Worldwide Property News


While our primary focus is the UK commercial property market we will occasionally carry international stories. In the Worldwide News category you can read articles exploring global market developments or looking at a particular overseas commercial property story that has caught our attention.


Chinese Government Agencies to Restrict Foreign Property Investment

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Posted on 20 February, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy, Worldwide Property News

Foreign property investments by Chinese companies have come to a complete halt, with a drop of 84% in January 2017, as China capital controllers look to re-establish the flow of foreign buys. Chinese regulators have imposed a series of restrictions on... Read More

Revealed: The Abraj Kudai

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Posted on 9 January, 2017 by admin under Commercial Developments, Worldwide Property News

The Abraj Kudai, set to be completed in 2017, will become the largest hotel in the world with 10,000 rooms to made available to the public. The building will be located two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts 2 million Muslims... Read More

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets acquires Prime Toulouse Retail Property

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Posted on 18 October, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has completed the acquisition of a prime retail property in Toulouse from a fund managed by Grosvenor Fund Management. The purchase was made through AXA REIM SGP, manager of AXA Selectiv‘ Immo. The 800 sq m... Read More

AXA Investment Managers completes Acquisition of Milan Office Complex

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Posted on 14 October, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets has completed the acquisition of a centrally located office complex in Milan, Italy. The leading real estate portfolio and asset manager acquired Via Battistotti Sassi, 11, for a total of €33.5 million (£25... Read More

Peakside adds Mixed Use Berlin Asset to Fund Portfolio

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Posted on 13 October, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

Specialist European real estate private equity firm, Peakside Capital, has acquired a mixed-use property in Berlin for an undisclosed sum. The purchase, on behalf of its Peakside Real Estate Fund II (PREF II), is its first asset in the German... Read More

Reiss to open First French Store at Polygone Riviera

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Posted on by Neil Bird under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

Europe’s largest listed commercial property company Unibail-Rodamco, and joint venture partners Socri, have announced that British fashion brand Reiss is to open its first stand-alone store in France at their new shopping destination Polygone Riviera at... Read More

IKEA Centres Russia Shows New Moscow Shopping Centre at Expo

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Posted on 7 October, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky under Worldwide Property News

The largest shopping centre operator in Russia and part of the IKEA Group, IKEA Centres Russia, will be taking part in the EXPO REAL event for the first time, to present a major 230,000 sqm flagship MEGA Mytischi shopping centre in Moscow and show the great... Read More

Rockspring and Générale Continentale complete sale of Paris Office Complex

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Posted on 29 September, 2015 by Neil Bird under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

Rockspring Property Investment Managers and joint venture partner Générale Continentale Investissements (CGI) have completed the sale of Eden Monceau, a 6,400 sq m (69,000 sq ft) prime central Paris office complex, to REAL I.S. The sale follows the recent... Read More

Unibail-Rodamco Unveils Plans to Transform Prague Retail Destination

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Posted on 26 September, 2015 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments, Worldwide Property News

Unibail-Rodamco, Europe’s leading listed commercial property company, has unveiled plans for what is described as one of the largest developments in Central Europe this year. The scheme will increase the size of established Prague shopping centre... Read More

Law Firm signs Biggest Letting Agreement at Urban Escape Stockholm

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Posted on 24 September, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments, Worldwide Property News

Nordic law firm Roschier has signed a leasing deal to occupy 43,000 sq ft of a Stockholm regeneration project — making it the largest letting secured by AMF Fastigheter for its flagship mixed-use scheme. The signing will allow Roschier to move from... Read More

Learn more about our Worldwide Property category

The ups and downs of the international commercial property market are closely related to the global economy. However the picture is not always uniform. While demand can be low in one country it can outstrip supply in another.

In this category we report on these trends and the outlook for the occupier and investment markets in Europe, the Far East and elsewhere. We also cover individual commercial property stories from around the world.

These might be articles looking at office developments in global financial centres like New York, Paris and Frankfurt. Equally they could focus on worldwide retail, industrial or leisure developments. You will also find related human interest stories in this category.