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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. »


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. »


Investor research: Have your say!

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 11:29

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

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European commercial property investment jumps 54 per cent in Q1

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 12:00

European commercial real estate investment has registered its most active start of the year since 2007 with transaction volumes of EUR64.3 billion, a 54 per cent rise in the first quarter compared with the same period of last year. »


Spain’s economic recovery set to power office sector

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 09:00

New research by Cordea Savills shows Spain’s Office sector offers one of the most compelling investment opportunities in Europe because of its strong correlation with the unemployment rate, which is falling sharply. »


Global real estate investors expect to increase acquisitions in 2015

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 09:00

Global real estate investors remain confident and their intentions are expansionary, with more than half planning to increase their acquisitions in 2015, according to CBRE’s Global Investor Intentions Survey 2015. »


GRESB launches survey for real estate debt funds

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:00

GRESB, a specialist in portfolio-level sustainability assessments in real estate, has released the 2015 GRESB Debt Survey. Serving real estate equity investors with ESG data since its launch in 2009, GRESB will now also assist institutional investors in real estate debt.  »

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UK property investors reveal Brexit fears

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 09:00

With an EU referendum still in the balance pending the outcome of next week’s General Election, nearly three-quarters (73.5 per cent) of UK property investors believe the prospect of a British exit (Brexit) is a real one. »

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European real estate investment volumes in 2015 could exceed EUR230 billion record

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 06:00

European commercial real estate investment totalled EUR51.4 billion in the first quarter of 2015, a 40 per cent increase on a year ago, according to a new report by DTZ. »


CFA Institute study calls for standardisation, simplification and transparency within shadow banking sector

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 18:00

A new global study on alternative channels for capital from shadow banking provides a unique investor perspective on what it will take for these financing vehicles to take hold and support economic growth.   »


March sees unprecedented growth in infrastructure construction contracts

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 21:30

Infrastructure construction contracts peaked to unprecedented levels in March hitting GBP1.6 billion in value and 90 per cent higher than those awarded in the same period last year, according to figures released today (24 April 2015). »

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Asia-Pac non-listed real estate funds outperform US and Europe

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 17:00

Non-listed real estate funds in Asia Pacific have outperformed the US and Europe for the first time in two years, according to figures from the latest Global Real Estate Fund Index (GREFI). »


Commercial Property Investment volume in Europe up by 22% to EUR45bn in Q1

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 06:00

Commercial real estate investment across Europe in the first quarter of this year reached an estimated EUR45bn, according to research from DTZ. »


2015 GRESB benchmark to increase ESG transparency in real estate

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 20:00

Institutional investors are increasingly recognising the materiality of sustainability information for their decision-making, and demand reliable, top-quality ESG data on their assets and portfolios.  »


49 per cent of investors favour equity long/short strategies in 2015, according to Preqin

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 09:22

There’s a tangible air of optimism among hedge fund managers this year. Despite 2014’s returns being their lowest since 2011, 60 per cent of managers believe that the 2015 Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark will surpass last year, which delivered a rather tepid +3.78 per cent (net).  »


ESG factors improve risk-adjusted returns and play important role in alt investment allocations

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 20:00

The majority of institutional investors actively consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to a survey by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.  »

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Challenging the illiquidity myth

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 12:19

Preqin recently surveyed over 50 managers of dedicated secondaries assets to find out about their activity in 2014 and to assess their outlook on the market for 2015. Patrick Adefuye analyses the key findings from these results. »


Alternatives looking mainstream

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 16:00

Institutional investors will be targeting alternative investments over the next two years, with infrastructure assets generating the greatest interest, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge-Global Edition. »


US overtakes China as world’s largest real estate investment market

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 09:00

The US has overtaken China to become the world’s largest real estate investment market, according to research published by Cushman & Wakefield. »

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Health sector to provide shot in the arm for construction

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 14:00

The UK health sector is set to provide a shot in the arm for the construction industry according to findings from Barbour ABI, a provider of data to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Government.  »


Discounts on German commercial property assets to remain high after reaching record levels in 2014

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

German open-ended funds (GOEFs) sold EUR3.3bn of commercial property assets in 2014 at a record discount of -20% against book value, according to research by global property services firm DTZ. »


Global real estate investment falls for first time in five years

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 13:00

Global real estate investment fell in 2014 for the first time in five years, dropping 6.3% to USD1.21 trillion, according to research published at MIPIM by Cushman & Wakefield. »


Shopping centre acquisitions to fuel record European retail investment in 2015

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 06:00

A new record of EUR52bn is set to be invested into European retail property in 2015, according to research published by DTZ. »

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GBP1.4 trillion investment needed by 2035 to support UK housing requirements

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:00

The UK private rented sector (PRS) needs GBP1.4 trillion of investment to meet demand by 2035, according to a forecast by Landbay, the specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender. »


UK commercial property investment reached a record high in 2014 with activity in the regions outside of London particularly strong, according to research from DTZ.

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:00

DTZ today released its 2014 UK Investment Market Update and reported a record turnover for UK property investment last year, with an 11% rise to GBP56bn. The primary driver was a 40% growth in investment outside Central London, rising from GBP26bn in 2013 to GBP36bn in 2014. By contrast Central London transaction volume fell by 10% to GBP20bn, albeit still the second highest annual total ever recorded. »

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HWBC forecasts 33% rental growth in Dublin prime office market by end 2016

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 06:00

Rent levels for office space in the prime Dublin office market are expected to rise by 20% this year and a further 9% in 2016, according to HWBC’s Office Market Review. »

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Catella Research presents Germany 2015 office market and investment map for 76 locations

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 11:30

Demand for office real estate will lead to a change in the traditional investor mentality in the German market in the current year, according to Catella Research’s Germany 2015 office market and investment map.  »


Overseas investors drive record level of European real estate investment in Q4 2014

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:00

European commercial real estate investment totalled a record EUR65bn in Q4 which led to a 29% increase in full year volumes of EUR186bn, according to a report by DTZ Research. »

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UK commercial property investment hits record high in 2014

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 19:00

A total of GBP70.7 billion was invested in UK commercial real estate in 2014, a 32 per cent increase on the GBP53.6 billion invested in 2013, according to the latest research from CoStar.  »

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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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