Accessing Real Estate Returns in Europe

In an investment world being driven by QE and competition between currency blocks, and an uncertain picture for global economic growth we continue to see increasing real asset weightings.  Real estate and the different ways of accessing it as an investment asset class are front of stage. In a recent seminar hosted by CBRE I

The Rise and Rise of European Industrial Real Estate

2014 marked a watershed moment for the European industrial sector, with . This was driven by a combination of: an unprecedented weight of equity seeking to enter commercial real estate, the high yielding returns on offer with industrial property, relative to all other asset classes, and a growing understanding of the sector and it’s key

Andrew Phipps & John Welham talk to PropertyEU

Andrew Phipps, CBRE EMEA’s Head of Retail Research speaks to PropertyEU at their recent Nordics Investment Briefing. Andrew

European Rate Expectations Rise & Fall But CRE Pushes Ahead

All eyes have been on the budget and the run up to the UK General Election over the last few weeks but the real action has been with the debt markets. The budget did not deliver that much that was of obvious significance although the experiments with business rates announced for Greater Manchester and Cambridge

Slick Money on Hotels

Hotels are one of the emerging real estate classes nudging their way into the mainstream with generous year

BoK Rate Cut to Boost Resi?

South Korea’s export-driven economy has struggled in recent months, with the electronics, automobile and machinery sectors particularly hard hit. The Bank of Korea (BoK) on March 12 lowered base interest rates by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 1.75%. The BoK lowered rates twice in 2014 but has taken further action in an

From Opportunistic to Core

The Irish commercial real estate market has been firmly in the midst of a remarkable recovery over the last two years boosted in no small part by improving domestic economic conditions. Following the country’s most severe property crash that saw values decline by up to 60% peak-to-trough, the Irish CRE market has experienced a remarkable

Go Wildcats!

For many, the magic of the NCAA college basketball tournament comes just after filling out your bracket and

The Evolution and Acceleration of Asian Capital

Asian investors continue to step up their investment activity in the global real estate market, with data from CBRE

Opportunities in Office Investments – Go Where the Capital Isn’t

2014 demonstrated that capital is available in abundance from all buyer groups and for all product types. Where is this capital coming from and where is it focused? According to Real Capital Analytics, in 2014 capital was everywhere, buying everything. In 2014, sales volume for all product types in the United States totaled $423.3 billion, a 17% increase from the year