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.


US Commercial Real Estate Market becoming Overpriced claims Report

Posted on 22 August, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Real estate research firm Situs RERC has issued a report regarding the state of the US commercial real estate market, and the findings point towards the market becoming overpriced, particularly in the case of the leading markets. The report states that... Read More

Valad Europe acquires Dutch Office Portfolio

Posted on 20 August, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

The multi-let real estate investment manager, Valad Europe, has paid €56.1m (£39.8m) for seven Dutch office blocks. The portfolio was purchased for its recently launched Valad Netherlands Diversified Partnership (VNDP) and is the fund’s second... Read More

Atrium reports Profits fall as Russian Market remains “Challenging”

Posted on 17 August, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Industry News, Worldwide Property News

The ongoing instability in the Russian retail sector has led to Eastern Europe shopping centre owner and developer Atrium European Real Estate reporting lower profits and half-year earnings. Atrium Promenada (Warsaw, Poland) Commenting in an “ad hoc... Read More

M&G makes first Retail Acquisition in South Korea

Posted on 16 August, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

M&G Real Estate has made its first retail acquisition in South Korea by purchasing three assets at a combined value of US $230 million (£147.3m). The acquisition, which represents an average yield of 6.5 per cent, was managed by Singapore-based Erie... Read More

Sculpture Installation marks Key Milestone in Frankfurt Office Complex Refurbishment

Posted on 4 August, 2015 by Neil Bird under Worldwide Property News

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has completed a key milestone in the refurbishment of a Frankfurt office complex, with the installation of the first seven-metre-high ‘Joyful Wave’ sculpture, flowing over 25 metres through the courtyard between the die... Read More

Valad Europe lets 9,000 sq m of Warehouse Space at Hamburg Billbrook

Posted on 2 August, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Leading diversified real estate investment manager Valad Europe has leased a total of 9,480 sq m (102,000 sq ft) of warehouse space at Kolumbusstraße 16 in Hamburg Billbrook, on behalf of its Valad European Income Fund. International logistics firm... Read More

Take-up increases in German Office Market

Posted on 1 August, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Occupier activity has risen in the German office market with a total of 1,521,200 sq m of space taken up in the country’s seven top markets of Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart during the first half of 2015. This figure... Read More

INTERNOS Fund completes €33 million sale of Stockholm Office Building

Posted on 29 July, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

INTRENOS Global Investors has completed the €33.2 million (£23.5 million) sale of a Stockholm office building to Mengus Twelve AB on behalf of the EURO OFFICE 1 fund. The seven-storey property, located at Råsundavägen 18-20 (pictured) in the Solna... Read More

AEW Europe acquires first Dutch asset for LOGISTIS Fund

Posted on 28 July, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

One of Europe’s leading real estate investment managers has made its first Dutch investment. The deal will also allow AEW Europe to develop the warehouse site at Helmond. The purchase — made on behalf of AEW’s LOGISTIS fund — includes a group... Read More

AXA Real Estate adds German Shopping Centre to Euro-Retail Portfolio

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

Axa Real Estate Investment Managers has completed the acquisition of a 35 per cent stake in western Germany’s largest shopping centre. The €231m (£164m) deal is Axa’s third retail complex joint venture in less than a year. The purchase of the... 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.