Blog posts May 2021

Cities in China are reversing real estate curbs as cracks appear.

Several large Chinese cities have recently reversed their stance on the country's tight property buying restrictions. Their response comes as cracks in China's domestic market begin to emerge, posing a threat to the country's overall growth rate. Apartments

Over the last week, there has been a w…

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University housing development is being driven by the growing global student population.

Student housing was one of the highest performing sectors during the global economic crisis, according to a recent study from international real estate adviser Savills, and is quickly becoming a major asset class on the global stage. Apartment

While generated from short tenancies, purpose-built …

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In Q2, London received $5.7 billion in commercial investment, with 75% of it coming from overseas.

Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately-owned real estate services company, reported £3.38 billion in central London commercial property sales in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the overall investment in the first half of 2014 to £7.6 billion. For sale

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Since 2008, cross-border property investment in Asia has been at an all-time high.

The market is being driven by the rise of Asian institutional investors and fund managers. Ad hunters

According to CBRE, cross-border property investment in Asia accounted for 36% of total turnover year-to-date, up 36% quarter-on-quarter to $10.6 billion, the highest total since 2008.


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The Impact of the US Federal Reserve's Rate Hike on Asia's Property Markets has Been Revealed.

For the first time since 2006, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lifted interest rates in the United States this week. The 25-basis-point (bps) rise in the target federal funds rate was widely anticipated, so interest rates and real estate markets in Asia Pacific and the rest of the world sho…

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According to CTBUH, there are now 100 supertall skyscrapers in the world.

Following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City this week, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reported that the world now has 100 supertall (300-meter) skyscrapers. The construction of supertall buildings has increased at an alarming pace in recent years, indicating…

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The Most Expensive Office Markets in the World Have Been Revealed.

Hong Kong retains its title as the world's most expensive market. Sale in qatar | properties for Sale - property hunter

Despite the fact that rents are expected to decrease in 2019, Hong Kong will maintain its status as the world's most expensive office market, according to Knight Frank's latest…

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Commercial Real Estate Investment in Asia Pacific to Rise in 2019.

According to JLL, a global commercial real estate consultancy, Asia Pacific's total real estate transaction volumes are projected to increase by 5% in 2019, but the rate of growth will slow. Qatar for sale | Apartments for sale

Mr. Stuart Crow, Head of Capital Markets, JLL Asia Pacific, says, "A…

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Investors from all over the world are flocking to Asia Pacific property debt.

Real estate debt is rapidly cementing itself as an alternative investment class in Asia Pacific, according to new research from CBRE, as global investors explore new ways to deploy capital in this field. Sale in Qatar | Property Hunter Qatar | Apartments


Tightening lending conditions in so…

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Central Santiago real estate values have risen to their highest levels in nearly eight years.

Although the massive Costanera Center project in Santiago's gleaming financial district has gotten a lot of coverage in the press, the city center of Santiago has quietly become a key real estate market. عقارات قطر | عقارات | شقق للبيع

According to a market report cited in…

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Chilean businesses continue to invest in Peru's burgeoning retail sector.

Chilean companies are gradually entering Peru's booming retail market, a development that is expected to continue in the coming years. In line with this pattern, Chilean mall operator Plaza S.A. recently announced the opening of Santa Anita, its fourth mall in Peru, via the entity Mall Aventura Plaz…

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Chile's office sector has grown to become the third largest in Latin America as a result of economic growth.

Santiago will reportedly add approximately 658,000 square meters of Class A and AB office space to the commercial market over the next 18 months, the second largest planned office stock addition in Latin America, due to demand fuelled by Chile's continued economic growth and high levels of Foreign D…

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