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Germany Top Global Commercial Investor Over Last Decade

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European Commercial Investment by U.S. Institutions Increases 75 Percent in 2014

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According to CBRE, price movements in the U.S., coupled with improving prospects overseas, have led U.S.-based investors to increase their commercial real estate acquisitions in Europe by 75% year-over-year. Read More »

Europe's Banks to Offload $770 Billion of Non-Core Property Assets

Europe's Banks to Offload $770 Billion of Non-Core Property Assets

Based on recent estimates from Cushman & Wakefield's Corporate Finance team, European banks and asset management agencies have a gross exposure of $770 billion (€584 billion) to non-core real estate which is subject to disposal or work-out strategies. Read More »

European Retail Property Investment Spikes 86% in Q2

European Retail Property Investment Spikes 86% in Q2

Retail real estate investment in Europe enjoyed a strong quarter as the Q2 volume reached €9.6bn, up 86% from the Q2 2013 volume of €5.2bn. Read More »


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Last Updated September 30, 2014 12:30 PM ET

Europe Commercial News

'Alternative' non-bank financial institutions continue to take up a more significant share of an increasingly diversified mix of active lenders in Europe.

According to Cushman & Wakefield's Corporate Finance team, European banks and asset management agencies have a gross exposure of €584 billion to non-core real estate which is subject to disposal or work-out strategies.

According to CBRE, the first half year results pushed commercial real estate investment volumes in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) (excluding Russia) to €2.5bn, an increase of 15% on the same period for 2013.

£3.38 billion worth of central London commercial property transactions took place in Q2 2014; this takes total H1 London investment to £7.6 billion.

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

Paris is the world's hottest global retail market attracting 50 new brands last year, while France is ranked as the leading country for new entrants.

Overseas commercial real estate investors are increasingly being drawn to UK regional cities.

European real estate loan sales have started off 2014 at a frenetic pace.

France's consumer spending is expected to increase by 0.6% in Q2.

Cushman & Wakefield reports this week that UK shopping center investment turnover for the first quarter of 2014 has remained positive.

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) continued to dominate shopping center development activity last year.

Istanbul's office market hit a record high for office market transactions in 2013, dominated by large owner-occupier deals.

U.K.'s largest shopping mall operator, has purchased three shopping centers from Westfield Group for £867.8 million.

Industrial investment volumes in EMEA totaled €5.6 billion during the fourth quarter, climbing 33 percent.

Approximately 14.1 million square meters of new shopping center space is expected to be delivered across Europe in the next two years.

Britain's second city is seeking to capitalize on its location at the heart of the country.

Greenland Group has purchased the stalled site for Europe's tallest residential tower.

Global property investment transactions totaled $1.18 trillion in 2013


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