Real opportunities in real estate debt

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 12:09

In this week’s newsletter, Fitzrovia Finance Chief Executive Brad Bauman tells Emily Perryman why the future is bright for secured lending property platforms and how real estate debt investment has more in common with bond than equity investing. »

Northern delights - UK's regional office sector on the up

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:20

Commercial landlords are targeting investment opportunities in the North and the East Midlands according to new research from Together. And as Emily Perryman finds out in this week’s newsletter, government initiatives such as the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine have played a part in rejuvenating the regional offices sector.  »

Gearing up for a market downturn with cycle-resistant strategies

Thu, 31/10/2019 - 11:46

In this week’s newsletter, Emily Perryman looks at new research from Hodes & Weill and Cornell University which suggests that in the midst of fears about a downturn in the commercial real estate market, institutional real estate investors are turning to cycle-resistant strategies. »

Digitalising the real estate debt sector

Thu, 24/10/2019 - 10:48

This week, Oxane Partners co-founding partner Vishal Soni explains to Emily Perryman why he thinks the real estate debt sector could be ripe for digitalisation as professionals ditch manual processes and spreadsheets in favour of new tech-driven tools and solutions. »

Rising prices closing the door on home ownership

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 11:23

In this week's newsletter, Emily Perryman looks at new research from Swinton Insurance which reveals that rising house prices in the past decade have seen big falls in home ownership rates throughout the developed world. And nowhere is this more evident than in the UK which has seen an 11 per cent fall in those on the property ladder. »

Safe as houses?

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:55

In this week’s newsletter Emily Perryman finds out from Alexandre Grellier, chief executive of secure cloud solutions provider Drooms, why real estate professionals should heed the warnings of a recent survey suggesting that the sector is largely unprepared for data breaches. And as Grellier highlights, frequent high value transactions between multiple parties could make real estate companies a prime target. »

Capital appeal

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 11:33

Despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty, London has seemingly lost none of its appeal for long-term commercial real estate investors having topped Savills Investment Management’s Dynamic Cities Index for the third consecutive year. And as Emily Perryman reveals in this week’s newsletter, the UK capital is a clear winner ranking No1 in five of the six core categories used to compile the index. »

Brexit blockage

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 11:15

This week, Emily Perryman looks at new research from Experience Invest which finds that Brexit has had a paralysing effect on the UK property market. But should Boris Johnson somehow conjure up a deal by 31 October, the report predicts a spending spree as investors look to make up for lost time. »

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