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Strong real estate performance sees record USD187bn distributed to investors in 2014

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 09:03

Private closed-end real estate funds have again returned record amounts of capital back to investors; funds distributed USD138 billion to investors in 2013, USD187 billion in 2014, and a further USD103 billion in the first half of 2015. »

UK property values strengthen amid upcoming Brexit referendum concerns

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:34

MSCI, a provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics and ESG research, announced that it has »

UK investment trust and companies discounts tighten as smaller companies trusts re-rate

UK investment trust and companies discounts tighten as smaller companies trusts re-rate

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:25

The median discount to net asset value (NAV) for investment trusts and companies in the UK listed space narrowed over 2015 from 7.5 per cent to 6.6 per cent, according to research from investment trust research company QuotedData. »

European lenders remain positive about real estate in 2016

European lenders remain positive about real estate in 2016

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:11

The outlook for European commercial real estate lending remains positive for the next 12 months according to the results of a Cushman & Wakefield survey which revealed more than 90 per cent of respondents will maintain or expand their 2015 activity »

Managers and investors concerned by infrastructure valuations

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 09:28

In its 2016 Global Infrastructure Report, Preqin finds that both fund managers and investors are concerned with sourcing deals at compelling pricing in 2016. »

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:10

Alternative assets fund managers hold a record USD7.4 trillion in combined assets under management (AUM) in 2015, up from USD6.9 trillion a year before, according to Preqin’s 2016 Global Alternatives Reports. »

Institutional investors wary of increasing correlations, turning to alts, says Natixis survey

Institutional investors wary of increasing correlations, turning to alts, says Natixis survey

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 16:23

Institutional investors worldwide say it is challenging to find diversification among traditional asset classes, with more than half (54 per cent) saying stocks and bonds are too highly correlated to provide distinctive sources of return. »

Real estate secondary market transaction volume hits record USD8.2bn in 2015

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 10:59

The latest annual tally of closed transactions in the global real estate secondary market, tracked by Landmark Partners, totals USD8.2 billion during 2015, and marks the seventh consecutive year of record transaction volume.  »

Demand for uncorrelated returns driving increase in alts allocations, says new research

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 16:11

Increasing investor demand for returns that are uncorrelated to the overall market is driving growing portfolio allocations to alternative investments, according to research into private equity and real estate investment processing, by Cutter Associates. »

ALFI survey reveals ongoing increase in Luxembourg-domiciled real estate investment funds

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 15:41

The total number of Luxembourg-domiciled real estate investment funds (REIFs) increased by 10 per cent in 2015, according to the latest ALFI REIF survey produced by EY Luxembourg. »

Australia and Japan to lead rental growth in 2016, says M&G Real Estate

Mon, 18/01/2016 - 17:17

With improving economic conditions in the Asia Pacific region and growth set to accelerate across developed Asia, the strongest rental growth prospects will be found in Australia and Japan this year – according to the latest Asia Pacific Outlook by M&G Real Estate. »

Surge in capital heading for real estate in 2016, says survey

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 17:08

Investors will commit a minimum of EUR48 billion to real estate in 2016 globally – an increase of almost 13 per cent compared with last year’s EUR42.5 billion – according to the Investment Intentions Survey 2016, published by INREV, ANREV and PREA. »

Jersey witnesses growth in AIFMD private placement

Jersey witnesses growth in AIFMD private placement

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:05

The number of Jersey-registered alternative fund managers marketing into Europe through national private placement regimes (NPPRs) under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) rose significantly again over the final six months of 2015. »

Listed real estate’s liquidity to benefit investors as markets enter late stages of property investment cycle, says BNP Paribas/EPRA 

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 10:05

The liquidity offered by listed real estate over direct property investments highlights how investors are better served by blended real estate portfolios as global markets enter the late stages of the cycle, according to new research by BNP Paribas Investment Partners for the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). »

Global investors to up real estate allocations, says survey

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 10:11

More than half of investors plan to increase real estate allocations within multi-asset portfolios, according to a major new report by Colliers International. »

IFAs expect dramatic increase in UK land values

IFAs expect dramatic increase in UK land values

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 10:44

New research from the Consilium Strategic Land Fund, which aims to deliver an annual return of 12 per cent a year by investing in UK land sites, reveals that 32 per cent of IFAs expect the value of land in the UK to increase dramatically in the next three years. »

ECB’s QE extension supportive for real estate, says C&W

ECB’s QE extension supportive for real estate, says C&W

Fri, 04/12/2015 - 09:36

The decision by the European Central Bank to extend its quantitative easing programme will sustain commercial real estate’s appeal to investors by keeping Eurozone interest rates and bond yields at record low/negative levels, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

Institutional property portfolios averaging 10.9 per cent annual return

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:57

Institutional real estate portfolios have generated an average investment annual return of 10.9 per cent over the past three years, with annual returns increasing substantially year-over-year since 2012. »

New study reveals BREEAM’s contribution to carbon reduction

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 18:31

A new briefing paper gives an overview of sustainability standard BREEAM’s contribution to global carbon reduction in buildings.  »

Smart cities will lead new global megatrend

Smart cities will lead new global megatrend

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 16:34

‘Smart cities’ that are the most responsive to the challenges of urbanisation will lead a new global megatrend in real estate, according to new research by Savills Investment Management. »

China to focus on currency stability in face of inflows of up USD3trn, says AB

China to focus on currency stability in face of inflows of up USD3trn, says AB

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 16:19

The announcement that China will join the reserve currency basket of the International Monetary Fund is only one aspect of a process that could channel up to USD3 trillion (USD4.2 trillion) into the country, according to AllianceBernstein (AB). »

Fintechs muscle their way into traditional banking districts, says Catella

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 09:44

Traditional banks and insurance companies normally account for around 25 per cent of annual demand in the European office space market. But ‘fintech’-start-ups are muscling in and this will have an impact on future demand for office space.  »

L&G strengthens research team with triple hire

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 16:02

LGIM Real Assets has appointed Declan O’Brien as Infrastructure Strategist, Enrico Faccioli as Research Analyst and James Davies as Property Fund Analyst, further strengthening its in-house research capabilities.  »

Rise in e-commerce fuels soaring demand for warehouses

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 09:00

The soaring amount of goods bought over the internet is driving up the cost of warehouse and industrial property used by retailers and delivery firms to ship goods from factories to people’s homes. »

Research from Prologis identifies five new trends shaping US commercial real estate development

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:30

New research from Prologis has identified five new trends currently shaping commercial real estate development in the United States. »

European shopping centre development to accelerate

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 15:39

European shopping centre development is set to accelerate to the end of the year and into 2016 after total floorspace across the continent reached 152.6 million sq m in the first half of 2015, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

US alt managers increasing focus on core real estate, says Fitch

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 11:12

Alternative investment managers (IMs) are pursuing core and core-plus real estate investment strategies as an avenue for sustaining growth, according to Fitch Ratings. »

Urbanisation and polarisation increasingly shaping retailer location decisions, says Redevco

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 10:53

Urbanisation and widening polarisation between the ‘best and the rest’ of European cities continue to gather pace and are increasingly shaping the location decisions of international retailers. »

New York’s Upper 5th is world’s most expensive retail street

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 16:32

New York’s Upper 5th Avenue is the most expensive retail street in the world with rents rising to USD3,500 per sq ft per year in 2015 – nearly 50 per cent more expensive than second place Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. »

UHNW buyers seek non-traditional homes abroad, says study

UHNW buyers seek non-traditional homes abroad, says study

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 16:32

An increasing number of ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals are buying non-traditional homes outside their domiciles, according to a new study by Wealth-X and the Sotheby's International Realty brand. »

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