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» Chronological View: " Global Topics & Trends " «

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.
Thursday, 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...
Wednesday, 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...
Thursday, 23. March 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...
Thursday, 23. March 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.
Thursday, 23. March 2017

World’s wealthiest prioritise capital growth and succession planning

Amidst a politically uncertain landscape, the main concerns for the world’s most affluent people are wealth preservation, capital growth and succession planning, according to Knight Frank’s annual Attitudes Survey, produced exclusively for The Wealth Report. The survey looks at the most important factors for ultra-high-net-wo...
Wednesday, 22. March 2017

32% of UHNWIs will invest in international property in the next two years

According to the latest data by Knight Frank, 32% of UHNWIs will invest in cross-border real estate in the next two years. Findings of The Wealth Report’s Attitudes Survey highlight that property remains a substantial target for outbound capital. The survey’s results show that the trend continues to grow, with Chinese investm...
Wednesday, 22. March 2017

Six key retail trends that will change the world in 2017

The world is changing fast, and global brands are innovating rapidly to stay ahead. International retail expert Fiona Hamilton outlines the six key trends that will dominate the retail landscape in 2017. We live in a changing world. Globalisation, technology and demographic shifts are dramatically changing the way in which co...
Tuesday, 21. March 2017

London and Berlin are neck to neck in the race for investors

London has been ranked as the most attractive European city for real estate investment for the sixth consecutive year, according to CBRE’s annual Investor Intentions Survey being launched at MIPIM 2017. 17% of respondents cited London as their preferred destination for real estate investment. Berlin has jumped to second place...
Monday, 20. March 2017

Long term trends support alternative sectors in Europe

Long-term trends in urbanisation and demographics will boost the alternative segments of Europe's property market, which includes the Private Rented Sector (PRS), student accommodation, care homes and hospitality, according to Savills Investment Management. Key attractions in these alternative sectors include long leases, ind...
Monday, 20. March 2017

Facility Management faces critical talent shortfall

Facility Management is facing a critical shortage of professionals and urgently needs to attract new talent, a new report by IFMA (International Facility Management Association) and RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has revealed. According to the third edition of Raising The Bar - which surveyed more than 2,500 ...
Monday, 20. March 2017

€404 billion of new capital targets commercial real estate

The amount of new capital available for global real estate investment in 2017 stands at €404bn ($435bn) – a small drop on last year’s peak but the second-highest figure recorded since 2009, according to research from Cushman & Wakefield. The Great Wall of Money report series tracks the amount of newly-raised capital, includin...
Monday, 20. March 2017

Just 5% of property businesses consider themselves technologically advanced

Research released today by Qube Global Software reveals that only a tiny proportion of the UK's property and facilities management companies believe they are harnessing technology successfully. As the technology landscape continues its rapid pace of change, the research suggests that a large proportion of property companies ...
Wednesday, 15. March 2017

Autonomous vehicles and automation are the logistics trends of the future

CBRE has released a study investigating current innovations and automated technologies which transform the global supply chain, affecting not only logistics processes, but also the logistics & industrial real estate market. The future of logistics is autonomous vehicles, 3D printing or automated technology in warehouses and v...
Wednesday, 1. March 2017

Savills predicts future of healthcare market

International investment, private and public funded care polarisation, NHS rationalisation, housing the elderly opportunities and a race for development land were the five key themes that Savills correctly predicted would dominate the healthcare market in 2016. With the sector retaining its position under the global spotlight...
Wednesday, 1. March 2017