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Last Updated October 10, 2017 9:29 AM ET

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29 percent of real estate professionals are now feeling optimistic about UK's commercial real estate market.

The Central Business District office market of Moscow contains a hidden imbalance, which is represented by a shortage of large offices. This will raise landlord confidence and stimulate rental rents growth in the near future.

Global real estate consultant Knight Frank is reporting since the UK's vote to leave the EU in June 2016, there has been widespread concern that jobs might leave the UK, or firms will delay recruitment.

According to international real estate consultant Knight Frank, buyers from Hong Kong have purchased £2.2 billion ($2.86b USD) of office buildings in the City of London over the first half of the year.

Over €770 million of Irish property was traded in the first 6 months of 2017. Although this is down from H1 2016, last year was an exceptional year.

On the heels of a failed snap election in an effort to build a bigger majority and a personal mandate, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, now faces the though job of trying to forge a coalition deal to stay in power.

According to JLL, office completions in Moscow in Q1 2017 dropped to 21,143 square meters, 63% down Year-over-year. The delivery of 63,000 square meters of future office space was postponed.

According to international property consultant JLL, with no new shopping centres delivered to the market in Q1 2017, the vacancy rate in existing retail properties in Moscow declined from 7.5% to 7.2%.

A government-led delegation of UK investors and developers are set to visit the Middle East to strike deals with investors as they continue to plough their wealth into the UK post-Brexit.

According to global real estate advisory firm JLL, the amount of office space that has been occupied in Dublin in q1 of 2017 has totaled close to 550,000 sq. ft across a total of 40 deals. This is a steady level of take-up, and compared to the same period last year is up 11%.

According to JLL, just over $500 million of Irish property has traded in the first 3 months of 2017. Volumes were boosted by a few large transactions, with one deal greater than $106 million.

The depreciation of the pound, coupled with a slight drop in capital values, has led UK commercial real estate to be discounted by 16% on average by overseas capital.

According to global real estate consultant Knight Frank, fears that London is set to lose swathes of bank jobs now look overblown, but finance has been shrinking in importance for the capital's economy and property market for some time.

According to Knight Frank's latest U.K. Regional Office Market Report, regional office investment was buoyed by overseas buyers in 2016, with international money accounting for 45% of all investment into offices across the ten U.K. cities tracked.

According to JLL, 2016 has been another strong year for office demand in Dublin, with 2.7 million square feet of office space occupied in the last 12 months across 232 deals.

The owners of London's iconic Burlington Arcade, Thor Equities and Meyer Bergman, have announced plans to sell the renowned global luxury retail destination, and have selected global property advisor CBRE to market the property.

According to analysis from Knight Frank, competition for office assets in Madrid Spain is pushing yields to record low levels. Over €1.1 billion ($1.15b USD) has been invested in Madrid in the first nine months of the year, with Knight Frank predicting investment in 2016 could total €2 billion ($2.1b USD)

According to JLL, the vacancy rate in main Moscow high-street corridors dropped by 2.8 pp to 10.2% in Q3 2016. Myasnitskaya Street and Patriarshie Prudy stayed at the top.


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