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Last Updated September 25, 2018 9:05 AM ET

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£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.

Madrid's occupational market has seen a particularly buoyant period, with the first nine months of 2017 registering the strongest office occupier activity in a decade.

According to global property consultant Knight Frank, Prague was Central Eastern Europe's top performer for office investment in the first nine months of 2017, with a total of €746 million ($888 million USD) worth of assets transacted over this period.

According to JLL, industrial lease deals in Ireland during Q3, 2017 totaled 407,904 sq. ft across 33 deals. This is a decrease of 42% in the quarter, and a 55% decrease compared to Q3 2016.

Global real estate adviser Knight Frank's newly appointed European Capital Markets Board are optimistic for the future of the European real estate markets

According to a report by real estate consultant JLL and The Business of Cities, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul are among the seven most competitive cities in the world.

According to JLL, over $1.5 billion of Irish commercial properties have traded so far in 2017. While this is lower than 2016, last year was an exceptional year.

Office rents in London's skyscrapers are the highest in Europe as companies continue to pay a premium for space in the city's tallest buildings.

29 percent of real estate professionals are now feeling optimistic about UK's commercial real estate market.


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