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London tops Colliers Cities of Influence index

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:36

According to Colliers International’s new Cities of Influence report, London remains, and will continue to remain one of the most influential cities for talent, location and costs, despite predictions that companies would lose faith in the capital due to political uncertainty and the perceived threat to business of Brexit. »

Hanover and Grosvenor Squares to become London’s top resi development hotspots, says Wetherell

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 10:02

During 2017 Hanover Square and Grosvenor Square will become the capital’s top residential development hotspots with new luxury homes, restored public realms, rising property values and dwindling office use returning them to the original splendour. »

UK real estate market well positioned to weather Brexit uncertainty, says M&G

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:01

The UK property sector is well positioned to weather uncertainty arising in 2017 as the Brexit agreement unfolds, according to the latest UK real estate market outlook published by M&G Real Estate. »

UK commercial property deals taking longer to complete post-Brexit vote

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 10:07

Around GBP8 billion of the GBP14 billion-plus worth of UK commercial property deals in the market on the day of the EU Referendum have now completed, according to research from Cushman & Wakefield, although deals are taking longer to complete. »

Edwin Conway, BlackRock

Institutional investors to put cash to work in 2017, says BlackRock survey

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 14:13

Large institutional investors are set to put cash to work in 2017, a BlackRock survey has found, with one in four (25 per cent) intending to decrease their cash allocations during the year, twice as many as those who plan to increase cash holdings (13 per cent). »

CEE bucks trend with strong growth in investment activity

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 09:31

Total commercial real estate investment across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) reached EUR4.4 billion in Q4 2016, a 27 per cent increase on a year ago, according to data released by real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. »

Income return is main driver for investing in Dutch office space

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:55

Dutch office investments produced a solid 6.9 per cent total return between 1995 and 2015, driven by the income return on investments which totalled up to 7.3 per cent per annum on average over the same period. »

Brexit uncertainty sees Germany top the UK as Europe’s biggest market for commercial property

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:08

Germany was Europe’s biggest market for commercial real estate investment in 2016, a year of mixed performances across the continent, according to research by Real Capital Analytics (RCA). »

Catella sees positive outlook for Spanish real estate markets

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 09:10

Spanish property prices are likely to increase in 2017 on the back of a growing economy, increasing rents and a high level of interest in Spanish real estate investments among international investors, according to a market tracker report from Catella. »

John Phinney, Convergence

Alternatives industry remained strong in 2016

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 08:26

The alternatives industry grew solidly in 2016 across all segments and factors tracked by Convergence. »

Chinese outbound real estate investment hits record high in 2016

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 13:13

In 2016, China's total overseas investment into commercial real estate set a new record high of USD38.3 billion, up 49 per cent from 2015, according to China Outbound Investment Capital Watch Q4 2016, a report by DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield. »

Investors should focus on long term opportunities in ‘new normal’ of low yields, says Savills IM

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 10:18

Investors in Europe should focus on long term opportunities in “winning” cities, urban logistics, alternative real estate and tactical asset management, according to a report from Savills Investment Management (Savills IM). »

European real estate investment to stay strong despite political volatility, says C&W

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 14:00

Commercial property investment in Europe will be strong in 2017 as bond prices weaken and investors seek safe but growth-orientated opportunities, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield’s European capital markets team. »

Tom Carr, Preqin

Asian market drives record investment in unlisted infrastructure assets

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 07:28

Global infrastructure projects attracted an all-time high of USD413 billion of investment in 2016, propelled by aggregate transaction value of USD131 billion in Asia, according to data released by Preqin. »

NYC set to be big winner as London and Washington DC slip

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 14:46

Ninety-five per cent of the respondents to a survey among members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) say they intend to maintain or increase their investment in the US.   »

Germany’s fast-growing medium-sized cities are attractive investment locations, says Savills

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 14:22

Fast-growing medium-sized cities in southern Germany represent fundamental value for investors, according to Savills Investment Management, the international real estate investment manager. »

Outsourcing sector to grow by 6 per cent annually for next six years

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 13:51

Relentless cost-cutting by businesses – and banks in particular – is expected to see the outsourcing sector grow by six per cent annually for the next six years, according to a report from property firm Cushman & Wakefield. »

Real estate investors flag lack of regulatory readiness as key blockchain obstacle

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:46

Seven in 10 (70 per cent) property investors believe that regulators are unprepared for blockchain’s introduction, according to a study by real estate investment platform BrickVest. »

Jim Suglia, KPMG

Increased investor demands spur optimism for women in alternatives, says KPMG report

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:57

Increasing interest from investors to allocate more capital into women owned and managed funds, coupled with public support from industry leaders, is spurring optimism for women in alternative investments, according to KPMG. »

Digital revolution sees retail property winners and losers

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 12:42

Investors in Europe’s retail property sector should focus on core high streets and retail parks as new technology transforms the retail landscape, according to a report from Savills Investment Management (Savills IM). »

London is a winner in European logistics location ranking, says Catella

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 10:47

Catella expects Greater London in the UK, Oslo og Akershus in Norway, Île-de-France in France, Catalonia in Spain, and Hovedstaden in Denmark to offer logistics real estate investors the greatest potential in the coming years. »

European retail sector property investors should focus on core high streets and retail parks

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 14:05

Investors in Europe’s retail property sector should focus on core high streets and retail parks as new technology transforms the retail landscape, according to a report from Savills Investment Management (Savills IM). »

Michael Collins, Invest Europe

Policymakers must remove barriers to private investment in European infrastructure, says Invest Europe

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 14:09

Policymakers must remove the barriers to investment faced by private infrastructure funds in order to help achieve the EUR2 trillion of vital European infrastructure investment needed by 2020, according to a report by Invest Europe. »

Property investors welcome rise of blockchain technology

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 10:08

Property investors expect to see property lease contracts based on blockchain technology in the next four years, according to a study by real estate investment platform BrickVest. »

Goldilocks year for Northern Powerhouse office markets

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 13:35

It has been a turbulent few months for the government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative, yet 2016 has been something of a Goldilocks year for the region’s office markets, according to research from national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). »

Affordable housing set for investment, says report

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 10:36

New build affordable housing has long been a challenging area for the construction industry, with build volumes from housing associations and local authorities squeezed by political indifference, changeable funding frameworks and planning red tape.  »

UK sees Halloween jump in shopper footfall

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 13:30

Footfall was up at shopping centres across most parts of the UK during October, according to the latest data from Revo/ShopperTrak UK. »

Increasing international demand for Swedish listed real estate

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 10:07

The strong fundamentals of the Nordic real estate market are resulting in increasing amounts of foreign capital being targeted at domestically listed property companies and creating stock market premia, according to Brunswick Real Estate’s investment banking arm. »

J Timothy Reilly, SS&C

Asset managers to boost allocations to alts, loans, equities and mutual funds, says SS&C survey

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 13:56

More than a third of asset managers plan on increasing investments in commercial loans, alternatives, derivatives, equities and mutual funds over the next 12-month period, according to a survey by SS&C Technologies. »

Daniel Schmidt, CEPRES

Unlisted infrastructure can act as a hedge for corporate bonds, says CEPRES

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 11:08

Private unlisted infrastructure can act as a hedge for corporate bonds, while significantly outperforming on returns, according to a report by CEPRES. »

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