Thursday 23 November 2017

Commercial & Industrial Property

Commercial & Industrial Property

Bangkok office occupancy rate hits 20-year high

Bangkok office occupancy rate hits 20-year high

CBRE, the international real estate consultancy, reported that despite rising rents and political unrest, office vacancy rates in Bangkok fell below 10 percent last year for the first tim...

03 Mar 2014

India faces office space glut

India faces office space glut

India’s slowing economy has left its big cities with excess office space, pushing up vacancy rates, freezing development and prompting some builders to convert commercial projects into ho...

09 Dec 2013

BNP Paribas bullish on UK commercial real estate

BNP Paribas bullish on UK commercial real estate

Strong rental growth is predicted to return in all sectors by 2016, according to forecasts from BNP Paribas Real Estate, with 2015 forecasted as the best year for total returns for both r...

25 Nov 2013

Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay shopping district commands the world’s highest retail rents

Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay shopping district commands the world’s highest retail rents

Property consultants Cushman & Wakefield report that rents for retail space in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay shopping district have passed the US$3,000 per square foot barrier to retain its po...

14 Nov 2013

Chinese insurance companies freed to buy overseas commercial real estate

Chinese insurance companies freed to buy overseas commercial real estate

CBRE, the global property consultant group, has reported that Chinese insurers could spend about $14.4 billion on overseas commercial real estate, aided by a stronger local currency and e...

25 Oct 2013

Real estate market in Egypt feels the affects of political unrest

Real estate market in Egypt feels the affects of political unrest

Reports from the Middle East suggest a flight by foreign companies from political unrest in Egypt threatens to drive up vacancy rates at offices and malls, and prompt international invest...

24 Oct 2013

Property mogul Wang Jianlin is China’s richest person

Property mogul Wang Jianlin is China’s richest person

Wang Jianlin, owner of China’s biggest commercial land developer, is the nation’s wealthiest person according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index which takes measure of the world’s wealth...

28 Aug 2013

The world’s biggest building opens in China

The world’s biggest building opens in China

Chengdu, China's fourth largest city may be 620 miles from the coast, but that hasn't stopped it having its own seaside – newly opened inside the biggest building in the world, reports th...

21 Aug 2013

Office rental costs skyrocket in Rangoon

Office rental costs skyrocket in Rangoon

The current rate of foreigners pouring in to Rangoon (Yangon) in Burma means that at least 8.7 million square feet (800,000 square meters) of office space is required, according to Yoma S...

01 Aug 2013

China’s self-made real estate mogul

China’s self-made real estate mogul

According to Forbes, Zhang Xin is worth $3.6 billion making her a celebrity in her native China, and one of the world’s 24 self-made female billionaires.

12 Jul 2013

Real estate investment in Africa planned to facilitate growing international demand

Real estate investment in Africa planned to facilitate growing international demand

Actis LLP, a private-equity company based in London, will spearhead investment of up to $1.5 billion in the African commercial property sector to meet rising demand from international com...

08 Jul 2013

Scotland’s residential and commercial property markets polarising

Scotland’s residential and commercial property markets polarising

Edinburgh-based consultancy, Ryden, has highlighted a growing trend for developers to target prime locations in Scotland at the expense of secondary towns which have largely been ignored ...

18 Jun 2013

Paris competing with London to attract wealthy Chinese investors

Paris competing with London to attract wealthy Chinese investors

According to the China Daily, after China Investment Corp bought Deutsche Bank's headquarters in London for a reported $403 million, Paris stepped up its efforts to lure Chinese investors...

04 Apr 2013

The heart of 5th Avenue shopping is heading to the south

The heart of 5th Avenue shopping is heading to the south

According to the New York Times there has been a surge of activity among retailers setting up shop on the famous 5th Avenue between 49th and 42nd Street.

30 Mar 2013

Thai Firm to Invest in California Real Estate

Thai Firm to Invest in California Real Estate

Land & Houses, a large Thai property development company, plans to invest in the Californian property market.

14 Feb 2013

Tax haven property markets thrive as government scrutiny at home grows

Tax haven property markets thrive as government scrutiny at home grows

A report by Reuters highlighted the growing numbers of accountants, banks and consultants signing lengthy office leases in Luxembourg and the Channel Islands as they flock to serve custom...

14 Feb 2013

Sale-and-Leaseback investments in the French Alps

Sale-and-Leaseback investments in the French Alps

Sale-and-leaseback deals provide an alternative way into the ski resort market, but there are drawbacks, according to Graham Norwood, writing for the Financial Times recently.

14 Feb 2013

Real estate as art

Real estate as art

An interesting article in the New York Times has compared the surge in prices of real estate in certain prime areas in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, isolated from the the nationwide co...

14 Feb 2013

Legal limitations of verbal contracts

Legal limitations of verbal contracts

Gary M. Singer, a board-certified real estate lawyer, reminds property buyers and sellers that, although most contracts can be either written or verbal, the "Statute of Frauds" is a rule ...

14 Feb 2013

High returns for Asian investors in European real estate debt

High returns for Asian investors in European real estate debt

The South China Morning Post reports that Asian buyers accounted for £1.7 billion worth of transactions in London's office investment market in 2011.

12 Feb 2013

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