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European real estate investors turn to Nordics amid increased political uncertainty

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 10:02

An overwhelming majority (94 per cent) of investors plan to maintain or increase their allocation to the Nordics in 2017, the highest of any European market, according to a study by Intertrust, a provider of trust, fund and corporate services.  »

GIIN report highlights power of guarantees in impact investing

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 09:20

Impact investors are using financial guarantees as a credit-enhancement tool to stimulate increased private-sector investment in solutions to social and environmental problems, according to a study published by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). »

Social real estate in Europe offers exceptional opportunities, says Catella

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:00

The market for social real estate still is in the start-up phase in Europe compared to North America, Japan and South Africa, according to the Catella Market Tracker, Senior Housing and Healthcare Property. »

Cushman & Wakefield forecast global real estate volumes to hit USD1.39tn

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 09:28

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has published The Atlas Summary for 2017, revealing that global real estate investment volumes are expected to hit USD 1.39 trillion in 2017. »

Brussels a top office investment pick

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:20

The Brussels office market is one of Europe’s top investment picks, according to Savills Investment Management. »

French election result could impact real estate exit strategies, says report

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:17

The majority (56 per cent) European real estate investors say they would review and most likely delay plans to sell property assets in light of a French presidential election victory for far Marine Le Pen's party, according to research by Intertrust. »

Private equity real estate deal flow decelerates in Q1 2017, says Preqin

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 08:43

Private equity real estate managers reduced their investment activity in Q1 2017 with both the number and aggregate value of transactions showing a decline, according to Preqin. »

John Phinney, Convergence

Alternative asset managers see increase in complexity during Q1

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 10:35

Alternative asset managers saw an increase in “complexity” during the first quarter of 2017, with 152 managers, or 2 per cent, moving to a high complexity profile in their operational and business model, according to Convergence. »

Continental Europe offers strong returns, says M&G Real Estate

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 09:39

Despite elections in the Netherlands and France in the first half of the year, the latest Outlook published by M&G Real Estate expects strong returns for 2017. »

Private healthcare market in London is thriving, says LaingBuisson

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:13

The private acute medical care market in central London grew to an estimated value of GBP1.43 billion during 2015, according to LaingBuisson. »

Landlords feeling unfairly targeted by tax changes

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 10:47

Far more landlords believe they will be affected by the phasing out of tax relief than government estimates suggest, according to a study by AXA. »

Over 80 per cent of fund managers raised capital in 2016

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 09:15

More than four fifths of fund managers raised capital for deployment through non-listed real estate vehicles in 2016, with investors committing a total of EUR122 billion – a modest 1.4 per cent decrease on the previous year. »

Secondary stage assets drive infrastructure deals in Q1

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 08:19

Infrastructure firms maintained the pace of deal flow in Q1 2017, with 339 deals completed for a combined USD85 billion, far lower than the aggregate transaction value of USD127 billion recorded in the previous quarter. »

Keith Aldridge, Amicus Property Finance

Study finds upgraded rail links top list of real estate opportunities

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:21

A new study from Amicus Property Finance finds that nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of property investors rated new and upgraded rail and tram links as providing the most attractive real estate development opportunities from the government’s GBP23 billion infrastructure scheme over the next five years. »

Hong Kong investors drive record Q1 volumes in West End

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 10:32

Investment into commercial property in London’s West End reached a new record of GBP1.93 billion in the first quarter of the year – despite market perceptions and concerns over the UK’s exit from the EU, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

UK holiday rental market provides alternative to BTL

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 13:11

UK holiday property rentals have seen a 4.9 per cent increase in average booking values year to date in 2017 against the prior period in 2016, according to figures released by Holiday Crowd and Sykes Cottages. »

Craig Bridgewater, KPMG

KPMG survey reveals the impact of technology

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 14:00

To investigate the extent to which technology is disrupting the financial services sector, KPMG recently partnered with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Managed Funds Association (MFA) to determine how managers are responding.  »

Currency hedging improves risk-adjusted performance for real estate investment funds

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:43

Non-listed real estate funds that use currency hedging strategies have experienced a reduction in risk of between 25 per cent and 36 per cent compared with unhedged funds, according to research commissioned by INREV and carried out by academics at Western Sydney University.  »

Long-term trends support alternative sectors in Europe, says Savills IM

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 09:17

Long-term trends in urbanisation and demographics will boost the alternative segments of Europe’s property market, which includes the private rented sector (PRS), student accommodation, care homes and hospitality, according to Savills Investment Management. »

Australia preferred commercial real estate market in Asia Pacific, says SLI

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 08:47

Standard Life Investments (SLI) expects Sydney and Melbourne office space to be the top performers in Asia Pacific commercial real estate in 2017. »

International buyers invest GBP7.7bn in Central London offices in 2016

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 10:13

A total of GBP7.7 billion was invested by international investors into the Central London office market during 2016, according to analysis by Schroders, on behalf of its Central London real estate fund WELPUT. »

Swedish real estate companies increasingly upbeat about credit market, says Catella

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 09:36

The March issue of the Swedish Catella Real Estate Debt Indicator shows an improvement in the CREDI Main Index from 44.4 to 46.5, driven by more positive perceptions among property companies, which believe access to debt finance has significantly improved. »

UK consumers increasingly cautious about taking investment risks

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 12:59

UK consumers have become increasingly cautious in making investment decisions, with just 13 per cent always willing to take risks in order to get the best return on their money, according to peer to business property lender Credit Peers. »

Brexit ‘boosting attractiveness of Germany’s office market’

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 12:27

The Brexit vote is driving greater demand for office space in Germany, particularly in the “big five” cities of Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Cologne. »

Elisabeth Troni, Cushman & Wakefield

USD435bn of new capital available for real estate investment

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 10:43

The amount of new capital available for global real estate investment in 2017 stands at USD435 billion – a small drop on last year’s peak but the second-highest figure recorded since 2009, according to research from Cushman & Wakefield. »

Urban logistics set for growth as online share of retail market grows, says Savills IM

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 10:14

Over the last two years the online share of the EU retail market has risen from 7 per cent to 9 per cent, an increase which will provide further support to the urban logistics sector, according to the international real estate investment manager Savills Investment Management (Savills IM). »

Kathryn Saklatvala, bfinance

Competition for private debt deals never higher

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 10:08

Competition for private debt deals has never been higher with a record amount of dry powder in 2016 despite reduced fundraising, according to a report by bfinance. »

2016 a record year for UK logistics sector, says LSH

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 08:52

The UK industrial and logistics sector had one of its strongest years to date in 2016, according to national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton's (LSH) Industrials and Logistics report. »

Student housing on the rise in Europe, says Catella

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 10:11

Almost no other market is currently attracting as much investor attention as student housing, according to the Catella Market Tracker, Student Housing in Europe 2017. »

Crisis in UK care home sector provides opportunities for developers and investors, says Knight Frank

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:52

The UK care home sector is facing a national crisis, due in part to a net loss in UK care homes and beds with further closures all but inevitable, according to the latest research from Knight Frank. »


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