Edinburgh’s growing population and popularity with tourists could prove a threat to its status as a top location for businesses, according to a new report from Knight Frank.
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Lower yields in mainstream real estate markets are driving investors towards alternative sectors such as hotels and healthcare, according to a report by business property adviser Christie & Co.
UK commercial property capital values fell 0.2 per cent in July, according to the latest CBRE UK Monthly Index. Rental values increased 0.1 per cent over the month.
Real estate funds invested across different parts of the logistics sector are upbeat about the prospects for 2019 and 2020 amid continued growth in e-commerce and its impact in reshaping the retail sector, according to Scope’s latest survey.
Escalating concerns over the economic impact of Brexit drove the volume of property investment transactions in the UK down by 31 per cent year-on-year in the first-half of 2019 to EUR23.4 billion.
Prime property prices in London edged up again in the second quarter of the year, returning to where they were 12 months ago, and 3.1 per cent higher than at the end of 2018, according to the latest Coutts London Prime Property Index out today.
Global property investors are continuing to turn their attention to residential and industrial sectors, further reducing the dominance of office and retail in real estate portfolios, MSCI’s latest Global Annual Property Index reveals.
Investors shed their property fund holdings for a record ninth consecutive month in June, according to the Fund Flow Index (FFI) from Calastone, with GBP1.4 billion having been withdrawn from the sector since October last year.
Rents for new and refitted Grade A office space over 5,000 sq ft in London’s West End, Midtown and South Bank office markets are set to rise during H1 2020 – if there is no hard Brext – according to new research by property consultancy Carter Jonas.
Alternative assets accounted for 28 per cent of all UK commercial real estate investment in 2018, the highest annual share on record, following a decade of growth, according to new research from Cushman & Wakefield.