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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...
Mittwoch, 14. Juni 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...
Freitag, 9. Juni 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...
Freitag, 2. Juni 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...
Mittwoch, 31. Mai 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.
Montag, 29. Mai 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...
Freitag, 26. Mai 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...
Freitag, 26. Mai 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...
Dienstag, 16. Mai 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 ...
Montag, 15. Mai 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 ...
Mittwoch, 10. Mai 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 ...
Dienstag, 9. Mai 2017

European real estate returns dropped to 6% in 2016

The Netherlands posted the strongest non-listed real estate performance on record with total returns of 14%, according to the INREV Annual Index 2017. Despite this boost, annual returns across Europe dropped to 6.0% in 2016 from a nine-year high of 9.7% in the previous year. Much of the fall was driven by weaker performance i...
Dienstag, 9. Mai 2017

European real estate investors turn to the Nordics amid increased political uncertainty

An overwhelming majority (94%) of investors plan to maintain or increase their allocation to the Nordics in 2017, the highest of any European market, according to a new study commissioned by Intertrust. The research highlights that the UK and Germany are also set to continue to attract real estate investor capital, with 90% a...
Dienstag, 2. Mai 2017

Occupiers looking for efficiency gains and refine workplace strategies

Occupiers’ real estate priorities are increasingly focussed on introducing efficiency gains and enhancing workplace strategies in a quest to make space work smarter, according to the 2017 CBRE European Occupier Survey. Greater use of technology is seen as key enabler of these objectives.
Donnerstag, 20. April 2017

Over 80% of fund managers raised capital in 2016

More than four fifths of fund managers raised capital for deployment through non-listed real estate vehicles in 2016, with investors committing a total of €122 billion – a modest 1.4% decrease on the previous year. However, the Capital Raising Survey 2017 – published by INREV, ANREV and NCREIF – still reveals a continuing int...
Mittwoch, 12. April 2017

UCAS reports 7% decline in EU applications for the 2017-18 academic year

According to StuRents (, the latest figures from UCAS show that for the 2017-18 academic year the number of full-time undergraduate applications made by the 15 January deadline have dropped 5% compared to the same period a year earlier. This decline means fewer students are now applying for higher educat...
Donnerstag, 23. März 2017

27% of global commercial real estate transaction volumes attributed to private buyers

Commercial real estate remains an important asset class for private investors, with 27% of global transaction volumes attributed to private buyers in 2016. The 2017 Knight Frank Attitudes Survey data shows that a full quarter of private client wealth is held in real estate investments (excluding their primary residence and se...
Donnerstag, 23. März 2017

€1.6 trillion available for global real estate investment in 2017

Stronger economic growth, the availability of debt capital, and a more positive outlook from investors is expected to drive global capital flows in 2017, with €1.6 trillion ($1.7 trillion) of ‘dry powder’ available to deploy in real estate this year, according to the CBRE Global Investor Intentions Survey 2017.
Donnerstag, 23. März 2017