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Hotels with mixed-use concepts become a growing trend

More and more hotels are being incorporated into mixed-use concepts. A recent study by Christie & Co has revealed what mixed-use concepts involve nowadays, pinpointing the benefits as well as the challenges. In the study, the hotel property specialist questioned reputable project developers and hotel operators.
Friday, 11. August 2017

Is the world overbuilding?

Across the globe, an unprecedented office building boom is underway with more than 700 million square feet (MSF) of space under construction that will deliver between now and the end of 2019, Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Office Forecast reports. That’s the equivalent of recreating five cities worth of office inventory – Washi...
Monday, 7. August 2017

Sustainability funds gain ground with investors

The new Catella Market Tracker “Sustainability funds in the real-estate industry – focus on Europe” analyzed the market for sustainable real-estate funds: the results indicate a clear focus of investors on Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Wednesday, 2. August 2017

Wellbeing's impact on offices too fundamental to ignore

Developers and landlords who invest to create offices that embody the occupier-driven focus on wellbeing will reap their rewards commercially while those that don't face diminishing returns, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield. The Well Workplace report maps out the major trends, opportunities and challenges of...
Monday, 17. July 2017

Aviva Investors sees selective opportunities in European real estate

A positive political and economic backdrop should support the continent’s real estate markets, according to Monika Sujkowska, Real Estate Strategy and Research Analyst at Aviva Investors. Says Sujkowska: “The future of Europe looks rosier than it has for some time. The economy continues to grow: euro zone GDP expanded at a ra...
Monday, 3. July 2017

Property directors want financial incentives to help buildings reach new energy targets

Two thirds of property directors believe that Government should provide financial incentives to ensure buildings meet new energy efficiency standards, according to a survey carried out at the Property Directors Forum, chaired by Jason Sibthorpe of Forum sponsors, Avison Young. Attendees at the event held on 8th June at The Ro...
Tuesday, 27. June 2017

Calastone completes first phase of Blockchain distributed market infrastructure PoC

Calastone completed the first phase of its distributed market infrastructure proof-of-concept (PoC) to test the feasibility of using blockchain to develop a common global marketplace for the trading and settlement of mutual funds. Calastone seeks to further reduce frictional cost of trading mutual funds, from fund manufacture...
Wednesday, 14. June 2017

Housing shortage concerns city dwellers more than crime

The housing shortage is the issue that concerns Stockholmers the most – more than increases in crime and greater segregation – despite the current high rate of construction. At the same time, it is clear that the majority of Nordic residents are unhappy with developments in society, pointing to such factors as higher living c...
Friday, 9. June 2017

Online sales in europe reached nearly €500 bn in 2016

The last BNP Paribas Real Estate research on online sales show that e-commerce is growing and at the same time pure online players are taking stake in the physical world. Some barriers such as the lack of physical contact and delivery delays represent the biggest restraints for buying online. The reinvention is taking familia...
Friday, 2. June 2017

Office sector to provide the biggest property investment opportunities

Nearly two thirds (64%) of institutional investors believe the biggest investment opportunities will be found in the office sector over the next 12 months, according to a new study1 with 103 property-focussed institutional investors by BrickVest, the real estate investment platform. This represents a significant increase from...
Wednesday, 31. May 2017

Listed real estate performance mirrors direct property after 18 months

It takes about 18 months for an investment in listed real estate to shed the influence of the general equities market and to start mirroring the performance of the companies’ underlying portfolio, new research by MSCI for the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) concludes.
Monday, 29. May 2017

Nordic property shares trend downwards since all-time high in September last year

Nordic property shares have trended downwards since all-time high in September last year. Former valuation premiums have disappeared and many companies are now trading at a discount. In particular, smaller property shares outside the main list have taken a large hit, according to the new report Pangea Nordic Listed Overview f...
Friday, 26. May 2017

Investor demand for European real estate remains strong

Following a strong end to 2016, European commercial property investment volumes eased to €44.2 billion in Q1 2017, an 8.3% decrease compared with the corresponding quarter of 2016. However, according to the latest research from Knight Frank, contrasting trends were observed in the continent’s largest markets. On a year-on-yea...
Friday, 26. May 2017

Hong Kong overtakes London as leading luxury residential market

In spite of political and economic fluctuations worldwide, high-end residential real estate continues to be viewed as an attractive and lucrative investment, as evidenced through recent pockets of record sales and increases in prices. The research is being unveiled in Luxury Defined, the just-released annual analysis of globa...
Tuesday, 16. May 2017

Dramatic changes face the real estate industry

Will we soon be able to buy a house with the click of a button? A report released by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford today takes an expansive look at property technology (PropTech), and its findings detail the dramatic changes facing the real estate industry. The 95-page report was written by Andrew Baum, Visiting ...
Monday, 15. May 2017

Political uncertainties are driving European HNW wealth offshore

Wealth managers have to understand the reasons why High Net Worth (HNW) investors want to channel their assets offshore, and design their service propositions accordingly. In Europe, this means risk mitigation has to become a more prominent theme in a provider's international investment offering, according to GlobalData. The ...
Wednesday, 10. May 2017

Workspace rides the wave of tech driven change

JLL has launched 'Workspace, reworked: ride the wave of tech driven change' report, exploring the impact of technology, data and digital disruption on work spaces and real estate investment strategies. The report focuses on the office sector over the next 15 years, looking at how occupiers, developers and investors will need ...
Tuesday, 9. May 2017