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Flexible workspace expands to tier two cities as demand soars

Flexible workspace expands to tier two cities as demand soars

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

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.  

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German multi-asset investors to increase allocations to real estate, says Catella

German multi-asset investors to increase allocations to real estate, says Catella

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. 

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London remains a ‘must have city’ for global portfolios

London remains a ‘must have city’ for global portfolios

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.