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» Chronological View: " Global Topics & Trends " «

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

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...
Tuesday, 9. May 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...
Tuesday, 2. May 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.
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 (https://sturents.com/), 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