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Investment Artificially Inflating London’s Property Market

Price growth is continuing at a steady pace throughout the UK's property markets despite weakening wage growth.....

Monday 25 May 2015

£100m Prime London Property Sold Day after Tory Victory

As it emerged the Tories had won a majority government at last week’s general election and mansion tax fears subsided....

Tuesday 19 May 2015

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

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

Wednesday 06 May 2015

Trying to Follow London's Corrupt Money Trail

Even before London’s property boom the city as well as other areas of Britain have been considered safe investments for overseas buyers and developers.....

Monday 27 Apr 2015

UK: Flipping Battersea

In the never-ending saga that continues with Battersea Power Station, several purchasers are selling their flats that not only remain un-lived in but have not even been built.......

Wednesday 04 Mar 2015

London: The Johnson-Osborne Plan

So would residents of London like to be more like New York City? In a scheme announced by the Chancellor George Osborne.....

Wednesday 25 Feb 2015

International Hotel Sector to Boom in 2015

The international hotel sector is set for exponential growth in 2015 as Chinese insurers continue their foray into prime property markets.....

Wednesday 11 Feb 2015

Choosing the Right Income-Generating Property Asset

There are several reasons real estate is the most popular tangible investment on the market: revenue streams from rentals; long-term capital growth.....

Thursday 05 Feb 2015

The Changing Face of Turkish Real Estate

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

Monday 02 Feb 2015

Parliament’s Plan to Control Housing Benefit Fraud

Whilst topics regarding the NHS, taxation and immigration are the most notable leading up to the British 2015 election, one issue that certainly gets its share of media attention.....

Friday 23 Jan 2015

London: The Future of Getting Around

In May 2014 Britain's Planning Resource organisation reported that according to Office for National Statistics (ONS).....

Monday 19 Jan 2015

Galliard Homes to Build £1bn of UK Residential in Joint Venture

London's largest privately-owned residential developer, Galliard Homes recently announced a joint venture (JV) focussing on regeneration projects in the South East of England.....

Wednesday 26 Nov 2014

The New Admiralty Arch

So, does London really need another expensive hotel to accommodate business and holiday visitors? Obviously the local hotel industry thinks so with the new Conrad Hotel.....

Thursday 06 Nov 2014

Foreign Investment: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Recent reports suggest that overseas investors now own almost 25% of all UK commercial property, most of it in London.....

Wednesday 05 Nov 2014

Chinese Investors Seek Safe-Haven of British Infrastructure

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

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014

UK Sees First-Time Buyer Revival

Despite gloomy reports on the lack of affordability for many British buyers trying to get on the property ladder, September saw a healthy 11% increase....

Friday 24 Oct 2014

Buy-to-Let: The Only Way is Up North

Media reports showing a booming demand for rental properties in the UK have been on the increase in 2014, with demand significantly outstripping supply.....

Friday 10 Oct 2014

Middle East Investors to Spend €115bn on European Property

New data shows that the richest investors from the Middle East are set to pour billions into European property......

Thursday 09 Oct 2014

New York's Waldorf Hotel to be Largest Ever Chinese Acquisition

Hilton Worldwide Holdings have announced the sale of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York for a staggering $1.95bn to Chinese investors....

Wednesday 08 Oct 2014

UK Property Boosted by Help-to-Buy Say Government

The last week has seen a number of positive highlights for the UK property market. For example, the latest Help-to-Buy figures reveal that nearly 53,000....

Wednesday 01 Oct 2014

UAE Hoteliers Eye-Up Manchester Investment Market

Dubai's luxury hotel developers Jumeirah Group have highlighted Manchester as a potential expansion location which could transform the skyline and the....

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

Why Chinese Investors are Buying Overseas

Over the past few years there has been an increasing amount of Chinese money pouring into overseas real estate markets. With more than 40,000 new millionaires created.....

Thursday 18 Sep 2014

UK Attracts Record Foreign Direct Investment in 2014

The UK has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, creating the highest number of new jobs....

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

Chinese Overseas Residential Property Investments up 84%

An incredible €1.2bn has been spent by Chinese investors on overseas property projects in the first half of 2014, representing an increase of 84%....

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014

Prices of London's Premier Properties up 27%

House prices in London's most exclusive and expensive areas have increased from £3.7m in Q2 to a whopping £4.7m in Q3..........

Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

Hassle-Free Property Investments Top of UK Asset Class

It's well recorded that London's prime property markets have experienced extreme inflation due to heightened interest from some of the world's richest investors....

Monday 08 Sep 2014

British Expat Investment in Affordable UK Homes up 60%

According to a new report, the UK has seen a huge increase in overseas investors seeking and purchasing properties under £70,000....

Monday 01 Sep 2014

60% Increase in British Property Millionaires in One Year

UK Property website Zoopla has published a study today which reveals that the number of homeowners who can refer to themselves as property millionaires....

Friday 29 Aug 2014

Re-Birth of the Iconic Crystal Palace

Originally designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, the iconic Crystal Palace is now poised to become one of South London's newest major developments.....

Friday 29 Aug 2014

IPIN Global announces charity partnership with AfriKids

Property investment specialists IPIN Global are delighted to announce a charitable partnership with AfriKids, a child rights organisation working to improve the lives of Ghana's....

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

Mass Exodus from China's Property Market Boosts UK and Eurozone

Speculation about the future of China’s property market has increased as real estate moguls Li Ka-shing and Wang jianlin have gradually withdrawn....

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

UK Construction: Strongest Growth for 11 Years

According to data from Markit, the UK's construction sector recorded a rating of 62.4 on the purchasing managers' index (PMI). Any figure above 50 indicates growth...

Thursday 14 Aug 2014

NAEA First-Time Buyer Data at Odds with Industry Reports

The National Association of Estate Agent’s (NAEA) claimed that just 3% of buyers in June were first-time buyers under the age of 30...

Friday 25 Jul 2014

The Ups and Downs of the Chelsea Barracks Development

Across the Thames in the shadows of the controversial Battersea Power Station and its resurrection is another development that has also had its share...

Friday 25 Jul 2014

UK:165,000 Affordable Homes to be Built by 2018

The British government have announced a new affordable homes programme that is set to change the way properties are built in the country with many being largely constructed off-site....

Thursday 24 Jul 2014

Stratford - London’s Latest Prime Market

When London won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, the fortunes of Stratford, a somewhat deprived area with many brownfield sites, improved beyond expectation.....

Thursday 03 Jul 2014

Investment in UK & Eurozone Property Rises 400%

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

Monday 30 Jun 2014

Real Estate Assets vs Passion Investments

Savills have recently compiled a quirky report which compares the performance of traditional property assets with non-property assets...

Monday 23 Jun 2014

RICS: Housing Bubble Speculation Misleading Vendors

A survey published by The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) this week reported that UK house prices rose faster than expected in May...

Friday 13 Jun 2014

75% More Londoners Leave Capital in Search of Affordability

According to Hamptons International so far in 2014, there has been a surge in the number of Londoners buying homes outside the capital....

Wednesday 04 Jun 2014

The Revival of Elephant and Castle - Special Report and Interview

Once regarded for its thriving shopping areas and referred to as 'the Piccadilly Circus of South London' by locals in the years before the war, Elephant and Castle is poised for a dramatic property comeback...

Wednesday 04 Jun 2014

Is 'Build-to-Rent' Top of the Asset Class?

There's been a coup in the UK Buy to Let market recently with big institutional investors ploughing money into the private rented sector...

Monday 02 Jun 2014

Pressure Mounts to Release Green Belt for New Homes

Sam Bowman, research director at the Adam Smith Institute recently stated that, "by rolling back the green belt by just one mile around London, we would have space for one million new homes"....

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Housing Affordability - To Dream the Impossible Dream

It would be a complete joke if it only delivered a humourous punchline rather than an almost literal kick in the guts but the only people laughing in the aftermath of the measures introduced by the UK Mortgage Market Review are those with sufficient funds not to require a mortgage...

Friday 09 May 2014

New Cold War Diverts Cash to UK Property Market

In response to targeted sanctions against Russians and pro-Russian Ukrainians, $51 billion has been siphoned out of the country in the first quarter of 2014...

Thursday 08 May 2014

UK Commercial Property - Top of the Asset Class

According to property experts Knight Frank, 2013 saw commercial property in the UK outperforming other investment types by a significant margin...

Tuesday 06 May 2014

First IPIN Global Exhibition in Singapore Hailed a Success

Singapore's leading real estate portal, Propertyguru.com organise some of the Asian property market's most important events and so we were delighted when we were invited to not only exhibit, but also host seminars at the two day UK/AUS Property Show which took place in April...

Wednesday 30 Apr 2014

IPIN Global Exhibit and Host Seminars at the Property Investor and Homebuyer Show at ExCel, London

With a Membership exceeding 85,000, it's somewhat difficult to do the rounds and get the chance to put names to faces, particularly with Members scattered all over the globe...

Thursday 24 Apr 2014

UK Buy to Let Investors - HMRC is Watching You!

Investing in UK Buy to Let (BTL) property has long been considered an efficient vehicle to minimise taxation. However, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently increased scrutiny on BTL investors to ensure that tax bills are not being underpaid...

Wednesday 23 Apr 2014

The UK Property Bubble - Myth or Reality?

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

Thursday 17 Apr 2014

Property Investment: The Rising Power of the Asian Investor

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...

Wednesday 26 Mar 2014

Olympic Buildings - What's Happening to Them Now?

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...

Tuesday 25 Mar 2014

New London Rail Network Boosts Property Sector

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...

Friday 21 Mar 2014

London Skyline to Expand With 250 New Towers

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...

Thursday 20 Mar 2014

London Takes Number One Spot for Wealthy Investors

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...

Wednesday 19 Mar 2014

London Mayor Appeals for Homes to be Sold to Londoners

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...

Tuesday 18 Mar 2014

Birmingham Mirrors London as it Attracts Foreign Investors

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...

Friday 14 Mar 2014

How the Money Flows in Social Housing - USA vs UK

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...

Wednesday 12 Mar 2014

Demand in Central London Remains Strong in 2013

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...

Wednesday 12 Mar 2014

Price Increases Slow in London as Regions Continue to Play Catch Up

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...

Monday 10 Mar 2014

Commercial Property REITs: The Future in Investment

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...

Wednesday 05 Mar 2014

Stratford TIQ: Investment in the Future

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'...

Tuesday 04 Mar 2014

UK Homes Selling at Fastest Post-Recession Pace

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...

Friday 21 Feb 2014

London Property Providing "Ripple Effect" for the UK

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...

Thursday 20 Feb 2014

Newcastle City Centre Underlines Health in Regional Office Market

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...

Tuesday 18 Feb 2014

Regional Office Investment Hits Six-Year High

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...

Monday 17 Feb 2014

Scottish Commercial Property Deals Up 81% in 2013

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...

Friday 14 Feb 2014

Professional Tenants Pushing Up Prime Central London Rents

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...

Thursday 13 Feb 2014

Market Conditions Push UK to the Top for Commercial Investment

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...

Wednesday 12 Feb 2014

Optimism Continues as the Order of the Day in UK Buy To Let

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...

Monday 10 Feb 2014

Improvements Widespread in 2013 for English Property

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

Wednesday 05 Feb 2014

London Rental Prices are Double the UK Average

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...

Tuesday 04 Feb 2014

Buyer Sentiment Set to Remain Strong in 2014

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...

Monday 03 Feb 2014

£2.3m Paid to IPIN Global Brick Lane Investors

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...

Friday 31 Jan 2014

London Named As Best City For Foreign Investment

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...

Friday 24 Jan 2014

Change of Attitude Means More Foreign Investment in UK Buy-To-Let

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...

Thursday 23 Jan 2014

Nationwide: Property Prices Rise 8.4% In 2013

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...

Monday 13 Jan 2014

Property Prices To See Strongest Growth In South-East

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...

Friday 10 Jan 2014

Property Price Rises ''To Hit 10% in 2014''

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...

Thursday 09 Jan 2014

Renters Make New Years Resolution to Buy

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...

Wednesday 08 Jan 2014

Top 3 Nations Investing In The UK Property Market

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...

Tuesday 07 Jan 2014

London Developers Pledge to Give UK Buyers Equal Deal

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

Monday 06 Jan 2014

Scottish Property Prices Predicted to Rise 7% in 2014

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...

Friday 03 Jan 2014

What Does Post-Olympic Regeneration Have in Store?

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...

Thursday 02 Jan 2014

Corporate Sector Keeping Hotel Demand High

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...

Tuesday 31 Dec 2013

Boris Johnson Approves 335 New Homes in Elephant and Castle

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...

Friday 20 Dec 2013

Top Major Buildings In Line for Refurbishment

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...

Thursday 19 Dec 2013

2013 - A Year in Property News

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...

Thursday 19 Dec 2013

The Housing Humbug Report - Property Markets in 2014

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...

Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Top Christmas Crackers from the Autumn Statement

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...

Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Brighter Future Ahead for Prime Central London Rents

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...

Tuesday 17 Dec 2013

London Serviced Apartment Sector Sees Activity Surge

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...

Tuesday 17 Dec 2013

IPIN Global Win OPP Award for Excellence with Secure Exit Strategy

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...

Wednesday 04 Dec 2013

UK Rents are Historically Stable

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...

Tuesday 19 Nov 2013

Demand for Property at 11-Year High

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

Monday 18 Nov 2013

Is it Getting Harder to Find a Property Bargain?

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

Friday 15 Nov 2013

More Brits Now Taking a Lodger

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

Thursday 14 Nov 2013

House Prices to Increase 25% by 2018?

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...

Tuesday 12 Nov 2013

Is London Reaching a Plateau?

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...

Friday 08 Nov 2013

Does the UK Tax System Need Overhauling?

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...

Thursday 07 Nov 2013

Singaporean Investors Shape the Future of London

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...

Thursday 07 Nov 2013

BPF: Taxes for Foreign Investors will Harm Market

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...

Tuesday 05 Nov 2013

Prices to Rise by 17% in Next Five Years

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...

Tuesday 05 Nov 2013

Investors Should Stick Near State Schools

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...

Thursday 31 Oct 2013

London ''Expanding into Bubble Territory''

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...

Wednesday 30 Oct 2013

What Does the Future Hold for the London Rental Market?

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...

Tuesday 29 Oct 2013

UK Average Residential Rents Continue Ascent

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...

Friday 25 Oct 2013

Perceptions of Growth at Record High

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...

Thursday 24 Oct 2013

A Dozen Buyers for Each New London Property

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...

Wednesday 23 Oct 2013

IPIN Global Black Lion House SES Redevelopment Project in the News

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...

Tuesday 22 Oct 2013

Is the Recovery Still Locked in London?

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.

Monday 21 Oct 2013

Rising Prices Driving Buyers Out of South-East

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.

Monday 21 Oct 2013

Record High for UK House Prices

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...

Friday 18 Oct 2013

Aberdeen Hotel Sector Strong and Ripe for Investment

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

Friday 09 Aug 2013

Brick Lane SES Project to be managed by Whitbread Under "hub" Brand

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'...

Thursday 01 Aug 2013

Inside The In and Out Club - Exclusive Unseen Footage

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...

Monday 22 Jul 2013

Five Year High for Property Prices

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...

Wednesday 17 Jul 2013

Prime London Property Market Slowing to a Simmer?

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...

Thursday 06 Jun 2013

High Spec is Main Draw for Property Buyers

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...

Thursday 06 Jun 2013

Luxury Buyers Becoming Price Sensitive

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...

Wednesday 05 Jun 2013

Cluttons: London Rental Dynamics Changing

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...

Monday 03 Jun 2013

First Recipients of Build to Rent Fund Announced

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...

Thursday 30 May 2013

IPIN Global at the Property Investor Show - April 2013

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...

Friday 24 May 2013

Top 5 European Cities for Property Investment

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.

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Could Aberdeen Supplant London as Hotel Hotspot?

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.

Thursday 16 May 2013

UK Housing More Affordable For Key Workers

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.

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Ultra-Prime Property Purchases to Rise in Safe Havens

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...

Wednesday 08 May 2013

Monthly Rents Are Higher in 2013

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...

Friday 26 Apr 2013

Positivity Abounds in Student Accommodation Sector

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...

Thursday 25 Apr 2013

Prime Ministers and their Properties: 5 of the Best

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...

Wednesday 24 Apr 2013

Is the UK No Longer a Nation of Homeowners?

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...

Wednesday 24 Apr 2013

Seller Shortage Fuels Property Price Rise in April

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...

Monday 22 Apr 2013

Is New York Entering the Age of the Micro-Apartment?

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...

Thursday 18 Apr 2013

Top 10 Cities for the Well-Heeled

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?

Tuesday 16 Apr 2013

March 3 Year High for House Sales

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...

Thursday 11 Apr 2013

Can the Name of your Street Add Value to your House?

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...

Tuesday 09 Apr 2013

Big Players Enticed into the UK Buy to Let Sector

"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...

Friday 05 Apr 2013

European Hotel Investment: Emerging Markets vs. Traditional Favourites

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...

Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

Top Five UK Cities for Apart-hotel Investment

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...

Thursday 28 Mar 2013

UK Rental Boom Down but Maybe Not Out

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...

Monday 25 Mar 2013

Budget 2013 Delivers Sought after Housing Reform

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...

Friday 22 Mar 2013

Top 10 Locations for Luxury Hotel Investment

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...

Tuesday 19 Mar 2013

Will Budget 2013 Offer Relief to First Time Buyers?

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...

Thursday 14 Mar 2013

Which? Slams Letting Agents and their Hidden Fees

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...

Friday 08 Mar 2013

Five Reasons Why Now is the Time to Invest in UK Property

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...

Thursday 07 Mar 2013

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

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

Wednesday 06 Mar 2013

Cash Buyers Dropping Out of London Market

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...

Tuesday 05 Mar 2013

Want More for your Money? Head up North

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...

Monday 04 Mar 2013

Latest Figures Show Brightening on UK Housing Horizon

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...

Friday 01 Mar 2013

Prime Property is Going Underground

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...

Thursday 28 Feb 2013

Is it Now Too Expensive to Rent in London?

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...

Wednesday 27 Feb 2013

Can Cheap Fixed Rate Mortgages have any Real Impact?

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?...

Monday 25 Feb 2013

Five Reasons for First-time Buyers to be Optimistic

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...

Tuesday 19 Feb 2013

Investing in Property is Money Saver

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...

Monday 18 Feb 2013

What Does the Future Hold for London Hotels?

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...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

Crumbling Home-Ownership Continues to Boost UK Buy to Let

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...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

UK Commercial Activity Up but Growth Slows [Report]

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...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

Are Brits The Only Ones Not Investing In London Property?

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...

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

Top 10 Home Comforts of the Rich and Famous

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...

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

Gap Between the Best and Rest Widening for Commercial Property

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

Tuesday 12 Feb 2013

Top 10 Areas to Watch in London

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...

Thursday 07 Feb 2013

HS2: Commercial Blessing or Residential Headache?

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.

Thursday 07 Feb 2013

New Report Shines Light on Economic Performance of UK Cities

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...

Thursday 07 Feb 2013

UK Suffering from Property Price Gulf

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...

Tuesday 05 Feb 2013

Homelet Index Shows Continued Rental Market Growth

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...

Friday 01 Feb 2013

Top 10 Articles Read by Property Investors – January 2013

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...

Friday 01 Feb 2013

London's Pre-Completion Residential Units Selling Well

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

Thursday 31 Jan 2013

Trending Property News - Week 5

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...

Thursday 31 Jan 2013

Prime Central London Property Prices Keep Rising

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

Wednesday 30 Jan 2013

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

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

Wednesday 30 Jan 2013

Leeds Office Market Gaining Ground

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

Friday 25 Jan 2013

Foreign Office Investors Drive London Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

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

Friday 25 Jan 2013

Western Corridor Office Take-up Solid in 2012

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

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

Retail Investment Strong in Europe

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

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

Farmland to Defy Trend for Minimal Growth

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

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013

London Hotel Sector Set for a Positive 2013

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

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Is Asian Property Growth Too Good To Be True?

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

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Student Property Investment Doubled in 2012 - Tripled Since 2009

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

Monday 21 Jan 2013

Shop Chains Increase in 2012

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

Thursday 17 Jan 2013

London Still Viewed as Safe Location for Office Investment

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

Thursday 10 Jan 2013

Institutional Investors Put Increasing Stock in Real Estate Investment

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

Thursday 10 Jan 2013

Student Accommodation Stock to Increase in Liverpool

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...

Wednesday 09 Jan 2013

Speculative Office Development to Restart in Central London

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...

Monday 07 Jan 2013

Wales Commercial Property Market Increases

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...

Thursday 03 Jan 2013

London Enjoys Record Property Sales

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...

Thursday 03 Jan 2013

UK House Prices and Rent To Rise In 2013

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...

Wednesday 02 Jan 2013

Is the Commercial Sector Entering 2013 in a Good Position?

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

Thursday 20 Dec 2012

Farmhouses to Qualify for ARPT Relief

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

Wednesday 19 Dec 2012

Commercial Property Activity Increased in November

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...

Tuesday 18 Dec 2012

Can London Residential Construction Keep Pace With Demand?

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

Monday 17 Dec 2012

Are South-east Asians Really Driving the London Property Market?

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...

Monday 17 Dec 2012

Buyer Confidence Returning to UK Markets

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...

Saturday 15 Dec 2012

Scottish Rural Property Market Proving Lucrative

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...

Wednesday 12 Dec 2012

High Rise Developments Will Continue to be Money Makers

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...

Tuesday 11 Dec 2012

Slight Decline in Russian Investment Volumes says C&W

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

Tuesday 11 Dec 2012

Research: Manchester Rises as Global Investment Destination

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

Monday 10 Dec 2012

European CMBS Becoming a Worry

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...

Thursday 06 Dec 2012

Manchester is a Top Real Estate Investment Spot

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

Monday 03 Dec 2012

London Landmark to be Revamped by Malaysian Developers

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...

Tuesday 27 Nov 2012

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

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

Monday 26 Nov 2012

Office-to-Residence Conversions Reach Record Highs

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...

Thursday 15 Nov 2012

Long Term Demand Driving Serviced Apartment Sector in Aberdeen

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...

Thursday 15 Nov 2012

Belfast and Aberdeen Hotels Performing Well

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...

Tuesday 13 Nov 2012

London Crowned Most Expensive Capital for Better or Worse

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..

Tuesday 13 Nov 2012

London Offers Considerable Real Estate Investment Opportunity

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...

Monday 12 Nov 2012

Student Accommodation is Now Mainstream Investment Opportunity

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...

Friday 09 Nov 2012

Crossrail to Push up Property Prices

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...

Friday 09 Nov 2012

Buyers Looking for Luxury When Investing in Property

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...

Thursday 08 Nov 2012

Offices Present Strong Investment Opportunity for 2013

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...

Tuesday 06 Nov 2012

Govt Urged to Encourage Property Investments Outside of London

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...

Monday 05 Nov 2012

Student Housing Investment Topping Charts in US and UK

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...

Monday 05 Nov 2012

UK Student Investment Smashes Records, Again

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...

Friday 02 Nov 2012

Knight Frank: Residential Towers Will Define London

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...

Wednesday 31 Oct 2012

Boris Johnson Announces Retirement Housing Fund

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...

Tuesday 30 Oct 2012

Olympics Bring Much Needed Boost to London Hotel Market

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...

Tuesday 30 Oct 2012

Aberdeen Real Estate: The Next Investment Hotspot?

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...

Monday 29 Oct 2012

UK Student Accommodation Market ''Attracts Record Investment''

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...

Friday 26 Oct 2012

The Glass Half Full Real Estate Investor

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...

Thursday 25 Oct 2012

UK Real Estate Attracting Strong European Investment

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

Monday 22 Oct 2012

UK Rents are Growing - But Just How High?

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...

Monday 22 Oct 2012

London Hotels Gain Olympic Boost

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...

Friday 19 Oct 2012

London Office Space Take-up Soars

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

Thursday 18 Oct 2012

UK Property Focus ''Concentrated on Prime Sector''

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

Wednesday 17 Oct 2012

Upbeat Outlook for Global Serviced Apartment Market

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...

Monday 15 Oct 2012

Two Markets to Watch in 2013

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...

Monday 15 Oct 2012

Positive Rental Predictions for European Office Markets

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

Monday 15 Oct 2012

Emerging Markets Prominent in Resurgent Hotel Investment Sector

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

Thursday 11 Oct 2012

TMT Sector ''Will Drive London Office Market''

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...

Tuesday 09 Oct 2012

Gold Values Rise Faster than Super-Prime London Real Estate

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...

Tuesday 09 Oct 2012

UK Hotel Investment Market "Resilient"

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"...

Monday 08 Oct 2012

Top 3 Real Estate Safe Havens in Europe

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...

Monday 08 Oct 2012

Stark Regional Variations in UK Buy to Let Sector

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...

Friday 05 Oct 2012

London Property ''a Top Target for HNWI''

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

Thursday 04 Oct 2012

UK House Prices Slide in Q3

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...

Wednesday 03 Oct 2012

London Property Price Rises Slowing, But Market is Steady

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...

Friday 28 Sep 2012

Sentiment Towards Property Values Picks Up

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...

Monday 24 Sep 2012

UK Rents Hitting the High Notes Once Again

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...

Monday 24 Sep 2012

Residential Sales in Wales and England Rise in August

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...

Tuesday 18 Sep 2012

UK Commercial Rents Still Falling Says IPD

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...

Tuesday 18 Sep 2012

What has the Coalition Government Done for the Housing Market?

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...

Monday 17 Sep 2012

London Residential ''Outperforming Wider Property Sector''

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

Friday 14 Sep 2012

Investment in European Property Falls

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...

Friday 14 Sep 2012

Domestic Demand ''Key'' for World Cities Performance

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...

Wednesday 12 Sep 2012

UK Commercial Property Returns ''Broadly Flat''

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

Tuesday 11 Sep 2012

London's South Bank a ''Property Investment Hotspot''

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

Monday 10 Sep 2012

Rich Overseas Students Fuel Prime London Rental Surge

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...

Monday 10 Sep 2012

Prime London Housebuilding Levels on the Rise

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

Thursday 06 Sep 2012

Commercial Real Estate Investment Falling Except Apartments Says RCA

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...

Thursday 06 Sep 2012

Rise in Cross-Regional Real Estate Investment Activity

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...

Wednesday 05 Sep 2012

Eurozone Crisis Weighs on Pan-European Property Funds

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...

Tuesday 04 Sep 2012

Commercial Development ''Will Be Constrained for 5 Years''

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...

Friday 31 Aug 2012

Outlook Positive for Prime Central London Property

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...

Wednesday 29 Aug 2012

Homelet Rental Index Says Growth Mainly in London – LSL Disagrees

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...

Wednesday 29 Aug 2012

UK Housing Market Goes from Bad to Worse

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

Wednesday 29 Aug 2012

Foreign Demand ''Supporting UK Property Investment''

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...

Tuesday 28 Aug 2012

Road to Recovery: Comparing the Outlook in the US and UK

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...

Wednesday 22 Aug 2012

Central London ''Skewing UK Commercial Property Figures''

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...

Wednesday 22 Aug 2012

Breakdown of the Global Real Estate Market

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...

Tuesday 21 Aug 2012

London Commercial Property ''Will Continue to Attract Investors''

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

Monday 20 Aug 2012

Student Accommodation ''Going Strong'' Despite Fee Hikes

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...

Friday 17 Aug 2012

UK Property Market Still Lopsided and Uneven

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...

Friday 17 Aug 2012

West End Offices ''Outperforming Rest of UK''

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...

Thursday 16 Aug 2012

Rents Up for UK Residential Properties

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

Tuesday 14 Aug 2012

UK Student Housing Investment Doubles

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...

Friday 10 Aug 2012

Global Real Estate Recovery Wounded but Lives On

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...

Wednesday 08 Aug 2012

Central London House Prices Rise in July

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...

Tuesday 07 Aug 2012

Weakening Noted in Global Commercial Property Markets

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

Monday 06 Aug 2012

The Electric and Eclectic Buzz of East End London's Brick Lane

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...

Monday 06 Aug 2012

Investment Opportunities Exist in UK Commercial Property Sector

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...

Friday 03 Aug 2012

UK Commercial Property Sector Hitting New Lows

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...

Friday 03 Aug 2012

Investment in Western European Property Rises

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...

Wednesday 01 Aug 2012

UK House Prices and Sales Falling as Olympic Effect Fails to... Effect

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...

Tuesday 31 Jul 2012

Apart-Hotels: Room for Growth in the UK Market

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...

Monday 30 Jul 2012

Risk-Averse Investors Boost UK Property Market

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

Friday 27 Jul 2012

Buy to Let Investment: UK Rental Boom vs US

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...

Friday 27 Jul 2012

Global Property Investment Up in Q2

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

Thursday 26 Jul 2012

Growth Forecast for London's Hotel Sector

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

Wednesday 25 Jul 2012

Prime Central London Property ''Detached from Wider UK Market''

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...

Tuesday 24 Jul 2012

UK Buy to Let Boom Continues Despite Falling Affordability

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...

Tuesday 24 Jul 2012

Battersea Power Station: A History and its Development

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

Monday 23 Jul 2012

Tech Firms ''Leading the Way'' with City Office Take-up

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

Wednesday 18 Jul 2012

European Hotel Sector Puts In a Robust Performance

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...

Tuesday 17 Jul 2012

UK Commercial Real Estate Values Fall 2% in 6 Months

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...

Tuesday 17 Jul 2012

European Office Rents Hit by Eurozone Crisis

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...

Thursday 12 Jul 2012

Dubai Set to Become Buy to Let Hotspot?

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

Thursday 12 Jul 2012

Demand for London Housing ''Will Support Price Growth''

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...

Wednesday 11 Jul 2012

UK Commercial Property Market ''Improves Marginally''

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...

Tuesday 10 Jul 2012

More Foreign Buyers Entering London Residential Sector

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

Monday 09 Jul 2012

Central London Real Estate Attracts Significant Investment

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

Friday 06 Jul 2012

International Buyers Boosting Prime London Market

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

Thursday 05 Jul 2012

Liverpool Recovers Its Lustre

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...

Thursday 05 Jul 2012

A Brief History of Brick Lane Property

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...

Thursday 05 Jul 2012

Volume of City Transactions Up

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

Wednesday 04 Jul 2012

UK Rents Slowing but Still Opportunities Abound

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...

Tuesday 03 Jul 2012

Growing Student Mobility Will Boost Accommodation Sector

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...

Friday 29 Jun 2012

Recovery Predicted for UK Office Sector

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

Friday 29 Jun 2012

Olympic Fever Boosting London Property Market - Oh No It Isn't

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...

Friday 29 Jun 2012

Investment in UK Regions ''Steady''

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

Thursday 28 Jun 2012

UK House Prices Expected To Grow From 2013

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

Wednesday 27 Jun 2012

''Mixed Picture'' for Scottish Housing Market

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

Monday 25 Jun 2012

Prime London Property Prices Expected to Rise

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

Friday 22 Jun 2012

UK Commercial Property Values Decline

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

Friday 22 Jun 2012

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

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

Tuesday 19 Jun 2012

London Office Submarkets ''Are Strengthening''

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

Monday 18 Jun 2012

Take-up of Central London Offices Rebounds

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

Friday 15 Jun 2012

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

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

Monday 11 Jun 2012

The Importance of Viewing Buy to Let as a Long Term Business Proposition

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...

Friday 08 Jun 2012

Investors ''Still Interested'' in European Hotels

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

Thursday 07 Jun 2012

A Lovely Bunch of Hotel Investment Hotspots

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...

Wednesday 06 Jun 2012

Report: UK House Prices Supported By Lack Of Supply

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...

Tuesday 05 Jun 2012

Fresh Euro Debt Fears Spark Worrying Predictions

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...

Tuesday 05 Jun 2012

Euro Collapse Could Lead To Prime London Price Crash

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...

Friday 01 Jun 2012

House Prices Still Falling In England And Wales

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

Thursday 31 May 2012

Will France Become the Next Country to Endure a Property Slump?

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...

Thursday 31 May 2012

Better Infrastructure ''Drives East London Property Market''

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

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Established Cities ''Outperforming New-World Counterparts''

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

Tuesday 29 May 2012

UK Offices ''Top Performing Commercial Property Sector''

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

Tuesday 29 May 2012

CBRE Argues for Real Estate Investment

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

Monday 28 May 2012

International Buyers ''Continue to Target London Property''

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

Monday 28 May 2012

Homeowners Confident of Property Values

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

Tuesday 22 May 2012

UK House Prices Up 8000% Since Queen Was Crowned

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

Tuesday 22 May 2012

A Round-Up of Q1 2012 in the UK Property Investment Market

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...

Monday 21 May 2012

London Alone in Growth As UK Commercial Sector Slides

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

Friday 18 May 2012

London Commercial Property ''Supporting UK Market''

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

Thursday 17 May 2012

Core UK Property Markets Targeted by Investors

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

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Buy to Let Lending Declines but Sector Continues to Outperform

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

Monday 14 May 2012

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

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

Monday 14 May 2012

''Numerous Opportunities'' in Student Accommodation Market

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

Friday 11 May 2012

Investment in European Commercial Property Drops

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

Thursday 10 May 2012

West End ''Strongest London Property Market''

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...

Monday 07 May 2012

Legal and General Now a Commercial Property Lender

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...

Thursday 03 May 2012

UK House Prices Rise

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...

Thursday 03 May 2012

GDP Data ''Unlikely to Influence Investors''

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

Wednesday 02 May 2012

UK Housing Market Slowing Again Says Hometrack

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...

Wednesday 02 May 2012

Sales of £1m Homes Drop for First Time in 2 Years

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...

Wednesday 02 May 2012

Property Investors ''Must Evaluate and Adapt''

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

Monday 30 Apr 2012

International Property: Battle of the Capitals - North America

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...

Monday 30 Apr 2012

Investment Volumes in UK Property Fall

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

Friday 27 Apr 2012

US ''Driving Returns'' In Global Property Investment

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

Thursday 26 Apr 2012

London and South-East Buy-to-Let: A Smart Investment?

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.

Wednesday 25 Apr 2012

On the Up: London's Rental Market Continues to Grow

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...

Monday 23 Apr 2012

Average UK Rents Increase

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

Monday 23 Apr 2012

UK Student Property Investment up 50% in 2011 Says CBRE

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...

Friday 20 Apr 2012

London Remains Top Target for Hotel Investment

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...

Thursday 19 Apr 2012

Returns on Central London Offices Improve

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...

Tuesday 17 Apr 2012

Commercial Property Developers Show Increased Confidence in UK

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...

Tuesday 17 Apr 2012

International Property: Battle of the Capitals - Europe

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...

Tuesday 17 Apr 2012

UK Property Investment ''Limited''

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

Monday 16 Apr 2012

European Shopping Centre Development ''Stalls''

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

Thursday 12 Apr 2012

Rental Values in London ''Stabilise''

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...

Wednesday 11 Apr 2012

EU Crisis and the UK Property Market

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

Wednesday 11 Apr 2012

South-East London: One to Watch for Property Investors

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...

Tuesday 03 Apr 2012

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

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

Tuesday 03 Apr 2012

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

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

Friday 30 Mar 2012

PRS ''Increasingly Attractive to Property Investors''

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...

Thursday 29 Mar 2012

Paris Now Top Real Estate Investment City in Europe

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

Thursday 29 Mar 2012

Student Properties ''Offer Attractive Rental Growth''

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...

Wednesday 28 Mar 2012

Steady Performance Anticipated for UK Hotel Market

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

Monday 26 Mar 2012

New Stamp Duty Could Scare Foreigners off Prime London

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...

Friday 23 Mar 2012

Rents for European Retail Premises ''Steady''

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...

Wednesday 21 Mar 2012

''Mixed Picture'' for European Office Markets

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

Tuesday 20 Mar 2012

UK Serviced Apartments Offer Investment Opportunities

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

Friday 16 Mar 2012

Retail Real Estate Continues to Outperform in Europe

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)...

Thursday 15 Mar 2012

Regional Office Markets ''Will Strengthen in 2012''

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

Wednesday 14 Mar 2012

UK Commercial Property Values Slip in February

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...

Wednesday 14 Mar 2012

Capital Growth Anticipated for London Hotels

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

Tuesday 13 Mar 2012

London's Crossrail ''Will Impact House Prices''

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...

Monday 12 Mar 2012

Italians Escaping to Prime London Property as Market Strides Ahead

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...

Monday 12 Mar 2012

EMEA Hotel Investment Activity Up

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

Wednesday 07 Mar 2012

UK Residential Market Invaded by Institutional Investors

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...

Tuesday 06 Mar 2012

'More Investment Opportunities' in European Commercial Property

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...

Monday 05 Mar 2012

Global Real Estate Investment Rises

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...

Friday 02 Mar 2012

The Track to London's Prosperity Lies on the Railways

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

Thursday 01 Mar 2012

UK Hotel Market 'Will Improve in 2012'

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

Monday 27 Feb 2012

Is 2012 a Good Year for Residential Property Investment?

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....

Friday 24 Feb 2012

Opportunities Exist in Student Accommodation Market

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

Friday 24 Feb 2012

Investors 'Turn to London Property for Wealth Preservation'

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...

Thursday 23 Feb 2012

27,000 New Property Millionaires in 2011 Exposes Two-Tier Market

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...

Tuesday 21 Feb 2012

London's Future of Flexible Super Flats

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

Thursday 16 Feb 2012

Investors 'Will Continue to Focus on Prime Assets'

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...

Thursday 16 Feb 2012

Foreign Investors Drive UK Commercial Property Market

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...

Thursday 16 Feb 2012

London Rents 'Hit by Employment Market'

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

Wednesday 15 Feb 2012

'Flight to Quality' Noted for Retail Real Estate Assets

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

Monday 13 Feb 2012

Equity Funding 'Has Become More Important than Debt'

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....

Friday 10 Feb 2012

UK Commercial Property 'Slides Marginally in January'

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...

Thursday 09 Feb 2012

UK Hotels Urged to Refurbish if They Want to Ensure a Fruitful 2012

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...

Thursday 09 Feb 2012

London Residential Market 'Dominated by Overseas Buyers'

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

Tuesday 07 Feb 2012

Cross-Border Investment Rises in 2011

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...

Monday 06 Feb 2012

PWC Names Hottest Cities in Europe for Commercial Property Investment

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

Monday 06 Feb 2012

Investors 'Can Be Optimistic' About London Offices Outlook

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...

Friday 03 Feb 2012

UK House Prices 'Flat' in 2011

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...

Wednesday 01 Feb 2012

London Looks for Confidence as Eurozone Crisis Leads to New Low

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....

Monday 30 Jan 2012

London Council to spend £9 million on West End Facelift

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...

Friday 27 Jan 2012

Demand for European Commercial Property 'Will Remain Strong'

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...

Friday 27 Jan 2012

Opportunities for Investors in London Hotel Market?

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

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

Student Returns in London Double - Fall in Other Regions

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...

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

London Real Estate "A Target for Overseas Investors"

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....

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

UK House Prices Down in January

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....

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - UK

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...

Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

Falling Demand to Hit UK Commercial Property Sector

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

Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

London Student Property 'A Lucrative Investment'

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....

Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

Can Stateside Property Positivity Bleed Over The Atlantic?

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...

Monday 16 Jan 2012

London Provides Greek and Italian Investors With Safe Haven

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...

Monday 16 Jan 2012

"Healthy Returns" Recorded for UK Commercial Property

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

Friday 13 Jan 2012

Positive Outlook for Prime Central London Property

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

Thursday 12 Jan 2012

Prime London Property Prices Up 40% Since March 2009

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...

Wednesday 11 Jan 2012

Confidence in London Commercial Property Drops

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

Monday 09 Jan 2012

Top Tier Cities and International Gateways Offer Hope for Hotel Market in 2012

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...

Monday 09 Jan 2012

Mixed Outlook for Commercial Property in 2012

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

Friday 06 Jan 2012

Growing Numbers of UK Residential Tenants Falling into Severe Arrears

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...

Thursday 05 Jan 2012

How Will London's Housing Market Perform in 2012?

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...

Wednesday 04 Jan 2012

House Prices Rise in Most UK Regions

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....

Wednesday 04 Jan 2012

Will UK Commercial Property Take a Hit in 2012?

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...

Tuesday 03 Jan 2012

UK House Prices in 2012 - The Humbug Report

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?

Friday 23 Dec 2011

Commercial Property Investors 'to Focus on Quality'

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

Friday 23 Dec 2011

Strong Performance Predicted for Prime Rental Sector

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....

Thursday 22 Dec 2011

New Data Affirms Prime Property as Investment Safe Haven

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.

Thursday 22 Dec 2011

'Robust Investment' in Commercial Leisure Market

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...

Wednesday 21 Dec 2011

British Banks and Insurers Invest Heavily in UK Rental Property

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...

Wednesday 21 Dec 2011

Price Falls Predicted for UK Commercial Property

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...

Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

Britain in 2020: A nation of landlords and renters

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?

Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

Looking Forward to Independent Hotel 12

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....

Monday 19 Dec 2011

Contrasting Fortunes for EMEA Hotel Market Progress

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...

Friday 16 Dec 2011

Olympics Set to Shape London's Property Future

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....

Thursday 08 Dec 2011

Emerging Property Markets - An Alternative to Prime Property?

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...

Thursday 08 Dec 2011

Financial Transactions Tax - The Pros and Cons

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...

Wednesday 07 Dec 2011

The City of London Belongs to the World

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...

Wednesday 07 Dec 2011

What's Happening to Rental Amounts in Your Area?

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...

Tuesday 29 Nov 2011

Olympic Sprint For Buy to Let

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. ..

Tuesday 29 Nov 2011

Salway Skyscraper Optimism

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....

Thursday 24 Nov 2011

Property Investment - After the Riots

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....

Tuesday 22 Nov 2011

Bizarre Forces Increase House Prices

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....

Friday 18 Nov 2011

The Buy To Let Baloney Challenge

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...

Friday 18 Nov 2011

Will London Property Activity Heat Up This Winter?

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...

Friday 18 Nov 2011

Who Is Investing In London's New-Build Hotspots?

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...

Thursday 17 Nov 2011

Can North-West Benefit From Boost To Manchester Property Market?

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...

Tuesday 15 Nov 2011

Chinese Investors Buoy London Property - Who Is Next?

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...

Tuesday 15 Nov 2011

What Caused The Construction PMI Rise?

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?...

Monday 14 Nov 2011

Does London’s investment future lie in foreign hands?

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...

Friday 11 Nov 2011

Buy to Let Market News – Continued Growth in BTL Market

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...

Thursday 10 Nov 2011

What Does Increased Chinese Investment Mean For UK Hotels?

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....

Wednesday 09 Nov 2011

UK Rents at Record High

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...

Wednesday 09 Nov 2011

Indian Property Investor Numbers Are on the Rise

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...

Tuesday 08 Nov 2011

London Rents – What Are The Prospects For 2012?

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...

Tuesday 08 Nov 2011

The Driving Forces Behind Soaring London Rents

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....

Monday 07 Nov 2011

When Will London Rents Finally Peak?

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....

Friday 04 Nov 2011

Rising Stock Levels In European Commercial Property Markets

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

Thursday 03 Nov 2011

Price Growth Expected For Prime London Property

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

Tuesday 01 Nov 2011

"Good Value" Offered By Regional Properties

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

Tuesday 01 Nov 2011

West End Property 'Snapped Up By UK Buyers'

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...

Tuesday 01 Nov 2011

Property 'Has Good Potential As A Long-Term Investment'

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

Monday 31 Oct 2011

Strong Property Price Growth Recorded In Scotland

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...

Monday 31 Oct 2011

Strong September Recorded For London Hotels

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

Monday 31 Oct 2011

Overseas Investors 'Buying Prime Retail Properties'

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....

Wednesday 26 Oct 2011

Commercial Property "Provides Attractive Returns"

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

Tuesday 25 Oct 2011

Investment In Retail Properties Rises In Europe

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...

Tuesday 25 Oct 2011

Gap Between Prime And Secondary UK Property 'Growing'

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

Tuesday 25 Oct 2011

Investment In European Hotels Rises

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...

Monday 24 Oct 2011

London Office Markets See Rising Activity

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

Friday 21 Oct 2011

UK Land Values 'To Remain Stable'

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...

Friday 21 Oct 2011

Diverse Portfolio 'Important' For Property Investors

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...

Thursday 20 Oct 2011

Availability Of London Office Space Falls

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...

Thursday 20 Oct 2011

London Rents And Capital Values 'Continue To Grow'

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...

Wednesday 19 Oct 2011

North-South House Price Divide 'Widening'

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...

Wednesday 19 Oct 2011

London Helps UK Capital Growth 'Hold Steady'

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...

Tuesday 18 Oct 2011

Average UK Rents Fall In September

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....

Tuesday 18 Oct 2011

Occupier Demand Falls Among Commercial Tenants

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....

Tuesday 18 Oct 2011

Greater London Rents Rise Again

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...

Monday 17 Oct 2011

London Residential Land Value Increases Beat House Price Rises

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

Friday 14 Oct 2011

Activity Rises In European Commercial Property Markets

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....

Friday 14 Oct 2011

UK Commercial Property "A Unique Investment"

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....

Wednesday 12 Oct 2011

UK Housing Market 'Subdued'

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....

Wednesday 12 Oct 2011

Eurozone Property Investors 'Should Get Higher Risk Premiums'

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...

Tuesday 11 Oct 2011

European Office Markets 'Starting To Recover'

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

Monday 10 Oct 2011

New York Tops Investment Table

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....

Monday 10 Oct 2011

Property Investors 'Making Compromises' On Prime Assets

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

Friday 07 Oct 2011

Restricted Supply 'Creating Opportunities'

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....

Friday 07 Oct 2011

London 'Most Popular European City' For Real Estate Investors

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

Thursday 06 Oct 2011

Top Cities For Billionaire Properties Identified

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

Thursday 06 Oct 2011

Right to Buy | Proper Solution or Propaganda?

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.

Wednesday 05 Oct 2011

London Price Rises 'May Slow In Autumn and Winter'

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

Wednesday 05 Oct 2011

City Property Prices Outperform Other Regions

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...

Tuesday 04 Oct 2011

Conference Market Could Provide A Boost To Hotel Sector

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...

Monday 03 Oct 2011

Prime London Property Outperforms FTSE 100

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....

Monday 03 Oct 2011

England And Wales House Prices Fall

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...

Friday 30 Sep 2011

London Hotel Market 'Performing Well'

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...

Friday 30 Sep 2011

Foreign Investors 'Not Deterred' By London Price Rises

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....

Thursday 29 Sep 2011

Foreign Investors 'Targeting London Property'

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...

Wednesday 28 Sep 2011

Top World Class Cities See Property Values Rise

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...

Monday 26 Sep 2011

Foreign Students 'Buoy University Accommodation Market'

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...

Monday 26 Sep 2011

High-End Property 'An Ideal Investment'

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...

Wednesday 21 Sep 2011

Yields Harden In Leisure Sector

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...

Wednesday 21 Sep 2011

London Luxury Property 'Sought After By Global Investors'

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...

Tuesday 20 Sep 2011

Type Of Property 'Key' For Student Housing Investment

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

Monday 19 Sep 2011

Average UK Rents Rise

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...

Friday 16 Sep 2011

'Varied Picture' For UK Rents

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...

Friday 16 Sep 2011

European Office Rents 'Display Modest Growth'

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...

Wednesday 14 Sep 2011

London Property Investment Hotspots Revealed

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

Tuesday 13 Sep 2011

UK Property 'Still A Safe Haven For Investors'

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...

Monday 12 Sep 2011

London Student Accommodation 'Attractive' To Investors

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

Monday 12 Sep 2011

London 'In Demand' Among Global Investors

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...

Thursday 08 Sep 2011

Investors 'Will Always Want Property In London'

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

Wednesday 07 Sep 2011

Price Growth Predicted For London Property

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...

Tuesday 06 Sep 2011

Foreign Investors 'Important' To London Property Market

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

Friday 02 Sep 2011

Global Real Estate 'An Attractive Investment'

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

Friday 02 Sep 2011

Regional UK Property Prices 'Grow Faster Than London'

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...

Thursday 01 Sep 2011

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

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

Thursday 01 Sep 2011

Property Investors 'Should Look For Scarce Assets'

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

Tuesday 30 Aug 2011

Property 'Should Not Be Affected By Stock Markets'

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

Thursday 25 Aug 2011

Investors Turn To London Due To Strong Exchange Rates

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...

Wednesday 24 Aug 2011

Investors 'Looking Outside London'

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

Tuesday 23 Aug 2011

Lack Of Space 'Could Buoy Europe's Office And Retail Market'

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...

Friday 19 Aug 2011

New York Tops The List For Commercial Property Investment

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

Thursday 18 Aug 2011

Capital Growth Recorded For London Offices

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...

Wednesday 17 Aug 2011

Boost Expected For Shopping Centre Investment

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

Wednesday 17 Aug 2011

Central London Office Market 'Remains Positive'

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...

Monday 15 Aug 2011

Gap Emerging Between 'Old' And 'New' World Economies

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...

Friday 12 Aug 2011

Average UK Rents And Tenant Age Up

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...

Friday 12 Aug 2011

London's Hotels 'Best Performing In Europe'

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...

Friday 12 Aug 2011

Could Riots Affect London Property Values?

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...

Friday 12 Aug 2011

Average Rents Rise In The UK

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...

Tuesday 09 Aug 2011

Hong Kong Tops Prime Global Cities Index

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...

Tuesday 09 Aug 2011

Financial Sector Improves East London Real Estate

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...

Friday 05 Aug 2011

"Strong Case" For London Property Investment

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...

Thursday 04 Aug 2011

Foreign Investors 'See London As Safe'

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"...

Thursday 04 Aug 2011

Prime Central London Property Hits Record Highs

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

Wednesday 03 Aug 2011

Strong Performance From London Hotels

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...

Tuesday 02 Aug 2011

London's Property Recovery 'Should Help Other UK Locations'

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

Tuesday 02 Aug 2011

Private Student Accommodation 'May Be Boosted By Higher Fees'

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...

Tuesday 02 Aug 2011

UK House Prices 'Flat'

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...

Monday 01 Aug 2011

London Commercial Property 'Outperforming UK Average'

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...

Monday 01 Aug 2011

More Landlords Aiming To Boost Portfolios

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

Thursday 28 Jul 2011

London Property Market 'Driven By International Investors'

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

Thursday 28 Jul 2011

Real Estate 'Still A Focus' For Investors

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

Wednesday 27 Jul 2011

Olympic Games Boosts UK Property Values

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

Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Investors 'Showing Interest' In UK Property

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

Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Shortage Of Office Space 'Will Drive Rents Up'

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

Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Prospects For Investment In Student Accommodation

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....

Monday 25 Jul 2011

Investors View London As 'Safe'

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

Monday 25 Jul 2011

Investment Opportunities in London Commercial Property

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...

Friday 22 Jul 2011

Could Investors Find Opportunities in European Offices?

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...

Wednesday 20 Jul 2011

Prime London Property Prices 'Expected to Rise'

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

Tuesday 19 Jul 2011

Recovery Expected for Regional Property Markets

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

Tuesday 19 Jul 2011

Property Investors 'Can Find Opportunities In All UK Regions'

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...

Monday 18 Jul 2011

Rental Property Demand Outstripping Supply, Says Arla

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)...

Monday 18 Jul 2011

RICS: UK Property Market Flat In June

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

Wednesday 13 Jul 2011

Long Term Growth Forecast For Central London Property Prices

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...

Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Prime London Rents 'Will Grow Further'

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...

Monday 11 Jul 2011

Average Rents Increase Across the UK

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...

Friday 08 Jul 2011

'Mixed Picture' for UK's Commercial Property Market

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...

Thursday 07 Jul 2011

Student Rentals 'May Prove Lucrative' for Property Investors

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...

Thursday 07 Jul 2011

Central London Property Prices Rise in June

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

Wednesday 06 Jul 2011

Institution Investors Looking at Private Rental Market

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

Tuesday 05 Jul 2011

UK House Prices 'Unchanged'

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

Monday 04 Jul 2011

Hong Kong Office Market 'Rebounds Quickly'

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

Friday 01 Jul 2011

Returns Up From Regeneration Properties

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...

Thursday 30 Jun 2011

Strong Demand to Boost London Property Market

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

Thursday 30 Jun 2011

Investors 'Turning to Property and Infrastructure'

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

Tuesday 28 Jun 2011

Profitability Up for London Hotels

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...

Monday 27 Jun 2011

Exclusive London Developments a Good Target for Property Investments?

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....

Friday 24 Jun 2011

UK Prosperous Regions See Substantial House Price Hikes

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....

Thursday 23 Jun 2011

Global House Prices Remain Flat

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....

Wednesday 22 Jun 2011

Higher Rents 'Good News' for Property Investors

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....

Tuesday 21 Jun 2011

New Builds To Drive Demand in UK Property Market

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....

Monday 20 Jun 2011

New UK Property Developments Decline, Research Shows

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...

Friday 17 Jun 2011

London Property Continues to Attract Overseas Buyers

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....

Thursday 16 Jun 2011

Property in London 'Still Attractive' to Overseas Investors

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

Tuesday 14 Jun 2011

Engel and Volkers Release Global Home Ranking List

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...

Monday 13 Jun 2011

Property Rents Set for 8-10% Increases in Central London

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....

Thursday 09 Jun 2011

Regional Differences Exist in UK Property Rentals

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....

Thursday 09 Jun 2011

Middle Eastern Buyers Snapping Up London Property

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...

Wednesday 08 Jun 2011

Commercial Property Enquiries Continues to Rise

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

Tuesday 07 Jun 2011

Zoopla Releases Britain's Property Rich List

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....

Friday 03 Jun 2011

London Property Continues to attract Overseas Buyers

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....

Friday 03 Jun 2011

London Enjoys Property Price Rises

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...

Wednesday 01 Jun 2011

Central London Property Market 'Ideal' for Sellers

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

Friday 27 May 2011

Asian Buyers Snapping Up London Property

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...

Friday 27 May 2011

RICS Predictions Positive on Commercial Property Outlook

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...

Thursday 26 May 2011

Hotel Industry Enjoys Resurgence Post Crisis

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

Wednesday 25 May 2011

UK Property Companies Report Improved Conditions

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

Tuesday 24 May 2011

London Market Buoyed by Overseas Investors

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....

Friday 20 May 2011

London Residential Property Posts Strong Growth

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

Thursday 19 May 2011

Regional Student Accommodation is Top UK Investment Sector

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...

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Commercial Property Has 'Exciting Investment Opportunities'

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...

Monday 16 May 2011

Most Global Commercial Property Markets to see Growth

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

Wednesday 11 May 2011

European Office Markets to Record Modest Growth

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...

Tuesday 10 May 2011

UK Investment Leads MENA Region, JLL Reports

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

Monday 09 May 2011

London Leads UK Commercial Recovery

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...

Monday 09 May 2011

Central London Land Values Record Fast Growth

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....

Thursday 05 May 2011

London Remains a Lucrative Hotel Market

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...

Thursday 05 May 2011

London Attracting Increased Property Investment

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....

Friday 29 Apr 2011

Dubai Making Comeback as Property Investment Destination

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

Thursday 28 Apr 2011

UK Farmland Reaches New Record High

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....

Thursday 21 Apr 2011

Investors Urged to Make Property Buying Decisions Quickly

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...

Wednesday 20 Apr 2011

UK Commercial Values Post 20th Month of Growth

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...

Monday 18 Apr 2011

UK Commercial Property Market Picks Up in March

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....

Wednesday 13 Apr 2011

Asian Property Popular with Wealthy Investors

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

Monday 11 Apr 2011

Real Estate Funds Capitalise on European Market

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....

Friday 08 Apr 2011

Property Key for High Net Worth Individuals

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...

Thursday 07 Apr 2011

London Property is a Safe Haven

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...

Tuesday 05 Apr 2011

Tighter Lending will have Short-Term Impact in UK

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..

Tuesday 05 Apr 2011

Retail in London Best Investment Option

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

Friday 01 Apr 2011

International Interest in London Drives Price Rises

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....

Tuesday 29 Mar 2011

Stamp Duty and the Death of the First Time Buyer

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...

Tuesday 29 Mar 2011

Occupier Demand Up in UK Commercial Market

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....

Monday 28 Mar 2011

IPIN UK Market update | March 2011

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.

Thursday 24 Mar 2011

Are the World's Great Cities Becoming Separate from the Rest?

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.

Tuesday 22 Mar 2011

UK Commercial Recovery is Patchy

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...

Tuesday 22 Mar 2011

Commercial Investors Still Face Problems with Lending

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...

Monday 21 Mar 2011

Rental Rises to Drive Occupancy Costs Up

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....

Friday 18 Mar 2011

MIPIM Sees UK Create 'Online Buzz'

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...

Thursday 17 Mar 2011

UK Cities Dominate Online Property Searches

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....

Thursday 17 Mar 2011

Top Shopping and Entertainment Cities Performing Well

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....

Tuesday 15 Mar 2011

Regenerating Bradford Ripe for Investment

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...

Tuesday 08 Mar 2011

Europe Office Markets Set for Growth

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....

Monday 07 Mar 2011

Europe and Middle East Lead Cross-Border Investment

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....

Friday 04 Mar 2011

SA Investors Look to Capitalise on Market Conditions

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...

Thursday 03 Mar 2011

Foreign Buyers Snapping Up London Property

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....

Wednesday 02 Mar 2011

London Hoteliers Expect Rising Demand

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.

Monday 28 Feb 2011

International Investors Spend Big in London

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...

Saturday 26 Feb 2011

UK Hoteliers Confident About 2011

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....

Friday 25 Feb 2011

London's Hotel Market Gets Olympic Boost

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.....

Thursday 24 Feb 2011

London Prime Market Attracting Savvy Buyers

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....

Wednesday 23 Feb 2011

US, Malaysian and UK Markets to Dominate in 2011

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....

Thursday 17 Feb 2011

Regional Differences Impacting UK Commercial Market

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....

Wednesday 16 Feb 2011

Central London Property is 'Resilient'

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....

Monday 14 Feb 2011

Chinese Investors Drawn to London Property Market

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....

Friday 11 Feb 2011

London's Prime Property Market Improving

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....

Friday 11 Feb 2011

Central London Property Market Ready for Growth

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....

Thursday 10 Feb 2011

Cash Buyers in London Increasing

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....

Tuesday 08 Feb 2011

European Real Estate Investors Face Challenges

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....

Tuesday 08 Feb 2011

Lack of Funding Hits UK Residential Developments

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....

Monday 07 Feb 2011

Istanbul Named Best European City for Investment

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....

Monday 07 Feb 2011

Investors Returning to UK Residential Market

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....

Thursday 03 Feb 2011

China Leads Real Estate Transactions

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

Friday 28 Jan 2011

Indians Buying Prime London Property

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....

Thursday 27 Jan 2011

London, Moscow and Paris Lead Rental Growth

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....

Wednesday 26 Jan 2011

Bonuses 'Will Not' Have Significant Affect on Property Market

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.....

Friday 21 Jan 2011

Eurozone Crisis Drives Demand for London Property

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....

Wednesday 12 Jan 2011

The Real Problem with the Housing Market

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....

Wednesday 12 Jan 2011

Savvy Buyers Look to Capitalise on Economic Expansion

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....

Tuesday 11 Jan 2011

London Commercial Investment Growing

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....

Friday 07 Jan 2011

Lack of Supply to Drive London Commercial Market

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....

Thursday 06 Jan 2011

Foreign Buyers Drawn to London Commercial Market

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....

Wednesday 05 Jan 2011

Dramatic Rise Seen in London Commercial Activity

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....

Tuesday 04 Jan 2011

Asia Leading Office Construction Activity

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....

Friday 17 Dec 2010

Weak Pound Sees Foreign Investors Look to London Property

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....

Friday 10 Dec 2010

Chinese Buyers Targeting Funds

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....

Wednesday 08 Dec 2010

European Buyers Push Prime London Prices Up

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....

Tuesday 07 Dec 2010

UK Property Sector Set for Slow Growth

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....

Tuesday 30 Nov 2010

Commercial Markets Boosting Investor Confidence

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....

Tuesday 30 Nov 2010

Experts Predict Spring Revival in UK Market

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....

Friday 26 Nov 2010

Global Industrial Revival Underway

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....

Tuesday 16 Nov 2010

UK Commercial Property Market Recovery 'Patchy'

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....

Monday 08 Nov 2010

Car Parks: An Alternative Investment Vehicle

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....

Friday 05 Nov 2010

Emerging Markets to Help European Investors

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....

Wednesday 03 Nov 2010

London Commercial Property Market in Good Shape

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....

Tuesday 02 Nov 2010

Developing Nations to Outperform Established Markets

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"....

Tuesday 02 Nov 2010

Foreign Investors Likely to Welcome CSR

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

Wednesday 27 Oct 2010

Chinese Buyers Look to Capitalise on Overseas Markets

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....

Friday 22 Oct 2010

Spending Review Could Attract Foreign Buyers to London

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....

Wednesday 20 Oct 2010

Commercial Property Performance 2010

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...

Wednesday 20 Oct 2010

London Rental Sector Buoyant

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....

Tuesday 19 Oct 2010

The End is Nigh! Or is it the Beginning?

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....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

London Rental Market is the ‘Best in Europe’

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

Friday 15 Oct 2010

London Leads European Investment

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....

Thursday 14 Oct 2010

UK Commercial Property Outperforming Other Sectors

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....

Thursday 14 Oct 2010

Now is a ‘Good Time’ to Invest in Commercial Property

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....

Wednesday 13 Oct 2010

Investors Look to Up Exposure to Higher Yields

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....

Thursday 07 Oct 2010

London Leads Cross-Regional Investment

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....

Thursday 07 Oct 2010

Opportunities Still Available in Global Markets

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....

Thursday 23 Sep 2010

Weak Currency Appears Attractive to Investors

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....

Thursday 23 Sep 2010

Commercial Property: An Overview and the Pros and Cons

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....

Wednesday 22 Sep 2010

Weak Economy Attracts Foreign Investment to the UK

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....

Wednesday 22 Sep 2010

Developers Must 'Be Selective' in the Current Climate

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....

Tuesday 21 Sep 2010