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Record Breaking Year for European Distressed Asset Purchases in 2014

Record Breaking Year for European Distressed Asset Purchases in 2014

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 Read More »


ECB's Quantitative Easing to Boost Eurozone Property Markets

ECB's Quantitative Easing to Boost Eurozone Property Markets

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. Read More »

Blackstone Expands in Germany, Acquires Logistics Portfolio

Blackstone Expands in Germany, Acquires Logistics Portfolio

This week Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV announced the acquisition of three assets in Germany for its European logistics company, Logicor. Read More »

Hong Kong Most Expensive Office Market, Double All Others

Hong Kong Most Expensive Office Market, Double All Others

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. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated January 27, 2015 8:44 AM ET

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Investment in central London's commercial property market reached £20.5 billion ($31 billion USD) in 2014.

Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.

Central London's office leasing activity totaled 12.4 million sq ft in 2014, which is the highest volume since 2007.

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.

Dwindling supply of well-located stock will continue to drive South East and London rental growth

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

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Property developer Sager Group and investment firm Cain Hoy have announced the formation of a joint venture to develop Islington Square.

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Upper 5th Avenue overtakes Hong Kong's Causeway Bay as the most expensive shopping destination.

Retail property is in strong demand across most of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as property investors are taking on more risk

fundamentals are improving in many office markets across the Americas, Asia and Europe.

2014 is proving to be a record-breaking year for the Kraków office market, says JLL.

Absorption of office space in London reached 4.6 m sq ft during Q3 2014, the highest level since 2007.

Asset management agencies have almost €264 billion of European non-core real estate exposure.

Over £1.17bn ($1.8 billion) worth of shopping centers transacted occurred during Q3 2014.

Madrid is forecast to be one of the best performing European office markets within the next two year.


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