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Last year saw the second highest level of student accommodation investment on record, with transactions reaching a total of £5.2bn.
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Investment in the UK hotel sector in 2019 reached £6bn, an increase of 26%, according to the report ‘UK Hotel Capital Markets: Investment Review 2020’, published by Knight Frank.
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Co-living has grown up and moved out of London – and a flurry of applications from developers across the country make efforts in the capital seem tame.
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Commercial real estate investment volumes in the UK dropped by 19% in 2019, reflecting investor caution amid political uncertainty.
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Europe is likely to attract a sizeable chunk of almost €100bn of new money ploughed into real estate in 2020 – a year in which investors are set to move up the risk curve in their ongoing hunt for returns.
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The largest real estate transaction using blockchain currency has been made, with investor BrickMark purchasing an office in Zurich, Switzerland, for CHF 130m (£103m).
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Cheung Chung-kiu in process of buying 45-room property overlooking Hyde Park
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Withdrawals from property funds fell sharply following the Conservative Party’s decisive victory in the general election last month.
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Investment from South Korea into Europe is expected to slow down in the first quarter of 2020 after it grew by 122% year-on-year in 2019 to €12.5bn (£10.6bn).
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Investment into London hotels could reach around £1.5bn in the first quarter of 2020, according to research from Savills.
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It was the sector that could do no wrong. Not any longer. Last week, Property Week broke the news that flexible workspace providers Campfire and Prospect Business Centres had closed sites in London due to fierce competition.
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The end of Help to Buy is fast approaching. It feels symbolic, reflecting the UK population’s shifting attitudes away from an occupier-owner model to that of private renter. From 18-year-olds heading to university through to retirees looking to downsize, the UK residential landscape is undergoing seismic change.
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UK house prices have fallen as sellers hold back ahead of the December 12 election.
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Two years since the introduction of permitted development rights (PDR), aimed at making it quicker and easier to convert light industrial units (class B1[C]) of less than 500 sq m (5,382 sq ft) into residential units (class C3), the scheme has not had anywhere near the take-up the government was hoping for.
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The real estate’s confidence in investor and developer finance from overseas has plummeted in the last six months in the face of global economic and political uncertainty.
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Student accommodation in Leeds had the highest annual rental growth among regional university cities during the academic year 2019/20, according to Knight Frank.
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Blackfriars Road in Southwark has joined the ranks of Mayfair and Chelsea by recording more £5m-plus sales than any other address in the country.
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The real estate industry is making slow progress in adopting enterprise-wide proptech strategies, according to the findings of KPMG’s third PropTech report
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It’s an exciting time to be in commercial real estate. Emerging technologies that leverage data, analytics and insights are beginning to transform the industry. In fact, now is a great time to be adopting the latest evolution of machine learning and AI, since it has already been battle-tested by other industries.
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Labour’s plans to introduce a right to buy scheme for private sector landlords would obliterate the PRS sector, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has warned.
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