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UK property fund returns hit their lowest level in 11 years during the quarter to the end of March, according to the MSCI/AREF UK Quarterly Property Fund Index.
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Asset managers raised more than €200bn (£175bn) in 2019 to invest in real estate – up 24% on the amount raised in 2018.
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Social distancing has thrown the whole concept of co-living into question.
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Real estate must prepare for its most painful recession yet, with the International Monetary Fund warning that the global economy is entering the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
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The UK hospitality sector could be facing a “bloodbath” unless urgent action is taken to support struggling businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic, advisers and operators have warned.
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Capital values fell by 3% across all UK commercial property in March, according to the latest CBRE Monthly Index.
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A survey of real estate lenders conducted at the end of January showed that very few foresaw the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
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The full extent of the shortfall in rent received by landlords as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic became clear this week.
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Intu has threatened to serve ’statutory demands’ to some tenants that have refused to pay their quarterly rent.
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Jefferies analyst Mike Prew has upgraded a raft of real estate stocks to ‘buy’ and predicted a wave of M&A activity in the listed property sector.
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Retirement living operators are calling on the government to classify any move into retirement housing as a ‘critical home move’ as sales and lettings in the sector dwindle to nothing following the government’s advice last week to put all but critical moves on hold.
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SoftBank has walked away from buying $3bn (£2.4bn) of WeWork stock.
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The heads of more than 30 flexible workspace businesses have written to chancellor Rishi Sunak warning “hundreds” of operators could go under because of declining membership in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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The Covid-19 outbreak will drive over 5m sq ft of industrial and logistics requirements, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s (LSH’s) latest industrial and logistics report.
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Cognitive buildings are increasingly commonplace thanks to the development of technologies that are delivering greater levels of operational control.
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Two property funds have become the first to “gate” as a result of the wild market swings caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
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When the West Midlands town of Bromsgrove was ranked the 7th best place to start a company in the UK in 2019, eyebrows were raised. Ranking above major cities including Edinburgh, experts quickly warned that “zombie companies” could have artificially inflated the results of Companies House data compiled by The Centre for Entrepreneurs research. But the horse had well and truly bolted. Headlines such as ‘welcome to Bromsgrove, the start-up hub’ were already out there and so a movement began. A movement that sparked a fresh focus on the UK’s most techy towns. Here are five of Britain’s most unexpected tech hubs that prove you don’t need to live and work in a major city to be part of the digital revolution.
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Coronavirus could end up having a much bigger impact on the property industry than just the postponement of Mipim.
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Noteholders in a CMBS dating back to before the financial crisis have cut their losses and agreed to a £120m sale of the underlying properties.
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Knight Frank, Grosvenor and Landsec are among the major firms pulling out of this year’s MIPIM conference, in response to the growing number of global coronavirus cases.
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