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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 »

UK rental growth picks up slack as capital value growth slows

UK rental growth picks up slack as capital value growth slows

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 15:29

Average prime commercial property yields rose to 4.69 per cent in April 2016, up from 4.62 per cent last month; the largest upward movement since June 2010, according to Savills latest Commercial Market in Minutes report.  »

Small business demand for alternative finance continues to soar

Small business demand for alternative finance continues to soar

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:44

According to a new study by specialist lender, Amicus Finance, more than half (53 per cent) of small business owners expect demand for alternative finance – including forms such as property finance, crowdsourcing, invoice finance and asset finance, to increase over the next two years while just 6 per cent think it will decline.  »

Private equity and hedge fund firms continue to dominate financial services London office take-up

Private equity and hedge fund firms continue to dominate financial services London office take-up

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:29

Hedge fund and private equity firms are dominating office leasing in core areas of London among the financial services sector (excluding banks), with latest figures revealing strong demand, according to research out from Cushman & Wakefield. »

Qatari investors now own a vast chunk of Mayfair real estate

Qatari investors now own a vast chunk of Mayfair real estate

Tue, 29/03/2016 - 10:14

New research collated by Rokstone reveals that members of the Qatari Royal family, other Qatari nationals and Qatari investment/wealth funds now own a large GBP1 billion chunk of Mayfair real estate including mansions, apartments and other buildings. »

Supermarket property investment market ‘reboots’ as new investors move in, says report

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 09:28

The supermarket property investment market is effectively ‘re‑booting’ following a transformation in the structure and focus of the key operators, according to the latest UK Supermarkets Investment Report by MSCI »

German institutional investors rely on Master KVG, says survey

German institutional investors rely on Master KVG, says survey

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 09:44

According to the third annual survey on German institutional investors' behaviour conducted by Universal-Investment, the Master KVG that works as a central administration platform on the principle of separating asset management and administration, has also already established itself in the real estate sector.  »

Pension funds drive another record year of capital raising for non-listed real estate, says survey

Pension funds drive another record year of capital raising for non-listed real estate, says survey

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 10:19

Pension funds gave non-listed real estate a resounding vote of confidence last year, contributing EUR57.3 billion (46.4 per cent) of all new equity, according to the 2016 Capital Raising Survey, published by INREV, ANREV and NCREIF. »

World’s top 100 real estate firms own USD3.6 trillion of property

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 16:56

The world’s top 100 real estate companies own USD3.6 trillion (GBP2.5 trillion) of property, according to the latest Estates Gazette (EG) ranking. »

Global real estate to gain from increased market and economic uncertainty in 2016

Global real estate to gain from increased market and economic uncertainty in 2016

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 14:44

New sources of capital, unsatisfied demand and a strong supply of debt is likely to result in global real estate trading activity rising 4 per cent to reach a record USD1.34 trillion in 2016, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

European logistics gains momentum with positive 2016 in prospect

Mon, 14/03/2016 - 16:40

The European industrial market posted another solid performance in both occupier and investment terms in 2015, according to the latest European industrial market report out today from Cushman & Wakefield. »

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