Increasing demand for flexible workspace is encouraging operators to launch co-working spaces in tier two cities around the globe, according to the latest Global Cities research from Instant Group which reveals demand for flexible workspace has increased by 19 per cent over the past year, while supply across the top international cities has risen by 16 per cent.
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Research reveals investor confusion over risks involved when investing through property investment platforms
New research from secured property lender Fitzrovia Finance reveals a lack of understanding of some of the fundamental risks involved through investing through property investment platforms, with 75 per cent of investors wrongly believing first charge secured debt/loans are riskier than second charge mezzanine debt/loans.
Investment into the Build to Rent (BTR) sector reached a record high in 2018 with almost GBP4 billion of new funds allocated to the sector, according to Bidwells Build to Rent Summer 2019 Analysis.
Enthusiasm among international investors for the UK commercial property market has continued to wane over the past quarter, according to BrickVest’s latest commercial property investment barometer.
Although the macroeconomic picture for Europe has been muted in the past 24 months, the continent’s alternatives industry is moving from strength to strength, according to Preqin’s second annual Alternatives in Europe report in published in partnership with Amundi.
German multi-asset investors currently allocate an average of 9.8 per cent of their assets under management (AuM) to the "Real Estate" category, although they are anticipating an increase to 11 – 13 per cent, according to the results of a survey of banks, insurance companies, investment/asset managers and funds conducted by Catella Research.
By Emily Perryman – London is still a “must have” city for global property portfolios despite ongoing political uncertainty, according to Cushman & Wakefield. Preliminary data from the commercial property and real estate consultancy shows the availability of office space in Central London is now at one of its lowest levels since the EU Referendum in 2016.
Demand for office space in Edinburgh has remained robust despite the headwinds caused by a protracted Brexit process, according to analysis from Knight Frank.
Glasgow’s office occupier market has recorded steady activity in the first six months of the year, despite a limited number of major deals taking place, according to new data from JLL.
Fund administrators see big growth in private markets as institutional interest grows, says eVestment
Private markets general partners have continued to adopt third-party fund administration at a rapid rate, which aligns with the overall rising interest in this asset class among institutional investors, according to the 2019 eVestment Alternative Fund Administration Survey.