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London's South East Office Market Investment Soars in Q2

London's South East Office Market Investment Soars in Q2

According to Knight Frank, the second quarter of 2015 saw £1.3BN of investment transactions in the South East. , the largest quarter ever, with the exception of Q4 2013. Read More »

Greek 'No' Vote to Impact Real Estate Investments

Greek 'No' Vote to Impact Real Estate Investments

Yesterday's 'No' vote on the Greek referendum on austerity measures is going to have an impact on property market investments in the region, reports Andrew Burrell, Head of Forecasting at JLL. Read More »

Tishman Speyer Acquires London Office Building

Tishman Speyer Acquires London Office Building

Tishman Speyer announced this past week the acquisition of 100 New Oxford Street, WC1, a 105,000-square-foot office and retail building in London. It represents Tishman Speyer's third central London acquisition in the past year. Read More »

A Third of People Visiting EMEA Retail Malls Go to Solely Eat and Drink, Not Shop

A Third of People Visiting EMEA Retail Malls Go to Solely Eat and Drink, Not Shop

Shopping centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are now the preferred destination for eating and drinking, says a new report by CBRE. Read More »

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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated July 7, 2015 9:13 AM ET

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

According to international real estate consultancy Knight Frank, the recovery for UK's commercial property is again turning multi-speed, with office and retail sectors living in different worlds.

Global real estate markets are most vulnerable in economies with not just a greater dependency on oil but also in those with a high cost of oil production.

According to Knight Frank's latest ROMP report, the substantial weight of money targeting regional UK offices has led to further yield compression in the regions.

According to a new report from JLL, international retailer expansion is predicted to accelerate in the Nordic region over the next couple of years.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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