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.
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.
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
This week the ECB has taken markets somewhat by surprise with the scale of its quantitative easing (QE) program and this should help to consolidate recent bond yield and currency falls.
This week Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV announced the acquisition of three assets in Germany for its European logistics company, Logicor.
According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.
Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.
Global real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield reports commercial real estate investment volume in Italy during 2014 is expected to be in the range of 5 billion euros.
According to Cushman and Wakefield, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will enjoy a significant increase of property investment activity in 2015.