Real Estate Industry News

  • Real estate investment activity at near-record levels Despite recent economic and geopolitical headwinds, global real estate investment remains at near-record levels. Total direct real estate investment volumes in 2015 reached US$704 billion, only 7% below the all-time high in 2007 (US$758 billion), with the strength of the U.S. dollar in 2015 understating the true level of market activity; at fixed exchange rates, full-year 2015 volumes …

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  • The occupational markets take the driving seat Global Market Perspective has chronicled the journey of the world’s dominant real estate markets since the depths of the Great Recession in 2008, a journey that has been led throughout by strengthening investment markets as a huge weight of money targets real estate assets. But, as we move into 2016, the dynamics have started to shift, with the …

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  • The Paris Marriott Hotel Champs Elysees is the latest landmark hotel to switch to Chinese ownership following a US $467.27 million deal, which transfers ownership of the iconic property to Hong Kong-based investor Kai Yuan Holdings. China is the world’s fastest growing travel market. In 2013, 98.19 million Chinese tourists ventured overseas – up 18 per cent on the previous year*. As their wanderlust grows …

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  • The global real estate investment landscape remains very active. A significant weight of capital is chasing commercial real estate, despite mounting geopolitical and economic uncertainty which does not appear to be overly concerning the market for now. Barring an escalation of such risks, momentum is expected to build during 2015, albeit at a slower pace, supported by improving fundamentals. Conditions in the occupational markets, while …

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  • Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey shows rising confidence from investors in the London hotel market sector and an expectation of strong trading prospects over the next six months to two years. Investors have most confidence in short term trading conditions in London, with 93.8 per cent of respondents believing trading will improve. There is also increasing expectation of investment profitability, with Internal Rate of Return (IRR) …

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