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European Commercial Property Investment Up 44 Percent in Q1

European Commercial Property Investment Up 44 Percent in Q1

According Knight Frank's latest European Quarterly Report, the European commercial property investment market enjoyed a strong start to 2015, with a total of €50.1 billion transacted during Q1, 2015. Read More »


Southeast London Office Vacancy at Record Low, Driving  Rental Growth

Southeast London Office Vacancy at Record Low, Driving Rental Growth

According to Knight Frank, vacancy rates across the South East office market of London are at their lowest since 2001, driving rental growth to hit record highs in towns across the region. Read More »

Air Pockets Ahead for Commercial Sector After Close UK General Election

Air Pockets Ahead for Commercial Sector After Close UK General Election

As per usual the opinion polls got it wrong, and the Conservative party has won the election with a small majority. Read More »

London Top Target for Global Investors, Secondary Markets Gain Popularity

London Top Target for Global Investors, Secondary Markets Gain Popularity

According to CBRE's Global Investor Intentions Survey 2015, global real estate investors remain confident and their intentions are expansionary, with more than half planning to increase their acquisitions in 2015. Read More »


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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

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Last Updated May 29, 2015 8:43 AM ET

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According to Cushman & Wakefield, Central London investment activity totaled £4.26 billion ($6.46 billion) in Q1 2015.

Through an open competitive bid, the City of Moscow has selected Cushman & Wakefield for the systematization, classification and structural analysis of Moscow office real estate market.

International advisory company JLL is reporting this week that Poland's office market is enjoying a strong start to 2015 with strong leasing activity recorded in Q1, 2015.

European real estate is set to stay firmly in the spotlight for global investors with a resulting two-year window of high activity.

Knight Frank reports this week that prime office rents in London's square mile are higher now than at their peak level in 2007 when the global financial crisis began.

After a number of large-scale malls were delivered to the European market in H2 2014, Russia has now broken France's 43-year reign as Europe's largest shopping centre market.

Central London's office occupiers are starting to expand by taking increasing volumes of space across the capital.

According to Cushman & Wakefield's European Real Estate Loan Sales Market Report, there was €12.2 billion of closed European commercial real estate loan and real estate owned transactions in Q1 2015.

Central London's office leasing activity totaled 2.4 million sq ft in Q1 2015, on a par with the same period in 2014 which saw the highest first quarter volumes since 2007.

The strong investment activity in the core Central European markets of Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania has continued in the first quarter of 2015 with €1.3bn ($1.4bn USD) invested.

According to JLL, the REDI Shopping Centre project in the metro quarter of Kalasatama, Helsinki, has been launched by SRV Group Plc.

In 2014, investor-lead transactions totaled €7.8 billion across all of Central and Eastern Europe's commercial real estate markets.

London's West End is the world's most expensive office market for the third consecutive year, retaining its title ahead of runner-up Hong Kong.

The volume of specialist property investment will exceed £10 billion in 2015, will account for 20 percent of total UK commercial market by 2020.

Poland saw record total demand of over 2 million sq m, with 1.4 million sq m attributable to net take-up. Developers were quick to react.

London office market produced its best performance since 2000 last year with take-up of office space in central London rising by 16%

The European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled a EUR 1.1 trillion quantitative easing package to stimulate the Eurozone economy for the next 18 months

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


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