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.


Cromwell completes Canberra Office acquisition

Posted on 26 July, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

Cromwell Funds Management has completed a second major acquisition on behalf of the Cromwell Direct Property Fund, with the purchase of a six-storey, Grade A office building in the Canberra for the sum of $16.8 million. The property is situated at 64... Read More

US Casino Operators betting on Development following Economic Recovery

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Developments, Worldwide Property News

Now that the US economy has picked up following the global recession, casino development is once again on a roll. Several projects are under construction or in the pipeline across the country with a view cashing in on increased confidence. In Las... Read More

Hines and PPF acquire Moscow Metropolis assets

Posted on 25 July, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

The Hines Russia & Poland Fund (HPRF) and PPF Real Estate Holding B.V. have announced that they have jointly acquired the Metropolis Office Buildings I and III in Moscow. With this new acquisition, the partners own more than 56,000 leasable square... Read More

Uniqlo to open first French Riviera store at Polygone Riviera

Posted on 24 July, 2015 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments, Worldwide Property News

Renowned Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo has selected Polygone Riviera - the 750,000 sq ft shopping and lifestyle destination currently being developed in a joint venture between Unibail-Rodamco and Socri - as the location of its first store on the French... Read More

AXA Real Estate completes acquisition of Milan Office Building

Posted on 18 July, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Torre Beta office building in Milan for approximately €30 million (£21 million). The property was purchased from a fund managed by UBS Real... Read More

Benson Elliot agrees €80 million sale of Landmark Barcelona Office Development

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets, Uncategorised, Worldwide Property News

UK-based private equity fund manager Benson Elliot has agreed the €80 million (£55.7 million) sale of its landmark Cornerstone office development in Poblenou, Barcelona to a fund managed and advised by UBS Global Asset Management’s Global Real Estate... Read More

Delin Capital adds to European Logistics Portfolio with second Amsterdam acquisition

Posted on 17 July, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

Acting on behalf of clients, Delin Capital Asset Management (DCAM) has acquired a high specification warehouse in Amsterdam via a sale and leaseback transaction with fashion brand G-Star Raw. The 37,000 sq m (398,000 sq ft) facility was built by G-Star... Read More

Double Dutch as Henley acquires Second Rotterdam Asset

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

Henley360 — a property investment fund managed by one of the UK’s fastest growing private real estate companies — has paid €8.65m (£6.41m) for a Rotterdam business park. The deal is the fund’s third acquisition on mainland Europe since its launch... Read More

Madison International completes Sale of Frankfurt Landmark

Posted on 16 July, 2015 by Neil Bird under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

Madison International Realty has announced that it has sold its stake in Frankfurt’s Trianon Office Tower in a €540 million (£377 million) deal with New York based NorthStar Realty. Madison acquired a stake in the landmark skyscraper (pictured... Read More

Joint Initiative launches Brooklyn Navy Yard scheme

Posted on 11 July, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Developments, Worldwide Property News

A joint initiative involving Boston Properties, Rudin Development and WeWork is developing a new 675,000 sq ft scheme in Brooklyn Navy Yard, designed to meet the demand from the emerging creative and tech sectors. The $380 million project is being carried out... 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.