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Displaying 626 news articles, stories and information about London.

Thursday17Apr2014

There appear to be two distinct camps of opinion when it comes to whether the UK is heading towards a property bubble...

Wednesday26Mar2014

Asian investors are slowly becoming one of the superpowers of the world property market. As the rest of the world suffered as a result of the financial crisis...

Tuesday25Mar2014

There is currently much talk about the Olympic legacy, as the redevelopment of the area kicks into gear post-games. While much of the space will be used to create new communities, there was always a question about what would happen to the buildings specifically built for the event...

Friday21Mar2014

The introduction of Crossrail, the new innovation in the transport sector in London, has already helped to see a significant boost to the property market...

Thursday20Mar2014

The bustling London skyline looks set to expand and become even busier in the next few years, with plans in place for more than 250 new towers according to new reports...

Wednesday19Mar2014

London has once again beat off competition from a number of other thriving cities around the globe to be named the number one city in the world for investment from the wealthy who have money to spend...

Tuesday18Mar2014

London mayor Boris Johnson has appealed to developers to start selling homes in new buildings to those who are from the UK before selling to overseas investors...

Friday14Mar2014

Birmingham's commercial property sector is mirroring that seen in London over the last few years, with investors from overseas proving to be a strong factor in the resurgence of the market...

Wednesday12Mar2014

Whilst most people in America the United Kingdom are aware of Section 8 Housing and Section 106 respectively, many are not fully informed on how these programs work. Documentary maker Kevin Murphy elaborates...

Wednesday12Mar2014

The levels of demand seen for properties in Central London remained strong late into last year, the latest report released by Strutt & Parker has claimed...

Monday10Mar2014

Price increases seen in London in February were lower than in regional areas of the country, the latest released report from Knight Frank has shown...

Wednesday05Mar2014

Commercial property REITs in the UK are set to become more popular and prevalent in the UK looking forward, as the promised returns offer much more of a steady income...

Tuesday04Mar2014

The International Quarter (TIQ) in Stratford, East London was the main hosting site for 2012 Olympic Games in the capital, has looked to make the most of the highlight this put on it with a chance 'to establish a new metropolitan business district for London that is thriving, sustainable, successful and inclusive'...

Friday21Feb2014

The amount of time that UK homes spend on the market is at its lowest since the financial downturn, new data released has shown, as the supply and demand imbalance continues to push competition between buyers across the country...

Thursday20Feb2014

The UK's property market is now being boosted by the positivity that has been seen in London in recent years, which could be good news for investors who are looking for new areas to buy in...

Tuesday18Feb2014

Time and again over the past few months, it has been reported that the commercial property market in regions away from London is getting stronger. This has now been underlined by a new report from Knight Frank, which has shown recovery in the office rental sector in Newcastle...

Monday17Feb2014

The level of investment in UK office spaces outside of London has hit a six-year high, according to the latest figures released by Knight Frank, which show there has been a real sentiment for purchase outside the capital...

Friday14Feb2014

London has long been the best place for investing in commercial property, particularly since the financial crisis hit the UK and sent valuations in regional areas of the UK tumbling. However, as the economy continues to recover...

Thursday13Feb2014

It's a well-known fact that the improving economy and the subsequent rising business sentiment has pushed the price of commercial property in London much higher over the last year - rents for offices, for example, are expected to hit all-time highs by 2018...

Wednesday12Feb2014

The market conditions that were inherent throughout the UK and the rest of the continent meant that the country enjoyed a strong year in terms of commercial property investment...

Monday10Feb2014

The levels of optimism seen in the UK buy-to-let sector in recent times is set to continue into 2014, according to recent reports. It said that demand is now so high that as many as four in ten landlords across the nation are looking to increase what they charge their tenants in the coming year...

Wednesday05Feb2014

The improvements in the property market in England were widespread throughout the whole of 2013, according to new reports released by the Land Registry...

Tuesday04Feb2014

The price of renting properties in London is now more than double the average for the rest of the UK, the latest published figures from Gumtree have shown...

Monday03Feb2014

The positive sentiment among buyers in the UK property market is set to remain in place this year, according to one firm, but for completely different reasons than those experienced last year...

Friday31Jan2014

IPIN Global is proud to announce yet another successfully executed Secure Exit Strategy application in London. All IPIN Members that were invested into the Brick Lane project have now been exited within the contract terms yielding a 16% (annualised) return after only 1 year...

Friday24Jan2014

London has been named as the best city in the world for foreign investment in the same week it was announced that foreign buy-to-let ownership in the UK is increasing quickly...

Thursday23Jan2014

A change in the attitude of foreign investors in the UK property market has meant that there are now far more overseas landlords than ever before, according to a new report published by UHY Hacker Young...

Monday13Jan2014

Property prices across the UK rose by 1.4 per cent through December to mark a strong end to the year and leave the property market having grown repeatedly throughout 2013...

Friday10Jan2014

Property prices are set to grow by up to eight per cent in the UK in 2014 according to numerous commentators, but it will be the south-east of England where the best increases will be seen...

Thursday09Jan2014

The rate of property price rises in 2014 could be double that seen in 2013, according to new reports, as the market continues to recover from the negative conditions seen in 2007 and 2008...

Wednesday08Jan2014

As the clock struck midnight on December 31st, many renters in the UK will have made a resolution to enter the property market this year. Indeed, in a move that could see rental prices stay flat for landlords in 2014...

Tuesday07Jan2014

The UK property market is the focus of considerable overseas investment, both residential and commercial. Indeed, it seems foreign buyers are shaping the future of Britain, especially in hubs like London...

Monday06Jan2014

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...

Friday03Jan2014

House prices in Scotland are set to rise seven per cent next year, a new report suggests. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the average cost of a home will increase...

Thursday02Jan2014

It's over a year since the London 2012 Olympic Games came to a close but it is still relatively unclear what's in store for the infrastructure it left behind. Prior to the celebrations, there was unbridled optimism...

Tuesday31Dec2013

Hotels have long represented a significant investment opportunity and the asset class is strengthening further as demand rises. New figures from BDO suggest the corporate sector is behind this improved outlook...

Friday20Dec2013

London is moving one step closer to increasing its housing supply after mayor Boris Johnson approved plans to construct 335 new homes in Elephant and Castle...

Thursday19Dec2013

As a nation we are now obsessed with vintage and updating classic works, be it literature or clothes. Therefore, it stands to reason that in the property world, the appetite for refurbishment is greater than ever before...

Thursday19Dec2013

This has been a banner year for the UK property market and after a period of repressed values and low demand, it has come as a breath of fresh air to potential buyers and those considering property investment...

Wednesday18Dec2013

This is the fourth Housing Humbug report during my tenure as a writer for IPIN Global and looking the previous few years of predictions in preparation for this year's post I have noticed a few changes in the way the property market is viewed and reported as a whole...

Wednesday18Dec2013

Christmas might still be over a week away but the property world is feeling a little bit like it received some presents early in this year's Autumn Statement. And like with all good gifts, some reflection is due after the initial excitement...

Tuesday17Dec2013

The future is looking brighter for landlords of property in prime central London, according to Knight Frank. In the latest Prime Central London Rental Index...

Tuesday17Dec2013

The London serviced apartment sector has seen a surge of activity following the Olympic Games, according to Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotels and Hospitality team...

Wednesday04Dec2013

After an incredibly busy year here at IPIN Global with several Secure Exit Strategy projects making industry headline news in the last 12 months, we are very proud to have been honoured with an award for Best Alternative Investment Product at the 2013 OPP Awards for Excellence...

Tuesday19Nov2013

Rents in the UK may have fallen in October, but historically they are stable, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. Last month the average sum paid by tenants stood at GBP 815, down 4.6 per cent from September...

Monday18Nov2013

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...

Friday15Nov2013

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...

Thursday14Nov2013

The rental market is getting more and more crowded for those considering property investment, with around 1.7 million Britons now taking a lodger...

Tuesday12Nov2013

Mainstream house prices will increase by an average of 25 per cent over the next five years, according to a new report. Savills' five-year forecast showed there is much confidence in the market, which will drive 17 per cent growth in the next three years alone...

Friday08Nov2013

Growth in London's property market has been the subject of much hubbub in recent times and it is starting to feel like the city's skyrocketing prices have no end. However, it seems the capital could be about to reach something of a plateau...

Thursday07Nov2013

The UK tax system has long come under fire by home buyers and property investors alike. Now Berkely Group has joined those claiming it needs an overhaul...

Thursday07Nov2013

The future of London appears to lie in Singapore, if recent dealings in the investment sector are anything to go by. Indeed, it seems the UK's capital is a prime stomping ground for overseas buyers and Singapore is leading the pack both in the private and institutional sector...

Tuesday05Nov2013

The British Property Federation (BPF) is warning that new taxes on foreign investors will only serve to damage the country's reputation as 'open for business', opposed to keeping a cap on prices...

Tuesday05Nov2013

House prices are likely to rise by 17 per cent over the next five years, according to research from CBRE. Pent up housing demand in core markets, combined with the UK's economic recovery, improved lending conditions and a shortage of supply will send values upwards...

Thursday31Oct2013

Investors in the residential property market should explore areas around the top state schools, if new research is anything to go by. According to Lloyds Bank, people will in fact pay a premium of GBP 31,500 to live close to a good educational institution...

Wednesday30Oct2013

The London property market is expanding at an alarming rate and could be entering 'bubble territory' according to a new report. Home.co.uk explained the average price of a home in the capital is GBP 400,096 - a number that is set to rise even further...

Tuesday29Oct2013

With the majority of new buyers continuing to struggle with house prices, the rental market in London and the south-east should remain strong in the future, with house prices in the capital and surrounding area rising more quickly than inflation...

Friday25Oct2013

Property investment opportunities for landlords in the UK remain plentiful and as average rents continue their upwards path, the sector will only become more attractive...

Thursday24Oct2013

Perceptions of house price growth are now at their highest level on record, according to Knight Frank. Households in every region now expect the price of their property to rise over the next 12 months...

Wednesday23Oct2013

There are now nearly a dozen buyers for each new property that comes onto the London real estate market, showing more and more people are eager to get onto the housing ladder...

Tuesday22Oct2013

The latest Secure Exit Strategy project from IPIN Global is attracting attention of the industry press with Bighospitality.co.uk reporting on the initial developments and announcements behind Black Lion House in Whitechapel, London...

Monday21Oct2013

The UK property market is undoubtedly in a state of recovery but average growth statistics can often mask troubling regional disparities. Indeed, for several months price rises and increases in activity have been largely centred around London, with the rest of country often posting losses.

Monday21Oct2013

Rising property prices in the south-east are likely to drive first-time buyers out of the area, according to research from Cluttons. Over the next five years it is expected people will look elsewhere for cheap property, giving regional markets a boost.

Friday18Oct2013

House prices in the UK have now hit a record high, according to figures from the Office for National statistics. In August, the House Price Index surpassed its previous January 2008 peak by 0.3 per cent...

Friday09Aug2013

The Scottish hotel sector is the fastest growing in the UK, as recent data released by accountants BDO indicates year...

Thursday01Aug2013

The IPIN Global Brick Lane London Secure Exit Strategy project (first presented to Members in Q1 of 2013) is one of the first 5 (of around 40) budget hotels to be marketed and managed under the new Whitbread hotel brand 'hub by Premier Inn'...

Monday22Jul2013

One of London's most well-known properties is poised to become one of the city's most prestigious addresses. The In and Out Club, also known as Cambridge House, was purchased by Reuben Brothers in 2012 and will undergo an extensive three years or more refurbishment to be a single family residence...

Wednesday17Jul2013

Residential property prices in England and Wales have reached a five-year high, according to the latest index from Home.co.uk. Average asking prices now stand four per cent greater than this time in 2012...

Thursday06Jun2013

The latest release of the Knight Frank's Prime Central London Index increased a slight 0.3 percent in May from the previous month. It also showed prices up 3.2 percent from the start of the year and 7.2 percent from a year earlier...

Thursday06Jun2013

Location, location, location is no longer the mantra of the property sector and it seems buyers now have other concerns. According to research from Aviva, people are increasingly going in search of homes completed to a high specification...

Wednesday05Jun2013

It seems there is a growing trend of being too posh to pay in central London and buyers of luxury property are increasingly wanting prime real estate without the price tag...

Monday03Jun2013

The dynamics of London's rental market are changing, according to a new report commissioned by Cluttons. Professor Michael Ball of Reading University found that almost half of the capital's population...

Thursday30May2013

The first recipients of the government's £1bn build-to-rent funding have been revealed. The government has announced 45 companies who will benefit from the scheme's lending at 2.07% over 5 years...

Friday24May2013

April was a busy month for the staff at IPIN Global and BridgePoint Ventures with the launch of our third brand new Secure Exit Strategy product this year for IPIN Members and exhibiting as part of the spring 2013 Property Investor Show at Excel in London...

Tuesday21May2013

For Europe, the past five years have been about survival and nothing more. However, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the dark days are nearly over and investors are finding their interest piqued once again.

Thursday16May2013

London is known as a business and tourism hotspot in the UK, and has long enjoyed the buoyant hotel market that comes along with such a title. However, it could soon find itself supplanted by Aberdeen.

Tuesday14May2013

More areas across the UK have become more affordable for property investment in the past 12 months, according to new research. Figures from the Halifax found that almost two-fifths of towns in the UK are now affordable for home purchase, compared to just four per cent in 2008.

Wednesday08May2013

London's safe-haven status will ensure ultra-prime property purchases in the city continue to rise. Research by Candy & Candy, Savills and Deutsche Bank showed the value of residential property transactions over GBP 10 million in financial hubs like the capital will grow by 27 per cent over the next five years...

Friday26Apr2013

The country's landlords are continuing to benefit from increasing rental yields, with prices in 2013 consistently higher than the average rents received in 2012. According to the latest HomeLet Rental Index...

Thursday25Apr2013

The student accommodation sector is filled with positivity at the moment, creating an attractive environment for property investment. Knight Frank forecasts an average blended UK return of 9.2 per cent over the next 12 months...

Wednesday24Apr2013

If the expenses scandal taught us anything, it's that politicians like their property and it seems the relationship between public servants and real estate is an historical one. You need only look at some of Britain's most famous prime ministers to see that the premiers like a home to impress...

Wednesday24Apr2013

It seems the UK is no longer a nation of homeowners, with new figures showing more and more people are being forced to rent. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) noted a slump in homeownership for the first time since 1918...

Monday22Apr2013

Property prices have been increasing throughout April, thanks to a seller shortage. RightMove's House Price Index posted a fourth consecutive quarter of price rises...

Thursday18Apr2013

Micro-apartments are the new hot property investment project in New York and despite the fact the first building hasn't broken ground yet, there are plans for even more...

Tuesday16Apr2013

When you've got money in your pocket the world is your oyster, but just where should you set your pin on the globe if you want to ensure you are seen in the hottest location?

Thursday11Apr2013

A three-year high for house sales was recorded in March, thanks to growing market confidence. The latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) housing market survey revealed that activity is increasing...

Tuesday09Apr2013

Shakespeare asked what's in a name and according to research by Zoopla, it could be the difference of GBP 70,000. The study revealed that the first letter of your street's name can add a considerable amount of money onto your home...

Friday05Apr2013

"The expanding residential rental property market, particularly in London and southern England, is gaining in appeal for institutional investors" The words of Alex Jeffrey, the chief executive of Prupim - one of the UK's biggest institutional investors Prudential insurance, via its asset management subsidiary M&G...

Wednesday03Apr2013

Like most forms of property investment in the current climate there are 2 schools of thought on which markets you should invest in. You have those who believe that the flight to primary cities not only can't be ignored but shouldn't be strayed from, and those who continue to believe in emerging market growth potential...

Thursday28Mar2013

As business has become more globalised, apart-hotels have emerged as one of the world's hottest property investment classes. Although the trend hasn't taken off in the UK as significantly as in the US and Asia...

Monday25Mar2013

The UK rental market has felt a bit of a change lately. The typical seasonal slowdown running into December has continued on into this year, with February experiencing the 4th consecutive monthly decline in rents...

Friday22Mar2013

The UK housing market received the boost it had hoped for in the 2013 Budget. George Osborne revealed that the government will be giving GBP 5.4 billion of financial support to tackle long-term problems in the sector and support those looking get on or move up the property ladder...

Tuesday19Mar2013

The world's highly mobile and rich population guarantees that luxury hotels will always be a lucrative property investment. However, hoteliers can't expect to demand top dollar if they don't have the perfect property in the right location...

Thursday14Mar2013

Property investment has become a dream for many people in the UK, with a report from the House Builders Federation revealing that saving a deposit for a home will now take the average first-time buyer ten years...

Friday08Mar2013

Consumer group Which?, has got heavily involved in the property market of late. They have come into the market mainly on the side of tenants, as with scarcely enough properties to go around, some landlords and other entities have sought to take advantage of the situation...

Thursday07Mar2013

With economic contraction and high deposits, the UK may not look like a traditional property investment hotspot at the moment. However, buyers shouldn't be fooled by this seemingly bleak outlook...

Wednesday06Mar2013

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...

Tuesday05Mar2013

London has been the centre of considerable property investment of late, but there is a notable lack of cash buyers among those choosing to put their money in bricks and mortar...

Monday04Mar2013

Those looking for their next property investment project may want to head up North if they want to get more for their money. Figures from the Land Registry have shown that the real estate chasm between the North and South of the country is widening...

Friday01Mar2013

The latest report into UK housing seems to be a breath of fresh air in a more-than-beleaguered market. According to the National Association of Estate Agents 314 potential buyers registered with estate agents...

Thursday28Feb2013

There was a time when the higher above ground a property, the more money it could fetch. Among the rich and famous, if it wasn't a penthouse, it wasn't worth having. However, it seems the tides are starting to turn slightly and now...

Wednesday27Feb2013

London may be a safe haven for investors but for people needing to rent a property, living in the city is getting harder and harder. The average cost of renting a home in Greater London increased by 6.7 per cent over the past year...

Monday25Feb2013

The market is currently awash with cheap fixed rate mortgages but with deposits continuing to be sky high, how much impact can they really have?...

Tuesday19Feb2013

With a report from the House Builders Federation (HBF) revealing that saving a deposit for a home will now take the average first-time buyer ten years, it may seem as though the future isn't particularly bright...

Monday18Feb2013

Property investment is now one of the main ways Britons can save money, according to research by Halifax. It has been revealed that choosing to put money in bricks and mortar could save the average renter...

Thursday14Feb2013

While many of us will have struggled to find a room in a good London hotel without breaking the bank, this may not be an accurate portrayal of the health of the sector...

Thursday14Feb2013

According to the latest figures from LSL Property Services, the proportion of households who own their home has dropped to its lowest level since 1987 at 65.3%. Unsurprisingly the firm also reports that the rental sector continues to grow from strength to strength...

Thursday14Feb2013

According to a new report from leading real estate consultancy Savills commercial activity in the UK rose in January for the 5th straight month. Sounds great until the next bit of the report tells you that the growth was not only slight, but was the slowest pace of growth since the current period of growth began...

Wednesday13Feb2013

London is considered an international safe haven - a place where the wealthy from across the globe can invest their money. However, it seems that Britons are the only ones not willing to flash their cash in the capital, with the super rich preferring the US...

Wednesday13Feb2013

In the property market, size is no longer everything and it seems the wealthy are not content with getting as many acres as possible for their money. According to a recent survey, it is the all important extras that the rich and famous are now going in search of...

Tuesday12Feb2013

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...

Thursday07Feb2013

Rising prices and a lack of prime available stock is driving investors out of popular London areas and into pastures new. Consequently, last year's hotspots could soon be slipping down the popularity rankings...

Thursday07Feb2013

The HS2 high-speed railway has been heralded as vital to improving the UK economy, better linking the North to the South and preparing the country for the future. While the development will no doubt support business by opening up new commercial markets, for residential property, the impact of HS2 may not be as favourable.

Thursday07Feb2013

The centre for cities has just released it cities outlook 2013 report and it is a goldmine of information, most of which is very useful to investors and potential investors...

Tuesday05Feb2013

The UK is suffering from a property price gulf, with homes in London and the south worth GBP 330 billion more on average than properties in the rest of the country...

Friday01Feb2013

According to the Homelet index UK rents were up 4.7% on the year in December and up 1.1% on the previous month with renters now paying an average £782 per month. However, taking Greater London out of the equation rents grew by just 1.7% during the course of the year to £654 per month...

Friday01Feb2013

The property markets are now more diverse than ever with each sector fighting harder for news coverage and making its case for public investment. We take a look over the past month's activity on IPIN Live and what property investors were reading, and give our opinion as to why...

Thursday31Jan2013

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

Thursday31Jan2013

This weeks property news highlights in brief: Boris Johnson gets a party invite, economists question house price stats, a journalist complains and Vanilla Ice tells us about investing in US real estate...

Wednesday30Jan2013

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...

Wednesday30Jan2013

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...

Friday25Jan2013

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...

Friday25Jan2013

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...

Thursday24Jan2013

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...

Thursday24Jan2013

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...

Tuesday22Jan2013

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...

Monday21Jan2013

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...

Monday21Jan2013

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...

Monday21Jan2013

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...

Thursday17Jan2013

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...

Thursday10Jan2013

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...

Thursday10Jan2013

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...

Wednesday09Jan2013

Liverpool looks set to receive a boost to its supply of student accommodation, with plans to build new units on the city's historic Hope Street on the verge of approval. Although considered controversial by some local residents and businesses...

Monday07Jan2013

Property investment in the London office market will remain an attractive prospect in 2013, with the second half of the year performing better than expected and speculative development to restart in the city centre...

Thursday03Jan2013

Wales is proving to be one of the best places for commercial property, with the sector apparently full of vigour and energy. In the third quarter of 2013, it has been revealed that the value of commercial property in the country increased by an astonishing 143 per cent...

Thursday03Jan2013

London has enjoyed a record year for property sales, bucking the European trend for falling house prices and market stagnation. According to new data a surge in demand has caused real estate transactions in the capital to hit the highest level since the start of the financial crisis...

Wednesday02Jan2013

2013 is to see house prices in the UK rise by two per cent, while the cost of renting is forecast to go up by approximately four per cent. Against a backdrop of continuing economic uncertainty...

Thursday20Dec2012

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...

Wednesday19Dec2012

Farmhouses worth over GBP 2 million that are occupied by working farmers will qualify for relief from the new Annual Residential Property Tax (ARPT)...

Tuesday18Dec2012

Property investment continued its momentum in November but the speed of growth slowed somewhat, according to research from Savills. The Total Commercial Development Activity Index...

Monday17Dec2012

The London property market is continuing to outperform its European counterparts, with demand showing no signs of abating any time soon...

Monday17Dec2012

Over recent years, the London property market has experienced increased activity from south-east Asia. Wealthy buyers are now seeking real estate investment opportunities in the UK capital...

Saturday15Dec2012

The UK property market is witnessing the return of buyer confidence, according to new research. The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) housing market survey revealed that investment interest grew...

Wednesday12Dec2012

It seems that the Scottish countryside is the new property investment hotspot. According to Savills, the market has enjoyed competitive bidding and sales achieved over the asking price...

Tuesday11Dec2012

High rise developments in London will continue to be money makers. According to Mat Oakley, commercial research director for Savills, people are "prepared to pay" to own a piece of one of London's towers...

Tuesday11Dec2012

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...

Monday10Dec2012

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...

Thursday06Dec2012

As the US Mortgage backed securities trade looks set to hit a year-to-date total of $40 billion this week according to Standard and Poors, fledgling reports of a European CMBS revival have hit the wall of cold hard reality...

Monday03Dec2012

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...

Tuesday27Nov2012

While many developers have tried to get their hands on London's Battersea Power Station over the years, it is the Malaysians that have now secured the project...

Monday26Nov2012

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...

Thursday15Nov2012

With demand for residential property in London reaching new highs, office-to-residence conversions are increasing in popularity among those looking for a strong investment opportunity...

Thursday15Nov2012

A serviced apartment in Aberdeen is proving to be a strong property investment option for those looking to enter the hospitality sector, with demand for long-term accommodation driven by the city's business tourism...

Tuesday13Nov2012

Belfast and Aberdeen are proving to be among the best areas in the UK for hotel property investment, as the rest of the country prepares for a post-summer lull...

Tuesday13Nov2012

News that London has the world's most expensive residential properties comes as no shock, for it is certainly not the first time it has held such a status, but it is perceived in 2 ways. On one hand it is seen as a great acclaim..

Monday12Nov2012

Real estate investment opportunities are abundant in the city of London, according to the Global Property Guide. Residential investors are well placed to capitalise on the current housing shortage...

Friday09Nov2012

Student accommodation has now emerged as a mainstream global investment category, according to new research from Jones Lang LaSalle. The market now presents a significant investment opportunity for developers and private operators alike...

Friday09Nov2012

Residential property prices along the £16 billion Crossrail route could appreciate by up to 25% over the next decade years, according to a study by property consultancy GVA...

Thursday08Nov2012

Buyers are now on the search for luxury when investing in property, according to new figures from Knight Frank. The Prime Global Cities Index for the third quarter of 2012 revealed that people are turning to high-end bricks and mortar...

Tuesday06Nov2012

Offices are proving to be attractive property investment opportunities, after performing well throughout 2012. The UK market has experienced a strong year, with property take-up across the country remaining buoyant...

Monday05Nov2012

The Government has been urged to encourage more property investments outside of London by one MP. Lord Michael Heseltine told prime minister David Cameron that his obsession with the capital must end...

Monday05Nov2012

Student housing investment is now one of the top sectors across both sides of the Atlantic according to the latest data from IPD and other sources here and in the US...

Friday02Nov2012

The cold-hard figures show that demand for student accommodation outweighs supply by around 3 to 1 depending on where you look. Indeed, because student accommodation investment has come into its own recently...

Wednesday31Oct2012

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...

Tuesday30Oct2012

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...

Tuesday30Oct2012

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...

Monday29Oct2012

According to research published by PKF Accountants earlier this month, Aberdeen is one of the few UK hotel markets that experienced an increase in revenue and occupancy rates during July this year...

Friday26Oct2012

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...

Thursday25Oct2012

Who can tell me the difference between the "glass half full investor" and the "glass half empty investor?" If you are going to say that one is a pessimist and the other an optimist then you'd be right, but at the moment...

Monday22Oct2012

The UK commercial property investment market has been attracting an increasing amount of attention from European investors...

Monday22Oct2012

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...

Friday19Oct2012

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...

Thursday18Oct2012

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

Wednesday17Oct2012

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

Monday15Oct2012

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...

Monday15Oct2012

It's that time of the year again; the time when we stop worrying about this year, and start planning for the next, even if the continued volatility out there makes planning seem almost impossible at times...

Monday15Oct2012

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

Thursday11Oct2012

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

Tuesday09Oct2012

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...

Tuesday09Oct2012

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...

Monday08Oct2012

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"...

Monday08Oct2012

Now is not a good time to have loads of cash. Soaring inflation in most places, volatile exchange rates and atrocious interest rates are causing cash to devalue at a rate not seen in my lifetime...

Friday05Oct2012

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...

Thursday04Oct2012

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

Wednesday03Oct2012

The value of homes in the majority of the UK's regions fell in the third quarter of this year. This is according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index, which revealed prices were down by...

Friday28Sep2012

The rate at which the value of residential real estate in London is increasing has slowed down, according to new research from Savills. The firm believes this is due to continued uncertainty over the eurozone crisis...

Monday24Sep2012

There has been an increase in positivity towards property values recently, according to recent findings. The Knight Frank/Markit House Price Sentiment Index revealed that the outlook for house prices has improved...

Monday24Sep2012

London might be seeing the biggest rental increases, but in terms of yields it is the opposite end of the country that is doing the business. In August average yields in the North West hit...

Tuesday18Sep2012

Residential sales in England and Wales increased in August, according to the latest LSL/Acadametrics index. Residential prices were up 2.6 per cent compared to last year...

Tuesday18Sep2012

Commercial property rents in the UK have now fallen for the entire second quarter according to the latest data from IPD. The firm's latest report says commercial property rents across all sectors...

Monday17Sep2012

The first thing that the coalition did was abolish the reviled home information pack (HIP). Introduced by Labour the Home Information Pack was a good idea badly implemented...

Friday14Sep2012

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...

Friday14Sep2012

Risk-averse investors are focusing their attention on core European property markets, with interest in secondary locations and assets declining. The ongoing eurozone crisis has resulted in many investors taking a "safety first" approach to real estate markets...

Wednesday12Sep2012

Real estate markets in the world's leading cities have been supported by domestic demand, with this proving to be a crucial factor in their continued strong performance...

Tuesday11Sep2012

The level of return generated by commercial real estate investments in the UK remained flat in August, according to the latest research...

Monday10Sep2012

New research has revealed that the real estate sector in London's South Bank district has outperformed the wider central London market since 2007...

Monday10Sep2012

The prime central London rental market is being boosted further by another new trend brought about by the increased taxes levied one prime property purchases...

Thursday06Sep2012

The number of residential housebuilding projects planned for London continues to rise. This is according to research by EC Harris Built Asset Consultancy...

Thursday06Sep2012

The latest report from Real Capital Analytics has found that $157 billion was invested in global commercial real estate in the second quarter, a slight upturn on the first quarter according to the report. However...

Wednesday05Sep2012

There has been an increase in the number of non-European buyers making an investment in the continent's property markets. According to the latest data published by CBRE...

Tuesday04Sep2012

The performance of pan-European property funds has been negatively impacted by the ongoing eurozone crisis and particularly the performance of real estate assets in locations such as France and Germany...

Friday31Aug2012

The most recent construction output index published by Glenigan revealed non-residential building work in the UK was down by three per cent in July, compared to the same month a year earlier...

Wednesday29Aug2012

The prime central London real estate market is expected to perform well over the next six months, with interest from overseas buyers helping contribute to the anticipated 3.2 per cent price growth in 2012...

Wednesday29Aug2012

UK rents increased by 2.8% in July compared to June according to the latest index by Homelet. The average monthly rent in the UK in July was £789 per month...

Wednesday29Aug2012

The UK housing market is getting worse instead of better according to the latest release of the well respected Hometrack index...

Tuesday28Aug2012

Demand from overseas buyers propped up the UK's real estate investment market in July, according to a new report from Colliers International. The firm noted that, with bank lending still very tight, private equity is the most popular form of finance...

Wednesday22Aug2012

In the UK, the supply of distressed real estate far outstrips demand, according to Rics, which may go at least part of the way to explaining why the UK's recovery is lagging behind the US...

Wednesday22Aug2012

The strong performance of commercial property in central London means that, when the UK's real estate sector is looked at as a whole, it appears to be strong. However, data published recently...

Tuesday21Aug2012

It might have been almost 5 years since the world fell into a state of economic inebriation but it is still like a drunken sailor taking two steps backward for every one forward...

Monday20Aug2012

The appeal of commercial real estate investments in London is unlikely to be diminished in the short to medium term, according to new research...

Friday17Aug2012

Investment in student accommodation in the UK has not diminished, despite fears that an increase in tuition fees, which is due to come into effect in September 2012, would discourage youngsters from applying for university...

Friday17Aug2012

The UK property market remains one of the most lopsided and dilapidated safe-havens in the world. That is, London is a safe-haven and it sits atop the high side of the lopsided market...

Thursday16Aug2012

The office sector in London's West End is consistently posting growth while much of the rest of the UK's commercial property sector stalls, according to the latest monthly index from IPD...

Tuesday14Aug2012

Tenants renting UK housing have experienced rental increases in the past year, according to new figures published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Friday10Aug2012

Almost £800 million was invested in UK student housing in the first half of this year, more than double the £375 million invested during the same period of 2011...

Wednesday08Aug2012

The recovery in the global real estate market is slowing after a surge forward in 2011 according to the latest release of Jones Lang La Salle's Global Market Perspectives report...

Tuesday07Aug2012

House prices in central London continued to climb last month, although at a slower rate than they have previously. New data from Knight Frank revealed the value of properties in the capital increased...

Monday06Aug2012

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...

Monday06Aug2012

Less than 5 miles from the Olympic stadium in Stratford and under 4 miles from the resplendent towers of the Canary Wharf financial district, a street that has managed to embrace change under its own terms while retaining its unique gritty vibrancy and bohemian character: Brick Lane...

Friday03Aug2012

Investors who are willing to look at assets in the UK's regional commercial real estate markets could stand to generate some healthy returns, according to new research from DTZ...

Friday03Aug2012

Now going on for 5 years in to this crash, Ireland is still in a bad way. After what seemed like it maybe a bottom for house prices, they fell again in June...

Wednesday01Aug2012

The level of investment pumped into property markets in western Europe increased by 11 per cent between the first half of 2012 and the same six-month period in 2011...

Tuesday31Jul2012

It is ironic that house prices in the south and in London should start slowing now, as the eyes of the world fixate on the English capital and host of the Olympic Games...

Monday30Jul2012

The apartment hotels (or apart-hotels) sector in the UK is growing, but it still has a long way to go before it catches up with the US market...

Friday27Jul2012

The cautious approach to investment prevalent in Europe at present has helped support the UK's commercial property sector...

Friday27Jul2012

The closeness of relations between the US and UK depends on the government of the day and the feelings of the public, but it is hard to miss the similarities between the two in the recent bust and now in the subsequent rental booms...

Thursday26Jul2012

The amount of money invested in real estate markets worldwide increased quarter-on-quarter during the three months from April to June...

Wednesday25Jul2012

The hotel industry in London is expected to grow in the short to medium term, outperforming other cities in Europe...

Tuesday24Jul2012

The global appeal of the prime central London property market means it is unlikely to be affected by any dips experienced elsewhere in the UK...

Tuesday24Jul2012

The latest news on the UK buy to let scene shows that landlords are still confident and planning to expand their portfolios, but does indicate cracks beginning to appear in the central London rental market...

Monday23Jul2012

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...

Wednesday18Jul2012

Firms operating in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector have been the most active tenants in London's Square Mile...

Tuesday17Jul2012

Returns generated by the hotel sector in Europe during 2011 stood at six per cent, only marginally lower than the 6.6 per cent recorded for the commercial property market as a whole...

Tuesday17Jul2012

Commercial real estate in the UK lost 2% of its value in the first half of 2012 according to the latest data from IPD, putting the performance down to the continued austerity measures imposed upon the UK...

Thursday12Jul2012

The office sector in Europe is being negatively impacted by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the eurozone crisis. New research published by Knight Frank revealed average prime office rents in the continent fell by 0.5 per cent...

Thursday12Jul2012

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

Wednesday11Jul2012

The residential real estate market in London is expected to see continued price growth over the next five years, due to strong demand that will far outweigh supply...

Tuesday10Jul2012

There was a minimal improvement in the performance of the UK's commercial real estate sector in June, with CBRE revealing capital values slid by 0.5 per cent last month...

Monday09Jul2012

There has been an increase in the number of international buyers making residential property investments in London...

Friday06Jul2012

Overseas investors have been targeting central London property in 2012, with more than GBP 6 billion ploughed into the sector so far this year...

Thursday05Jul2012

Prime central London residential real estate continues to experience high demand, primarily from overseas investors...

Thursday05Jul2012

Liverpool has witnessed a spectacular transformation over the past 3 decades, rising phoenix-like from the crestfallen city it had become in the early 80's to the vibrant, happening centre of culture and business that it is today...

Thursday05Jul2012

Brick Lane, and the streets leading off it, has developed into an iconic London district that has undergone many changes over the centuries. From humble beginnings as a brick making area...

Wednesday04Jul2012

The value of transactions for real estate investment assets in London City increased significantly in May, compared to April...

Tuesday03Jul2012

Just when life couldn't get any rosier for buy to let landlords in the UK, the picture has gone and shifted. According to the latest LSL buy to let index, rental growth in many areas has slowed...

Friday29Jun2012

The rising number of young people who travel outside of their home country to attend university bodes well for the student accommodation sector in Europe, with the UK one of the main beneficiaries...

Friday29Jun2012

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...

Friday29Jun2012

Analysts, commentators and pundits are in hot debate about whether or not the Olympics is having a positive impact on London property prices and/or the rental market, and whether it will have any effects down the line...

Thursday28Jun2012

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...

Wednesday27Jun2012

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...

Monday25Jun2012

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

Friday22Jun2012

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

Friday22Jun2012

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...

Tuesday19Jun2012

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

Monday18Jun2012

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...

Friday15Jun2012

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...

Monday11Jun2012

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...

Friday08Jun2012

With demand for rental properties in the UK on the rise as tough economic times and increasingly restrictive homeowner mortgage lending policies mean that more would-be buyers are being pushed into the rental sector...

Thursday07Jun2012

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

Wednesday06Jun2012

As the financial crisis takes another bite out of Spain and threatens to project its fury into ending the world as we know it (well, ending the Euro anyway), we are all looking for safe investments...

Tuesday05Jun2012

A slowdown in the supply of residential homes is helping support UK house prices. Figures from Nationwide show values rose by 0.3 per cent in May compared with the previous month, although prices are still down...

Tuesday05Jun2012

For those that don't know, the European debt crisis has taken a turn for the worse again. Fresh fears over the need for a Spanish bailout and/or the possibility that the EU would disband because of its inability to give a bailout the size the Spain would require...

Friday01Jun2012

House prices in the prime central London housing market could plummet by as much as 50 per cent if the single euro currency was to collapse, experts have warned...

Thursday31May2012

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...

Thursday31May2012

An article in The Telegraph suggested France could be on the brink of a significant property market slump earlier this month, with Pierre Sabatier from consultancy PrimeView stating prices could drop by as much as 40 per cent over the next decade...

Wednesday30May2012

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...

Tuesday29May2012

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...

Tuesday29May2012

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...

Monday28May2012

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...

Monday28May2012

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

Tuesday22May2012

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...

Tuesday22May2012

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...

Monday21May2012

As the global economic crisis rumbles on, it was a slow start to the year in property investment markets around the world - and the UK was no exception...

Friday18May2012

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...

Thursday17May2012

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...

Wednesday16May2012

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...

Monday14May2012

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...

Monday14May2012

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

Friday11May2012

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...

Thursday10May2012

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...

Monday07May2012

The West End was the best performing office market in central London during the first quarter of this year. The recent DTZ Central London Q1 Report revealed take up of commercial space in this district climbed by seven per cent...

Thursday03May2012

Last year we mused as to whether or not insurers would step in to close the gap left by banks in commercial real estate lending, and this year we are getting our answer in the positive...

Thursday03May2012

House prices in the UK increased for the second consecutive month in April, posting gains of 0.1 per cent. London saw the biggest climb at 0.3 per cent, while other regions in the south of England...

Wednesday02May2012

Overseas property investors are not expected to be deterred from entering the UK real estate market by the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures...

Wednesday02May2012

The highly regarded Hometrack index on the UK housing market has been released, showing a second consecutive monthly rise in house prices, and a lot of other seemingly positive data...

Wednesday02May2012

A new report has shown that the number of homes costing over £1million has fallen for the first time in 2 years. The report released this week by Lloyds TSB shows the sales of such homes fell 5% to 6,911 last year...

Monday30Apr2012

The changing face of the property market means investors need to continually alter their approach to their investment strategies...

Monday30Apr2012

Times are certainly good in many capital cities right now, as wealthy buyers from emerging markets and around the world drive up prices even as the markets around them wither and stagnate...

Friday27Apr2012

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...

Thursday26Apr2012

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...

Wednesday25Apr2012

Much has been made of the increasing attractiveness of the UK's buy-to-let market, with high residential property prices resulting in a rising number of households entering the private rented sector (PRS), rather than purchasing their own home.

Monday23Apr2012

There is an increasing disparity between the rental market in central London and elsewhere in the UK. According to the latest figures in the HomeLet Rental Index, the average cost of accommodation in the capital stood at GBP 1,156 per month in March...

Monday23Apr2012

The average cost of renting a UK property increased by five per cent in March, compared to the same month a year earlier...

Friday20Apr2012

According to the latest report into the student property sector in the UK, it continues to perform very well indeed. According to the CBRE's quarterly market review of the sector (Q1 2012), £1.15 billion was invested in the sector in 2011...

Thursday19Apr2012

The UK was the most liquid hotel investment market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region during the first quarter of this year, with assets in London accounting for the bulk of the activity...

Tuesday17Apr2012

The return generated by central London offices increased to 0.6 per cent in March, rising from the 0.5 per cent recorded in February...

Tuesday17Apr2012

Commercial property developers in the UK have put their faith behind the economy's ability to avoid the fated double dip recession, as the Savills Total Commercial Development Activity Index for March rises...

Tuesday17Apr2012

Right now around the world, many capital cities are markets-apart from the countries they represent, and even distanced from the world as a whole; like they have created a new world just for them. Ever since the US sub-prime crisis morphed into the international financial crisis...

Monday16Apr2012

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...

Thursday12Apr2012

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...

Wednesday11Apr2012

The amount of money it costs to rent a residential property in London fell by 0.6 per cent during the first quarter of 2012, compared to the previous three-month period...

Wednesday11Apr2012

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...

Tuesday03Apr2012

There is often much talk about where the next hotspot for property investment will be in London and the south-east of the capital is certainly one to keep an eye on over the next few years...

Tuesday03Apr2012

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...

Friday30Mar2012

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...

Thursday29Mar2012

The UK's private rented sector (PRS) offers numerous property investment opportunities, particularly as one in five households is expected to be leasing their home by 2016...

Thursday29Mar2012

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...

Wednesday28Mar2012

Student property could be one of the most lucrative real estate investment opportunities available at present, with the sector continuing to exhibit strong rental growth, largely due to an imbalance in supply and demand...

Monday26Mar2012

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...

Friday23Mar2012

The 2012 budget revealed by Chancellor George Osborne contained relatively little that would affect the housing or property market, because this was all covered in an earlier housing strategy document...

Wednesday21Mar2012

The cost of leasing retail space in the prime areas of Europe's major cities is stable, despite deteriorating consumer sentiment as a result of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis...

Tuesday20Mar2012

There are growing regional disparities between European office markets, with the central business districts (CBDs) in cities such as Athens, Dublin and Madrid...

Friday16Mar2012

The serviced apartment market in the UK is performing well and has the potential for future growth, making it an attractive property investment opportunity...

Thursday15Mar2012

Commercial real estate continued to outperform all other sectors at the pan-European level in 2011 according to the latest release of data from CBRE's European Valuation Monitor (EVM)...

Wednesday14Mar2012

The picture in regional office markets in the UK will begin to improve over the course of 2012, following a largely poor 2011...

Wednesday14Mar2012

According to the latest data from CB Richard Ellis, commercial property values in the UK fell slightly in February over January, but experts believe it is more likely a short-term blip...

Tuesday13Mar2012

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...

Monday12Mar2012

The new Crossrail routes in London will have a "dramatic effect" on the value of residential property in the areas close to the new transport links...

Monday12Mar2012

As the Italian economy comes apart at the seams, wealthy Italians have overtaken Russian's as the biggest foreign buyers of prime property in London, a title held by Russians for several years...

Wednesday07Mar2012

Investment activity in the hotels sector in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region increased in 2011 compared to the previous year...

Tuesday06Mar2012

The UK residential sector is currently undergoing the start of what could become a permanent change to the way houses in the UK are rented...

Monday05Mar2012

A rise in the number of attractive real estate investment opportunities was recorded in the final quarter of 2011, with prime assets continuing to offer the best returns...

Friday02Mar2012

The volume of global commercial property transactions climbed in 2011 to hit USD 727 billion (GBP 457 billion). According to Cushman & Wakefield, this represents a 14 per cent increase over 2010, while the number of sales completed...

Thursday01Mar2012

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....

Monday27Feb2012

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...

Friday24Feb2012

This year is expected to provide opportunities for residential property investment, with housing markets in the majority of English and Welsh regions described as "quite attractive" in a new report....

Friday24Feb2012

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....

Thursday23Feb2012

Many people who make property investments in London are not doing so to generate significant returns on their cash, but in order to preserve their wealth...

Tuesday21Feb2012

The principal drivers behind this continued localised price surge are equity-rich domestic buyers who are choosing to reinvest in the robust London market boosted by affluent overseas purchasers seeking a safe haven for their wealth...

Thursday16Feb2012

International buyers looking for property investments in London are increasingly seeking out large apartments, typically with over 5,000 sq ft of space...

Thursday16Feb2012

Prime property investments will continue to be the main focus of those with money to plough into Europe's real estate sectors over the coming year...

Thursday16Feb2012

The UK was the most active market in Europe in December 2011 and January 2012 with 4.9 billion Euros invested during the period. It beat France in second place with 4.2 billion Euros and Germany...

Wednesday15Feb2012

Fewer employment vacancies in London's financial sector and tenants seeking lower living costs have combined to push rents down in January...

Monday13Feb2012

Investors are continuing to target prime retail real estate assets, despite the current economic difficulties and low consumer confidence...

Friday10Feb2012

Using equity to fund the purchase of real estate investments has become more popular than debt financing. This is the conclusion of a report published by Savills, which revealed the proportion of property transactions that are covered by mortgages has dropped over the last decade....

Thursday09Feb2012

The performance of UK commercial real estate worsened slightly in January, compared to the previous month. Research released by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) noted that total monthly returns declined...

Thursday09Feb2012

After a relatively disappointing 2011, hotels in the UK have been advised by hotel consultancy HVS London to focus on starting or completing refurbishments to their property in an effort to counter the on-going recession...

Tuesday07Feb2012

The volume of investment flooding into London's residential new-build property market from overseas investors has far outpaced that from domestic buyers...

Monday06Feb2012

The number of cross-border real estate investments made in 2011 was significantly higher than in 2010. In its year-end Global Capital Flow report, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) revealed cross-border transactions were up by...

Monday06Feb2012

Pricewaterhousecoopers has just released its Emerging Trends in European Real Estate report for 2012 with some very interesting data...

Friday03Feb2012

Despite the take-up of London offices falling by 27 per cent in 2011, investors in the sector still have reason to be upbeat about the market's future prospects...

Wednesday01Feb2012

The value of residential properties in the UK remained largely unchanged between December and January, while prices fell by 1.6 per cent year-on-year...

Monday30Jan2012

The Lloyds Bank Commercial Property Confidence Monitor for January 2012 recently revealed the extent to which concerns over the eurozone crisis and domestic economic difficulties have had an impact on the UK's commercial real estate sector....

Friday27Jan2012

We have heard a lot about the revitalisation of London's East End for the London 2012 Olympics, but now the government has revealed a plan to spend £9 million on revitalising the West End...

Friday27Jan2012

Investors will continue to plough their money into European commercial property over the course of 2012, BNP Paribas Real Estate has predicted. In the firm's At a Glance Main Investment Markets in Western Europe report...

Thursday26Jan2012

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...

Wednesday25Jan2012

Recent data on UK student property investment has shown that, while the increase in fees enacted this year has not hampered investor sentiment, it has made investors think more carefully about what and where to invest in...

Wednesday25Jan2012

An increasing number of overseas investors are entering the London property market, with Savills recently reporting that 55 per cent of all transactions for central London real estate in 2011 were concluded by international buyers....

Wednesday25Jan2012

Household sentiment about the value of properties in the UK slipped in January compared to December, a new survey has revealed. The Knight Frank/Markit January House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) found that around 19 per cent of those questioned believed their home was worth less in January in comparison with the previous month....

Tuesday24Jan2012

Many people feel like - "if I hear one more commentator say it's a mixed bag I am going to shoot him/her and then myself", but there is no other way to describe it. In fact it is so mixed...

Tuesday24Jan2012

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...

Tuesday24Jan2012

The returns generated by London student property investments almost doubled in 2011, compared to the previous year. This is according to Knight Frank, which revealed a lack of supply in the real estate sector, coupled with strong demand, has helped push this assets class forward....

Monday16Jan2012

Real estate investors stateside are becoming more confident. The UK and the US have held hands so many times during the international financial crisis, showing similar trends at similar times...

Monday16Jan2012

Italians and Greeks are pouring millions of Euros into the London property market, which is standing out as one of the few safe-havens within Europe. On the first wave of the financial crisis, investors from Italy and Greece...

Friday13Jan2012

Those with commercial property investments in the UK have experienced "relatively healthy" returns during 2011, it has been asserted...

Thursday12Jan2012

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...

Wednesday11Jan2012

The UK housing market is either stagnating, falling slowly or growing very slowly depending on which index you pay attention to, with one exception. London...

Monday09Jan2012

The London commercial property market is experiencing its lowest level of confidence in two years, according to a new study...

Monday09Jan2012

Several prime cities are seeing hotel revenues continue to grow, and while hotel stocks are still falling because of the wider situation, hotel buyers can still see that these cities present good opportunities to buy now while prices are becoming increasingly attractive...

Friday06Jan2012

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...

Thursday05Jan2012

The UK buy to let sector has been a stalwart of hope and regeneration over the last 12 months; while the rest of the UK housing market (except London) facing barren demand...

Wednesday04Jan2012

Following a record year for prime London real estate, one sector commentator has predicted that capital values will continue to increase, especially during the first half of 2012...

Wednesday04Jan2012

Many UK regions saw rises in house prices during 2011, according to a new report. Figures from Nationwide show values rose by 0.3 per cent on average across the board in the fourth quarter and by 1.1 per cent to GBP 163,822 for the year as a whole....

Tuesday03Jan2012

A recent survey among economists, analysts and executives carried out by Bloomberg has suggested the UK commercial property sector could see values slide in 2012...

Friday23Dec2011

Last year's Housing Humbug Report covered a number of points, many of which will make an appearance again this year of course – but first, was I right?

Friday23Dec2011

The "flight to quality and security" among commercial property investors will continue next year, one real estate expert has claimed...

Thursday22Dec2011

People seeking an income-producing property investment may want to consider the merits of the rental sector, after a report published by Savills suggested prime assets in this category will continue to perform well over the next five years....

Thursday22Dec2011

Last year 26,744 more homeowners had properties worth a million quid or more, taking the UK total to 253,118 in December. This amounts to 1 in every 108 homes, which is down slightly compared to the 1 in 97 homes registered in 2007.

Wednesday21Dec2011

The commercial leisure market has had its best year since 2007 in terms of the level of investment ploughed into the sector during 2011, it has been revealed...

Wednesday21Dec2011

According to data just released by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, financial institutions invested £2.2 billion in UK houses and apartments in the year ending April 2011, a 189% increase over the previous year...

Tuesday20Dec2011

Figures published by IPD earlier this week revealed that, for the first time in over two years, a capital decline occurred in the UK's commercial property market during November. According to the firm's monthly index...

Tuesday20Dec2011

The UK housing market crash has had one unpredicted and unmistakeable consequence in creating a massive and near-unprecedented rental and buy to let boom across the entire country. But will this become a permanent shift in the way Brits think about property ownership?

Monday19Dec2011

A new event for hoteliers in the boutique accommodation sector is due to be held in London next year, with organisers Single Market Events (SME) London and Fresh Montgomery recently announcing Independent Hotel 12 will be hosted at Olympia's West Hall in October 2012....

Friday16Dec2011

The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) hotel market has delivered a mixed performance so far in 2011. Research published last month by Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels revealed that the sector...

Thursday08Dec2011

With development continuing apace in the London districts surrounding the Olympic venues for 2012, there is much speculation over how the real estate market in the capital will be affected by the sporting event in years to come....

Thursday08Dec2011

During the boom emerging markets were all the rage with investors, especially private investors who could only see the potential profit of a studio apartment for £7k (for example), and hear the talk of the 40% instant gain made on completion of an off plan property...

Wednesday07Dec2011

For those that don't know, the combined intellect of the European Union's financial brains has come up with a tax first conceived in a university lecture in the seventies...

Wednesday07Dec2011

Research released earlier this year highlighted the influx of international investment into London's financial district, indicating that more overseas investors are targeting this part of the capital's real estate industry...

Tuesday29Nov2011

The latest HomeLet Rental Index has revealed that average rents across the UK fell in October compared to the previous month, although this was not the case for every region...

Tuesday29Nov2011

Fuelled by a convergence of ironies and unique circumstance the London property market is experiencing an unprecedented rental boom and a completely illogical performance across the other metrics. ..

Thursday24Nov2011

Earlier this month, chief executive of Land Securities Francis Salway announced that the firm intends to go ahead with its Walkie Talkie office building development in London's financial district - despite the current economic climate and no letting deal with a major tenant....

Tuesday22Nov2011

The London riots this summer certainly grabbed plenty of headlines, but has the civil unrest had a lasting impact on the city's property market? According to the director of Housenetwork Graham Lock, there hasn't been any lasting damage....

Friday18Nov2011

Although the average price of buying a home in the UK may have fallen, with figures published by the Land Registry in September recording an annual drop of 2.6 per cent, there are some towns and cities in the country that have bucked the trend....

Friday18Nov2011

The mortgage world has hit back at calls for regulation – basically claiming that no-one understands and the calls would damage the industry, citing that regulation would not protect investors and hinder lending. What the mortgage world failed to see...

Friday18Nov2011

According to a consensus of data from larger agents including Knight Frank and Savills, foreign buyers currently make around 50% of property purchases in London...

Thursday17Nov2011

A recent Knight Frank report looking at the prospects for a range of districts in London singled out numerous areas that can expect to see property price growth of over 50 per cent by 2016...

Tuesday15Nov2011

Investment volumes in commercial property in the north-west of England increased significantly during the third quarter (Q3) of 2011, compared to the previous three-month period...

Tuesday15Nov2011

Foreign buyers have become a dominant force in the London property market, pushing up demand and pushing up prices. Over the last 12 months Chinese buyers have become known...

Monday14Nov2011

In October, the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) compiled by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) hit its highest level for five months - but what was behind the unexpected rise?...

Friday11Nov2011

Ever since the UK housing market crashed and the value of the pound plummeted, wealthy buyers from around the world have been seizing the opportunity to buy up prime real estate assets in our prestigious capital...

Thursday10Nov2011

The UK buy to let sector is continuing to present itself as one of the best areas of investment, as a set of circumstances align perfectly to create a near-perfect environment for investment - of course with the proper research and due diligence...

Wednesday09Nov2011

An increasing number of Chinese investors have been targeting real estate markets overseas, with hotels among the sectors that this demographic is interested in. According to head of hotels at Christie + Co Jeremy Hill, this can only benefit the industry....

Wednesday09Nov2011

The UK rental market has exploded into a ferocious boom. Whereas price growth has been limited to London in the last few months, the rental boom is happening countrywide...

Tuesday08Nov2011

As the Indian property market more wriggles and squirms than crashes and burns, more and more Indian investors are pouring their investments into London property...

Tuesday08Nov2011

With properties in London seeing rents rise at a significant pace during 2011, investors, landlords and tenants may be wondering whether the growth in the market can continue at such a rate in 2012...

Monday07Nov2011

With rents in London hitting new highs and displaying annual growth of 5.8 per cent, according to the most recent Buy to Let index from LSL Property Services, investors may be wondering what exactly is pushing the market ever higher....

Friday04Nov2011

There have been significant increases in London rents over the past two years, with Knight Frank figures indicating that since 2009, the price of renting a home in the capital has increased by 27 per cent....

Thursday03Nov2011

There has been an increase in the number of real estate assets being brought to market in commercial sectors across Europe...

Tuesday01Nov2011

Property values in prime locations in London are expected to rise further over the coming years...

Tuesday01Nov2011

Real estate located outside London may offer good value for money, particularly when compared to the capital, where prices continue to climb...

Tuesday01Nov2011

Although London's property market has attracted a great deal of interest from overseas investors in recent months, it appears that the West End is a hotspot for British buyers...

Monday31Oct2011

Real estate presents an excellent opportunity to generate significant returns over the long term, one investment expert has suggested...

Monday31Oct2011

Scotland and the north of England have experienced the greatest rises in property values over the past ten years, according to a new survey based on the price paid per square metre...

Monday31Oct2011

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

Wednesday26Oct2011

Prime retail locations in central London have been targeted by international investors over the past five years, with overseas owners now more prevalent than UK funds in areas such as Oxford Street and Bond Street....

Tuesday25Oct2011

Investors are increasingly turning to the commercial real estate market as they search for assets that will perform well in the current economic climate...

Tuesday25Oct2011

A quarter-on-quarter increase in the level of investment in European retail real estate markets has been recorded. A report released by Jones Lang LaSalle revealed that investment volumes hit 6.7 billion euros...

Tuesday25Oct2011

The difference between the value of high-end prime residential properties in the UK and the rest of the housing market has increased significantly...

Monday24Oct2011

The level of investment in European hotels across five core markets - France, Germany, Spain, the UK and Italy - increased during the first half of this year, new research shows...

Friday21Oct2011

London's City and Midtown office markets have recorded a rise in activity during the third quarter, new research has found...

Friday21Oct2011

The price of buying land in the UK is expected to rise marginally in some areas and remain stable across much of the country over the coming year...

Thursday20Oct2011

Commercial real estate investors should not put all their eggs in one basket by ensuring they have properties in a mix of locations in their portfolios...

Thursday20Oct2011

The lack of new office space coming on to the market in London has seen quarterly take-up figures decline; however, pre-lets are at their highest level since the third quarter of 2007...

Wednesday19Oct2011

Rents and house prices in London grew in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest data from Savills. However, the firm noted that capital values jumped more than rents...

Wednesday19Oct2011

The gap between property values in the south of the UK and in its northern regions is widening, according to the latest data published by Rightmove...

Tuesday18Oct2011

The UK commercial property market was helped along by the performance of assets in London, the latest IPD UK Monthly Index has found. Overall, average returns from real estate remained in positive territory in September...

Tuesday18Oct2011

The HomeLet Rental Index for September has recorded a drop in average monthly rents across the UK, although the researchers noted that the amount tenants pay is still 4.5 per cent higher than a year ago....

Tuesday18Oct2011

During the third quarter of this year, demand among commercial tenants fell into negative territory for the first time in 12 months, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows....

Monday17Oct2011

The latest figures in the HomeLet Rental Index have revealed that properties in Greater London now command an average monthly rent of GBP 1,206 - their highest recorded level...

Friday14Oct2011

Increases in residential land values in central London have outpaced underlying property prices so far in 2011, new research has revealed...

Friday14Oct2011

There has been a greater level of activity among investors in the commercial property sector in Europe during the third quarter of 2011, compared to both the same period a year earlier and the previous quarter, the latest figures from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) show....

Wednesday12Oct2011

Investors turn towards commercial property investment in the UK in times of global economic turbulence because the asset class has certain characteristics that it is difficult to find elsewhere in the world....

Wednesday12Oct2011

Fewer people have been putting their properties up for sale in September, resulting in a slight constriction on the supply of residential real estate in the UK, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed....

Tuesday11Oct2011

Investors who are putting their money into eurozone real estate markets should be demanding higher risk premiums due to the potential repercussions of the sovereign debt crisis, it has been claimed...

Monday10Oct2011

A recovery in rents for offices in prime central business district (CBD) locations in Europe has been noted...

Monday10Oct2011

New York has received more investment in commercial property than any other destination in the world so far this year. According to figures published by Cushman and Wakefield, the US city saw investment rise by 165 per cent in the nine months to September....

Friday07Oct2011

Many real estate investors are now more prepared to compromise on certain criteria when seeking out prime commercial assets in the UK..

Friday07Oct2011

There are still opportunities to build up strong property portfolios in Europe, with a lack of supply of new space on the market helping to boost occupancy levels in existing commercial-use buildings, it has been claimed....

Thursday06Oct2011

Global real estate investors are targeting London over any other European city, new research from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...

Thursday06Oct2011

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...

Wednesday05Oct2011

The Tory Party has decided that it’s time to wheel the Right to Buy scheme out once again, offering several reasons as to how it will boost the housing market. On closer inspection and grilling by the press however, few of the reasons given actually stack up at all.

Wednesday05Oct2011

The impressive growth in house values in London may slow down and plateau over the autumn and winter months, it has been suggested...

Tuesday04Oct2011

The average value of a home in one of the UK's major cities is approximately seven per cent higher than those found outside urban areas...

Monday03Oct2011

With the hotel industry showing signs of growth - and investors once again expressing interest in hotels as an asset class - there are set to be many opportunities in the sector...

Monday03Oct2011

Investors looking for a good return on their money should consider the prime central London property market, with one expert recently noting that, in terms of capital growth, it has well outperformed the FTSE 100....

Friday30Sep2011

The value of residential real estate in England and Wales has dropped by 2.6 per cent since July this year, the latest figures released by the Land Registry show...

Friday30Sep2011

The latest data to be published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows that hotels in London performed well over the summer months, with occupancy rates of 82 per cent in July...

Thursday29Sep2011

Further increases in the value of residential property in London have been recorded in the Knight Frank Prime Central London Index, with the firm attributing this to the uncertainty in the eurozone and the wider global economy....

Wednesday28Sep2011

There has been an influx in foreign investors trying to get into the London real estate market recently, according to one estate agency based in the capital...

Monday26Sep2011

The super prime real estate values in Savills top ten world class cities has increased by ten per cent during the first half of this year...

Monday26Sep2011

With tuition fee increases set to come into force at universities across the UK from September 2012, investors in student property may be wondering just how their assets will perform...

Wednesday21Sep2011

The high-end property market is always in demand among investors, making it the ideal real estate asset to put money into in challenging economic times...

Wednesday21Sep2011

There has been a shift in prime yields among real estate assets in the UK leisure market, according to the latest commercial leisure bulletin from Savills...

Tuesday20Sep2011

A new report released by Christies International Real Estate has revealed that London is among the top locations being targeted by wealthy buyers who are in the market for luxury properties...

Monday19Sep2011

It is vital to choose the right kind of property when making an investment in student accommodation, it has been asserted...

Friday16Sep2011

According to the latest figures published in the monthly HomeLet Rental Index, average rents across the UK increased during August, compared to July, to now stand at GBP 791 per month...

Friday16Sep2011

Although average rents in the UK increased during July, there are some areas of the country that registered a decline in the amount tenants have to pay for their homes...

Wednesday14Sep2011

Figures published in a Jones Lang LaSalle report into the state of Europe's office markets during the second quarter of the year have revealed that rents grew at a "modest" pace over the course of the three-month period...

Tuesday13Sep2011

Several areas of central London have been identified by Knight Frank as offering excellent real estate investment opportunities...

Monday12Sep2011

A new report published by Savills has noted that investors consider the UK property market - and London in particular - to be a "safe haven" in times of economic uncertainty...

Monday12Sep2011

The significant undersupply of dedicated student accommodation in London makes it an attractive sector for investors, it has been claimed...

Thursday08Sep2011

Businesses and global investors alike are drawn to property in the centre of the UK's capital because it is "one of the most desirable destinations in the world", according to one real estate expert...

Wednesday07Sep2011

London has an enduring popularity among investors, it has been claimed, because many see it as a "safe haven" during difficult economic times...

Tuesday06Sep2011

Real estate values in the central London districts are expected to experience further growth over the coming months, one expert in the sector has claimed...

Friday02Sep2011

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

Friday02Sep2011

Global commercial property has been cited by one industry expert as one component of a diversified investment portfolio that should not be overlooked...

Thursday01Sep2011

The price of real estate outside the UK's capital is growing quickly in major cities, new research has shown. According to a survey carried out, destinations such as Sheffield, Bristol, Greater Manchester and Cardiff all saw property values rise...

Thursday01Sep2011

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...

Tuesday30Aug2011

Investors searching for real estate assets that will offer good returns should target "the scarce resource", one expert has claimed...

Thursday25Aug2011

The property sector should not be affected in the same way as stocks and shares as a result of global economic issues...

Wednesday24Aug2011

Strong foreign exchange rates are just one of the reasons that international property investors are looking for assets in the UK capital's prime areas...

Tuesday23Aug2011

Locations in the north of England are attracting attention from property investors keen to establish a portfolio relatively quickly, it has been claimed...

Friday19Aug2011

The slowdown in the global economy coupled with the effect of the downgrade of the US AAA credit rating could have an impact on real estate fundamentals, it has been suggested...

Thursday18Aug2011

New figures published by Jones Lang LaSalle have revealed that the highest volume of investment in commercial property transactions took place in New York...

Wednesday17Aug2011

London office space is one of the few areas of the commercial property industry in the UK to have experienced capital growth during July compared to June...

Wednesday17Aug2011

The investment market for shopping centres will experience a significant rise in activity towards the end of this year, Savills has predicted...

Monday15Aug2011

New research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed that the central London office market helped buoy the rest of the sector in the UK after a further positive month in July...

Friday12Aug2011

The Savills World Class Index, which covers premier residential property locations around the world, has revealed that a gap is opening up between the "old world" and "new world" economies...

Friday12Aug2011

The HomeLet Rental index for July has revealed that average rents across the country increased last month, but so too did the median age of tenants...

Friday12Aug2011

Hotels in London have outperformed the rest of Europe, according to the latest data published by Knight Frank. The organisation explained that the weak pound in conjunction with a "relatively restricted supply" of rooms has helped boost the sector...

Friday12Aug2011

Some commentators in the real estate investment arena have suggested that the rioting experienced in London and elsewhere in the country this week could have a negative effect on the sector...

Tuesday09Aug2011

The average rent for properties in the UK increased in July by 2.2 per cent over June to stand at GBP 767 per month, the HomeLet Rental Index has revealed...

Tuesday09Aug2011

Prime real estate assets in Hong Kong have experienced the highest annual growth rate - reaching 16.1 per cent - in the second quarter of this year...

Friday05Aug2011

Investors are being drawn to residential real estate in the east of London due in part to strong occupancy levels among those working in the financial services sector...

Thursday04Aug2011

There are several reasons to invest in real estate in London at present, one expert has claimed, noting that the Olympic Games is helping to drive interest among international investors...

Thursday04Aug2011

London real estate is regarded as a safe haven by many international investors, it has been noted, with a large proportion believing the UK's capital is a good place "to park their money during a volatile economic environment"...

Wednesday03Aug2011

Rents and property values in the prime central London market have hit their highest ever levels, the latest data from Knight Frank has revealed...

Tuesday02Aug2011

London hoteliers recorded a strong performance in June, making it the 19th consecutive month that such businesses in the capital saw profitability rise year-on-year...

Tuesday02Aug2011

Improvements in London's commercial property market should filter through to other locations around the country, it has been claimed...

Tuesday02Aug2011

Students have already started looking for accommodation away from the residential halls provided by universities and this trend is only likely to continue with the introduction of higher tuition fees...

Monday01Aug2011

There has been no change in the value of residential property in the UK between May and June of this year, the latest data from the Land Registry shows...

Monday01Aug2011

The commercial property sector in London has continued to perform well, despite many other regions in the UK failing to keep up with the capital...

Thursday28Jul2011

A rising number of investors are intending to add to their property portfolios, new research has shown...

Thursday28Jul2011

International buyers are the driving force behind the real estate sector in London...

Wednesday27Jul2011

Institutional investors are continuing to add prime real estate assets to their portfolios...

Tuesday26Jul2011

Real estate located in areas near Olympic venues in Britain has seen values rise more sharply than in other regions of the UK...

Tuesday26Jul2011

Interest from overseas investors looking for UK property investment opportunities is on the rise...

Tuesday26Jul2011

Despite new developments to bring more office space to the London market, there will continue to be a shortage of suitable properties...

Monday25Jul2011

Student property may not be the first investment category that springs to mind when considering real estate in the UK, but figures indicate that this could be a highly lucrative sector for investors to enter....

Monday25Jul2011

Investors are seeking out property in London because they see the UK's capital as a safe place to put their money...

Friday22Jul2011

London commercial property is a good sector for investors to target, a new report has claimed. Henderson Global Investor's property research team noted that there are opportunities for growth...

Wednesday20Jul2011

The supply of office space in major European cities is expected to be restricted over the coming 12 months due to a lack of new construction starts...

Tuesday19Jul2011

The value of properties located in prime central London locations are expected to rise over the course of the year, according to Savills...

Tuesday19Jul2011

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

Monday18Jul2011

Those for whom it is not practical to invest in property in London will not be missing out on high returns by looking more regionally...

Monday18Jul2011

Demand for rental properties is far outweighing the number of residences on the market for let, a new report by the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA)...

Wednesday13Jul2011

A lack of growth in buyer demand combined with a drop in supply led to the UK property market staying flat in June...

Tuesday12Jul2011

Residential prices in central London will continue to experience growth in the long-term, according to a property investment firm that predicts the market will return to normal trends by 2016 or 2017...

Monday11Jul2011

Rents for prime London real estate have increased by ten per cent in the past year, new research shows, with this trend set to continue according to analysts...

Friday08Jul2011

Average rental values across the UK have risen in June compared to May, as well as exhibiting a year-on-year increase, new data shows...

Thursday07Jul2011

The latest data published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that the UK's commercial property sector is experiencing mixed success...

Thursday07Jul2011

Student properties offer some of the highest rental yields available, new figures have shown, which could make this kind of real estate a target for investors...

Wednesday06Jul2011

Property values in Central London increased in June by 0.9 per cent, according to the latest figures from Knight Frank...

Tuesday05Jul2011

The private rental property market is beginning to attract attention from more than just Buy to Let investors...

Monday04Jul2011

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...

Friday01Jul2011

The office market in Hong Kong recovered more quickly from the economic downturn than its counterparts in New York and London...

Thursday30Jun2011

There has been a significant improvement in the returns available on regeneration property in 2010 compared with the previous year, according to the latest research...

Thursday30Jun2011

The London housing market is not expected to experience a slowdown during the summer months, independent chartered surveyors Cluttons has predicted...

Tuesday28Jun2011

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...

Monday27Jun2011

Hotels in London experienced a 17 per cent increase in their profitability in May, compared with the same month in 2010, new figures have revealed...

Friday24Jun2011

Residential developments in high-profile locations in London that boast extra amenities and facilities are attracting a lot of attention from young professionals in the capital, one lettings agency has noted....

Thursday23Jun2011

Economically prosperous areas of the UK have experienced significant house price rises over the past decade, new figures have shown, which could be good news for anyone with property investments in locations such as London, Liverpool, Belfast and Edinburgh....

Wednesday22Jun2011

The latest figures published by Knight Frank in its Global House Price Index for the first quarter of the year show that, overall, the value of residential properties around the world was largely flat....

Tuesday21Jun2011

Average rents for properties around the UK increased in May, new research has shown. The latest Buy to Let Index from LSL Property Services revealed that rents rose by 0.05 per cent in May to reach an average of 696 GBP....

Monday20Jun2011

Not too long ago, the Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) released a report estimating that the UK is facing a "growing housing crisis". The organisation estimated that by 2025 there will be a shortfall of 750,000 homes in the country....

Friday17Jun2011

New research has found that the value of UK residential construction starts was 31 per cent lower in the three months to May than a year previous, highlighting the struggling position of the country's housing recovery...

Thursday16Jun2011

As the London property market continues to comfortably outperform the rest of the UK, a growing number of wealthy overseas investors are purchasing real estate in the capital, the Evening Standard reports....

Tuesday14Jun2011

The London property market will continue to attract overseas investors for the foreseeable future, it has been claimed....

Monday13Jun2011

Monaco, Sardinia and London boast the most expensive homes in Europe and possibly the world, new research has found. This is according to German overseas property agency Engel and Volkers' global home ranking list...

Thursday09Jun2011

London continues to lead the UK property market as the year continues and tenants in the English capital have been warned to brace themselves for rent increases of between eight and ten per cent this year....

Thursday09Jun2011

Earlier this month, research from Halifax suggested that Britain is increasingly becoming a nation of renters, with the high costs involved with buying a home acting as a barrier to property market entry in the country....

Wednesday08Jun2011

An increase in demand from Middle Eastern buyers in property in key locations across London is ensuring that the capital's real estate market remains buoyant...

Tuesday07Jun2011

A growing number of organisations are making enquiries regarding relocation to London, highlighting an increased business confidence in the capital...

Friday03Jun2011

Kensington, W8, is the most expensive neighbourhood in the UK to live, with average house prices in the London borough coming in at almost GBP 1.75 million. Britain's Property Rich List 2011, released by Zoopla....

Friday03Jun2011

As the London property market continues to impress, it is no surprise to learn that there has been a significant increase in the number of buyers originating from the Middle East, Russia, France and Italy....

Wednesday01Jun2011

London continues to lead the way in terms of UK house prices, with a 33 per cent increase in values since March 2009. Prime real estate values in the city climbed once again during May, up 1.4 per cent...

Friday27May2011

Competition between international and domestic buyers in central London is helping to create the "ideal environment" for sellers, research from Cluttons has found...

Friday27May2011

The London property market is booming. Recent indices have suggested that as the rest of the UK's real estate sector stagnates and splutters toward recovery, the English capital is racing ahead in terms of sales, stability and capital growth...

Thursday26May2011

The latest Global Commercial Property Survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) is positive on the prospects for growth in many global markets...

Wednesday25May2011

Recent research has suggested that the European hotel industry is showing steady signs of growth in the wake of the global economic crisis...

Tuesday24May2011

Confidence among property investors is climbing, with shares in UK-listed property companies returning strong results over the past year....

Friday20May2011

Demand from international investors is helping to keep the London property market buoyant, with asking prices in the capital six per cent higher in the first three months of 2011 compared with the 2010 quarterly average....

Thursday19May2011

Prime central London properties have risen in value by GBP 767 every day over the past year, research from Knight Frank has found...

Wednesday18May2011

Investors looking to take advantage of the burgeoning student accommodation sector have been told to look towards regional cities ahead of London in order to achieve the best returns...

Monday16May2011

There are still some "exciting investment opportunities" to be had in the commercial property sector. This is according to Rob Martin, head of research and strategy at Legal and General Property...

Wednesday11May2011

While the traditionally strong property markets of Latin America and Asia are performing well, emerging markets are continuing to post further improvements....

Tuesday10May2011

Modest growth has been forecast for the European office market in the coming year, analysts have suggested in the latest European Office Property Market report from King Sturge...

Monday09May2011

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....

Monday09May2011

London continues to be the leading light in the UK's commercial real estate revival, with new figures showing that investment in the sector increased by 34 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2011...

Thursday05May2011

As builders and developers battle it out to secure the best spaces in London, prices have steadily crept up over the last year. Savills notes that land values in the centre of the capital have seen double-digit growth in the past six months....

Thursday05May2011

London has emerged as one of the most lucrative cities for those considering making a hotel investment, the latest data suggests. Looking at the trivago Hotel Price Index, buyers will note that the metropolis remains one of Europe's best bets as hotel rates in the capital rose by ten per cent in the last month alone...

Friday29Apr2011

Commercial real estate transaction in London for 2010 totalled GBP 9.9 billion, new statistics have revealed. The figure represents an increase of around a third compared to the previous year, Cushman and Wakefield has revealed....

Thursday28Apr2011

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

Thursday21Apr2011

UK farmland continues to offer investors some of the best prospects on the market. Knight Frank has reported that the asset class was the best-performing in the first three months of the year, with values reaching record highs....

Wednesday20Apr2011

International real estate investors have been urged to make key decisions surrounding property purchases quickly if they want to receive maximum returns from the current cycle...

Monday18Apr2011

Commercial property values in the UK continued to post steady growth in March, with the latest index revealing that they rose 0.3 per cent nationwide...

Wednesday13Apr2011

Last month saw a distinct pick up in performance within all three of the main commercial property sectors in the UK. Total returns from the sector were 1.2 per cent and capital value growth was 0.7 per cent, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) reports....

Monday11Apr2011

A number of property investors with cash to spend are looking to increase their wealth by purchasing real estate in the Asian property markets....

Friday08Apr2011

Opportunities that exist in the central London, Paris and Stockholm property markets are being pounced upon by real estate security funds. It follows news that the Thames River Real Estate Securities Fund has returned 20....

Thursday07Apr2011

Mumbai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo have been named as the world's future leading cities by a selection of high net worth individuals from around the world. While New York and London remain as the world's leading regions, emerging nation centres are catching up...

Tuesday05Apr2011

London property is considered to be a safe haven for investors, with a dramatic increase in the sales and letting market in March, particularly from buyers located in the Middle East...

Tuesday05Apr2011

Despite lenders introducing tighter conditions, the UK housing market will only see a temporary drop in activity, Bank of England policymaker David Miles has claimed. Monthly approvals for mortgages have fallen..

Friday01Apr2011

Retail property in central London is regarded as one of the best investment options, according to the Colliers International Real Estate Capital Pricing Survey...

Tuesday29Mar2011

International demand for property in London has helped to increase real estate values in the city, it has been claimed. Property consultancy Savills has claimed that London has experienced six quarters of consecutive growth....

Tuesday29Mar2011

The change in Stamp Duty, whilst positive for the larger investor and institutional buyer, is basically the death-knell for aspiring home owners under the age of 45...

Monday28Mar2011

More positive signs are emerging from the UK commercial property market, with occupier demand up six per cent in the first quarter of 2011. Preliminary figures released by Jones Lang LaSalle suggest that there has been a marked turnaround in the sector compared to 2010 and also point to a return of business confidence....

Thursday24Mar2011

A question and answer session with Eric Jafari, CEO of IPIN’s acquisitions partner, BridgePoint Ventures, regarding recent developments in the construction finance sector - from both the private investors point of view, and institutional financiers.

Tuesday22Mar2011

The world has been forever changed by the first and worst international financial crisis since World War II and World War I before it. One of the main differences is that in the wake of the crisis, emerging markets are becoming dominant in the global economy.

Tuesday22Mar2011

Overall recovery in the UK commercial property market is "very patchy" outside of London, Capital Economics has said. Figures from the Investment Property Databank show that during February, the UK commercial real estate sector saw capital growth of 0.2 per cent...

Monday21Mar2011

Commercial real estate investors in the UK could be encountering problems with bank lending, according to the latest result of a Jones Lang LaSalle reports...

Friday18Mar2011

Occupancy costs in European commercial real estate are expected to grow by two per cent year-on-year until 2015. This is according to research conducted by DTZ, which noted that rental increases will drive the rise....

Thursday17Mar2011

UK cities have been creating a great deal of online attention at the recent MIPIM conference, new research has found. In conjunction with KPMG, CREOPoint tracked 10,000 sources of online article posts between February 12th and March 12th...

Thursday17Mar2011

Sovereign and large pension schemes in London have been some the most active investors over the past 18 months, Property Week reports. It follows a recent study by global social network CREOPoint and KPMG which found that the UK's major cities dominated the online conversation during the recent MIPIM conference....

Tuesday15Mar2011

Strong property growth is to be seen in the world's top shopping and entertainment destinations, new research by Colliers International has found. Indeed, the consultancy says that a number of locations, including New York, Hong Kong and London's West End, have seen a double digit annual rental increases....

Tuesday08Mar2011

Bradford is overdue for regeneration, and now it is finally happening; the often overlooked northern city is currently undergoing a 3 billion GDP facelift. It is widely expected that the regeneration...

Monday07Mar2011

Demand for commercial property in Europe could be set to rise following a recent prediction from one consultancy. DTZ's annual Global Occupancy Costs: Offices' survey forecasts that the average commercial office occupancy costs will grow two per cent year-on-year to 2015....

Friday04Mar2011

Cross-border investment around the world took a leap forward in 2010, indicating that a growing number of property professionals are feeling more confident about the performance of overseas markets....

Thursday03Mar2011

Low real estate values around the world combined with the relative strength of the rand means that it is now a good time for South African (SA) investors to look overseas at property...

Wednesday02Mar2011

Over the past year, a total of 61 different nationalities have purchased property in London, according to the latest figures from estate agents Knight Frank.The fastest growing nationalities were buyers from Spain and Uzbekistan, the consultancy said....

Monday28Feb2011

London-based hotel managers are confident that room rates and average revenue per available room will improve during the first quarter of 2011, according to the HotStats Hotel Confidence Monitor.

Saturday26Feb2011

International property investors have bought more than 800 million GBP worth of London real estate sold at exhibitions in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong in 2010, it has been revealed...

Friday25Feb2011

Despite the recent VAT increase and the implementation of various austerity measures expected to stifle consumer spending, hoteliers in the UK remain confident about their performance this year....

Thursday24Feb2011

Investors are racing against the clock to invest in London's booming hotel market ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games, it has been claimed. TRI Hospitality Consulting has reported that the sector is currently outperforming cities such as Paris, Madrid, Rome, Berlin and Amsterdam ahead of the global sporting event, with demand and building work rising.....

Wednesday23Feb2011

The London prime property market is attracting more investors than ever, as potential buyers look to snap up real estate in the best locations available....

Thursday17Feb2011

New York, Kuala Lumpur and London are three destinations that real estate speculators are becoming increasingly confident about, international property investment firm IP Global has claimed....

Wednesday16Feb2011

There are pronounced regional and sector differences present in the UK commercial real estate market, with prime London office space continuing to outperform the rest of the country, the latest index has found....

Monday14Feb2011

Property in central London is expected to be more resilient to further price falls than the rest of the UK market, research from Capital Economics has forecast. In total, the organisation believes that home values in the region will fall by around ten per cent when compared to the market peak, about half the expected decline the body predicts will be seen for the UK as a whole....

Friday11Feb2011

Chinese property investors are being increasingly drawn to the London real estate market to take advantage of the favourable exchange rates which are currently on offer, a leading consultancy has claimed....

Friday11Feb2011

Foreign buyers, particularly Europeans, have been driving the demand for prime central London property and contributing to annual price growth of over ten per cent in the last 12 months, the latest index from Knight Frank has found....

Thursday10Feb2011

The central London property market will enjoy rapid growth over the next five years, with strong demand and a lack of supply helping to push prices up, the latest report from property consultants Cluttons has forecast....

Tuesday08Feb2011

A growing number of investors are using cash to buy property in central London as mortgages become more difficult to get hold of, a local consultancy has claimed....

Tuesday08Feb2011

Improvements in the availability of real estate equity in Europe are expected to help bolster the region's real estate market this year, the latest report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute has forecast....

Monday07Feb2011

A lack of funding for residential development in England is causing price increases to slow rapidly, it has been suggested. According to Knight Frank, urban land values fell by one per cent and in Greater London the fall was higher at 2....

Monday07Feb2011

According to a survey of real estate professionals, Istanbul is considered the best place in Europe to develop property, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has said. The firm explained that strong economic growth in the country, twinned with the poor performance of surrounding nations is helping to drive interest in investment in the region....

Thursday03Feb2011

A number of long-term property investors are returning to the UK residential market as a result of a rise in average rents over the past 12 months, the latest Savills Spotlight on Residential Investment report has found....

Friday28Jan2011

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....

Thursday27Jan2011

Clearly laid out legal rules concerning the London residential property market are making the sector an attractive prospect for a large number of foreign investors, Savills has claimed. The comments come as the consultant revealed that Indian buyers are now the second largest group for top-end, prime real estate in the city....

Wednesday26Jan2011

Rental growth in Europe is being led by real estate located in London, Paris and Moscow, King Sturge's quarterly report, European Property Indicators, has revealed. According to the consultant, all three cities have reported a growing shortage in available grade A office space over the past year and all three have experienced either stable or rising office rents....

Friday21Jan2011

London banker's bonuses are not expected to have as great an influence on the UK property market as first believed, it has been suggested. Leading property portal Sourcing Property remains unconvinced about the impact that this years' bonuses will have.....

Wednesday12Jan2011

Home values in central London have been defying the downward trend seen across the UK, a new report has found. According to the Knight Frank Prime Index, prices in the capital finished the year 10.3 per cent higher than in December 2009....

Wednesday12Jan2011

First time buyers have almost always had a tough time, it is a big step to take in life (aside from being costly), the last thing they need is fancy mortgages that will only make matters worse....

Tuesday11Jan2011

Kuala Lumpur, London and New York have been revealed as the three destinations in which the savviest property investors from Hong Kong are looking to acquire real estate....

Friday07Jan2011

Commercial property investment transactions for 2010 in central London totalled GBP9.9 billion, it has been reported. The figure represents growth of a third on the transaction levels seen in 2009....

Thursday06Jan2011

Growing demand for office space combined with a lack of supply is likely to drive rental growth in London's West End market. That is the finding of the December 2010 West End Offices Update report from leading real estate consultants Cluttons....

Wednesday05Jan2011

Commercial property in central London currently looks a lot more attractive to foreign buyers than other alternative investments, it has been claimed. At least, this is the finding of a new report by Real Capital Analytics looking into the current health of the market....

Tuesday04Jan2011

The commercial property market in London enjoyed a dramatic rise in activity during 2010, with the total transaction levels reaching close to GBP10 billion. According to research from property agent Cushman and Wakefield....

Friday17Dec2010

A recent report from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has claimed that Asia will be the world leader in terms of office construction as we head into 2011. As firms gradually shift away from taking up new space in Europe and North America, activity in Asia is expected rise significantly....

Friday10Dec2010

Global property investors are turning to London thanks to currency discounts gained from a weak pound, it has been claimed. According to Hamptons International, foreign buyers are benefitting from discounts of up to 35 per cent on UK property prices, which is driving activity in the prime central London property market....

Wednesday08Dec2010

A growing number of Chinese-based investors are beginning to target real estate funds - switching their attention from domestic urban residential investments to strategic assets in advanced economies, IPE reports....

Tuesday07Dec2010

Property values in central London have been boosted by demand for real estate in the city from European buyers, Knight Frank has claimed. Central London real estate prices increased 0.9 per cent in November - the first price rise since June 2010 spurned by a lack of stock....

Tuesday30Nov2010

There is a mixed outlook for the UK real estate sector heading into the New Year, with the overall pace of economic recovery set to slow in 2011. According to various property consultants, a slowdown in the number of developments in the commercial market is expected to hamper recovery and in the residential sector prices and transactions are also set to slow....

Tuesday30Nov2010

The revival of commercial real estate markets around the world has been highlighted by recent research conducted by Colliers International. According to the property consultant foreign investors are showing more confidence than they did six month previously....

Friday26Nov2010

Overseas investors continue to show an interest in the real estate market in London and the Home Counties, with industry experts predicting a spring revival within the sector. A forecast increase in interest rates will help to boost the top end of the market in particular, according to Andrew Giller, partner and head of the Buying Solutions Office in London....

Tuesday16Nov2010

Industrial real estate markets around the world have now entered recovery mode, the latest research suggests. However, the revival is patchy and is being led by Asian markets, with rental costs beginning to rise once again....

Monday08Nov2010

There has been a decline in the demand for commercial property in the UK, new figures have shown. In particular, the office sector has seen the largest falls during the third quarter of 2010, the latest Commercial Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) shows....

Friday05Nov2010

Widely unknown as an investment vehicle, car park investment is becoming an increasingly popular option. With more limited space in city centres the financial benefits are looking more attractive to potential investors, as well as the fact that uncertain markets are influencing investors to seek alternative investment options....

Wednesday03Nov2010

European investors are set to benefit from the growth of emerging markets from around the world, it has been suggested. Emerging markets remain strong, according to Guido Stiel, Asian equities expert and co-fund manager of the Allianz RCM BRIC Equity fund....

Tuesday02Nov2010

The commercial property market in London is in good shape, despite raised concerns over the impact of government spending cuts. However, the latest quarterly commercial real estate outlook from chartered surveyors and consultants Cluttons forecasts that across the region gaps are opening up geographically....

Tuesday02Nov2010

Developing market across the globe are set to outperform their more established counterparts in terms of property investment in the coming months. Auction Alliance chief executive Rael Levitt has pointed to the health of many European markets, which he said were in "great distress"....

Wednesday27Oct2010

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....

Friday22Oct2010

An ever-increasing number of Chinese property investors are looking to broaden their portfolios with property outside of their home country. The news comes as the Chinese government begins to implement yet more tightening measures on the sector, which are restricting domestic opportunities....

Wednesday20Oct2010

Todays (October 20th) comprehensive spending review could be the spark that is needed to encourage real estate investors to return to the London property market. Estate agent Douglas and Gordon has claimed that many institutional investors have opted against purchasing real estate in the UK in recent months....

Wednesday20Oct2010

Three main industry reports released this year from CB Richard Ellis, Knight Frank and Price Waterhouse Coopers all took a closer look at the commercial property market performance for 2010. The latter two forecast predictions on how the market was likely to behave over the year. The reports in question go into detail about the global property markets, however, we have concentrated on the main markets of the US and Europe. By analysing the results of all three reports the aim is to highlight the differences between opinion and fact, what was predicted and how the markets have actually performed so far this year...

Tuesday19Oct2010

The property market in London is buoyant, with a fast paced rental sector helping to drive recovery forward, it has been claimed. According to real estate consultant Cluttons, record demand and restricted supply have meant that the average time a rental property remains on the market has fallen dramatically....

Monday18Oct2010

The past ten days or so has seen the British press publishing more doom than normal for the property industry. The Halifax have piped up claiming house prices have dived by a further 3.6%, the government are allegedly going to flog their property off to the private sector in what will likely be a Gordon "Gold Sale" Brown style car boot sale, and one agent appears to have completely lost his marbles....

Friday15Oct2010

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....

Thursday14Oct2010

London has been named as property investors number one choice when it comes to purchasing real estate in Europe. The annual European regional economic growth index compiled by LaSalle Investment Management, found the city to be at the top of the rankings....

Thursday14Oct2010

The investment performance of London's office and retail sectors is surpassing other markets in the UK, it has been suggested. This is one of the findings of the CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) monthly index for the country, with the commercial sector continuing to show resilience during September....

Wednesday13Oct2010

Now is the time for individuals to invest in commercial property, it has been claimed. Capital Economics chief property economist has said that the asset is currently looking increasingly well valued in comparison to bonds, equities and residential property....

Thursday07Oct2010

Numerous office markets around the world have been earmarked as offering potential investors the chance of positive returns. Earlier this week, real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle announced the fastest growing markets worldwide, with many posting significant per capita increases....

Thursday07Oct2010

London is the most popular destination for cross-regional investment transaction during 2009 and in the first half of 2010, new research has found. According to CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the UK capital captured 27 per cent of all foreign purchases during the period....

Thursday23Sep2010

Following the global financial crisis which sent property prices around the globe spiralling downwards, some real estate markets have begun to fight back. Indeed, Maktoob has revealed its top ten cities worthy of investment....

Thursday23Sep2010

The weakness of the British pound against the Euro is helping to attract foreign investors to the UK market, it has been suggested. The claims follow the recent influx of Russian and Middle Eastern buyers to London's prime property market....

Wednesday22Sep2010

After a difficult few years, commercial property made a comeback in early 2010. 2008 saw decreasing values for the asset class but Q2 2010 saw a rise in both values and interest from investors....

Wednesday22Sep2010

International investors are likely to become more interested in UK commercial property due to the country's weak economy, according to Hugh Best, head of investment management at London Central Portfolio....

Tuesday21Sep2010

A leading figure in the property industry has warned developers that speculative building is not an option in the current economic climate. Speaking at the Resi conference earlier in the week, Gerald Ronson, chief executive of Herald International, has recommended that developers are selective of projects....