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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. »

Continued rise in Greater China investment into European real estate

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 16:38

Despite increased domestic volatility and slower economic growth, Greater Chinese investment into European commercial real estate reached EUR8.5 billion in 2015, a 22 per cent increase on 2014 according to the latest research by Cushman & Wakefield. »

Pharma sector accounts for quarter of all 2015 South East office deals

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:46

Office take-up in the South East rose significantly in 2015, with nearly a quarter of all deal activity taking place in the pharmaceutical sector, according to a research report from Cushman & Wakefield. »

UK shopping centres enter ‘Age of Change’

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 16:29

UK shopping centre property investments provided robust total returns of 10.0 per cent in 2015, but the sector faces an ‘Age of Change’ which will bring challenges for many centres, according to the MSCI/Colliers International UK Shopping centres investment report. »

New research predicts death of sub-GBP1m homes in Mayfair

Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:14

Homes priced below GBP1 million pounds are set to become totally extinct in Mayfair and the wider West End, with less than 5 per cent of homes now sold in Mayfair priced below 7-figures; none priced below GBP750,000 and the majority sold (49 per cent) now priced between GBP2 million to GBP10 million. »

Rental growth drives London property forward

Fri, 26/02/2016 - 16:35

Growth in commercial property rents across London fuelled an average total return of 18.1 per cent from investments in the capital during 2015, according to research conducted by MSCI and Levy Real Estate. »

Property investor sentiment hardens against Brexit, says CBRE survey

Thu, 25/02/2016 - 09:07

Property investors have warned that the UK would be a less attractive place to invest were it to leave the European Union, according to findings of a new survey by global property adviser CBRE. »

Central European investment volumes reach EUR7.37 billion, says C&W

Thu, 18/02/2016 - 09:28

According to Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) investment activity in the core Central European markets of Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania increased significantly in Q4 2015 to EUR3.16 billion, surpassing the 2006 record levels, and ahead of the EUR1.89 billion invested in Q3 2015. »

European property markets’ safe haven status will attract global capital over 2016

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 16:41

European real estate markets are set to continue to benefit from their ‘safe haven’ status in the face of the emerging markets slowdown, global monetary policy divergence and increasing political tension in the Middle East, according to Savills Investment Management. »

Real estate to enjoy longer low interest rate regime, says C&W research

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 16:23

The number of attractive investment opportunities in European commercial property has receded as yields have fallen and more markets have become fully priced, according to research from Cushman & Wakefield (C&W). »

Strong real estate performance sees record USD187bn distributed to investors in 2014

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 09:03

Private closed-end real estate funds have again returned record amounts of capital back to investors; funds distributed USD138 billion to investors in 2013, USD187 billion in 2014, and a further USD103 billion in the first half of 2015. »

UK property values strengthen amid upcoming Brexit referendum concerns

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:34

MSCI, a provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics and ESG research, announced that it has »

UK investment trust and companies discounts tighten as smaller companies trusts re-rate

UK investment trust and companies discounts tighten as smaller companies trusts re-rate

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:25

The median discount to net asset value (NAV) for investment trusts and companies in the UK listed space narrowed over 2015 from 7.5 per cent to 6.6 per cent, according to research from investment trust research company QuotedData. »

European lenders remain positive about real estate in 2016

European lenders remain positive about real estate in 2016

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:11

The outlook for European commercial real estate lending remains positive for the next 12 months according to the results of a Cushman & Wakefield survey which revealed more than 90 per cent of respondents will maintain or expand their 2015 activity »

Managers and investors concerned by infrastructure valuations

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 09:28

In its 2016 Global Infrastructure Report, Preqin finds that both fund managers and investors are concerned with sourcing deals at compelling pricing in 2016. »

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:10

Alternative assets fund managers hold a record USD7.4 trillion in combined assets under management (AUM) in 2015, up from USD6.9 trillion a year before, according to Preqin’s 2016 Global Alternatives Reports. »

Institutional investors wary of increasing correlations, turning to alts, says Natixis survey

Institutional investors wary of increasing correlations, turning to alts, says Natixis survey

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 16:23

Institutional investors worldwide say it is challenging to find diversification among traditional asset classes, with more than half (54 per cent) saying stocks and bonds are too highly correlated to provide distinctive sources of return. »

Real estate secondary market transaction volume hits record USD8.2bn in 2015

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 10:59

The latest annual tally of closed transactions in the global real estate secondary market, tracked by Landmark Partners, totals USD8.2 billion during 2015, and marks the seventh consecutive year of record transaction volume.  »

Demand for uncorrelated returns driving increase in alts allocations, says new research

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 16:11

Increasing investor demand for returns that are uncorrelated to the overall market is driving growing portfolio allocations to alternative investments, according to research into private equity and real estate investment processing, by Cutter Associates. »

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