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Record-Setting 98.6 Million Americans Traveling this Holiday Season

Record-Setting 98.6 Million Americans Traveling this Holiday Season

There is a reason for this week's extremely busy airports, passenger trains and roadways in the U.S. - record-setting holiday travel. Read More »


U.S. Home Sales Disappoint in November, Says NAR

U.S. Home Sales Disappoint in November, Says NAR

Existing-home sales slid in November 2014 as housing supply showed some tightening. All major regions experienced a decline in sales compared to a month earlier. Read More »

EMEA Property Investment Forecasted to Spike 20 Percent in 2015

EMEA Property Investment Forecasted to Spike 20 Percent in 2015

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

UK Retail Sector Poised for Better 2015, Says Knight Frank

UK Retail Sector Poised for Better 2015, Says Knight Frank

Dwindling supply of well-located stock will continue to drive South East and London rental growth Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

On the Caribbean island of St.Lucia, known worldwide for its natural beauty, Cap Maison is in a truly breathtaking location in one of St.Lucia's most desirable areas. Read More »


Regional Real Estate News

Last Updated December 22, 2014 10:45 AM ET

North America

There is a reason for this week's extremely busy airports, passenger trains and roadways in the U.S. - record-setting holiday travel.

Existing-home sales slid in November 2014 as housing supply showed some tightening. All major regions experienced a decline in sales compared to a month earlier.

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.

The average fixed mortgage rate fell to new lows for this year as 10-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since May 2013.

Slower price gains and the lowest interest rates in nearly two years did little to spur November 2014 home sales.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.

Last Updated December 19, 2014 3:10 PM ET

Latin America

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.

Host country experienced strong hotel performance gains during the months of June and July.

Last Updated December 22, 2014 9:50 AM ET

Europe

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

Dwindling supply of well-located stock will continue to drive South East and London rental growth

London's West End remained the world's highest-priced office market, but Asia continued to dominate the world's most expensive office locations.

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

With the holiday season now in full swing, many across Europe are making travel plans to enjoy the upcoming winter holiday in one of many great getaway spots across Europe.

Cycling tourism is a fast growing global business.

Last Updated December 17, 2014 8:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific

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

Hong Kong, New York, Paris, London and Tokyo retained their positions as the world's most expensive high-street retail destinations in Q3 2014.

According to a new report by Knight Frank, Chinese outward investment in overseas real estate is estimated to hit $15 billion by the end of 2014.

Vietnam passed the long-awaited amended Housing Law that addresses a number of issues including regulations on foreign ownership.

This week MSCI announced the IPD Global Infrastructure Direct Asset Index, describing the investment performance of infrastructure investments irrespective of the investment vehicle structure.

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

Last Updated December 22, 2014 9:50 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

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

Abu Dhabi's drive for economic diversification continues to directly impact tenant demand, and is helping to deliver long term sustainability to the emirate's residential property market.

Ongoing diversification and growth of Sharjah's economy is set to positively impact on rents in the emirate's commercial property market.

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

Upper 5th Avenue overtakes Hong Kong's Causeway Bay as the most expensive shopping destination.

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