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Displaying 327 news articles, stories and information about United States .

Can Anything Stop the Dollar's Stellar Rally?

The dollar has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the middle of 2014, reaching highs against major currencies not seen since before the global downturn....

Tuesday 02 Jun 2015

American Buyers Max Out on European Real Estate

As highlighted in IPIN’s ‘Emerging Trends in Global Property Markets 2015’ series, American property investors are harnessing the power.....

Friday 15 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

Revealed: Investment Trends in Real Estate Markets 2015

2014 was an exciting year for international property investors and we’ve seen the market open wider than ever before as we get closer to.....

Friday 20 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

Distressed Assets

The following is a summary of the distressed properties market relating to the US only. Whilst IPIN's expertise extends to distressed assets internationally.....

Wednesday 28 Jan 2015

Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Asia in 2014

Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate markets this year, amidst a cooling domestic market.....

Wednesday 03 Dec 2014

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

Fewer Foreign Buyers in Manhattan as Dollar Strengthens

The dollar has had a spectacular few months, rising with considerable strength against major currencies beyond even the most bullish analyst expectations.....

Thursday 13 Nov 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

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

New BRICS Development Bank a Political Coup for Putin

The establishment of a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, proposed at the....

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014

Europe Benefits as Crisis Deepens for China’s Real Estate Market

Shanghai Securities News have revealed that when record-high payments become due for China's real estate investment trusts (REITs)...

Monday 14 Jul 2014

US Real Estate - A Cash Buyer’s Market

In February 2014, 35% of all offers on property were in cash which is up 30% on the same time last year according to US property experts RealtyTrac...

Wednesday 14 May 2014

China: Set to Become World’s Largest Economy - Does Size Matter?

The World Bank recently published a report that has sent a shockwave of speculation throughout the financial community.

Monday 12 May 2014

UK House Prices - Through Recession and Beyond

It doesn't require rocket science to work out that house prices took a hit when the world went into recession in 2008. Six years on we have the benefit of hindsight, so what is the general consensus on how house prices will fare?

Friday 25 Apr 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

Net Yields of Up To 8% In Some University Cities

Because of the reputation of British educational establishments, it's no surprise that the sector is attracting international investors, including those from the US...

Tuesday 07 Jan 2014

US Property Market Facing Monster Mash

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

Tuesday 15 Oct 2013

GE Sells $800 million in Property as Institutional Buying Spree Continues

If anyone out there is still in any doubt that the US commercial investment sector is in recovery then news like this will make them fewer and farther between. GE Capital, General Electric's financial arm, has agreed to sell an $807 million portfolio...

Thursday 06 Jun 2013

RICS: Europe Faring Worst for Commercial Property Investment

Europe is trailing behind other global commercial property investment markets, according to the latest Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It has emerged that Europe has seen falls in its commercial activity, whilst analysts have forecasted further declines in values and rents for the rest of the year.

Monday 13 May 2013

US Commercial Property Prices Rising

U.S. commercial property prices hit record levels last month, a new report has revealed. The latest Green Streets Advisors' commercial property index moved one percent higher than the record achieved in August, 2007, fuelled by low interest rates and "modest economic growth." The index rose one percent in April, after a two percent increase the month before, Bloomberg reports.

Monday 13 May 2013

Demand Low but Room Rates Rising for US Hotels

The US hotel market has a few mixed messages for property investors as it progresses further into the second quarter of the year...

Thursday 09 May 2013

RealtyTrac Reports on Best Buy to Flip Markets in America

Warning! You may want to sit down before reading this story, and put down your coffee, especially if you were adversely affected by the financial crisis in any way (who wasn't?). The latest report on the US housing market...

Wednesday 08 May 2013

American Attitudes Toward Home Ownership Changing - Again?

When commentators began to suggest that the US housing crisis had changed people's attitudes towards housing; turning the US into a nation of renters, many took the potential for this being a "possibly permanent" change with a large pinch of salt...

Friday 26 Apr 2013

California Foreclosure Filings Hit 2005 Levels

There is a wealth of positive news on the US housing market at the moment, so much so that it is hard to ignore. But in another way it is hard not to ignore it when you are constantly hearing about metrics returning to 2008 levels, what was so great about 2008?

Thursday 25 Apr 2013

US Apartment Market Untouchable - For Now

According to the latest data, neither rising home-sales nor surging multifamily construction is impacting on the impressive vacancy rates in the US apartment market, with rates continuing to fall despite strong rents across the country...

Tuesday 23 Apr 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

California House Prices Now Back to 2008 Levels

The latest data from the California Association of Realtors shows average prices in the state at the highest level since May 2008, driven by continually high sales levels combined with shrinking availability after years of weak construction...

Thursday 18 Apr 2013

Big Indices Show Strong 2012 for Global Real Estate

Twenty twelve wasn't a bad year for international real estate, not as bad as we have seen in recent years anyway, and especially for equities. The MSCI World Index posted a local currency return of 15% and real estate securities came in at 20% across most major markets and indices...

Tuesday 16 Apr 2013

Historic Low Interest Rates Making US Property Attractive

Those considering property investment will have noticed a change in the US real estate market recently. The tide is turning and conditions are becoming favourable for buyers...

Monday 15 Apr 2013

Are we Letting our Property Heritage Crumble Away?

Property is one of the primary tools we have at our disposal to see into the past and learn about our heritage. However, across the globe it seems we are letting this crumble away...

Friday 12 Apr 2013

Top 5 US Property "Boomtowns" to Watch

The US is the land of opportunity and the American Dream is still ingrained in national culture. With a bit of hard work, ingenuity and a spot of luck, those on the bottom of the pile can rise to the top, or so says the ethos...

Wednesday 10 Apr 2013

US House Prices Growing at 2006 Levels Says Case-Shiller

When it comes to tracking movements in US house prices none carry more weight than the Case-Shiller index. So who can argue with that very index when it tells us that US home prices grew by more in 2012 than they have since the summer of 2006?

Tuesday 02 Apr 2013

US House Prices Continue to Climb

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

Thursday 28 Mar 2013

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

US Hotel Market Strong in February

According to the latest data from STR Global the U.S. hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics during February 2013...

Wednesday 27 Mar 2013

Foreign Investors Drive Continued Growth in Miami

International property buyers have been framed as largely responsible for the 26.9% jump in the median price of condominiums in Miami-Dade County over last year. According to the latest report from the Miami Association of Realtors Miami condos sold for an average $165,000...

Tuesday 26 Mar 2013

US Housing Starts Spur Recovery

According to the latest Commerce Department report 917,000 houses were started in February, up from 718,000 in February 2012 and 0.8% more than in January this year as well...

Monday 25 Mar 2013

Is the US Housing Market Suffering a Crisis of Confidence?

Despite property market growth, it seems the US is suffering a crisis of confidence. The March 2012 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey revealed that economists are tempering their expectations of a recovery in the near term...

Thursday 21 Mar 2013

Savills Predicts US - UK Led Surge in Global Hotel Investment

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

Wednesday 20 Mar 2013

US Property Continues to Attract Investment

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

Friday 15 Mar 2013

What is Really Going on in the US Hotel Market?

Figures have portrayed the US hotel market as one ripe for property investment, with demand high and transactions going from strength-to-strength. However, just how far this is an accurate depiction of the sector is questionable...

Friday 08 Mar 2013

Americas Hotels Enjoying Strong Growth

Hotel operators in the Americas posted strong gains in January, reporting a 3.3 percent increase in occupancy to 51.3 percent, STR Global Reports...

Wednesday 06 Mar 2013

Latest on US Housing Recovery

A rolling rock collects no moss, but the American rock does seem to be slowing into this year. But it is still way too early to say that the doom-sayers have now been proven right. For a start the American housing market is far too big to judge as a whole, and when judged as a sum of its parts the recovery is still alive and well...

Tuesday 26 Feb 2013

US Industrial Property Market Puts its Best Foot Forward

Demand for warehouse space in the US hit its second highest level since 1993 according to a report from commercial real estate company Cassidy Turner. According to the firm net demand for warehouse space was 40.8 million square feet in the last quarter of last year...

Monday 25 Feb 2013

San Francisco Prime Spot for US Hotel Investment

San Francisco hotels are proving to be prime investment properties in the US, with the city enjoying the greatest rate jump in 2012...

Wednesday 20 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

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

US Hotel Construction Surges Ahead

A boom in the construction of multi-family housing fuelled the US housing recovery, so what now looks like a similar surge in hotel construction not only indicates confidence in the industry, but will fuel growth in it and the economy...

Wednesday 13 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

US Commercial Real Estate Recovery Trudges On

The NPI, which is based on approximately $320 billion worth of institutional commercial real estate investments, found that the total return of commercial real estate investments in the US in Q4 was 2.54%...

Monday 04 Feb 2013

US Commercial Property Grows Steadily During Q4 2012

The commercial property market in the US posted positive results across the board during the last quarter of 2012, according to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF)...

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

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

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

US Investors to Increase Activity in Hotel Market

Property investment is set to intensify in the US hotel market, with buyers becoming more aggressive in 2013. According to Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotel Investment Outlook, 2012 was a positive year for the sector...

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

US House Building Momentum Continues

For a while now the US housing market has seemed unstoppable in its path of recovery, but still the doubters have their doubts and with good reason, there are a lot of factors to make the future uncertain...

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013

Credit Crunch Killed the Emerging Market Star

During the boom it didn't take much for a property market to be given the title of "hot emerging market". In fact for a time it looked like all it took was a few beach resorts with celebrity endorsed golf courses, although a Trump tower thrown in certainly helped...

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013

Down and Dirty with the Recovery: The World in 2013

It is now going on 7 years since America started to crumble, 6 years since the UK caught the disease, and between that and 5 years since most the rest of the world followed suit, and still we aren't back out the other side in any real way...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

US House Prices Seen to have Grown Strongly in 2012

CoreLogic believes US house prices grew by 7.9% year over year in December despite the usual winter seasonal winter slowdown according to the firm. Taking distressed sales out of the equation the firm is predicting a 8.4% rise...

Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Houston Office Sector Blowing Away the Cobwebs

Though it still has more than its fair share of critics, evidence continues to mount that the American property market is firmly in recovery. Many experts advise looking for cities and sectors that are recovering ahead of the pace...

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013

Last Quarter Surge Boosts Global Real Estate Investment Volume

Global real estate investment volumes are back on the up, with preliminary data from Jones Lang La Salle suggesting total transaction volumes for 2012 somewhere in the region of $436 billion, up from $435 billion...

Tuesday 15 Jan 2013

US Industrial Property is Runaway Winner of 2012

Last year was one of recovery for the US commercial property market, but the runaway winner when it comes to real estate investment was undoubtedly the industrial sector...

Monday 14 Jan 2013

Institutional Investors Put Increasing Stock in Real Estate Investment

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

Thursday 10 Jan 2013

US Continues to Tame Foreclosures

Completed foreclosures are an indication of the total number of homes actually lost to foreclosure. Since the financial crisis began in September 2008, there have been approximately 4 million completed foreclosures across the country...

Monday 07 Jan 2013

Will US Real Estate Remain an Attractive Investment?

The US real estate market appears to have undergone somewhat of a recovery in 2012, with interest in property investment gathering momentum. However, more has to be done in the residential sector in particular to encourage further activity.

Friday 04 Jan 2013

US Suburban Office Market Favours Buyers

The US suburban office market in Minneapolis is proving attractive to those looking to invest in property. According to recent reports, conditions are favourable to buyers and there are plenty of deals to be had...

Wednesday 02 Jan 2013

US Hotel Industry Performing Well

The latest news on the US hotel industry indicates that it too is rejoicing in the general recovery of the US economy and, more recently the property market as a whole...

Friday 21 Dec 2012

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

The Humbug Report – Part II – Rest of the World 2013

The Eurozone. As predicted last year – it's still alive, it's still bogged down by indecision and the UK is still doing the hokey-cokey on the side-lines...

Wednesday 19 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

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

US Multi-housing Vacancy Rate Set to Rise

The multi-housing vacancy rate in the US is expected to rise in 2013, according to new analysis from the CBRE Group, Inc. Over the year a rise to 5.3 per cent is expected, up from 4.5 per cent recorded in the penultimate quarter of 2012.

Wednesday 05 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

US Office Vacancies to Decline in 2013

The number of office vacancies in the US will decline in 2013, but only slightly, according to a new report from the CBRE Group, Inc. The study showed that in the penultimate quarter of 2012...

Thursday 29 Nov 2012

Deutsche Bank Ferociously Bullish on CMBS

Commercial mortgage backed securities along with all types of the investment vehicle were at the centre of the snowball that crushed the American and then the global economy and property market...

Thursday 29 Nov 2012

Miami is Property Investment Hotspot

Miami is emerging as the prime US spot for property investment, driving the trend for rising prices across Florida. Colordarcy.com claims that condominium prices increased by 19.3 per cent year-on-year...

Wednesday 28 Nov 2012

US Commercial Property Performing Well Across All Sectors

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

Friday 23 Nov 2012

Real Estate Investment Opportunities Increasing in US

There looks set to be more real estate investment opportunities in USA, with Freddie Mac posting positive growth figures in the third quarter 2012...

Wednesday 14 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

Asian Property Markets Outperforming Despite Cooling Measures

The Asian property markets have been making the headlines for the wrong reasons more often than right lately, but even in the face of government cooling measures and continued economic uncertainty, we are still seeing rising prices...

Wednesday 07 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

What Will Hurricane Sandy Mean for US Property Market?

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

Friday 02 Nov 2012

Haunted Homes in US Present Investment Opportunity

A haunted home in the US could be a good property investment project, according to one expert...

Friday 02 Nov 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

''Various Reasons'' for Overseas Investors to Target UK Property

There are many reasons why buying an investment property in the UK is appealing to investors from overseas, particularly those within the eurozone...

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

New US Housing Construction Hits 4 Year High

Residential home construction in the US has hit a 4 year high according to the latest information from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

Friday 19 Oct 2012

Transparency in Global Property Markets Rises

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

Wednesday 17 Oct 2012

Global Investment Volumes Holding Firm Says JLLS

According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, global investment volumes have remained robust despite registering a slight year over year decline in Q3 2012...

Tuesday 16 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

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

Manhattan Commercial Real Estate Rents Up

The commercial property markets in Manhattan continue to outperform many other cities in the US. Research published by Cushman & Wakefield revealed that vacancy rates were slightly higher in the third quarter of this year...

Friday 05 Oct 2012

US Real Estate Fundamentals ''Improving''

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

Monday 01 Oct 2012

US Housing Market Continues to Improve

US home prices rose 1.6% month on month in July according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite index. But more importantly all 20 cities measured by the index recorded positively monthly changes for the 3rd straight month...

Friday 28 Sep 2012

Banks Shedding European Real Estate Assets

Banks in Europe have been continuing to dispose of property assets in 2012, with transactions worth a total of EUR 7.5 billion (GBP 5.9 billion) being completed so far this year...

Wednesday 26 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

US House Prices Increasing at Pre-Bust Rate Says CoreLogic

US house prices, including distressed sales, increased by 3.8% in the year ending July 2012, the biggest increase in price since the dizzy heights of August 2006...

Friday 07 Sep 2012

Has the US Housing Market Really Bottomed?

The chances are you will already have heard some of the mounting evidence to suggest that the US housing market is bottoming, and probably some of those reports that pour water on the optimism...

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

US House Prices in First Annual Rise Since Tax-Credit Boost

Home prices in 20 US cities have risen on a year on year basis for the first time since 2010, when the government tax credit gave the market a temporary respite...

Friday 31 Aug 2012

US Commercial Property Recovery ''Slowing Down''

Poor jobs creation and limited access to financing have resulted in the recovery of US commercial real estate slowing down. This is the finding of a new report published by the National Association of Realtors...

Thursday 30 Aug 2012

Investment in US Property Drops, Now the Market Has Bottomed

According to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, investors were responsible for 21.9 per cent of house sales in America in July...

Thursday 30 Aug 2012

US Property Market Continues to Power Upwards

According to the National Association of Realtors sales of existing homes grew by 2.3% on the month in July and were 10.4% higher than July 2011 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.47 million units...

Tuesday 28 Aug 2012

Positive Outlook for US Retail Real Estate

Things are looking up for retail real estate assets in the US, as consumer spending growth has helped boost the sector. Jones Lang LaSalle revealed several factors combined to bring greater stability...

Thursday 23 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

Building Permits Hit 4 Yr High as US Housing Recovery Continues

The latest news shows that the number of building applications rose to a four year high in July, as builders took out 812000 building permits, more than at any point since August 2008. This is well above...

Monday 20 Aug 2012

Global Office Market ''Improves Marginally in Q2''

Office markets around the world displayed some signs of marginal improvement during the second quarter of the year, but were relatively flat over the course of the first six months of 2012...

Wednesday 15 Aug 2012

Global Property Investment ''Starting to Recover''

There was a modest improvement in the volume of capital invested into global real estate markets during the second quarter of this year...

Monday 13 Aug 2012

Chinese Buyers Become Dominant in US, but Investment not Main Driver

Some 55% of properties purchased by foreigners in America are now purchased by Chinese buyers according to a new report. The data shows that Chinese buyers invested a whopping $9 billion dollars...

Thursday 09 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

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

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

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

US Real Estate Hasn't Just Bottomed - It Is In Recovery

Evidence continues to mount that the US housing market is not only bottoming but is passed bottom and currently well up the recovery road...

Monday 23 Jul 2012

Rise in Leasing Activity in Manhattan Office Market

The number of lease deals signed for space in Manhattan increased in the second quarter of 2012, compared to the first three months of this year...

Friday 13 Jul 2012

Latest Data Shows Continued Strength of US Rental Market

New data released by research firm Reis shows just how strong demand for rental property in the US is, especially apartments. According to the firm apartment vacancy rates fell by a further 20 basis points on the quarter...

Tuesday 10 Jul 2012

Things to Consider When Investing in US Residential Real Estate

Most of the world is still feeling the effects of the financial crisis and for many it will get worse before it gets better, but for investors residential property in the US is certainly back on the menu...

Thursday 28 Jun 2012

US House Prices Up in April - Case-Shiller

According to the renowned Case-Shiller index house prices rose in 19 out of the cities in tracks. This not only means that price rose in the majority of major US cities, but it is also the second consecutive month that this has been the case...

Thursday 28 Jun 2012

As US Recovers, California Replaces London as Property Safe Haven

UK based and international resellers of property in places like California and Atlanta have been saying for some time that real estate in such locations is one of the few safe investments currently available...

Monday 18 Jun 2012

Robust Performance from US Hotel Investment Market

The hotel investment sector in the US is performing well so far in 2012, with the average value of single-asset transactions up by five per cent...

Wednesday 13 Jun 2012

US Apartment Rents and Occupancy Continue to Rise

According to the latest reports rents and occupancy figures continue to increase strongly in the sector, including the 2.2% growth in rents year on year in Q1 recorded...

Monday 11 Jun 2012

Latest Round of Data Has More Evidence of US Recovery

The latest round of data on US housing has even more signs that the market has indeed bottomed and is travelling back up, and not just any old data but including official data from the Commerce Department...

Thursday 31 May 2012

Political Factors Affecting the Forex Market

When investing in the Forex market, there are a lot of different factors that can affect the condition of the market overall. While many different factors combine to affect the prices of current affairs in the market...

Thursday 31 May 2012

US Commercial Property Recovery Slowing Says Moody's

According to a new report from the Moody's investment service, the US commercial property recovery has slowed in the past 3 months. The firm puts it down to continued concerns over the EU debt crisis...

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

US Housing Market ''Starting to Recover''

A recovery is underway in the US residential real estate market, with The Demand Institute predicting property prices in the nation will rise by one per cent before 2012 draws to a close...

Friday 18 May 2012

Can the Australian Real Estate Market Rebound?

The Reserve Bank of Australia recently cut interest rates by 0.5% and further cuts are undeniably on the horizon. Property owners and private investors are understandably concerned about what this means for the value of Australian homes...

Friday 18 May 2012

Miami Hotel Market ''A Target for Investors''

Hotels in Miami are becoming an increasingly popular real estate investment option, new figures have revealed. According to Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, transaction volumes are expected to reach USD 650 million...

Tuesday 15 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

Global Investors Seizing Commercial Opportunities in China

Global funds have been quick to seize on the new increase in opportunities to invest in commercial property deals in China, as cash-strapped developers sell-off assets to survive the current slowdown...

Thursday 10 May 2012

International Property: Battle of the Capitals - Asia

If the Asian property boom were a man, it would be one of those guys you see on the televised body building competitions, ripped, rippled and pumped but just a little bit grrr at the same time. If it were a novel...

Thursday 10 May 2012

Tight Lending Hampering US Commercial Property Recovery

According to the latest survey of the US commercial real estate market by the National Association of Realtors, while the commercial investment market showed signs of recovery in 2011 it was hampered by tight lending in the lower end of the market...

Monday 07 May 2012

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

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

Thursday 03 May 2012

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

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

Lloyds to Sell Off Irish Loan Portfolio

Lloyds TSB is to auction off a whopping 360 million Euros worth Irish real estate loans, many of which are "impaired". Breaking news of the sale, sources told the press that first round bids were taken by the bank at the end of March...

Thursday 26 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

US Vacancy Rates ''Flat or Declining''

The vacancy rates across all classes of US properties either remained stable or fell slightly during the first quarter of 2012...

Monday 16 Apr 2012

Global Real Estate Investment Down but Not Out Says JLLS

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

Monday 16 Apr 2012

US Rental Market Continues to Outperform

More good news for buy to let investors as leading US property portal Zillow reports the rental sector is continuing to outperform the rest of the market. In its real estate market report for February, Zillow records a 2% growth in median rents across the US...

Thursday 12 Apr 2012

US Home Prices Rising Excluding Foreclosures

In the latest sign that the US housing market is indeed entering recovery proper, the latest data from Corelogic shows rising prices in the full price segment (excluding distressed and repossessed sales)...

Tuesday 10 Apr 2012

US Commercial Property Recovery Slows

The recovery in US commercial real estate markets continued in the first quarter of 2012, but at a slower rate than in the previous three-month period...

Thursday 05 Apr 2012

Chinese Buyers Flooding into US Property Market

Chinese buyers are flooding into the American property market as it continues to show signs that it has bottomed. According to the latest data Chinese nationals are now the second biggest foreign buyers in America after Canadians...

Thursday 05 Apr 2012

European Property Investment ''Expected to Rise in 2012''

The volume of investment flowing into European real estate markets in 2012 is expected to be four per cent higher than it was in 2011...

Wednesday 04 Apr 2012

Glimmers of Hope in the Irish Housing Market - Data

The Irish property market may be about to finally get some respite from its 5 year illness according to the latest data. A new report from the largest Irish property portal daft.ie shows that houses are selling quicker and at higher asking prices...

Wednesday 04 Apr 2012

Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - Indonesia

When the US financial crisis started to show its true global teeth, all the talk of markets being immune to it quickly died...

Wednesday 04 Apr 2012

More Americans Invested in Property in 2011 Says NAR

There has been a general consensus that investment in US property grew strongly last year, and now we have hard data backing it up...

Monday 02 Apr 2012

''Growing Optimism'' in Global Commercial Property Markets

The outlook for global commercial real estate markets appears to be brighter, while there are indications leasing activity is picking up around the world...

Tuesday 27 Mar 2012

US Foreclosures Falling Says NAR

According to the NAR foreclosures fell across the country from 2.8% in July 2011 to 2.7% in December, but the drops were much more pronounced in the areas...

Monday 26 Mar 2012

China Will Have a Soft Landing Says IMF Official

The Chinese housing market and wider economy will descend into a soft landing according to a senior official with the International Monetary Fund with in-depth knowledge of the Chinese economy...

Wednesday 21 Mar 2012

US Sunbelt Economies ''Set to Improve''

Locations in the US sunbelt are expected to outperform other US destinations in terms of economic growth and their real estate markets over the next six to 12 months...

Monday 19 Mar 2012

Improving Performance Predicted in Commercial Real Estate Investment

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

Friday 16 Mar 2012

Property Markets ''Will Strengthen in H2''

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

Thursday 15 Mar 2012

Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - India

With the Indian economy still growing and the massive and growing population, this policy led to a revival in the housing market and the fortunes of its benefactors...

Tuesday 13 Mar 2012

North Americans 'Driving European Cross-Border Investment'

Investors from the US and Canada are the driving force behind European cross-border investment. According to research conducted by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), nearly one-third (30 per cent) of all commercial real estate transactions...

Tuesday 06 Mar 2012

Positive Data Revealed in Commercial Real Estate Lending

US banks have increased lending on commercial properties in the fourth quarter of last year. The first such increase since Q1 2010 comes on the back of falling default rates and banks successfully offloading foreclosed property...

Friday 02 Mar 2012

US Commercial Property Market 'Improving'

The fundamentals of the US commercial property market are showing signs of improvement, with vacancy rates expected to drop over the coming year...

Wednesday 29 Feb 2012

Lessons to be Learnt from Ireland’s Plunging Property Prices

Spain, Ireland, the UK and the US have a pretty similar story to tell when it comes to their path from economic glory to gory. Obviously there are differences in one way and another, but all of them made it too easy to get too much credit, especially mortgage credit...

Wednesday 22 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

Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - China

It has been said that a government has limited control over what it can do to influence things like property price growth, but this isn't so in China, it has near-total control. After easing us in gently from April 2010...

Wednesday 15 Feb 2012

2011 A Record Year for New York Hotel Investment

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

Wednesday 01 Feb 2012

US Commercial Property Investment Up 57% in 2011

Fuelled by exceptional growth in retail property and low-rise apartment investment, American commercial property investment grew 57% year on year in 2011 according to the latest data from Real Capital Analytics...

Monday 30 Jan 2012

The Canadian Property Market in 2012 - Continued Stability or Inevitable Decline?

General expert consensus on Canadian Housing Market trends for 2012, remains cautiously optimistic about its overall stability throughout the coming months...

Monday 30 Jan 2012

India Gears Up for Another Property-Focussed Year

Research released this month revealed a significant jump in the amount of investment from private equity (PE) firms being ploughed into India's real estate markets...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

Signs Picking Up that US Housing Market is on the Bottom

In the last few months several separate sources have put US housing affordability at a 30 year high, and prices were even getting so low as to make buying cheaper than renting...

Thursday 26 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

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

Institutional Investors Buying Debt to Bag Apartment Complexes

The US apartment sector is known to be outperforming on the US commercial scene, even after the recent pick-up across all sectors is taken into consideration...

Friday 13 Jan 2012

CBRE Reports a Strong Start to 2012 for US Commercial Real Estate

At the tail end of last year the team at CB Richard Ellis Econometrics Advisors released a mini-report titled We'll Have to Muddle Through Somehow, in which they gave a prediction that 2012 would be "slightly better" than 2011...

Thursday 12 Jan 2012

US REITs to go on Buying Spree in 2012

US REITs are all set to go on a buying spree in 2012 according to experts. Data from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts shows that REITs raised a record amount of equity in 2011...

Friday 06 Jan 2012

Will Lloyds' Distressed Property Loan Sales Spark Similar Deals?

At the beginning of December, the Financial Times reported that Lloyds Banking Group had opened discussions with US private equity group Lone Star about selling off GBP 900 million of distressed real estate loans....

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

Rental Boom Lights Beacon of Hope for US Housing Market

The US and UK housing markets have experienced many similar trends during the financial crisis; with both experiencing the same trends, usually one followed by the other...

Friday 23 Dec 2011

Thai Hotels Set to Hike Prices

There is the possibility that hoteliers in Thailand will increase their room rates next year, it has been reported. The Bangkok Post recently highlighted predictions made by US firm Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which anticipates the cost of staying in a Thai hotel to rise by up to 20 per cent in 2012....

Friday 16 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

US Investors 'Becoming More Risk Averse'

Investors targeting US capital markets are less inclined towards risk in their portfolio than they were earlier in the year...

Thursday 03 Nov 2011

US Commercial Real Estate Values Up

The value of US commercial real estate rose in August compared to the previous month, new research shows...

Wednesday 26 Oct 2011

Investment In US Commercial Real Estate Slows

Investment activity in the US commercial real estate sector has fallen back during the third quarter of the year, new research shows. Bloomberg cited the preliminary figures released by Real Capital Analytics...

Friday 21 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

Sustainable Buildings 'Generate Better Returns'

New research carried out by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) in the US has revealed that green office buildings can not only command higher rents than their older counterparts, but also tend to have better occupancy rates....

Monday 10 Oct 2011

Italian Pooled Funds Post Strong H1 Returns

Despite being one of Europe's (PIIGs) most heavily indebted countries, and well wrapped up in the whole sovereign debt crises, Italian pooled funds have posted some pretty decent returns in the first half of this year.

Monday 10 Oct 2011

US Investors 'Plan To Boost Property Portfolios'

The 2011 Colliers International Global Investor Sentiment Survey has found that more than 80 per cent of US real estate investors are intending to increase the size of their property portfolios over the coming six months....

Thursday 06 Oct 2011

Global Real Estate Investment Volumes To Fall

DTZ has revised its estimations on the amount of capital that will be available to invest in global real estate markets in 2012...

Monday 03 Oct 2011

Is US Commercial Real Estate On The Up?

There are indications that a rebound in commercial real estate markets in the US is happening, a group of experts has revealed. A letter written by the Federal Reserve Bank...

Friday 23 Sep 2011

US Real Estate Firms Plan Green Improvements

A group of US real estate companies has come together to trail a programme in New York to help make the city's office space more environmentally-friendly...

Friday 23 Sep 2011

Global Housing Market 'Stalls'

The global market for residential real estate has reached its weakest point since 2009, new research published by Knight Frank has revealed...

Monday 19 Sep 2011

Australian Property Market 'Will Return To Growth'

Australia's economic fundamentals are strong enough to warrant a forecast of strong growth for the country's property market in the long-term...

Wednesday 14 Sep 2011

Americas Office Rents 'Experience Growth'

Office rents in the Americas region have posted their first positive three months of growth, both on an annual and quarterly basis, since the third quarter of 2010...

Thursday 08 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

Global Residential Property Prices 'Stagnant'

The latest figures published in the Knight Frank Global House Price Index for the second quarter of the year indicate that growth in capital values has stalled...

Monday 05 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

Global Property Markets 'Weaker'

Overall, housing markets around the world were weaker over the course of the year that ended in the second quarter than in the previous 12 months...

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

US Commercial Real Estate Hit By Low Economic Growth

The commercial real estate sector in the US has been impacted by the country's low level of economic growth, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has warned. The organisation moderated its predictions for the coming months due to the slowdown in the economy and poor job creation figures...

Tuesday 30 Aug 2011

European Hotel Market Posts Strong Results

The latest figures published by STR Global have shown that the European hotel industry posted growth during July when compared to the same month last year...

Friday 26 Aug 2011

RICS Oceania Highlights Impact Of New IASB Lease Rules

The new rules on leases being proposed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) will have a noticeable effect on the way in which business is conducted...

Tuesday 23 Aug 2011

German Property Market 'Robust'

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

Monday 22 Aug 2011

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

Property Investors 'To Face Short-Term Challenges'

Global real estate investors will be faced with challenges in the short term as a result of market volatility, a panel of experts has asserted...

Thursday 18 Aug 2011

Commercial Property Investors 'Turning To Prime Markets'

Commercial real estate investors are seeking out "less risky types of investments" due to the market volatility...

Tuesday 16 Aug 2011

Boston 'Top Choice' For Real Estate Investors

Boston has been named as the best US college city for investors this year by Move, Inc. The company has put together a list detailing the top options for those looking to put their money into real estate...

Monday 15 Aug 2011

'Moderate Decline' For US House Prices

The latest US housing data published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has revealed that property prices in metropolitan areas...

Monday 15 Aug 2011

US House Prices Edge Up

Residential real estate values in the US rose in June, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. The research organisation revealed that prices were up 0.7 per cent compared to May...

Friday 05 Aug 2011

US Property Market 'Perfect' For International Buyers

Investors from outside the US could stand to profit from the current state of the country's property markets, one sector commentator has claimed. Ken Wood, a real estate expert from New Zealand, urged buyers to look into the opportunities on offer....

Wednesday 27 Jul 2011

European REITs' Performance Surpasses that of US Counterparts

According to the FTSE EPRA/Nareit index European REITs returned 7.89% in the first half of this year, while American REITs returned 0.76% during the same period...

Wednesday 27 Jul 2011

Sellers in US 'Pricing Properties Too High'

Property owners in the US are overvaluing their homes, new research has revealed. A study carried out by Zillow discovered that those who made a purchase in 2007 or later are...

Wednesday 20 Jul 2011

US Commercial Property 'A Better Choice' Than Residential

Commercial property is outperforming the residential sector in the US, new research has revealed...

Friday 08 Jul 2011

US House Prices 'Have Reached Their Low'

The only way is up for US house prices, according to one real estate expert in the country...

Thursday 07 Jul 2011

Manhattan Apartment Sales Up in Q2 over Q1

Sales volumes of Manhattan apartments rose in the second quarter of the year compared to the first three months of 2011, new figures show...

Tuesday 05 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

Buy to Let: A Viable Investment?

The Buy to Let sector in the UK has suffered during the economic downturn, with lending restrictions, repossessions and unemployment all taking their toll on the market...

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

Property Investors Eye US, Brazil and Asia

The markets in Asia, Brazil and the US are attracting the most attention from those seeking property investments, it has been revealed. During the Reuters Global Real Estate Summit, a number of experts offered their opinions on which nations offer the best prospects....

Friday 24 Jun 2011

US Property Market Expected to Rise in Second Half of 2011

People considering property investments in the US may be encouraged by one analyst's assertion that the country's housing market will start improving later this year...

Thursday 23 Jun 2011

The Status Of The Australian Housing Market

The Australian housing market is beginning to feel the struggles that the United States and Europe have already been feeling for several years now...

Thursday 23 Jun 2011

Canadian Buyers Driving Property Investment Demand in US

Attracted by the promise of bargain prices, an influx of Canadian buyers are driving real estate sales in the US...

Monday 20 Jun 2011

Property's Continental Divide Narrows, Knight Frank Claims

While price growth for property in Asia continues to dominate the headlines, Knight Frank's recent Prime Global Cites Index has indicated that investors can enjoy capital growth a little closer to home....

Tuesday 07 Jun 2011

All Go for Commercial Property Investment

Commercial property investment, in its various forms is a better bet now than it has been for years, and especially than it was during the boom...

Friday 03 Jun 2011

US Residential Property Prices Decline

Residential property values in the US declined by 4.2 per cent during the first three months of the year, following a 3.6 per cent drop at the end of 2010. This is according to data released by Standard and Poor's for its S and P/Case-Shiller 1 Home Price Indices...

Thursday 02 Jun 2011

Increasing Demand for Commercial Property Loans in US Good for Industry

A recent increase in sales of commercial property loan securities in the US has led to some experts feeling cautiously optimistic. It is thought that the increase could have far reaching benefits, including strengthening bank balance-sheets...

Monday 30 May 2011

US Still Popular with Overseas Property Buyers

A new report has highlighted the popularity of the US as a property investment destination for foreign buyers. International purchases shot up USD 16 billion this year...

Wednesday 25 May 2011

US Commercial Property Prices Fall in March

Commercial property prices in the US fell to a post-recession low during March, with sales of financially-distressed assets having a negative impact on the market...

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Global Real Estate Markets Full of Potential

The global real estate market has been given an upbeat forecast, with both developed and emerging markets said to be offering investors the potential to collect healthy returns...

Wednesday 25 May 2011

US Property Owners Confused by Residential Market Health

Investor sentiment surrounding the US real estate market appears to be low. More than half of property owners and renters in the country (54 per cent) believe that the sector will not fully recover until at least 2014....

Monday 23 May 2011

Buy to Let: The Beast With Two Backs?

Buy to Let has been haunting the UK press with much gusto in recent months for many reasons. Mortgage lenders have been citing a rise in lending and subsequently new mortgage products in a bid to "cope" with rising demand in the arena...

Friday 20 May 2011

Institutional Investors Beat REITs in US Commercial Property Market

Institutional investors have overtaken publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) as the largest buyers of US office buildings in the first three months of the year...

Thursday 19 May 2011

Canadian Investors Among World’s Most Active

Canadian-based real estate investors were among the most active in the world during the first three months of 2011, a new study by Jones Lang LaSalle has revealed...

Thursday 19 May 2011

European Commercial Property Enters Solid Recovery

The European commercial property investment scene has begun to take an increasing share of the limelight as it finds its recovery legs...

Thursday 19 May 2011

Commercial Property Investments Continue to Bring Improving Returns

The recovery is severely fragmented, with some countries seeing capital growth, some seeing incomes increase, and almost all seeing rents either stagnant or falling. One thing that is nearly constant however is a strong growth in investment returns...

Wednesday 18 May 2011

US REITs Outperforming Other Investments

The positive 1st quarter growth enjoyed by REITs was surprising to many, given the slightly negative returns in March. The FTSE NAREIT All Equity Index fell 1.28% on the month, and the All REITs Index fell 1.38%. This was against a 0.04% increase in the S and P 500.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

British Real Estate Investors Left Reeling by Exchange Rates

British property buyers are finding that the falling value of sterling is having a profound impact on their incomes...

Friday 13 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

Solid BRIC or Half Sucked MINT?

After more than 10 years since the infamous BRICs Report by Jim O'Neil of Goldman Sachs – the latest "next big thing" to invest in according to one research house is MINT...

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Global Property Investment Volumes to Soar, JLL Says

Some USD 440 billion is expected to be transacted across global real estate markets this year, according to the latest forecast by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). If reached, the figure will be the highest amount reached since 2007....

Friday 06 May 2011

Property Market Found Alive and Well

After a couple of jolly busy weeks, what with the barrage of Easter egg hunts, followed by a series of Royal knees-ups, and of course hunting down Osama Bin Laden, there has been little space in the news for anything really relating to property at all...

Tuesday 03 May 2011

Dubai Making Comeback as Property Investment Destination

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

Thursday 28 Apr 2011

Property Investor Confidence High, Survey Finds

Confidence in real estate both in the UK and abroad remains high, with 56 per cent of individuals questioned by the Worldwide Property Group believing that now is a good time to buy overseas...

Wednesday 27 Apr 2011

US Citizens Look to Capitalise on Low Property Prices

With property prices in many US cities currently standing at historic lows, a growing number of wealthy Americans are looking to take advantage of residential real estate in the country....

Wednesday 06 Apr 2011

Aussie Investors Uncertain About Long-Term Prospects

Australian investors remain uncertain about the long-term prospects for the country's property market, with many citing the elevated home prices in the region as a key concern....

Monday 04 Apr 2011

Commercial Property Investment in Europe Predicted to Grow

Now, in Europe we have commercial properties being sold at severely depressed prices, especially malls, and especially in those countries mired by the sovereign debt crisis.

Saturday 02 Apr 2011

Investors Returning to US Residential Property Market

A growing number of North American property investors are looking at the opportunities available to them within the regain's much-maligned residential market....

Saturday 02 Apr 2011

US Residential Market sees Dire Start to 2011

Just two metropolitan areas of the US witnessed positive year-on-year house price gains, the latest Standard and Poor's S and P/Case-Shiller Home Price report has revealed....

Thursday 31 Mar 2011

US Commercial Property Rents to Rebound

Commercial property rents in the US are expected to reach their former peak levels by 2015, a recent forecast has suggested. Growth in warehouse and office rates is expected to drive the rebound, RREEF said....

Monday 28 Mar 2011

US Commercial Property Sector is Recovering

Growing investor confidence in commercial real estate market in the US has been highlighted with the results of a recent survey. The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Real Estate Investor Survey has suggested that many buyers believe that the sector is slowly recovering....

Friday 25 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

US Real Estate Delivers Strong Returns in 2010

US real estate has delivered its third strongest annual returns of the last decade during 2010, at 14.2 per cent. Measured by the IPD US Annual Property Index, the result indicates a substantial turnaround in the market following 2009...

Wednesday 23 Mar 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

Real Estate Investment Trusts and Funds to See Strong 2011

Experts are predicting that 2011 will be a strong year for Real Estate Investment Trusts, (REITs) and particularly for those running Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Friday 18 Mar 2011

Commercial Property Investors Bet on Recovery in US

US Real Estate Investment Trusts have purchased USD 24 billion worth of properties in the last 12 months. This is more than triple what they spent in the 12 months previous, and commercial property transactions as a whole were twice as high in 2010 as in 2009, as the US market continues to turn bullish.

Thursday 17 Mar 2011

Overseas Property High on Investors' Agenda

Confidence in the overseas property market remains high, according to the latest results of the Worldwide Property Group tracker survey. According to the study, 77 per cent of respondents feel that this is also a good time to make a foreign property acquisition....

Tuesday 15 Mar 2011

Global Recovery Set to be Occupier Led

Recovery across the worlds' property markets in 2011 is set to continue, with improving performance driven primarily by occupier markets, according to a new report by Cushman and Wakefield. Unveiled at MIPIM in Cannes, the forecast notes that an increasing focus on the occupier will be a core characteristic within the sector...

Friday 11 Mar 2011

Below Market Value Property Investments

Below market value (or BMV as it has become known) has always been the coveted golden chalice for most investors over the years - the very idea that one can invest in a "bargain" investment for less than it is worth and theoretically gain an instant profit in the process...

Wednesday 09 Mar 2011

Improving Economy and Jobs Market Boosting US Market

The US property market posted improvements for the third month in a row in line with economic improvements and a strengthening jobs market, the National Association of Realtors has claimed. According to the firm, existing home sales increased by....

Tuesday 08 Mar 2011

Office Property Dominates Inter-Regional Investment

Office property continues to make up the largest proportion of inter-regional investment around the world, with 58 per cent of all transactions for that asset class....

Monday 07 Mar 2011

REITs Step Up Interest in US Commercial Property

US-based real estate investment trusts (REITs) have poured USD 24 billion into commercial property in the country over the course of the past 12 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg...

Thursday 03 Mar 2011

US Housing Starts Fall in January

Permits for new residential homes in the US fell by 10.4 per cent during January, figures released by the Commerce Department's US Census Bureau have revealed....

Friday 18 Feb 2011

Property is 'Better Investment Than Gold'

Property is considered to be a better investment than gold, shares, currency and savings, the results of a new survey have found. The latest research from the Worldwide Property Group has suggested that investor confidence is starting to return, with 69 per cent of the opinion that now is a good time to purchase real estate abroad....

Wednesday 16 Feb 2011

US Economics Predict Recovery in 2011

Home values in the US will continue their decline until the middle of 2011 before starting on the road to recovery in the final six months of the year, a new poll conducted by Reuters has suggested. Canvassing the opinion of 26 of the leading US-based economists, over half said that they believe that the market would hit bottom this year in either the second or third-quarter....

Thursday 10 Feb 2011

Employment Boosts US Commercial Values

For the third consecutive month, US commercial real estate prices saw their value rise in November, as the economy showed signs of recovery. According to data released by Moody's Investors Services, prices climbed by a further 0.6 per cent over the course of the month compared to October...

Wednesday 26 Jan 2011

Emerging Property Markets Dominate Investor Confidence

Globally investor confidence is swinging towards emerging markets, with many prospective buyers unsure about the future prospects of more developed nations. In Gallup International's Global Barometer of Hope and Despair, Brazil, China and India emerged as having the most upbeat populations....

Monday 24 Jan 2011

Global Property Investment to Grow

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

Monday 24 Jan 2011

Western Fat Cats in Chinese Shorts

Quite why certain areas of the banking fraternity are hyping the concept that China will crash seems a little unclear, not just when you consider the facts of how the Chinese view investment, but also how large some of the caveats these so-called banking experts have added to their "investment ideas".

Friday 21 Jan 2011

Long term Forecast Positive for North America

Commercial property market recovery in Canada was "moderate-to-strong" last year, with some markets performing better than expected, new research has shown. However, the in the US, selected markets posted minor improvements while full recovery was elusive....

Friday 21 Jan 2011

Foreign Buyers Expected to Revive Florida

Investors from Asia and Europe are expected to bolster housing sales in Central Florida in 2011, with many looking to take advantage of the "undervalued" property that is on the market. Florida house prices are bottoming out and international property buyers look like reviving the Florida housing market this year, Stirling Sotheby's International Realty has claimed....

Thursday 20 Jan 2011

Foreign Investment Reaches Record Level in China

Direct investment from foreign buyers in China soared to its highest level ever last year, new figures have officially revealed. The news highlights the growing confidence and sentiment held in the country's economy, despite the government implementing a number of cooling measures last year....

Wednesday 19 Jan 2011

Property Named Best Investment

Property has been named as the best place for individuals to invest their cash in 2011. Results from the latest confidence tracker survey by Worldwide Property Group have found that a massive 72 per cent of respondents believe it to be the number one investment option....

Tuesday 18 Jan 2011

Asia Dominates Investors' Thoughts

Worldwide investors continue to look to Asia and emerging markets for the best returns, a new survey has found....

Monday 17 Jan 2011

US Ranks Top in Investor Survey

Commercial properties in the US have been found to offer the best prospects for foreign investment, according to the results of a recent report....

Friday 07 Jan 2011

US commercial sector sees signs of recovery

According to the latest Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index, US commercial property prices rose 1.3 per cent in October from the previous month, the second consecutive month of growth....

Wednesday 22 Dec 2010

Property Market Possibilities for 2011

As we approach the end of 2010 the industry experts start forecasting their market predictions for the year ahead. We have taken a closer look at five of the property industry reports....

Monday 20 Dec 2010

Foreign Buyers Take Advantage of 'Cheap' US homes

A growing number of foreign buyers are looking to the US market for investment opportunities, with Florida the favoured destination. Real estate agents in Miami have reported an influx of buyers from Europe, South America and Canada as prices in the state remain at rock bottom....

Friday 17 Dec 2010

Investing in Multi Family Homes

The term "Multi-Family Homes" has existed in the US for a number of years now and the sector has proven to be very well established in its own right. With the downturn in UK property prices, the concept is now starting make headway in the UK....

Friday 17 Dec 2010

Asia Property Investment Volumes Climb in Q3

The level of real estate transactions picked up during the third quarter in Asia, new figures show. Direct investment excluding land transactions in the region grew by 53 per cent compared to the previous quarter suggesting that confidence is returning to buyers....

Thursday 16 Dec 2010

US Residential Property Drops in Value

Homes in the US are set to drop in value significantly by the end of the year, a new report has suggested. In total, residential prices will have fallen by USD 1.9 trillion when the year closes....

Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

World Cup Sets Gulf Region Up for Construction Boost

The revelation that Qatar is to host the 2022 FIFA football World Cup has proved to be a blessing for real estate and construction firms in the Gulf region. A number of developers are already working in the Gulf state and others in the region are hoping to get some of the action from the tournament....

Thursday 09 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

Taxes Putting Investors Off Commercial Markets

High taxes in Canada are acting as a barrier to potential commercial real estate investors, it has been claimed. According to a new study by Cushman and Wakefield property tax services, the charges make up a "massive 53 per cent of commercial property rents", the Toronto Star reports....

Thursday 02 Dec 2010

Investor Confidence Rising in the US

According to the results of a recent survey, confidence is increasing among affluent investors in the US. The TNS Investor Confidence Index rose to 116 in October, which is its highest level since hitting 129 during the peak years of 2007....

Monday 29 Nov 2010

European Markets Becoming 'More Attractive' to Buyers

According to the latest DTZ Fair Value Index, European real estate markets now offer more attractive returns to investors. The consultant has claimed that the number of "hot markets" has increased from 20 to 23 during the third quarter of 2010 The number of "cold markets" has fallen from 21 to 14....

Monday 29 Nov 2010

US Commercial Values See Record Growth

Commercial property prices in the US have enjoyed their biggest growth in over a decade of records, new data has found. According to Moody's Investor Service, on average the asset class rose in value by 4....

Thursday 25 Nov 2010

Investors Look to Distressed Assets

An increasing number of real estate investors will be looking to take advantage of the distressed property market during the fourth quarter of this year as banks start to take a tougher line on failing loans....

Thursday 25 Nov 2010

JLL Predicts Office Vacancy Rates Will Fall in 2011

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has claimed that global office vacancy rates will start to trend downwards during 2011, with many of the world's "high-order" markets firmly within the rental upswing phase....

Wednesday 24 Nov 2010

Retail Leading Commercial Sector in NZ

Around the world numerous indices have informed us about the strength of the commercial property market and the strong recovery it has made since the global economic downturn.And in New Zealand, the latest figures are no exception, with the Investment Property Databank (IPD) informing prospective buyers that overall the sector recorded an 8....

Wednesday 24 Nov 2010

Latin American Markets Offer Potential

The emerging markets of Brazil and Mexico offer real estate speculators the potential to enjoy a significant return on investment, it has been suggested. According to the Americas edition of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 report published by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) US and the Urban Land Institute, the two countries account for two-thirds of Latin America's population and the majority of its "growth dynamics", IPE....

Tuesday 23 Nov 2010

South African Investors Venturing Overseas

Following a relaxation of currency exchange controls in South Africa, there has been a sharp rise in the number of wealthy locals looking to invest in overseas markets. In particular, buyers have been looking to take advantage of distressed opportunities in Spain and Florida, NewsTime reports....

Tuesday 23 Nov 2010

US Commercial Market Picking Up

US commercial properties are continuing to post improvements in their value, despite the uncertain economic conditions in the country. According to Investment Property Databank's (IPD) US Quarterly Property Index, the asset class has seen capital growth of 3....

Tuesday 23 Nov 2010

New Breed of Investor Emerges

A new breed of real estate investor has emerged over the past few years, it has been claimed. Favouring safe secondary markets over more risky emerging ones, they are looking for quality, high levels of customer service and long-term stability....

Monday 15 Nov 2010

Investors Drawn to Aussie REIT Market

International investors are increasingly being drawn to Australian real investment estate trusts (REITs) thanks to the quality of assets and stable economy in the country. But, analysts claim that despite the attractiveness of the trusts many buyers are facing problems due to the strength of the AUD....

Thursday 11 Nov 2010

Economic Worries Dampen US Property Market

High unemployment levels and rising personal debt are helping to contribute to a slowdown in growth of the US property market. Capital Economics has claimed that these factors are helping to dissuade individuals from making purchases in the sector despite record-low mortgage rates....

Wednesday 10 Nov 2010

Emerging Markets Expected to Drive Real Estate Growth

Emerging markets around the world are expected to benefit from an increase in international investment, it has been reported. National Real Estate Investor explains that large, rapidly developing countries such as Mexico, China and India are poised to exit the recession with a degree of economic confidence....

Thursday 04 Nov 2010

Middle Eastern Investors Eye Property in the US

Middle Eastern real estate investors are becoming increasingly prevalent in the US property market, it has been claimed. In total, there has been a 140 per cent jump in the amount of real estate purchased by Middle Eastern investors this year compared to last....

Thursday 04 Nov 2010

Commercial Investors Look to Emerging Markets

Commercial real estate located in emerging countries has been found to be outperforming its more established counterparts. And, according to the latest global survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), this trend is likely to continue....

Thursday 04 Nov 2010

Property Versus Gold

Once upon a time the financial world was a peaceful place, occupied by bespectacled accountants, bean counters and number crunchers. If you wanted to know how much your house might be worth, you asked an estate agent, and then you went and asked someone in the same street who had their house up for sale (or had recently sold it)....

Thursday 04 Nov 2010

Investors Return to European Hotel Market

Investors are beginning to return to the global hotel market following the economic downturn, new research has claimed. Indeed, transactions over the course of the year are expected to hit USD18 billion, up 85 per cent in terms of volume compared to 2009....

Wednesday 03 Nov 2010

Waxing Lyrical About Global Property Investment: POLL

Last month we asked in an open poll on the site "If you had 100,000 GBP (or the equivalent) to invest in property right now, which continent would you invest in?"...

Friday 29 Oct 2010

Americas Posting Strong Growth

Momentum is continuing to build in the Americas market, with transaction levels up by 12 per cent quarter-on-quarter. In particular, the US and Brazil have posted the strongest growth over the period, new research has found....

Thursday 28 Oct 2010

Property Searches Fall in September

Searches for overseas property have fallen sharply during September, new figures have shown. According to the latest report from Rightmove Overseas, overall foreign property searches dropped by 17 per cent over the course of the month....

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

Lifestyle Buyers Unconcerned with Economy

Buyers looking to purchase an overseas property for lifestyle reasons are unlikely to base their decision on fluctuations in the currency market it has been claimed. According to Robin Wilson, head of overseas at Righmove, personal circumstances are more important than economic strength....

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

Global Property Market Prospects are ‘Dismal’

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the current economic downturn could last anything up to eight years. As such the body has claimed that the prospects for the global property market are looking "dismal"....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

Confidence Returning to International Markets

An increasing number of real estate investors believe that now is a good time to buy international property, a new survey has found. The Worldwide Property Group has revealed that in its September confidence tracker study 73 per cent of respondents believe that market conditions are favourable....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

US Investors Look to Increase Sales

An increase in the number of foreclosed commercial real estate units will lead to an increase in sales in the US property market next year, investors have claimed. The Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 survey found that activity is likely to increase as buyers take advantage of low prices....

Friday 15 Oct 2010

US Market Attracting Global Investors

Real estate sellers in the US are cutting the asking prices on almost half the properties available for sale in 26 markets across the country, research has found. As a result an increasing number of real estate investors from Europe, South America, Asia, Russia and the Middle East are coming to the country in the hope of securing a bargain....

Thursday 14 Oct 2010

US Follows Europe’s Lead with Commercial Real Estate

The latest index released by CB Richard Ellis shows that there was a 24 per cent increase in the volume of commercial real estate sales in Europe in the third quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2009....

Thursday 14 Oct 2010

Asian Property Surges in Q3

The property market in Asia has been touted as the best performing in the world at present and the latest data from DTZ shows that this trend is continuing. Indeed, the property consultant has revealed that Singapore's real estate market surged during the third quarter of the year....

Monday 04 Oct 2010

Distressed US Home Drawing Investors

Investing in property in the US has been described as a "winner". Real estate portal Property Abroad has claimed that current low prices in the country can "only go up over the terms of the investment"....

Friday 01 Oct 2010

Property Buyers Follow the Sunshine

The latest data from Rightmove and Moneycorp suggests that investors have been following the sunshine when it comes to searching for property. Indeed, the organisations reported a 12 per cent growth in searches for homes compared to July....

Thursday 23 Sep 2010

Investors Interested in Overseas Property

New research has found interest in buying overseas property to be at its highest level since April this year. The study, conducted by UK-based Worldwide Property Group, found that 72 per cent of respondents are of the belief that now is a good time to purchase real estate....

Wednesday 22 Sep 2010

Quality Commercial Real Estate Grabs Buyers' Attention

Commercial property investors in the US who have not witnessed the expected deluge of distressed real estate enter the market are focussing their attention on quality assets. This is according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Korpacz Real Estate Investors survey....

Monday 20 Sep 2010

Europe Leads Cross-Border Investment Activity

Property investors in Europe had the highest volumes of cross-border activity during the first half of 2010, new research has found. Financial and professional service firm Jones Lang LaSalle claims that over 54 per cent of all European transactions conducted in the first six months of the year were cross-border....

Friday 17 Sep 2010

Sub-prime mortgages - the ins and outs

With an increasing amount of distressed property making its way on to the US market, we take a look at one of the major contributors to the housing crisis. What is a sub-prime mortgage?

Friday 30 Apr 2010

US Property – Government Incentives Boost Sales

At last some substantial signs of a turnaround in the US property markets! Reports published by the NAR (National Association of Realtors) show substantial positive advances across a number of areas in the US housing markets during March.

Wednesday 28 Apr 2010

What is Section 8?

Social housing has been around for some time now in most of the developed world in some form or another and is used by governments to ensure that there is a supply of subsidised housing and assistance with payments for those on low income, the elderly and the infirm.

Wednesday 21 Apr 2010

Property Investment and Billionaires

With Forbes having released its Worlds Billionaires List, we thought we would take a peek and see who, if anyone, had made it into the top 50 using property investment as their main source of wealth, given the global downturn in the property markets.

Wednesday 17 Mar 2010

The Evolution of Investments

We have all seen or been offered various investment opportunities over the years, most are still available, some disappear only to be re-invented in a new guise, and of course there are those that are labeled as investments by over enthusiastic snake-oil salesmen.

Wednesday 10 Mar 2010

Recovery of the U.S. Market?

IPIN discusses the merits for an imminent US recovery with expert opinion and feedback from the United States and contribution from its European team to reflect a global viewpoint. Click here to listen to the podcast

Monday 03 Aug 2009

Is a 25%+ annualized return without risk to capital simply too good to be true?

Under usual market conditions all investors understand the way that risk works. The higher the risk the higher the potential returns, reduce your exposure to risk and watch your potential returns shrink proportionally. The skill is choosing an investment which realistically meets your expectations and tolerance to risk at the same time.

Wednesday 20 May 2009

IPIN and the Current Financial Crisis

The current financial crisis brings change, with that comes opportunity and potential prosperity for those who seek it actively.

Tuesday 24 Mar 2009

The US Government Bailout Package

Much has been discussed regarding the $750Billion US Bailout package signed by Congress. However, the US Government has actually spent over $7trllion so far on attempting to diffuse the existing crisis....

Friday 30 Jan 2009

The Facts Vs Sam Zell and George W. Bush

On February 27th 2008, in an interview with CNBC, Sam Zell announced that he believed the housing sector would recognize a turnaround as early as spring of this year...

Friday 30 Jan 2009