Tag: Commercial Property Investment

Property Experts voice fears over Bubble in Commercial Market

Posted on 15 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

With global commercial property transactions reported to be at record levels, many industry experts are now concerned that the current frenzy of investment will lead to a “bubble” if prices continue to rise. According to the annual survey of... Read More

Rockspring acquires Two South West Shopping Centres

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets

Rockspring has purchased one of Taunton’s most popular shopping centres in a deal worth £27.55 million, reflecting an initial yield of roughly 6.65 per cent per annum. The acquisition comes hot on the heels of another shopping centre purchase in the South... Read More

UK Property Investors turn to Regional Markets as Foreign Capital floods London

Posted on 13 January, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

As the London commercial property market reaches boiling point many foreign investors are buying privately to avoid competitive bidding or funding the construction of office blocks from scratch — forcing British investors to make their money from regional... Read More

Investment in Retail Centres and London Shops hits Ten-Year High

Posted on 8 January, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

Investment in UK retail centres and central London shops hit a 10-year high last year, according to research by property agent Savills. Bouncing back to well above pre-recession levels, around £6.8bn worth of shopping centre transactions were... Read More

Third Year of Double Digit Returns forecast for UK Commercial Property

Posted on 7 January, 2015 by Neil Bird under Industry News

A third consecutive year of double digit returns from UK commercial property assets is expected in 2015, according to investment strategists at Morningstar OBSR. Last year the IPD UK All Properties Index recorded returns of 17.5 per cent, following a... Read More

Kennedy Wilson swoops on £503m of UK Property Assets

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

An American investment company had paid out £503m to scoop up a portfolio of distressed British commercial properties from multiple receivers. The London Stock Exchange-listed Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate purchased the sites from receivers... Read More

Irish Hotel Market Momentum set to continue in 2015

Posted on 31 December, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

Confirmation that the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) is about to sell its final batch of hotel portfolios has prompted one Irish property expert to predict that 2015 will see hotel values reach a pre-recession high. "Hotel trading and the... Read More

Chinese Commercial Property Transaction Values at a Three-year Low

Posted on 22 December, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

In the first 11 months of this year, the transaction value of commercial properties in China fell to a three-year low. Yung Ching Realty Group has attributed the decline to a move by several life insurers to focus on overseas property markets. Yung Ching,... Read More

US Asset Values not expected to peak until 2016 says CPE Survey

Posted on 16 December, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

The results of the latest CPE 100 Quarterly Sentiment Survey point to 2016 as being a peak year for the US market. Close to half of the group of industry leaders surveyed (46%) said that asset values and transaction volume across property types have... Read More

Five-Star Hotel Plan for Churchill’s Historic War Office

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) — which owns and manages the British military infrastructure — has sold the Old War Office where Sir Winston Churchill worked during World War II for an undisclosed sum. When the sell-off was first announced... Read More