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World's Ultra Wealthy Prefer Commercial Property Investments Over Bonds and Equities

World's Ultra Wealthy Prefer Commercial Property Investments Over Bonds and Equities

According to global property consultant Knight Frank's latest Wealth Report 2020 reveals that private capital was responsible for $333 billion of all commercial real estate purchases in 2019, a 5% rise on the previous year. Read More »


Foreign Investment in U.S. Net-Lease Assets Help Drive Record Year in 2019

Foreign Investment in U.S. Net-Lease Assets Help Drive Record Year in 2019

U.S. net-lease investment reached record highs in 2019, with investors increasingly attracted to opportunities in high-growth secondary and tertiary markets. Read More »

Global Commercial Investment Dips 2 Percent Annually in 2019

Global Commercial Investment Dips 2 Percent Annually in 2019

International property consultant CBRE is reporting this week that global commercial real estate investment volume in Q4 of 2019, including entity-level deals, was nearly level (-0.5%) with Q4 2018, while full-year volume fell by 2% from 2018. Read More »

Global Home Price Growth Slows to a 6-Year Low in Q3

Global Home Price Growth Slows to a 6-Year Low in Q3

According to global real estate consultant Knight Frank, home prices across 56 countries and territories worldwide are rising at an annual rate of 3.7% on average. This marks the index's slowest rate of growth for over six years. Read More »


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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

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Australia Property News

With capital growth in most prime residential markets around the world shrinking in 2019, the global economic landscape looks markedly different from that a year ago.

According to Knight Frank's latest Australian Prime Waterfront Index, prime absolute waterfront properties in Australia are worth up to 63% more than their inland counterparts on average.

According to new report from CBRE, global commercial real estate investment volume, including entity-level deals, rose by 7% quarter-over-quarter but fell by 2% year-over-year in Q3 2019.

According to Knight Frank's latest research, across the major Australian cities, development sites suitable for high-density continue to be the overall preferred option for developers.

According to the latest research from Knight Frank, office space in North Sydney is in high demand from an increasingly wide range of tenants due to its strategic location, relative affordability and access to transport.

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting this week that after a bumpy 2018, investment in global commercial real estate cooled in the first half of 2019 with year-on-year volumes dropping by 9% to $341 billion.

According to commercial real estate advisor CBRE, global commercial real estate investment volume increased from Q1 2019 across all regions but overall fell by 7.5% year-over-year in Q2 2019

Co-living market is taking off in Asia Pacific as more people migrate to cities for jobs or education opportunities. This is opening up new opportunities for real estate developers and investors around the region.

In 2018, flexible workspace centre supply in Kuala Lumpur grew by 36%, making it the fastest growing key city in the APAC region, outpacing fast-growing markets in Gurugram, Chennai, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore.

Australia's industrial and office sectors are set to experience the double-digit returns in 2019, making them forecast to be the highest performing asset classes.

Thirty one percent of Australian development sites in 2018 were bought by Chinese developers who purchased $1.3 billion worth of Australian residential development sites in 2018. This figure was down from $2.02 billion in 2017, or one-third of all site sales.

According to Knight Frank's latest Global Outlook Report, Hong Kong will retain its title as the world's most expensive office market despite rents being forecast to decrease in 2019.

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 CBRE, recentralization and a flight to quality are helping to drive an uptick in Brisbane's prime CBD office market, underpinned by record levels of investment in new development projects.

According to new research by CBRE, real estate debt in Asia Pacific is increasingly cementing itself as an alternative investment class as global investors seek new opportunities to deploy capital into this sector.

JLL is reporting this week that Asia Pacific's mature economies such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have a significant opportunity to advance real estate transparency through proptech adoption.

Major metropolitan office markets across the globe are seeing a significant increase in the adoption of "green" building certification programs.

According to new research from JLL, property technology - or PropTech - start-ups in Asia Pacific are outpacing their counterparts in Europe and the United States with 179 of them raising around $4.8 billion in funding since 2013.


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