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Tom Carr, Preqin

Unlisted infrastructure industry expands to USD373bn in 2016

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 08:03

The total assets under management of the unlisted infrastructure industry reached a record USD373 billion as of the end of June 2016, according to Preqin’s 2017 Global Infrastructure Report. »

Catella reveals cities with highest real estate yield potential

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 11:35

Catella expects Marseilles, Birmingham, Helsinki, Prague and Glasgow to offer real estate investors the greatest yield potential in the coming five years. »

Henk Jagersma, Syntrus Achmea RE&F

Prime Dutch residential assets in high demand

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:10

Institutional investors are having to pay sharply higher prices to acquire liberalised rental-sector apartments in the best locations in the Netherland due to strong demand and limited supply.  »

Rebound in LatAm markets boosts interest in Shenton’s International Property Bond

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 16:25

Emerging markets, which have suffered since 2010, are experiencing a strong rebound, with MSCI reporting a 31.39 per cent increase in the MSCI Emerging Markets index since the turn of the year. »

UK hotel sector turnover increases by 9 per cent in a year

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 08:47

The annual turnover of the UK’s hotel sector has increased by 9 per cent in just a year, from GBP16.5 billion in 2014/15 to GBP18.3 billion in 2015/16, says Ortus Secured Finance, the London-based commercial lender. »

Azad Zangana, Schroders

UK growth rebounds in Q2

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:57

Schroders Senior European Economist, Azad Zangana (pictured), comments on the preliminary UK GDP figures… »

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China reinforced as key market for real estate

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 14:00

China has been recognised as a prime market for real estate investment at the European Association of Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles’ (INREV) tenth annual conference in Barcelona. »

Dominic Wheatley

Guernsey is No1 for non-UK LSE listings

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 10:00

Guernsey has more non-UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) than any other jurisdiction globally, according to new figures from the market authority. »

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Venture capital industry witnesses performance revival

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:01

Venture capital funds produced average returns of 27% in the year to March 2014, higher than any other private equity strategy over the same period. Preqin's Christopher Elvin comments: »

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Global investors at their most active in Europe’s commercial property markets since financial crisis, says RCA

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 12:28

International investors bought the most European commercial property by value since the start of the global financial crisis in the 12 months through to the end of the third quarter as US private equity and sovereign wealth funds targeted the region, according to research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA). »


PCL residential prices up 14.7 per cent year-on-year

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:40

Contrary to reports that investment demand in Prime Central London (PCL) residential has already stalled in the lead up to the UK general election, Land Registry HPI statistics paint a different picture, according to London Central Portfolio (LCP). »


Assets in listed alternatives on the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges total USD73bn

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:03

There are USD73bn of assets in listed alternatives on the London and Amsterdam stock exchange, according to Dexion Capital, the alternatives investment bank. »

Real estate

Real estate is a favoured asset class, says IPD Global Intel

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:51

Rising capital flows and strong performance across most markets have again made real estate a favoured asset class, according to MSCI’s new IPD Global Intel product. »

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Prime to secondary UK commercial property yield gap narrows, says C&W

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:37

UK commercial property yields have continued to fall across prime and secondary markets since the summer, with prime down 7bp since June to an average of 5.1 per cent while secondary are down 17bp to average 7.8 per cent, according to Cushman & Wakefield.  »

Numbers and magnifying glass

REITs do well during the Fed tightening cycle

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:02

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) sold off about seven per cent from their peak in early September initially on the back up in 10 year US Treasury yields, according to Land and Buildings’ latest Commercial Real Estate Outlook. »

Shopping bags

2014 shopping centre investment transaction volumes set to eclipse 2013 and UK long-term average, says DTZ

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:30

A total of 32 centres transacted for a combined total of GBP1.65bn in Q3 2014 according to DTZ, smashing the GBP833m of transactions in Q3 2013. »

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UK commercial property on course for returns of over 20 per cent in 2014, says M&G Real Estate

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 16:02

The UK commercial property market may achieve returns of over 20 per cent for the year 2014, making it the strongest return the country has seen in the last quarter century, according to research from M&G Real Estate. »

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Low interest rates highlight diverging paths for UK and Eurozone rental growth in Europe’s listed property sector

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 11:18

Diverging prospects for rental growth in the Eurozone and the UK will drive listed European property company share prices over the next year as investors reassess valuations with an eye on the economic and inflationary outlook, according to Exane BNP Paribas analyst Nick Webb. »

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Private real estate funds hit record level of equity, says Preqin

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 11:58

Closed-end private real estate funds have a record USD220bn in dry powder available to invest, up from USD186bn in December 2013, representing the highest amount on record, according to Preqin. »

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Rental growth helps drive West End office returns to four-year high

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 16:02

Returns from office investments in London’s West End surged to 23.3 per cent in the 12 months prior to the end of June. »

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European commercial real estate ‘offers strong catalyst for growth opportunities’

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 12:12

The pivotal role of commercial real estate in the European economy offers a wide breadth of opportunities to help stimulate much needed economic growth and investment if the right policies are put into place. »


Central London office market goes from strength to strength, says C&W

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:07

Central London office take-up during the third quarter of 2014 reached 3.2 million square feet, helped by Amazon pre-leasing 431,000 square feet at Principal Place in a deal advised by Cushman & Wakefield (C&W). »

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European listed real estate sector may boost global share to 18 per cent by end-2015, says EPRA

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:02

Europe’s listed real estate sector may boost its share of the industry’s global market capitalisation by nearly a third in the three years to the end of 2015, according to Philip Charls, chief executive of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). »

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Dutch office-to-residential transformation gains momentum

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 11:50

The transformation of obsolete offices to residential use in the Netherlands has gained momentum in the past two years and is starting to have an impact on the margin of overhanging redundant space in an office market that, at 17 per cent, has one of the highest vacancy rates in Europe. »

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Dublin office market still has a long way to go, says IPD report

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 14:03

Despite recent strong growth in Dublin’s office rents, and a strong level of income return leading to competitive pricing, the market still has a long way to go before it comes close to recovering fully, according to a report by IPD. »

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UK shopping centre development to surge in 2017

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 10:03

The UK shopping centre development market remains subdued in the short-term but a surge of activity is expected in 2017, according to research by Cushman & Wakefield. »

Shopping bags

Empty shops in shopping centres filling quicker than vacant high street shops

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:37

Shopping centres are filling empty shops at a faster rate than town centres, according to the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) and the Local Data Company (LDC). »

House and money

Hedge fund investment boosting property values, says Kinloch Partners

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:04

Hedge fund and real estate investment trust (REIT) investment in residential real estate is helping boost property values and creating rental inventory in Nashville, according to Bruce W McNeilage, founder of Kinloch Partners. »

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Non-listed real estate returns exceed two per cent for the first time since 2010

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:03

European non-listed real estate funds continue to perform positively, with overall returns for the second quarter totalling 2.66 per cent, according to the INREV Q2 2014 Quarterly Index. »

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US equity REITs enjoying banner year for capital raising, says Fitch

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:04

The median liquidity coverage ratio for select US equity real estate investment trusts (REITs) is 1.3x for the 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2014 period, flat year-over-year, according to Fitch Ratings' REIT Liquidity Update. »


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