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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. »

UK property could surge in second half if voters back ‘Remain’ campaign

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 10:10

The UK property market could benefit from a surge in investment in the second half of this year if the country votes to stay in the eurozone, Kames Capital’s David Wise says. »

US strengthens grip on real estate investment as Brexit fears hit London

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 17:48

Los Angeles has pipped London to become the second most active city by real estate sales in the first quarter of this year, according to a ranking revealed by Estates Gazette. »

Sovereign investor confidence high as US overtakes UK as most attractive region and real estate allocations surge

Sovereign investor confidence high as US overtakes UK as most attractive region and real estate allocations surge

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:01

Despite continued market volatility and the sustained low oil price, global sovereign investor confidence is stable and they continue to pursue long-term investment goals through strategic asset allocation.  »

JP Morgan Asset Management survey finds 75 per cent of investors plan to increase real assets allocation

JP Morgan Asset Management survey finds 75 per cent of investors plan to increase real assets allocation

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:44

Some 75 per cent of investors plan to increase their allocation to real assets in the next five years, according to a poll of attendees at the 2016 Global Real Assets Conference in New York. »

Institutional investors boosting alts allocations in hunt for outperformance, says BNY Mellon report

Institutional investors boosting alts allocations in hunt for outperformance, says BNY Mellon report

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:00

Institutional investors are increasing capital allocations to alternative strategies in a quest for strong returns in the low-interest-rate environment, according to a new study from BNY Mellon. »

Survey reveals global private equity and real estate 'Brexit' opposition

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:23

Private equity and real estate fund administration specialist Augentius, has conducted new research which lays bare the extent of opposition to Brexit within the private equity and real estate industry around the globe.  »

Global value of real estate assets under management grows to EUR2 trillion

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:26

Fund managers across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific were collectively responsible for real estate assets worth EUR2 trillion (gross) in 2015, according to the INREV/ANREV/NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2016.  »

Global Property Research launches GPR Pure Infrastructure Index Series

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:40

Global Property Research (GPR), a global provider of tailor-made index solutions, has launched the GPR Pure Infrastructure Index Series to track the development and benchmark the performance of the global listed infrastructure industry.  »

Malta’s new NAIF framework addresses speed to market issues, says MPG

Malta’s new NAIF framework addresses speed to market issues, says MPG

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:12

Malta has addressed one of the biggest issues in European fund management – the speed to market – with its new Notified Alternative Investment Funds (NAIF) framework, according to Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive Officer of the Managing Partners Group (MPG). »

Capital markets uncertainty spurs borrowing blues for REITS, says BDO study

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 10:08

While a strong mix of economic fundamentals has propelled REIT performance back from a soft start to 2016 to outperform the broader market, turbulence in the bond markets along with a mercurial stock market is tempering optimism.  »

Survey

Asset management industry must adapt to cope with ‘triple whammy’ of threats in 2016

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 10:45

The asset management industry faces a ‘triple whammy’ of challenges in 2016 – comprising a growing threat from disruptors, a tsunami of regulation and market turmoil – according to a new industry survey from Multifonds. »

Nearly half of Central London occupiers seek new areas

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 16:19

Nearly half (45 per cent) of established central London occupiers moved some, or all, of their operations to another submarket during 2015 with the trend showing no sign of abating in 2016, according to analysis from Cushman & Wakefield. »

Commercial real estate executives show mixed optimism for 2016, says study

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 08:57

Many commercial real estate executives see solid prospects for their sector, with 52 per cent indicating that they believe that their segment of the market is either strong or very strong, and 71 per cent say adequate capital is available for investment.  »

Crystal ball

BNY Mellon research predicts strong growth in real assets

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 09:51

New research from BNY Mellon finds that private equity, real estate and infrastructure managers anticipate strong growth in assets in the next five years. The research, Building for the future: How alternative investment managers are rising to the demographic challenge, was prepared in collaboration with Preqin,  finds that global macro-economic, social and environmental shifts are fuelling a need for investments in real assets, property and infrastructure worldwide.  »

Investment in London offices defies EU jitters in Q1

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 15:05

Global capital investment into London’s office market remained strong in the traditionally subdued first quarter, with a total of GBP3.5 billion invested in the first three months of the year, according to CBRE. »

EU referendum slows Central London investment market

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:32

Central London property investment activity totalled GBP3.8 billion in the first quarter of 2016, down against the previous quarter and the same point in 2015, as the impending referendum impacts on investor behaviour. »

New research reveals UK as one of the cheapest countries to invest in rental property

New research reveals UK as one of the cheapest countries to invest in rental property

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 15:48

UK has third lowest total tax rate on residential rental investments at 9.35 per cent »

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