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European retail sector property investors should focus on core high streets and retail parks

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 14:05

Investors in Europe’s retail property sector should focus on core high streets and retail parks as new technology transforms the retail landscape, according to a report from Savills Investment Management (Savills IM). »

Michael Collins, Invest Europe

Policymakers must remove barriers to private investment in European infrastructure, says Invest Europe

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 14:09

Policymakers must remove the barriers to investment faced by private infrastructure funds in order to help achieve the EUR2 trillion of vital European infrastructure investment needed by 2020, according to a report by Invest Europe. »

Property investors welcome rise of blockchain technology

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 10:08

Property investors expect to see property lease contracts based on blockchain technology in the next four years, according to a study by real estate investment platform BrickVest. »

Goldilocks year for Northern Powerhouse office markets

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 13:35

It has been a turbulent few months for the government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative, yet 2016 has been something of a Goldilocks year for the region’s office markets, according to research from national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). »

Affordable housing set for investment, says report

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 10:36

New build affordable housing has long been a challenging area for the construction industry, with build volumes from housing associations and local authorities squeezed by political indifference, changeable funding frameworks and planning red tape.  »

UK sees Halloween jump in shopper footfall

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 13:30

Footfall was up at shopping centres across most parts of the UK during October, according to the latest data from Revo/ShopperTrak UK. »

Increasing international demand for Swedish listed real estate

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 10:07

The strong fundamentals of the Nordic real estate market are resulting in increasing amounts of foreign capital being targeted at domestically listed property companies and creating stock market premia, according to Brunswick Real Estate’s investment banking arm. »

J Timothy Reilly, SS&C

Asset managers to boost allocations to alts, loans, equities and mutual funds, says SS&C survey

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 13:56

More than a third of asset managers plan on increasing investments in commercial loans, alternatives, derivatives, equities and mutual funds over the next 12-month period, according to a survey by SS&C Technologies. »

Daniel Schmidt, CEPRES

Unlisted infrastructure can act as a hedge for corporate bonds, says CEPRES

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 11:08

Private unlisted infrastructure can act as a hedge for corporate bonds, while significantly outperforming on returns, according to a report by CEPRES. »

Residential and retirement sectors gaining ground in European real estate

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 11:21

More than two fifths (44 per cent) of property-focused institutional investors believe that the logistics sector will present the biggest European real estate investment opportunity over the next 12 months, according to research by the real estate investment platform BrickVest. »

Speculative development vital to success of Midlands Engine’s office market

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:23

An acute shortage of quality supply is the main challenge to the long-term vitality of the Midlands Engine’s office centres, according to Lambert Smith Hampton. »

MPI’s endowment research shows highest performers in 2016

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:40

Research and analytics firm MPI has published an assessment of Ivy League endowments’ 2016 FY Performance. The firm writes that asset allocation remains the largest determining factor in endowment performance. »

Report finds Brexit fallout will not stop banks lending in the UK

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 10:35

The latest Cushman & Wakefield European Lending Trends report finds that the willingness to lend against UK commercial property will not be impacted by Brexit.  »

Dutch retail property offers stable long-term return prospects, says IVBN research

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 08:53

Selective investment in Dutch retail properties promises to generate solid income returns and capital appreciation for investors looking to diversify their European portfolios, according to a study commissioned by the Association of Institutional Property Investors in The Netherlands (IVBN). »

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. »

UK shopping centre development set for four year high in 2017

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 10:16

New openings and redevelopment of existing UK shopping centres will reach a four-year high in 2017 – a stark contrast to the first half of 2016, which saw no new floor space added, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

Alternative assets investors facing increasingly daunting fund selection process, says Preqin survey

Alternative assets investors facing increasingly daunting fund selection process, says Preqin survey

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:42

Although alternative assets remain a crucial component of many portfolios, investors are finding it harder to identify attractive investment opportunities compared to a year ago, according to Preqin’s survey of over 490 institutional investors. »

Cautious sentiment prevails in Asia Pacific commercial property sector

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 13:24

Conditions in the commercial property sector remain challenging across Asia Pacific, according to RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. »

900 per cent increase in UK investors’ activity in property funds post Brexit

Mon, 15/08/2016 - 10:25

Analysis from rplan.co.uk reveals that activity from UK retail investors in property funds has risen by 900 per cent following Brexit compared with the same period a year earlier, with outflows outweighing inflows by more than 12 times. »

Majority of institutional investors to increase or maintain exposure to real estate in next two years

Majority of institutional investors to increase or maintain exposure to real estate in next two years

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 10:00

Four in five (80 per cent) institutional investors plan to increase or maintain their exposure to real estate over the next two years, according to a study from Acquila Capital. »

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. »

Central London prime retail property proves Brexit safe haven, says CBRE

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 10:13

Investors acquired GBP1 billion of Central London prime retail property in the first half of the year, with the market proving a safe haven before and after the vote to leave the EU, according to real estate adviser CBRE. »

Europe’s strong retail park pipeline driven by evolution of concept, say C&W

Wed, 03/08/2016 - 10:03

Increased retail park development across Europe is set to deliver 1.3 million sq m of new space to market by the end of the year, up 50 per cent on 2015’s total, according to new research from Cushman & Wakefield. »

Best logistics opportunities are in first and last miles of the supply chain, says Savills IM report

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 13:30

The best opportunities in the logistics sector are increasingly in the first and last miles of the supply chain as retailers drastically overhaul their networks in order to provide rapid or same-day delivery to customers, according to a report from Savills Investment Management. »

Advisers under-allocating to alts, says Artivest survey

Advisers under-allocating to alts, says Artivest survey

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 06:40

Advisers consider alternative investments key to growing their high-net-worth (HNW) business, but a lack of access to quality products stands in the way of larger allocations to the asset class, according to a financial adviser survey commissioned by Artivest. »

There is no listed infrastructure asset class, concludes EDHECinfra study

There is no listed infrastructure asset class, concludes EDHECinfra study

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 12:35

Listed infrastructure securities cannot be considered a unique asset class, according to EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore’s (EDHECinfra) paper entitled “Searching for a Listed Infrastructure Asset Class”. »

Global infrastructure deal activity slows, but Asia assets attract record investment in Q2

Global infrastructure deal activity slows, but Asia assets attract record investment in Q2

Mon, 04/07/2016 - 09:22

Global infrastructure deal activity slowed in the second quarter, with just 225 deals concluded, down on the 339 transactions seen in Q1, according to the Preqin Q2 2016 infrastructure deals update. »

Understanding the positive role of real estate debt in the European economy is important for policymakers, says new report

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:41

Policymakers need to ensure that future regulation of the banking industry and other sources of finance does not undermine the positive contribution that commercial real estate (CRE) debt makes to the European economy. »

Property and Construction firms drive mid-market growth

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 09:50

Property and Construction firms account for more than a quarter of the 100 fastest-growing private mid-market companies in the UK, according to research from the specialist bank Investec. »

Mayfair Capital research reveals charity investors’ attitudes to property

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 10:43

Mayfair Capital Investment Management Limited, the UK real estate investment manager, has launched new research, revealing charity investors’ attitudes to property investment. »

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