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Sale and lease back offer return opportunities in European retail investment market

Selling and leasing back is becoming an increasingly attractive option for value-add investors to source property in a European market where assets available for sale are rare, according to Savills. Approximately €1.1 billion retail properties have been sold and leased back (SLB) in Europe in the past 12 months. In the first ...
Friday, 17. August 2018

Kennedy Wilson makes two key appointments

Kennedy Wilson has promoted Mary Ricks to President of the company and named Peter Collins President of Kennedy Wilson Europe. As new president, Ricks will oversee the company’s European operations as well as responsibility to help grow the investment portfolio. Additionally, she will have responsibility for raising global fe...
Wednesday, 15. August 2018

Too early to call end of Europe’s housing boom

Investors should not confuse house-price corrections in Norway, Sweden and Switzerland with property bubbles bursting. They were caused by a building surge. Speculative construction is not widespread, and demographics still outweigh risks of over-supply.
Monday, 16. July 2018

New era ahead for corporate portfolio planning

The period to 2040 will bring profound and far-reaching changes to corporate real estate portfolios according to CBRE. The new report Portfolio 2040, published today, approaches the issue from a portfolio perspective, examining how business, buildings and perhaps even cities themselves, might look in 20 years’ time.
Tuesday, 3. July 2018

Lack of office supply will be the main driver of rental growth in Edinburgh

A lack of office supply in the face of consistent office demand will be the main driver of above-average rental growth in Edinburgh in the next two years, according to the European Office Rental Growth Hotspots 2018 report from JLL. The report identifies ten markets in Europe set to experience supply-led office rental growth ...
Tuesday, 3. July 2018

Nordic market close to transaction record in first half of 2018

The overall transaction volume in the Nordic property market reached the second highest level ever in the first half of 2018, driven by large investments from international investors in the residential sector, according to new figures from Pangea Property Partners. Transaction volumes in the Nordic property market reached alm...
Monday, 2. July 2018

Fiscal and debt levels in CEE: the future will prove more challenging

The governments in the CEE region have made strong strides over the past few years when it comes to lowering their public debt levels. The gross public debt-to-GDP ratio for the CEE region as a whole declined from 53.9% in 2013 to 48.3% in 2017 – well below the Euro Area average of nearly 90%. Debt reduction was helped by bot...
Tuesday, 26. June 2018

Canada and Germany with potential to receive additional global real estate investment

Canada and Germany have the greatest potential to receive additional global real estate investment, and could attract a further $4.5 billion (c. €3.9 billion) and $3.1 billion (c. €2.7 billion) of real estate capital per year respectively, according to new analysis from Knight Frank. The analysis, part of Knight Frank’s Acti...
Tuesday, 26. June 2018

Strong growth in property funds managers in 2017

The average assets under management (AUM) of property fund providers increased significantly in 2017, rising from €13.6 billion in 2016 to €16.7 billion at the end of 2017. This corresponds to an increase of around 22 percent. According to the “ANREV / INREV / NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2018” published by INREV at the end of ...
Wednesday, 20. June 2018

Infrastructure investment boost expected from global pension and sovereign funds

Up to 70% of global public sector investors plan to increase their infrastructure investments over the next 12-24 months, according to a new survey from BNY Mellon and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). The survey covered sovereign and public pension funds with combined assets under management exc...
Tuesday, 19. June 2018

Rise in interest rates lead real estate concern amidst political turmoil

Despite political turmoil in Italy and Iberia, and Brexit, political uncertainty didn't appear in the top three threats to the real estate investment market, cited by real estate experts who participated in a poll at a seminar hosted by Intertrust in May 2018. 41% of respondents instead voted rising interest rates as the bigg...
Wednesday, 13. June 2018

Europe's hotel construction pipeline is healthy and continues to rise

According to a recent Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report for Europe, analysts at Lodging Econometrics state that the Total Pipeline is climbing steadily with 1,366 Projects/214,792 Rooms, a 29% increase by projects Year-Over-Year (YOY). The pipeline in Europe has nearly doubled since the cyclical low of 687 Projects/116...
Tuesday, 5. June 2018

European student accommodation transactions up 29% year-on-year

The rising demand for global Higher Education continues to attract institutional capital to invest in European student accommodation with transactions up 29% year-on-year to some €13.6 billion across the continent in 2017, according to a new investment guide from Cushman & Wakefield. The firm’s latest Student Accommodation Gu...
Tuesday, 29. May 2018

European data centre markets set to grow by 15% in 2018

2018 started with a flurry of activity in the major European colocation markets of London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris. These four markets were responsible for 36MW of take-up, the highest figure for any Q1 period and a 35% increase on Q1 2017, according to new research from CBRE. This continued level of heightened take-up...
Monday, 28. May 2018

Investor appetite for commercial real estate undiminished in Europe

The European real estate market is still going strong, with cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt and Paris leading the way, according to RICS' quarterly Global Commercial Property Monitor. When it comes to international hubs such as New York, Dubai and Shanghai, most respondents to RICS’ survey believe business shows sign...
Thursday, 24. May 2018

European office rental growth reaches six-year high

Rental growth in the European office market reached its highest point since the beginning of 2012 in the first quarter of the year, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest DNA of Real Estate report. The sector’s strong rental growth is supported by continued positive performance across German, Nordic and Semi-core markets*,...
Wednesday, 25. April 2018