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Upbeat consumer spend forecasts signal rising interest in UK leisure sector, says M&G Real Estate

Upbeat consumer spend forecasts signal rising interest in UK leisure sector, says M&G Real Estate

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 13:32

Rising consumer spend will fuel further growth in the UK’s leisure sector, according to the latest research by global real estate fund manager M&G Real Estate. »

European Retail Investment market on track for record volume in 2015

European Retail Investment market on track for record volume in 2015

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:20

Total investment volume in retail commercial property across Europe reached EUR35 billion for the first half of 2015, which was a 63 per cent increase on the same period last year, according to DTZ’s latest research report. »

 79 per cent of institutional investors globally invest in at least one alternative asset class

79 per cent of institutional investors globally invest in at least one alternative asset class

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:17

Research for Preqin’s latest Investor Outlook has found that four out of five institutional investors invest in at least one alternative asset class. »

Boom in casual dining chains boosts ailing UK high streets and shopping centres, says Aviva Investors

Boom in casual dining chains boosts ailing UK high streets and shopping centres, says Aviva Investors

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 12:57

The rise in casual dining chains such as Nando’s and Giraffe, particularly outside of London, provides a new reason to be positive on UK retail property according to a report by Richard Levis (pictured), global real estate analyst at Aviva Investors. »

London leads the way in global drive for flexible space, says DTZ

London leads the way in global drive for flexible space, says DTZ

Thu, 06/08/2015 - 13:12

The number of flexible working locations could reach nearly 50,000 across the world in the next three years with London leading the way, according to a global report released today by DTZ. »

European commercial property investment opportunities remain despite falling yields

European commercial property investment opportunities remain despite falling yields

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 13:24

Strong investment activity is seeing property yields continue to fall in many European markets, with the best buying opportunities existing in the industrial sector, according to research from DTZ. »

One in four fund managers expect competition from new entrants in next five years

One in four fund managers expect competition from new entrants in next five years

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:55

One in four (25 per cent) senior asset management executives believe it’s “highly likely” they will face direct competition from a non-traditional new entrant such as a technology or non-financial services company within the next five years. »

Retail warehouse transactions push UK H1 2015 volumes up 27 per cent

Retail warehouse transactions push UK H1 2015 volumes up 27 per cent

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 14:06

Completed UK retail warehouse investment transactions totalled GBP635 million across 28 transactions in Q2 2015 bringing the half-yearly total to GBP1.31 billion, according to research by DTZ.  »

A third of finance professionals feel pressured to compromise ethical standards, says CIMA

A third of finance professionals feel pressured to compromise ethical standards, says CIMA

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:36

Nearly a third of UK-based finance professionals feel under pressure to compromise their ethical standards, according to a report released today by the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA).  »

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Investor research: Have your say!

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 07:50

The current economic climate may be difficult to read but it does present investment opportunities. Identifying these opportunities and the systems to support them is becoming an increasing challenge. »

European commercial prime property returns predicted to be highest in nearly a decade

European commercial prime property returns predicted to be highest in nearly a decade

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 11:16

European prime commercial property is predicted to deliver total returns of 17.5 per cent this year, the highest in nearly a decade, and will average 6.6 per cent p.a. over the next five years, according to research from DTZ. »

Nigel Almond

European real estate lending expected to grow in 2015, says DTZ

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 14:13

The majority of real estate lenders (91 per cent) expect lending activity to increase or remain stable compared with the last six months, according to DTZ’s new European Lending Trends report. »

Luba Nikulina

Alternative assets no longer considered alternative, says Towers Watson survey

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:40

Total assets managed by the Top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.5 trillion in 2014 (USD3.3 trillion in 2013), according to research produced by Towers Watson.  »

Barry O Donnell

GBP1bn invested in UK shopping centres during Q2 2015, says DTZ

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 09:10

Completed UK shopping centre investment transactions totalled GBP974.45 million across 22 shopping centres in Q2 2015 bringing the half-yearly total to GBP2.17bn, according to research by DTZ.  »

Henri Vuong

Non-listed real estate investors identify timing and pricing as key factors affecting liquidity

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 12:00

Investors in non-listed real estate see timing and pricing as the most important considerations in relation to liquidity, according to INREV’s Investor Perspectives on Indirect Real Estate Liquidity 2015 study. »

Rebecca Pearse

Energy efficiency measures add value to UK shopping centres

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 06:00

Investing in sustainable features can increase the market value of UK shopping centres by over 5 per cent, according to new research from BCSC (British Council of Shopping Centres) and CBRE. »

Nigel Almond

UK regions lead accelerating European commercial real estate price growth

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:00

Prices for all European commercial real estate grew by 4.1 per cent quarter-on-quarter in Q1 2015, according to a report from DTZ. Growth in the 12 months to end of Q1 2015 totalled 16 per cent with the UK seeing the largest increase with 26 per cent.  »

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Alternative lenders outscore banks on flexibility, service and speed, say small firms

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 21:00

As mainstream banks continue to face growing pressure from the alternative finance industry, a new study by Amicus Finance, a provider of short term lending solutions, has revealed the key factors driving small businesses towards alternative lenders. »

Asia-Pacific

M&G survey finds strong institutional appetite for Asia-Pac real estate

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 15:00

Institutional investors’ appetite for real estate assets in Asia Pacific is strong, both for core property and increasingly for value-add secondary office and retail assets, according to M&G Real Estate. »

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Jersey plays significant role in FDI, says new report

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:06

Jersey has attracted more than USD65 billion and distributed in excess of USD75 billion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) annually, adding considerable value to the global economy as a result. »

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Global alternative assets predicted to reach USD15.3tn by 2020

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 07:36

Alternative investments could reach a high of USD15.3 trillion by 2020, according to a new report from PwC – ‘Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage’.  »

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Surge in volume of capital raised reflects investor appetite for non-listed real estate

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 18:00

Total capital raised for non-listed real estate investment on a global basis hit EUR122.7 billion in 2014, according to the latest Capital Raising Survey published by INREV. »

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European invested property stock hits record EUR3.4 trillion

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 06:00

The value of European commercial real estate stock held by investors hit a new record of EUR3.4 trillion in 2014, according to the 41st annual Money into Property report released today by DTZ. »

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Double devolution will put communities at heart of house building revolution

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 15:00

Double devolution is needed to solve the nation’s housing crisis, giving communities the power to make decisions about long term home building, according to a new report – Devo Home: A double devolution of housing to people and places – by leading independent think tank ResPublica. »

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Global mega trends will shape the future of real estate

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 11:00

Duncan Owen, Schroders’ Global Head of Real Estate, believes that there are five key mega trends that will drive global real estate in the future. Owen outlined these trends to an audience of over 200 people at Schroders’ recent Global Real Estate Conference. »

Asset allocation

Alternative assets in an investor’s portfolio

Thu, 04/06/2015 - 13:04

In this extract from the 2015 Preqin Investor Network Global Alternatives Report, we draw upon the latest data and investor interviews to explore the importance of alternative assets in an investor’s portfolio. »

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Consolidation driving concentration in top 10 property fund managers, says new survey

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 06:00

Total real estate assets under management (AUM) increased to EUR1.8 trillion in 2014, up 28.6 per cent from EUR1.4 trillion in 2013, according to the ANREV/INREV/NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2015. »

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REIT rally could be cut short as risks related to interest rates grow, says BDO study

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 06:00

As the overall economy continues to accelerate, so too does the demand for REITs. However, this may diminish if interest rates rise. According to a report by BDO USA 97 per cent of REITs mention risks related to increases in interest rates and hedging.  »

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Intermediaries should embrace buy-to-let, says new report

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 21:00

Edinburgh based Grant Property Investment has welcomed a new report that highlights the strength of buy-to-let property when benchmarked and compared over an 18 year-period for performance against other asset classes. »

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London commercial rental market continues shift to the east

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 21:30

The London commercial rental market is continuing its shift to the east with City office take-up ahead of the same time period a year ago by around 800,000 sq ft, a 64 per cent increase, according to research from DTZ. »

features
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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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