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JLL's Roger Staubach Predicts New England Super Bowl Victory

JLL's Roger Staubach Predicts New England Super Bowl Victory

With the big NFL Super Bowl game upon us this upcoming Sunday, oddsmakers see an even matchup in between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Read More »


Millions of Boomerang Buyers Poised to Re-Enter Housing Market

Millions of Boomerang Buyers Poised to Re-Enter Housing Market

First wave of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are now past the seven-year window they conservatively need to repair their credit Read More »

U.K. Enjoyed 90 Percent Increase in Hotel Investment in 2014

U.K. Enjoyed 90 Percent Increase in Hotel Investment in 2014

Knight Frank is reporting this week the total volume of hotel investment transactions in the UK increased by 90% in 2014. Read More »

Which Should Come First, Loan Approval or Home Search?

Which Should Come First, Loan Approval or Home Search?

Can I apply for a loan before I find a home to purchase? Or should I wait to find a home I like and want to buy before I apply? Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica's Newest Luxury Superyacht Destination Now Under Construction Read More »


Regional Real Estate News

Last Updated January 30, 2015 8:45 AM ET

North America

With the big NFL Super Bowl game upon us this upcoming Sunday, oddsmakers see an even matchup in between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

First wave of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are now past the seven-year window they conservatively need to repair their credit

Can I apply for a loan before I find a home to purchase? Or should I wait to find a home I like and want to buy before I apply?

All major U.S. regions experienced declines in December 2014, despite interest rates being at their lowest level of 2014.

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest man for the past seventeen consecutive years with a reputed personal wealth of $33 billion, surprised analysts at the start of 2015 by announcing the restructuring of his vast business empire.

An algorithm, or 'Algo' as it is called in the technology industry, is simply a set of computer coding instructions to execute an order, or set of commands. Algorithms are widely used today in places such as automated electronic stock trading platforms.

Last Updated January 12, 2015 8:20 AM ET

Latin America

The property division of Carrefour Argentina has opened Terrazas de Mayo, a new shopping centre valued at $29 million,

It won't happen overnight. But the shot heard 'round the world - President Obama's "opening" with Cuba - will have momentous effects on the resort-development.

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Some of the biggest hotel companies in the world have opened new facilities in Panama City in recent weeks.

100 days into the term of president Juan Carlos Varela, the real estate market is finding many reasons to applaud the new administration.

Last Updated January 30, 2015 8:20 AM ET

Europe

Knight Frank is reporting this week the total volume of hotel investment transactions in the UK increased by 90% in 2014.

There was a record-setting €80.6 billion ($91 billion) of closed European commercial real estate (CRE) and real estate owned (REO) transactions in 2014

Legislation by the Indian government which increased the limit to USD 125,000 per financial year from USD 75,000 is boosting demand for student property in the UK.

This week the ECB has taken markets somewhat by surprise with the scale of its quantitative easing (QE) program and this should help to consolidate recent bond yield and currency falls.

This week Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV announced the acquisition of three assets in Germany for its European logistics company, Logicor.

According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.

Last Updated January 29, 2015 8:10 AM ET

Asia Pacific

According to a new report by CBRE Asia, 2015 looks to see continued demand for modern warehousing and logistics space in most markets in APAC region.

A recovery that began to emerge late in the third quarter of 2014 couldn't help Thailand's hotel industry overcome a dismal first half of the year as the industry reported an occupancy decline of 11.3 percent.

Legislation by the Indian government which increased the limit to USD 125,000 per financial year from USD 75,000 is boosting demand for student property in the UK.

According to CBRE, cross-border real estate investment surge 125% quarter-on-quarter in Q4, 2014 to US$10.2 billion.

According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.

Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.

Last Updated January 27, 2015 9:30 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

A new wave of transport, retail and leisure facilities at Dubai Marina is continuing to drive buyer demand at the popular beachside location.

Early next month the government of Bahrain is expected to introduce new obligatory tenancy registration procedures, which will aid in the maturing of the market.

According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.

Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.

According to Cushman and Wakefield, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will enjoy a significant increase of property investment activity in 2015.

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

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