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China is set to pass legislation that will allow it to sweep away home owners to make way for new developments.
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The industrial sector has posted capital value growth after four months of decline but offices continue to stagnate, according to the latest CBRE monthly index.
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One in three UK companies is preparing to cut jobs by the end of September.
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Property trade bodies have rallied to urge the government to stump up £1.75bn to pay 50% of unpaid rents across the hardest hit sectors to avoid a “rent crisis”.
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The economy will officially enter recession this week.
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Office lettings in London dropped off 57% in the second quarter of this year compared to the previous quarter, according to research by DeVono Cresa.
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The construction industry has recorded its strongest monthly rise in activity in nearly five years.
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If the global outbreak of Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s that people need communities.
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Industry experts have criticised a regulatory proposal that would require investors to give six months’ notice before withdrawing their investments from open-ended property funds.
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Investors are showing renewed appetite for UK residential REITs, according to new data from the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).
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Film and TV production studios are not usually viewed as a key focus for property investment, but the intensifying race for studio space after lockdown could signal their time to finally steal the spotlight.
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Just over a quarter of FTSE real estate companies have issued profit warnings during the first six months of the year, according to EY’s latest Profit Warnings Report.
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Deteriorating relations between China and the UK have stoked fears that Chinese investors will pull the plug on UK property investment and office deals.
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A new homes ombudsman with powers to fine or ban developers for substandard work is expected to come into force at the start of next year.
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The number of profit warnings issued by listed real estate companies rose fivefold in the first half of 2020 compared to last year, as Covid-19 forced investors and REITs to reassess their forecasts.
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COMMENT: The office sector is facing an “evolve or die” moment as it, like other sectors, faces unseen levels of disruption owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Investors are looking to put the breaks on pumping cash into proptech deals over the next 12 months, while start-ups are bracing themselves for a harder fundraising climate, new research shows.
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In recent months, the impact of Covid-19 has been acutely felt by the retail sector, an asset class that was already facing significant challenges before the global pandemic.
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Around 6,500 homes have been identified as at risk of closure in the next five years, equivalent to 140,000 beds, according to new research by Knight Frank.
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COMMENT Depending on your point of view, the present is either a challenging time for commercial real estate, or an exciting one. The entire sector has been upended, as the world questions if offices are even necessary anymore. On the other hand, this turbulence presents an opportunity for the sector to reinvent itself and delivers opportunities for growth that simply can’t be matched by working-from-home.
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