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Willingness to target real estate and diversify global portfolios are set to continue

Short and long-term European rates are expected to be benign for the foreseeable future limiting any negative impact on property markets, despite news of the recent bond sell-off in the US which could signify an end to the very low interest rate environment that has dominated the current property cycle. Strong occupier expans...
Tuesday, 9. October 2018

Outlet malls grow in popularity with investors

Outlet malls will continue to grow in popularity with investors, as the sector is underpinned by constrained supply and growing demand, offering some of the most attractive risk-adjusted returns in the real estate market, according to TH Real Estate's latest research report Think Global: Outlets. The research highlights that ...
Monday, 24. September 2018

Real estate credit conditions ease across Europe

CBRE’s latest European Debt Map analyses commercial property lending data for twenty countries across the continent to end Q2 2018, and marks a year since inaugural publication. In the last 12 months, credit conditions in the wider economy have generally eased – and CBRE’s unique data shows that real estate is no exception....
Tuesday, 18. September 2018

Retail investment: Wheat separated from chaff amid global upturn

Buoyed by a positive outlook among consumers and retailers alike, the majority of retail markets worldwide remained in good or very good shape during the second quarter of 2018. The ongoing economic boom is creating a number of lucrative growth markets that offer diverse investment opportunities. At the same time, the retail ...
Tuesday, 18. September 2018

Hotel construction pipeline in Europe continues to accelerate forward

Lodging Econometrics’ (LE) analysts report another year of accelerating growth for Europe’s hotel construction pipeline which is at the highest level since LE began recording in 2007. The total pipeline stands at 1,388 projects/219,251 rooms for the second quarter of 2018. It is an impressive 18% increase year-over-year (YOY)...
Monday, 17. September 2018

Continuous growth of European city tourism

The 14th edition of the European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report includes key figures from 126 European cities and provides benchmarking insight into bednights sourced from Europe's main markets in addition to analyses of city tourism compared to national tourism, bed supply, occupancy, and tourism densities. Overall, t...
Thursday, 13. September 2018

London tops ranking for largest tech clusters

London has topped a ranking for EMEA’s largest technology clusters, according to research from CBRE. The report EMEA Tech Cities: Opportunities in Technology Hotspots, published today, provides a framework for occupiers and investors to assess the characteristics of technology clusters in economic, leasing and employment term...
Wednesday, 5. September 2018

European logistics yield falls below 6% for first time on record

The overall European logistics yield dropped 14 bps to 5.95% in Q2 2018, the first time it has fallen below 6% since Cushman & Wakefield began consistently tracking the three main property sectors in 1992, according to the firm’s DNA of Real Estate report. All logistics markets monitored in Germany, Italy and Sweden recorded ...
Tuesday, 21. August 2018

Institutional investors focus increasingly on mezzanine investments

The interest of institutional investors in real estate debt as an independent investment asset class continues to increase. This trend is being observed by the FAP Group. On the one hand, this can be seen in the transactions that are carried out by FAP Invest as a platform for real estate debt investments. On the other hand, ...
Tuesday, 21. August 2018

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