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Brunswick Real Estate launches Brunswick Alternative Strategies

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:50

Karim Sahibzada, co-founder of Hemfosa Fastigheter, and Tobias Emanuelsson, co-founder of Scandinavian Property Group, have joined Brunswick Real Estate (BRE) to lead the firm’s Brunswick Alternative Strategies (BAS) venture. »

Investors focus on multi-storey car parks, says Catella

Fri, 02/09/2016 - 13:51

Until now multi-storey car parks have barely been on investors’ radars, but ongoing yield compression of traditional property investments is changing all that, according to Catella. »

Boost for green property bond investment in Australia

Tue, 30/08/2016 - 08:52

Property bond issuers and investors now have a simple process to assess whether office buildings, proposed developments or retrofits in Australia’s biggest commercial property markets are eligible for certification against the Climate Bonds Low Carbon Building (LCB) Criteria. »

900 per cent increase in UK investors’ activity in property funds post Brexit

Mon, 15/08/2016 - 10:25

Analysis from rplan.co.uk reveals that activity from UK retail investors in property funds has risen by 900 per cent following Brexit compared with the same period a year earlier, with outflows outweighing inflows by more than 12 times. »

Investec Wealth & Investment redeploys its property portfolio

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 10:28

The past 18 months have seen Investec Wealth & Investment redeploy around 20 per cent of its real estate exposure – equivalent to GBP200 million – from conventional property investments to a range of non-traditional vehicles owning the freeholds of GP surgeries, student accommodation, care homes and theme parks. »

Report finds Brexit will trigger higher demand for prime real estate

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 08:50

Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield reports that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will trigger higher demand for prime assets in core locations as uncertainty and quantitative easing drives buyers.  »

Brexit vote hits UK property sector

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 08:39

Standard Life has suspended dealing in its UK Real Estate fund following a rapid increase in redemption requests as a result of the Brexit vote. Investors won’t be able to buy or sell units in the fund until further notice, while the managers look to raise cash by selling off some of their portfolio. »

Global infrastructure deal activity slows, but Asia assets attract record investment in Q2

Mon, 04/07/2016 - 09:22

Global infrastructure deal activity slowed in the second quarter, with just 225 deals concluded, down on the 339 transactions seen in Q1, according to the Preqin Q2 2016 infrastructure deals update. »

Vincent Mortier

Amundi details post Brexit situation

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 10:30

Vincent Mortier (pictured), Deputy CIO, Global Head of Multi-Asset Amundi and Pascal Blanqué, CIO, Global Head of Institutional Division Amundi have issued a joint statement on the situation post Brexit.  »

London

CBRE reports a marked increase in banking and finance leasing in central London

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 12:31

Global real estate adviser, CBRE, reports that 2015 saw a marked increase in banking and finance leasing activity in central London. The firm writes that a relentless drive to cut costs has forced financial services occupiers to focus on reducing real estate costs and adopting strategies to occupy their space more efficiently. »

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