off always scheduled into its business plan. The fund was set up in 2005...

Friday 01 Jun 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

Established Cities ''Outperforming New-World Counterparts''

Prime global cities in the 'old world' have outperformed their 'new world' counterparts in the latest Savills World Cities Review. Looking back at the final six months of 2011, the firm revealed property prices in destinations it classes as old world - London, New York, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo...

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

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

Global Real Estate: Is It Getting Worse Again?

For the second time now it seems that we are going from a little bit better to a lot worse in terms of the global real estate recovery. The world joined America and the UK in the crash at the end of 2008 and 2009 was the real year of the global crash. Since then we have had a recovery...

Friday 18 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

European Retail Investment Down 64% in Q1 says CBRE

Investment in European retail properties fell sharply in the first quarter according to the latest data from CBRE. The report just 4.6 billion Euros worth of transactions were completed in Q1 2012...

Tuesday 08 May 2012

European Real Estate Investment Decline Continues

European real estate investment is continuing to fall on reduced debt funding and concerns about slowing growth, according to new data from Real Capital Analytics. In a report released...

Friday 04 May 2012

The Knock-on Impact of the Property Bubble Bursting in China

With much debate over whether or not the property bubble has burst in China, IPIN Global investigates recent developments and discusses the impact it will have on the country as a whole, its economy and assesses what the future holds in terms of property investment.

Thursday 03 May 2012

Double-Dip: UK Slides Back into Recession

On Wednesday (April 25th), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its preliminary data about the UK's gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of the year - and it didn't make for pleasant reading...

Monday 30 Apr 2012

Investment Volumes in UK Property Fall

Less money was ploughed into the UK's property market in 2011 than in the previous year, with a new DTZ report revealing investment volumes were down by ten per cent...

Friday 27 Apr 2012

US ''Driving Returns'' In Global Property Investment

The driving force behind the annual returns of 9.8 per cent realised on global real estate investment in 2011 is the recovery in the US markets...

Thursday 26 Apr 2012

European Commercial Property Investment Falls in Q1

The amount of money invested in European commercial property markets fell by 31 per cent in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the final three months of 2011...

Tuesday 24 Apr 2012

UK Property Investment ''Limited''

The level of transactions occurring in the UK's commercial real estate markets has been affected by the weak economy, lack of finance and investor uncertainty...

Monday 16 Apr 2012

Global Real Estate Investment Down but Not Out Says JLLS

New data from Jones Lang La Salle seems to add weight that global real estate investment is slowing. According to the firm $75 billion was invested in commercial real estate in Q1 2012, which is a 23% contraction...

Monday 16 Apr 2012

European Shopping Centre Development ''Stalls''

Fewer shopping centres in Europe were completed than had been expected last year. According to a new report from Cushman and Wakefield, there was very little difference between the figures recorded in 2010 and 2011...

Thursday 12 Apr 2012

EU Crisis and the UK Property Market

With the worsening sovereign debt crisis in Europe threatening the stability of the whole continent and the UK struggling to tackle its own massive national debt - the UK property market has no option but to wake up and smell the coffee...

Wednesday 11 Apr 2012

Select-Service Hotel Sector ''Attracting Investors''

New research has revealed a rising number of institutional investors are turning to the select-service hotel sector...

Tuesday 10 Apr 2012

''Plenty of Opportunities'' for Residential Real Estate Investment

The majority of housing markets in the UK present opportunities for residential property investment, while the number of new homes being constructed is expected to remain well below...

Tuesday 03 Apr 2012

Popularity of Prime London Property ''Won't Change''

Despite concerns that announcements made by chancellor George Osborne in his Budget speech last week (March 21st) will deter high net worth individuals (HNWIs) from investing in prime London property, one real estate expert does not believe the tax changes will have a significant impact...

Friday 30 Mar 2012

Paris Now Top Real Estate Investment City in Europe

Paris is now the biggest real estate investment destination in Europe, having overtaken London in the second half of last year according to new data released by CB Richard Ellis...

Thursday 29 Mar 2012

Steady Performance Anticipated for UK Hotel Market

The UK's hotel market is expected to remain broadly stable over the course of 2012, although establishments in London will outperform their regional counterparts, due in part to the anticipated boost from both the Olympic Games and the queen's diamond jubilee celebrations...

Monday 26 Mar 2012

Improving Performance Predicted in Commercial Real Estate Investment

In the latest release of its Market View report Cushman and Wakefield have predicted that the performance of commercial real estate in 2012 will be a reverse mirror image of 2011...

Friday 16 Mar 2012

Property Markets ''Will Strengthen in H2''

The second half of 2012 will be much better for global real estate markets than the first six months of this year, demonstrating a reversal of the trends witnessed in this sector over the course of 2011...

Thursday 15 Mar 2012

Capital Growth Anticipated for London Hotels

Hotels in London are expected to experience capital growth of 3.9 per cent during 2012. This is the assertion of Savills, with the firm anticipating continued strong interest from overseas buyers in the four and five-star hotel sector...

Tuesday 13 Mar 2012

Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - Russia

Russia's property market (like everything else in the country) has more than its fair share of ups and downs in the last few years, but right now it is definitely in an up...

Friday 02 Mar 2012

The Track to London's Prosperity Lies on the Railways

Last month, the government announced the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link between London and Birmingham will go ahead. Meanwhile, the Crossrail scheme within the capital is continuing, providing improved transport links to several districts....

Thursday 01 Mar 2012

Backing for Government Property Investment Review

The British Property Federation (BPF) has thrown its weight behind a recently announced government review that will examine the barriers for institutional investment in the private rented sector (PRS)....

Tuesday 28 Feb 2012

UK Hotel Market 'Will Improve in 2012'

There will be a greater number of transactions in the UK hotel market during 2012, with one expert stressing activity in this sector of the real estate industry is far from stagnant...

Monday 27 Feb 2012

Opportunities Exist in Student Accommodation Market

There are significant opportunities for property investors in the student accommodation market. This is according to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), which outlined the scope of the sector and the room for growth in a recent presentation....

Friday 24 Feb 2012

Shanghai Property Developers Squeezed from All Sides

According to a report on the Shanghai Statistics Bureau website, Shanghai property developers borrowed a total of 74.1 billion Yuan last year. This represents a fall of 9.6% compared to 2010, which conversely saw lending increase by 28.6% on 2009...

Thursday 23 Feb 2012

2011 A Record Year for New York Hotel Investment

Real Estate Investment Trusts dominated the market with 50% of acquisitions according to the data. Experts are predicting that New York will remain the strongest market in the world for hotel investment this year...

Wednesday 01 Feb 2012

Investment in European Retail Property Increases

The level of investment in real estate assets in the European retail sector grew in the final quarter of 2011. Research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) revealed the total amount ploughed into this asset class...

Tuesday 31 Jan 2012

Uncertainty Ahead for European Real Estate

The outlook for European real estate investment in 2012 is one of caution, with concerns over the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone continuing to play on investors' minds. In its most recent report...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

Opportunities for Investors in London Hotel Market?

Last month, Barclays Corporate predicted the recovery witnessed in London's hotel market during 2011 would continue into 2012, with the third quarter of this year set to be key for the overall performance of the sector. The firm noted strong revenue per available room...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

Falling Demand to Hit UK Commercial Property Sector

A decrease in tenant demand for commercial real estate will have a marked impact on the sector over the course of 2012. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

Positive Outlook for Prime Central London Property

Predictions for the year ahead in the prime central London property market are upbeat, which may encourage an increasing number of people to make a real estate investment in the city...

Thursday 12 Jan 2012

Mixed Outlook for Commercial Property in 2012

The UK commercial property market is likely to see mixed fortunes in 2012, according to a new report. Jones Lang LaSalle's latest Property Predictions publication suggests...

Friday 06 Jan 2012

Germany's Property Market - Riding Out the Economic Storm

The economic difficulties experienced by eurozone nations during 2011 have been well documented, with countries such as Spain, Portugal and Ireland seeing their property markets take a significant hit....

Thursday 05 Jan 2012

Strong September Recorded For London Hotels

Hotels in London performed well during September this year after a slowdown in profitability during August, new research shows...

Monday 31 Oct 2011

London Retail Properties 'Experience Rental Growth'

The retail real estate sector in the UK's capital appears to be holding up well in the face of wider economic problems, the latest research from Knight Frank suggests...

Monday 17 Oct 2011

Top Cities For Billionaire Properties Identified

A new report by Savills has highlighted ten global cities that are attracting real estate investment from some of the world's most wealthy people...

Thursday 06 Oct 2011

Foreign Investors 'Important' To London Property Market

Since the recession, real estate investment by foreigners has become an increasingly important part of London's property sector, one expert has claimed...

Friday 02 Sep 2011

Real Estate 'A Safe Haven' In Times Of Economic Turmoil?

Following the announcement earlier this month that Standard and Poor's had downgraded the US's credit rating from its AAA status to AA+, global markets tumbled, with billions of dollars wiped off the price of stocks and shares around the world...

Thursday 01 Sep 2011

German Property Market 'Robust'

Germany's property investment market is considered to be "stable and prosperous" among investors, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...

Monday 22 Aug 2011

Retail Investors 'Focus On Germany'

Investment activity in the retail property sector in Europe has been concentrated on Germany, Poland, Russia and countries in the Nordic region...

Friday 12 Aug 2011

Recovery Expected for Regional Property Markets

Regional property markets should see more investor interest over the coming months, it has been noted, with one expert in real estate investment explaining...

Tuesday 19 Jul 2011

UK House Prices 'Unchanged'

The latest house price index from Nationwide has revealed that residential property values in the UK were unchanged in June compared to May this year...

Monday 04 Jul 2011

Investors 'Turning to Property and Infrastructure'

An increasing number of investors are looking at the property and infrastructure sectors to bolster their portfolios, an executive at Deutsche Bank's alternative asset management division - now known as RREEF - has revealed...

Tuesday 28 Jun 2011

China Real Estate Investment Growth Increases

According to official statistics, real estate investment growth in China sped up in the first five months of the year. Growth of 34.6 per cent was recorded, from a rise of 34.3 per cent in the first four months....

Monday 20 Jun 2011

Vancouver Commercial Property Could Offer Rich Rewards

The Canadian city is benefiting from its tight supply of quality inventory, as well as the region's affluence...

Friday 20 May 2011

European Commercial Property Sector Led by Retail

Growing demand for retail property has become the primary driver of the European commercial property market, new research has found. CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has reported that first-quarter commercial property investment was 32 per cent higher in 2011 than at the same point of last year....

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Swedish Real Estate Growth Set to Continue

Recent growth seen in the Swedish property market over the past year will be sustained through 2011 thanks to the nation's positive economic outlook and market performance...

Tuesday 10 May 2011

UK Investment Leads MENA Region, JLL Reports

As various reports suggest that commercial markets around the world are beginning to see an upturn in activity, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has revealed that direct commercial real estate investment in the UK reached GBP 8 billion in the first three months of 2011....

Monday 09 May 2011

Dubai Making Comeback as Property Investment Destination

Following a period of decline in the wake of the global financial crisis, Dubai is making a comeback as a real estate investment destination...

Thursday 28 Apr 2011

Sound Reasons to Invest in Commercial Assets, JLL Says

There are still a number of "sound reasons" for investors to be looking at the opportunities available to them within global commercial property markets, it has been suggested...

Wednesday 27 Apr 2011

Thai Property Market Feels Impact of Govt Cooling Measures

The property market in Thailand is experiencing a slight slowdown as government cooling measures begin to take effect. Following robust growth last year, analysts have expressed caution about the long-term prospects of the sector....

Thursday 21 Apr 2011

Global Commercial Volumes to Reach USD290-310 Billion

Supply shortages in a number of commercial markets around the world mean that there are a number of reasons to invest in the sector at present...

Friday 15 Apr 2011

Double Digit Return in Global Commercial Markets?

Global commercial real estate markets will return close to double digit returns over the course of the year. Underpinned by resilient income yields, the asset class is expected to outperform other investments....

Friday 08 Apr 2011

Market Restrictions Limit Foreign Buyers in Thailand

Restrictions on foreign investment in Thailand mean that overseas buyers are increasingly being put off purchasing real estate in Bangkok...

Wednesday 23 Mar 2011

Asian Property Ends 2010 Strongly

A rapid resurgence in capital values among prime properties, improving business sentiment and growing investor confidence ensured that Asian real estate continued to grow in stature at the end of 2010....

Tuesday 22 Mar 2011

China Leads Real Estate Transactions

Global commercial real estate sales climbed by 43 per cent last year as a growing number of purchases of development sites buoyed the world's markets, the latest research from Real Capital Analytics (RCA) has shown....

Friday 28 Jan 2011

Global Property Investment to Grow

Globally the total level of direct real estate investment is expected to grow by 20 per cent by the end of 2011, with the resurgence in activity led primarily by a rebound in interest in the US property market....

Monday 24 Jan 2011

Housing Humbug and Property Investment Predictions for 2011

If you are a frequent reader of my blog posts here, you might (quite rightly) have assumed I am not much of a Christmas type. Imagine my joy at having been asked to write something about the property markets with respect to the "festive season"...

Wednesday 22 Dec 2010

Singapore Tops Asian Property Destinations

Singapore has been named as the top Asian destination for real estate investment, with Shanghai, Mumbai and Hong Kong also expected to perform strongly in the coming year. Strong economic growth and brisk activity in the financial and high-tech industries helped Singapore take the top spot, according to the survey jointly published by the global non-profit Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers....

Tuesday 07 Dec 2010

Investors Told to Consider Options

Real estate investors have been told to consider the full range of options available to them in capital markets. According to John Gellatly, head of global real estate multi-manager at Aviva Investors and chair of the Investment Property Forum (IPF), there is a "huge need" for speculators to educate themselves on the benefits of different investment vehicles....

Wednesday 01 Dec 2010

Investors Turn to Asia Pacific Markets

The Asia Pacific region has emerged as a favoured destination for future real estate investment, according to the results of one survey. Conducted by Aviva Investors, the study found that three-quarters of those questioned were looking to add to their portfolios in the coming three years....

Friday 26 Nov 2010

Foreign Investors Likely to Welcome CSR

The results of the recent comprehensive spending review (CSR) are likely to be welcomed by real estate investors looking to capitalise on the London property market. At least this is the view of GM Real Estate which claimed that the austerity measures had been received "fairly positively" so far....

Wednesday 27 Oct 2010

Asia Pacific ‘Most Attractive’ Real Estate Market

Strong recovery in countries from within the Asia Pacific region has led Aviva Investors to highlight the region as being one of the most attractive international real estate markets for long-term investors....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

London Rental Market is the ‘Best in Europe’

Prospective Buy to Let investors may be interested to hear that the real estate market in London offers the best potential for rental growth of any European market in the coming five years. According to real estate service provider Savills, the English capital will enjoy a significant increase in tenant demand over the period....

Friday 15 Oct 2010

Cross–Border Buying Boosts Commercial Property Transactions

The significant increase in global commercial real estate investment witnessed in 2010 compared to last year was bolstered by cross-border buying, it has been suggested. Research from Jones Lang LaSalle has found that commercial investment during the first half of 2010 totalled USD 132 billion - almost double the level seen in the period during 2009 (USD 76 billion)....

Thursday 16 Sep 2010

Investors Look to Asia for Opportunities

An increasing number of international investors are looking towards Asian property markets for returns. In particular, Japan is proving to be a favoured destination, with over USD 2 billion in deals already agreed this year....

Wednesday 15 Sep 2010

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Property

For anyone new to investing that may not have decided on which sector they should invest their money into....

Wednesday 21 Jul 2010