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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

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

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

Why Global Real Estate Investors are Flocking to Panama in 2014

A recent report published jointly by Candy & Candy, Savills World Research and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has identified Panama City as being one of the favourite destinations for international property investors this year....

Thursday 15 May 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

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

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

Rental Numbers to Grow by Over a Million

The number of people renting in the UK will grow by over a million in the next five years, according to a new report. A study conducted by YouGov on behalf of Savills...

Tuesday 10 Dec 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

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

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

Bungalows Could Free Up Family Housing

The UK is experiencing a shortage of family housing, as supply struggles to keep up with demand. However, experts now...

Thursday 12 Sep 2013

Data Shows UK Commercial Activity Accelerating Rapidly

According to a new report from Savills commercial real estate activity in the UK is growing at is fastest rate in...

Tuesday 13 Aug 2013

Student Homes - Decide Investment on City by City Basis

When it comes to investing in student accommodation, people are being reminded to decide on a city by city basis. While it can be tempting to get swept up in the hype of the student market...

Thursday 18 Jul 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

UK Hotel Investment Quadruples in Q1

2013 looks set to blow the hotel sector away. According to new data from Savills investment in the sector in Q1 this year quadrupled compared to last year...

Monday 22 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

Top-Down Recovery for UK Housing Market

It will still be a top-down recovery for the UK housing market, despite Budget 2013 containing measures that will act as a boost for the lower tiers...

Wednesday 27 Mar 2013

Savills Predicts US - UK Led Surge in Global Hotel Investment

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

Wednesday 20 Mar 2013

Polish Commercial Property Sector Surges into 2013

Savills latest report into the Polish commercial property market shows an exceptionally strong final quarter to end last year, boosting the year-end total to a 6 year high...

Thursday 14 Mar 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

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

E-commerce Darkens the Future of the US Shopping Mall

Everything is bigger in America, and the so-called mega-malls are no exception. But they are an exception to the wider rule, as we have seen in previous downturns people spend more on entertainment, arguably to cheer themselves up from all the economic woes...

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

Eurozone Collapse: Were Predictions Misguided or Premature?

The eurozone is undoubtedly in crisis but its predicted collapse has yet to materialise. In fact, there have been small signs of recovery - a shock to those such as Nobel-Prize winner Paul Krugman who expected the implosion of the monetary union to occur before 2013...

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013

Farmland to Defy Trend for Minimal Growth

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

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013

Who is the Driving Global Real Estate Recovery?

When you take all the divisions out of the equation, overall the global residential real estate market does seem to be making a comeback, in most cases fueled by internationalised (cross-border) demand levels...

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

The Housing Humbug Report – UK Property Market Predictions 2013

It's time once again for one of my Housing Humbug Reports in which I take a look at the past 12 months in the property and financial markets and see if there are any potential gems of wisdom to be found and make a few predictions on what next year might hold...

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

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

UK Forestry Market Delivering "Excellent Returns"

While most people considering property investment instantly look towards bricks and mortar, it is those thinking outside the box that could actually be enjoying a greater rate of return. According to a new report launched by Savills and UPM Tilhill, the UK forestry market is proving itself to be a much coveted asset.

Friday 30 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

Is Geography to Blame for Slow Apart-Hotel Growth in UK?

The UK apart-hotel sector has traditionally lagged behind Asia and the US, with a recent report from Savills revealing that there are just 1.2 units for every 1,000 business visitors in London, while New York boasts 5.2 units.

Thursday 22 Nov 2012

Chinese Retailers Choose UK for Investment

An increasing number of property investment deals in the UK could be brokered by Chinese retailers over the coming years, according to new research. Savills claims that London is poised to see a great deal of expansion from the country's entrepreneurs, with as many as five retailers looking for stores.

Tuesday 20 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

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

Deer Stalking Could Be Lucrative For Hoteliers

A Scottish hotel in a rural location could prove to be a lucrative investment opportunity, as more and more seek an authentic Highland experience...

Wednesday 07 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

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

German Real Estate Performing Well Despite Yearly Investment Drop

German property investment totalled 5.3 billion Euros in Q3 this year according to the latest data from Savills, making it the best performing quarter of the year and taking us to 14.4 billion Euros for the first 9 months of the year.

Wednesday 24 Oct 2012

Mixed Picture for US Office Markets

There are certain cities in the US where the office market is beginning to show signs of recovery, while other areas are not performing as well...

Tuesday 23 Oct 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Foreign Real Estate Investment Grows in France

According to a new report by real estate advisor Savills, foreign investment into French real estate is rising as major institutional buyers snap up trophy assets in the county...

Monday 15 Oct 2012

UK Shopping Centre Investment Picking Up

There is evidence that the shopping centre investment market in the UK is picking up. The value of transactions completed in the third quarter of this year was almost double that in the three months from April to June...

Thursday 11 Oct 2012

Investment Drivers in European Real Estate Revealed

Factors that encourage investment in European property markets have been revealed by a new report compiled by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Wednesday 10 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

The Changing Landscape of Real Estate Funding

The global financial crisis has had an impact on almost every walk of life and has changed the way in which businesses can source funding for their ventures and expansion...

Monday 01 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

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

''Opportunities Exist'' in the UK's Retail Market

Although the economic downturn has proved difficult for many retailers, the number of companies going into administration has created opportunities that stronger firms can take advantage of...

Friday 07 Sep 2012

Second-Hand Assets ''Dominate UK Logistics Market''

The vast majority of logistics properties available in the UK are second-hand units, despite the growing trend of design-and-build projects...

Friday 10 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

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

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

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

Are Regional Office Markets Starting to Recover?

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

Tuesday 12 Jun 2012

''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

Residential Property Investment in Germany Tipped to Grow

The residential market in Germany is predicted to go from strength to strength this year. In a new report, investment giant Savills predict that investment in residential property in Germany will grow from the 4.8 billion Euros...

Wednesday 18 Apr 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student Accomodation Sector Turning To Tourism?

Student property investment experts are warning of the potential for falling student numbers to become a long term problem, affecting the long term yield potential of specialist student property investments, especially those serving lower-class institutions...

Monday 05 Dec 2011

Manchester and Liverpool Emerge as Buy to Let Goldmines

With rents in the UK rising and an increasing number of investors hoping to capitalise on the Buy to Let (BTL) market, where are some of the best locations for landlords to achieve a good return on their investment...

Wednesday 30 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

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

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

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

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

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

Investors Drawn To European Prime Commercial Property

Transaction volumes in the commercial real estate sector continued on their upward course during the first half of the year, beating the first six months of 2010 by around eight per cent...

Thursday 08 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

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

Leasing Demand For Luxury Hong Kong Properties 'Strong'

Luxury residential properties in Hong Kong are attracting attention from those looking to lease, which could make such real estate assets a good choice for investors...

Friday 12 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

More Investors Looking To Poland?

New figures published by Savills suggest that Polish commercial real estate has become much more popular. The organisation revealed that investment volumes in the country are set to reach 2 billion euros...

Monday 08 Aug 2011

Savills: Investment Opportunity In German Student Accommodation

There are opportunities for investors to generate a good return on student accommodation in Germany, according to Savills...

Wednesday 03 Aug 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

Commercial Property Development Up In June

There may be more commercial property available for investors in the UK after construction activity increased in the month of June...

Monday 18 Jul 2011

Expert: Buy-To-Let Activity Likely To Increase

The UK Buy to Let market is likely to see a boost in the coming months as more people consider becoming a landlord for the first time...

Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Swedish Property Boosted by Economic Conditions

A maturing property market buoyed by strong economic growth makes investing in Swedish real estate a viable option for international buyers...

Monday 30 May 2011

Asia Pacific Property Set for Tough Year

Investor interest in Asia Pacific property was up last year, with upmarket property group Savills reporting a near doubling of profits. The firm's Asia Pacific arm delivered an "outstanding performance" with revenues up 33 per cent to a record GBP 280 million...

Monday 21 Mar 2011

Interest in UK Farmland Property Increases

Over the past three years, investors with agricultural property in their portfolio have found that their assets have topped the investment performance league in the UK....

Thursday 24 Feb 2011

Investors Eye Future of Farmland

As investors begin to view land as a more attractive commodity, prices are set to increase on a global scale. The demand for international farmland values has remained positive, according to a report from consultants Savills....

Tuesday 25 Jan 2011

Agricultural Land is an Attractive Investment

The latest bulletin from Savills covering international farmland markets has suggested that agricultural land is an attractive investment. The property consultant expects the positive trends that have been witnessed worldwide for the sector to continue into this year....

Wednesday 19 Jan 2011

Asian Buyers Look for Opportunities Down Under

Asian investors are increasingly looking to increase their exposure to the Australian real estate market, with many hoping to benefit from "untapped growth" in the country, Property Report has claimed....

Wednesday 05 Jan 2011

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

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