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Shifting consumer habits behind growth in global eating out market

The increasing presence of food and beverage (F&B) options in shopping centres – often accounting for more than 20% of units in new and redeveloped schemes in more mature markets – is being driven by rapid global growth in consumer spending on eating out, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield. With spending on ea...
Tuesday, 4. July 2017

Hong Kong and London's West End top the list of prime office occupancy costs again

Hong Kong (Central) and London's West End topped the list of prime office occupancy costs again, according to CBRE Research's latest annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report. Hong Kong (Central) and London's West End remained the two most expensive office locations in the world. Hong Kong's (Central) overall prime oc...
Friday, 23. June 2017

World economy expected to grow 3.3% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018

Global growth has strengthened moderately and become more broadly based, including within the Euro Area and among emerging market economies that have been suffering severe recessions. In the advanced economies, headline inflation has risen close to targets except in Japan, but core inflation has remained well short of targets...
Friday, 12. May 2017

Global real estate investment volumes to hit €1.27 trillion in 2017

Global real estate investment volumes are expected to hit €1.27 trillion (USD1.39 trillion) in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s The Atlas Summary 2017. Of this amount, Asia Pacific accounts for 44% (€559 billion or USD611 billion), followed by North America (34%; €430 billion or USD470 billion) and EMEA (22%; €281 bil...
Wednesday, 26. April 2017

AXA acquires Zeisehof in Hamburg on behalf of CNP Assurances

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has completed, on behalf of CNP Assurances, the acquisition of Zeisehof, a new office building in Hamburg, from a joint venture between Procom and Quantum. The acquisition further adds to AXA IM - Real Assets' property portfolio in Hamburg, totalling 78,235 sqm, across the office and resi...
Tuesday, 18. April 2017

Redevco acquires prime retail property in Rotterdam from Investore for €28.5 million

On behalf of one of its investor clients Redevco has acquired a 5,540 sqm retail unit from Investore for €28.5 million. The former Donner building is located right in the heart of Rotterdam’s prime retail pitch and provides good opportunities to add significant value to the unit through active asset management. In this transa...
Thursday, 8. December 2016

Union Investment infrastructure fund reaches target size of €320 million

Union Investment has now fully reached the investment target for its infrastructure fund UniInstitutional Infrastruktur SICAV-SIF, launched in 2012. Carrowleagh Wind Farm on Ireland’s Atlantic coast is the final major investment for the Union Investment fund, which is invested exclusively in plants for generating renewable en...
Wednesday, 28. September 2016

Record high of global capital targeting commercial real estate

New capital targeting commercial real estate globally grew to reach a new record of €393.1 billion (US$443 billion) in 2015, according to a report out today from Cushman & Wakefield. The 12th edition of the Great Wall of Money report – launched at MIPIM at Cushman & Wakefield’s stand – tracks the amount of newly-raised capita...
Friday, 18. March 2016

Drum Income Plus REIT acquires Monteith House in Glasgow for £5.75m

Drum Income Plus REIT enjoys continued growth having now purchased four major UK investment properties totalling £26 million. The REIT has completed another significant acquisition with the purchase of Monteith House in George Square, Glasgow for £5.75 million. Monteith House is a prime multi-let office development with key t...
Monday, 23. November 2015

Vacancy rate in the Czech Republic reached 5.7%

According to the Industrial Research Forum, at the end of Q3 2015, the vacancy rate in the Czech Republic reached 5.7%, having decreased by 122 bps since Q2 2015. This represents a record-low vacancy rate level, previously recorded in the pre-crisis period. There is currently 315,000 sq m of modern industrial premises ready f...
Thursday, 5. November 2015

Robust growth in global real estate investment as US dominates

Despite increased stock market volatility, uncertainty of events in China and the Middle East as well as the approaching return of US monetary tightening, real estate investors have delivered another robust year of rising volumes and values, according to annual research out today from Cushman & Wakefield.
Monday, 5. October 2015

Global house price boom continues

The world’s housing markets continue to surge, and the boom now includes Europe, North America, and some parts of Asia. Of the five strongest housing markets in our global survey, three are in Europe (Ireland (+10.81%), Estonia (+8.99%) and Iceland (+6.19%)) while the other two (Hong Kong (+16.43%) and the Philippines (+6.61%...
Thursday, 17. September 2015

Domestic tourism boosts Israel’s hotel sector

Despite Israel’s ongoing geo-political instability the country’s hotel sector has cause for optimism, according to a report from global hotel consultancy HVS. With a number of new properties due to open over the next four years and leisure destinations in the country remaining relatively resilient, international hotel chains ...
Sunday, 9. August 2015