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UK to Enjoy Fast Growing Rental Investment Revolution Over Next 5 Years

UK to Enjoy Fast Growing Rental Investment Revolution Over Next 5 Years

Investment into the UK Student Accommodations (PBSA), investment-grade private rented sector (PRS) and senior living rental sectors is expected to reach £146bn ($185bn) by 2025, rising from £87.3bn ($110bn) in 2019. Read More »


Despite Brexit, Demand for Student Housing in UK by International Students Remains Strong

Despite Brexit, Demand for Student Housing in UK by International Students Remains Strong

More than 560,000 students applied to start a full-time undergraduate course at UK universities for the 2019/20 academic year, according to the latest applications data from UCAS. This was nearly 2,500 more applications than at the same point last year and the first year-on-year increase in applications in three years. Read More »

British Farmland Market Mooted by Brexit Uncertainty

British Farmland Market Mooted by Brexit Uncertainty

According to Knight Frank's latest Farmland Index, the average value of bare agricultural land in England and Wales remained virtually unchanged in the first three months of 2019. Read More »

Ireland Enjoys $675 Million of Commercial Investment in Early 2019

Ireland Enjoys $675 Million of Commercial Investment in Early 2019

According to JLL, national investment deals greater than €1million ($1.13m) in Ireland's commercial property investment market totaled close to €600 million ($675m) in Q1 2019 across 31 deals. Read More »


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According to Knight Frank's London Report, London retained its title as the world's top destination for investment in commercial real estate in 2018.

According to JLL, the overall office take-up in 2018 amounted to 1.39m sq. m, being flat year-over-year. Strong demand and low completions have led to growth of Class A and B+ rents, by 6.3% and 3.2% respectively over the course of last year.

According to JLL, commercial real estate investment volumes in Russia reached $2.8bn in 2018, down 39% YoY from $4.7bn. Within the total, Q4 2018 investments were $966m, half the levels of Q4 2017.

Global real estate consultant JLL is report that €3.6 billion of Irish property traded during the year 2018 across nearly 200 deals.

According to International real estate consultant Savills' 30th annual Financing Property report, the UK property lending market is largely stable as a result of pressure on interest cover ratios (ICRs) and debt yields.

Global real estate consulting firm Knight Frank is reporting this week that in the first half of 2018 £5.6 billion ($7.2 billion USD) of international capital was invested in the London commercial real estate market. Hong Kong was second with £5 billion ($6.4B) and Paris third with £1.9 billion ($2.4B).

According to JLL, the vacancy rate of Moscow's office market continued to decline in Q2, 2018 amid low completions and rising take-up. The current vacancy, at 12.0%, is the lowest since Q3 2008. The decline began in Q3 2015 when it was 17%.

According to global real estate consultant JLL, Russia's commercial real estate investment volumes reached USD1.29bn in H1 2018, down 39% YoY from USD2.13bn in H1 2017, says JLL.

£765 million ($1.04 billion USD) of real estate transactions took place in the West End in the first quarter of 2018 compared to £2.13 billion ($2.89b USD) in Q1 2017 -- a 64 percent annual drop.

According to a new report JLL, despite trade tensions and elevated stock market volatility, investors are still seeking value in real estate with global investment in the first quarter of 2018 hitting the highest Q1 level in 10 years at $165 billion.

Investment volumes into the UK's specialist property sector have significantly increased to reach an unprecedented £17.7 billion, a 40% increase on last year, and will continue to increase.

According to JLL, Russia's real estate investments reached $728 million in Q1 2018, down 8% Year-over-Year from $792 million invested in Q1 2017.

According to the latest research from global property adviser Knight Frank, European commercial property investment hit €231.8 billion in 2017 after €80.7 billion was transacted in Q4, resulting in an 8.4 per cent increase on last year.

According to JLL, Moscow office take-up was recorded at 508,000 square meters in Q4 2017, a record high since the beginning of 2013.

According to global real estae consultant JLL, €2.3 billion ($2.8 billion USD) of Irish investment property traded during the year 2017.

This week global real estate consultant Knight Frank made its UK commercial real estate predictions for 2018.

The market with the most expensive premium office rent in the world is Central in Hong Kong (€323 per sq. ft) followed by New York's Midtown ($194 per sq. ft).

Global real estate consultant Knight Frank is reporting this week that office take-up in Milan is set to reach 330,000 square meter in 2017, making it the second strongest year on record.


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