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Monday23Jun2014

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

Thursday15May2014

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....

Thursday20Mar2014

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

Monday03Feb2014

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

Thursday19Dec2013

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

Tuesday10Dec2013

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...

Tuesday12Nov2013

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

Thursday07Nov2013

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

Tuesday29Oct2013

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

Thursday12Sep2013

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

Tuesday13Aug2013

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

Thursday18Jul2013

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...

Wednesday08May2013

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

Monday22Apr2013

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...

Friday05Apr2013

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

Wednesday27Mar2013

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...

Wednesday20Mar2013

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...

Thursday14Mar2013

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...

Thursday14Feb2013

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

Wednesday13Feb2013

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...

Wednesday13Feb2013

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...

Wednesday23Jan2013

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...

Tuesday22Jan2013

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

Thursday20Dec2012

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...

Wednesday19Dec2012

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

Tuesday18Dec2012

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

Monday17Dec2012

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

Monday17Dec2012

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...

Monday17Dec2012

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

Wednesday12Dec2012

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

Tuesday11Dec2012

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

Friday30Nov2012

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.

Monday26Nov2012

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

Thursday22Nov2012

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.

Tuesday20Nov2012

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.

Thursday15Nov2012

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

Tuesday13Nov2012

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..

Wednesday07Nov2012

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

Tuesday06Nov2012

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

Tuesday30Oct2012

We may still be in debate as to whether or not the Olympics 2012 helped the property market, but there can be no such doubt in the hotel sector according to a new report...

Wednesday24Oct2012

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.

Tuesday23Oct2012

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...

Monday22Oct2012

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

Friday19Oct2012

London's hotels enjoyed a major boost in profitability in August thanks to the Olympic Games, a new report from Savills has said. Gross operating profit per room soared by 90 per cent during the month...

Wednesday17Oct2012

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

Monday15Oct2012

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

Monday15Oct2012

The future of the European serviced apartments market is looking bright, according to a new report from Savills. The firm predicted the sector will experience further growth...

Monday15Oct2012

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...

Thursday11Oct2012

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...

Wednesday10Oct2012

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

Monday08Oct2012

The investment market for hotels in the UK - and especially London - is holding up well. Activity in the industry so far in 2012 has been "relatively resilient"...

Monday01Oct2012

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...

Friday28Sep2012

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

Wednesday12Sep2012

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

Friday07Sep2012

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...

Friday10Aug2012

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

Wednesday01Aug2012

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

Thursday12Jul2012

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

Monday09Jul2012

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

Friday29Jun2012

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

Tuesday12Jun2012

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...

Friday11May2012

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

Wednesday18Apr2012

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...

Wednesday14Mar2012

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

Thursday23Feb2012

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

Thursday16Feb2012

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

Wednesday25Jan2012

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

Thursday12Jan2012

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

Wednesday11Jan2012

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

Wednesday04Jan2012

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

Thursday22Dec2011

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

Monday05Dec2011

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...

Wednesday30Nov2011

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...

Friday18Nov2011

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

Thursday20Oct2011

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

Wednesday19Oct2011

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

Wednesday12Oct2011

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

Wednesday21Sep2011

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

Monday19Sep2011

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

Thursday08Sep2011

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...

Thursday01Sep2011

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

Wednesday17Aug2011

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

Friday12Aug2011

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...

Friday12Aug2011

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

Monday08Aug2011

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...

Wednesday03Aug2011

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

Tuesday19Jul2011

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

Monday18Jul2011

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

Tuesday12Jul2011

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...

Monday30May2011

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

Monday21Mar2011

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...

Thursday24Feb2011

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....

Tuesday25Jan2011

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....

Wednesday19Jan2011

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....

Wednesday05Jan2011

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....

Wednesday20Oct2010

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

Friday15Oct2010

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