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Making Sense of Brexit: What Happens to UK Property Markets After the Vote?

Making Sense of Brexit: What Happens to UK Property Markets After the Vote?

With the Brexit vote is complete, and the divorce proceedings of the UK from the European Union is now afoot, with considerable uncertainty and no real precedent, the future implications for UK's property markets are significant. Read More »


Property Investment in European Outlet Centers Explode 300 Percent Since 2013

Property Investment in European Outlet Centers Explode 300 Percent Since 2013

According to CBRE, over €1.1 billion ($1.26 billion USD) was invested into European Outlet Centres in 2015, with transaction volumes more than three times the number recorded three years prior. Read More »

Retail Sector Boosting Portugal's Spiking $2.2 Billion of Commercial Investment in 2015

Retail Sector Boosting Portugal's Spiking $2.2 Billion of Commercial Investment in 2015

Portuguese commercial property investment totaled $1.42 billion during the first nine months of 2015. Read More »

European Office Leasing Activity Jumps 11 Percent in 2015

European Office Leasing Activity Jumps 11 Percent in 2015

According to Knight Frank's latest European Quarterly Report, the European office market recovery has gained traction, on the back of improving corporate sentiment. Read More »


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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.

According to STR Global, Southern Europe reported a demand increase of 4.2 percent year-to-date October 2014, with the highest occupancy change (+3.6 percent) of all sub-regions in Europe.

According to Cushman and Wakefield, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will enjoy a significant increase of property investment activity in 2015.

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

Portugal property brokers are now reporting an increasing amount of attention from British investors.

Retail real estate investment in Europe enjoyed a strong quarter as the Q2 volume reached €9.6bn, up 86% from the Q2 2013 volume of €5.2bn.

'Alternative' non-bank financial institutions continue to take up a more significant share of a diversified mix of active lenders in Europe.

I'm not a very good golfer. Yet, I probably spend more time on the links than just about any professional golfer in the world...because of the fact that I spend so much time in the rough, searching for my ball!

Getaway cities will deliver the best growth in the next five years.

European retail investment in 2013 reached the highest level since 2007.

Polish property developer OKRE has obtained a building permit for a class A office building located in the Ochota borough of Warsaw, as the company expands its portfolio in Poland. This is OKRE's second project.

Chinese nationals have been the main beneficiary of Portugal's year-old residency visa program, which offers a visa in exchange for a property investment. Of the 318 visas issued since the program was launched last October, 248 went to Chinese nationals.

Investment volumes in core Central European commercial markets year-to-date are up 70 percent from 2012 levels, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield. Investment activity in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania reached €1.5 billion.

Cash-strapped Southern European nations are seeking to lure Asian capital through programs that allow property investors to claim residence status in the European Union. Portugal, Cyprus and Greece have all introduced such schemes, while Spain has one in the works.

Property group British Land has decided to abandon its portfolio of retail properties on mainland Europe, labeling the continent a "sub-scale business." The publically-listed property company says it will sell £255 million ($391 million) of retail properties on the mainland,

According to STR Global, double-digit revenue-per-available-room (RevPAR) growth was reported in Lisbon, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands year-to-November (YTD) 2011 compared to the same time frame in the year prior.

Most real estate markets throughout Europe this year will be hurting, according to a new joint report by associates of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCooper and the Urban Land Institute.


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