International Property Trends

Direct commercial property transaction volumes reach US $75bn in Q1 2012

Preliminary direct commercial property transaction volume figures released by Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets Research demonstrated a subdued first quarter of 2012, with recorded volumes down compared to the same period in 2011. ... Full story

The Early Phase of Real Estate Recovery

U.S - We consider real estate to be in the early phase of a cyclical recovery. After a hiring slump in mid-2011, the job market has begun to show signs of strength, as the unemployment rate continued declining in the first quarter of 2012. ... Full story

Moscow becomes number six city for commercial property investment

Moscow has overtaken Berlin in Western Europe as the number six city in Europe for property investment. ... Full story

Is the Retail Recovery Finally Here?

U.S. - In November 2010 we noted that retail fundamentals for neighborhood and community centers showed signs of bottoming, but that slow economic growth would continue, prompting vacancies to rise. ... Full story

Asia preferred by investors in non-listed real estate funds

Investors in non-listed real estate vehicles will allocate more to funds in Asia than to funds in Europe, according to a comparison of the two markets carried out by INREV. ... Full story

Great Opportunity Exists for Non-Institutional Buyers in Hotel Sector

While REITs and many private equity buyers remain quiet, opportunities exist for other investors to take advantage of a lodging market ripe with promise. ... Full story

Equity REITs Off to a Running Start in 2012

“2012 may be a pivotal year for the Outlook of U.S. Equity REITs, for better or worse.” Fitch Ratings said this at the start of this year. If the first three months are any indication, equity REITs are certainly in for a markedly better 2012. ... Full story

Amsterdam is hot spot for hotel investment

International real estate advisor Savills expects Amsterdam to be a hot spot for hotel investment in 2012 as a number of new hotels from budget to luxury open in the Dutch capital. ... Full story

Multi-Family looks to be the Investment vehicle of the future

U.S - It’s no secret that investors are jumping into the multi-family market. In fact, some institutional investors are snapping up portfolios of single-family homes with the intent of converting them into a portfolio of rental properties. ... Full story

Real estate investment thriving in Czech Republic despite increased cost of financing

Acquisitions on the domestic investment market are closely linked with the liquidity offered in the financial markets and relative costs of capital. ... Full story

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