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Property Funds and Finance | Europe


According to global property advisor CBRE, strong international investor appetite for logistics real estate fuelled by e-commerce growth and demand for last-mile logistics, combined with an abundance of institutional capital in the global market, is driving increased investment in the sector that is expected to continue in 2018.


According to Knight Frank, 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, reaching 359,000 square meters.


New York tops the overall ultra-high net worth ‘’footprint,” says Wealth X


New York, London and Dallas are World's Most 'Liquid' Markets in 2017


It's turning out that 2017 is becoming a very good year for Spain's property market, as JLL is now forecasting this year will be the eighth consecutive year of foreign buyer property growth.


Ten years after risky mortgages helped spark a global financial crisis, lenders and policymakers have lost none of their talent for helping people make big-ticket purchases they couldn’t otherwise afford.


Inexperienced, yield-hungry French retail investors are pouring money into real estate funds, pushing up prices for the best European commercial properties to unsustainable levels, according to Fidelity International Ltd.


According to global real estate consultant JLL, over €770 million of Irish property was traded in the first 6 months of 2017


Home values in London rose at the lowest rate in five years as affordability issues and uncertainty surrounding Brexit damped demand.


Chinese nationals have taken almost half of the investment licenses the country has granted to foreign investors over the past four years through its “Golden Visa Program.”


On the heels of a failed snap election in an effort to build a bigger majority and a personal mandate, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, now faces the though job of trying to forge a coalition deal to stay in power.


Following a strong end to 2016, European commercial property investment volumes eased to €44.2 billion in Q1 2017, an 8.3% decrease compared with the corresponding quarter of 2016.


European commercial real estate investment activity in 2016 was the third highest on record, according to Savills, who recorded total transaction volumes at €207bn. 


According to global property firm JLL, the depreciation of the pound, coupled with a slight drop in capital values, has led UK commercial real estate to be discounted by 16% on average by overseas capital.


Edinburgh has broken into the world's top five cities within a global property investment index thanks to its increasing appeal among the international investment community.


London has been ranked as the most attractive European city for real estate investment for the sixth consecutive year, according to CBRE’s annual Investor Intentions Survey being launched at MIPIM 2017.


According to Knight Frank's recently released Wealth Report 2017, there is a change in ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI) property investment patterns, driven by political uncertainty, cooling measures and barriers affect traditional markets.


London property prices rebounded to an all-time high this month, boosted by areas on the periphery of the U.K. capital, according to Rightmove Plc.


•Global ultra-wealthy population grows in 2016, despite political and economic uncertainty

•Sydney and Melbourne see highest net inflows of HNWIs globally; Perth is 8th on the global list

•Across the globe, Australasia sees strongest regional growth in UHNWIs 2015-2016 at 11%

•Sydney and Melbourne both projected to see 70% more UHNWIs over the next 10 years


Germany was Europe's biggest market for commercial real estate investment in 2016, a year of mixed performances across the continent