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European real estate investors turn to Nordics amid increased political uncertainty

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 10:02

An overwhelming majority (94 per cent) of investors plan to maintain or increase their allocation to the Nordics in 2017, the highest of any European market, according to a study by Intertrust, a provider of trust, fund and corporate services.  »

French election result could impact real estate exit strategies, says report

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:17

The majority (56 per cent) European real estate investors say they would review and most likely delay plans to sell property assets in light of a French presidential election victory for far Marine Le Pen's party, according to research by Intertrust. »

Jeremy Leach, MPG

Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:51

Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG). »

PCL residential property prices at all time high

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 10:24

Following a year of turbulence as Brexit uncertainty and Stamp Duty changes impacted buyer sentiment, Prime Central London (PCL) has begun to show signs of recovery, according to London Central Portfolio (LCP). »

Positive prospects for Dutch market post-election, says M&G Real Estate

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 08:54

With the majority of votes counted in the Dutch election and reports that a coalition government is likely to be formed, M&G Real Estate, one of the world’s largest property investors, is predicting positive prospects for Dutch real estate. »

Poland continues to attract investment, says C&W

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 12:44

Poland remains the powerhouse in Central and Eastern Europe attracting close to half the capital invested in the region over 2016 as activity grew 5 per cent over the year to EUR5.2 billion. »

Lending to property developers struggles to recover post-Brexit

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 13:18

The amount lent by banks to property developers fell in the months leading up to the Brexit vote and has struggled to recover since as banks slash lending to the sector, says peer-to-peer secured lending platform Saving Stream. »

UK real estate market well positioned to weather Brexit uncertainty, says M&G

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:01

The UK property sector is well positioned to weather uncertainty arising in 2017 as the Brexit agreement unfolds, according to the latest UK real estate market outlook published by M&G Real Estate. »

UK regions more attractive than London for property investing

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 13:44

Regional property markets around the UK currently offer potentially better opportunities than those in London, with Brexit likely to hit the capital harder than anywhere else in the UK, says Kames Capital’s David Wise. »

Investor appetite for UK healthcare assets to increase in 2017

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 14:22

The UK healthcare sector will become an increasingly popular target for capital in 2017, as alternative assets become more mainstream for investors in search of attractive yield returns, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

M&G Real Estate forecasts strong returns in Continental Europe

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 14:11

The impact of Brexit on commercial property investment in Continental Europe will be subdued as rental growth performance remains underpinned by strong consumer and business confidence, according to M&G Real Estate’s latest market outlook. »

Richard Buxton, Old Mutual

Hammond is hardly top gear

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:24

The reaction of financial markets to the new Chancellor’s first, and last, Autumn Statement pretty much says it all – big surprises were conspicuously absent, but longer-term challenges remain, says Richard Buxton (pictured), Head of UK Equities, Old Mutual Global Investors… »

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What next for EU economy?

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:56

Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on the interest rate decision from the ECB… »

Thames Valley office investment to be 10 per cent short of 2015’s record

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 09:39

In the midst of market uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote, the Thames Valley office market has experienced a quiet third quarter in terms of transactions, but enquiry numbers remain high and the fundamentals indicate a return to more normal transactional levels by year end. »

UK care homes poised to defy Brexit

Tue, 18/10/2016 - 09:36

The UK’s care homes remain a compelling proposition for investors, with profitability increasing to 27.5 per cent in 2016, according to Knight Frank. »

The White House

US Election - An ugly debate keeps Trump alive

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 11:49

Libby Cantrill, PIMCO’s head of public policy, on the latest in the race for the White House… »

Michael Stanes, Heartwood Investment Management

Sterling weakens, but it’s not all bad news

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:57

Michael Stanes (pictured), Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, considers the wider implications of sterling’s depreciation downward spiral last week following the ‘hard Brexit’ discussions at the Conservative Party conference… »

James Klempster, Momentum

Global politics moving global markets

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:22

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum, explains how and why domestic and global politics is dominating the market agenda… »

Geraud Charpin, BlueBay Asset Management

The long and difficult wait for the bears

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:18

Geraud Charpin (pictured), Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management discusses how risk assets struggle to gain impetus as investors turn their attention to negative newsflow… »

UK property remains attractive post-Brexit vote, says M&G Real Estate

Tue, 04/10/2016 - 13:49

Uncertainty during Brexit negotiations could cause limited, short-term falls in capital values but declines should remain restrained given expectations of a relatively subdued, but by no means dismal, economic outlook.  »

Global property investment rises to USD1.35trn amid year of uncertainty

Tue, 04/10/2016 - 09:24

Global property investment has risen to USD1.35 trillion in the past year despite 12 months of uncertainty across the globe, according to research from Cushman & Wakefield. »

Property sector benefits from Brexit-effect

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 09:15

The property sector does not appear to have suffered from the Brexit vote, according to the September edition of the Swedish Catella Real Estate Debt Indicator. »

UK house price growth in the North and Scotland set to outpace London and the South

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 06:52

There has been a marked slowdown in house price growth over the last three months, led by a deceleration in London and other high value cities across the south of England, the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index shows. »

Continental Europe sees first half investment growth but Brexit affects UK levels, says Cushman & Wakefield

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 15:10

European investment activity in commercial real estate totalled EUR56.8 billion in the second quarter of this year, a 9 per cent increase on the first quarter, according to research from Cushman & Wakefield. »

Mike Amey

MPC to be in ‘easing mode a good while to come’

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 15:50

Mike Amey (pictured), Head of Sterling Portfolios at PIMCO comments on the Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates…  »

UK leads Europe’s commercial property investment slowdown in first half

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 10:37

The UK led a slowdown in commercial real estate investment across Europe in the first half of 2016, according to research by Real Capital Analytics (RCA) which shows that the uncertain outcome of the country’s referendum on its European Union membership added to a catalogue of risks deterring investors. »

What Brexit means for London’s prime residential property

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 09:08

What impact will the UK’s decision to leave the EU have on London’s prime residential property? That was the question discussed at a joint Boodle Hatfield and Savills seminar on 13 July 2016. »

Steady growth in June for commercial property returns and rental values

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:28

Commercial property rents across the UK grew by 0.2 per cent in June, matching the trend for the year to date despite uncertainty in the build up to the EU referendum, according to the latest CBRE Monthly Index. »

Global alternative assets under management hit USD6.2tn

Global alternative assets under management hit USD6.2tn

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:50

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.6 trillion in 2015, up 3 per cent on the prior year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson. »

Marie Owens Thomsen

Brexit: UK recession, but NO global recession

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:21

The vote to leave the EU is the start, not the end, of a process that could take up to a decade or more, says Marie Owens Thomsen (pictured), Chief Economist at Indosuez Wealth Management, Credit Agricole’s private banking arm. »

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