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Revenue in the West End office investment market soared 35% to £348.7m last month. Of the deals in May, seven were for transactions over £10m, according to research from Strutt & Parker
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International buyers now account for almost three-quarters of new home sales in prime London. According to a Savills report, World in London, 74% of new-build sales in prime locations are to international buyers, but at least half are transacted to UK-based international buyers.
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Turnover in the West End and City office investment market is set to drop by the end of the month. Jones Lang LaSalle has forecast that West End revenue will fall to just under £2bn for the first half of 2013 - a 26% slip on sales in the first half of 2012.
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The shortage of prime property is tightening yields, with the market approaching a tipping point, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
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Five of the UK's major banks could turn to further real estate loan sales to plug a £27.1bn hole in their balance sheets.
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Prime central London house prices have soared nearly 60% during Mervyn King's 10-year reign as governor of the Bank of England.
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The average size of London office deals is set to rocket by 57% this quarter, according to figures from EGi's research team.
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CBRE has hailed the “largest development surge in a generation” as new shopping-centre schemes are restarted following a freeze.
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The mounting sums raised by debt funds will never replace the retrenching banks, with a ¬market-wide deleveraging likely to result, a panel of alternative investors told the British Property Federation conference this week.
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UK commercial property values grew in May for the first time since 2011. The 0.01% growth last month was driven by improvements in the office and industrial sectors, with industrial property values returning to growth for the first time in two years.
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Demand for housing in London will outstrip supply by 48% over the coming decade. According to Knight Frank's report, London Calling - London Residential Development Report 2013, household growth in London is expected to be much greater than previously anticipated.
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An influx of technology businesses is reshaping the City as foreign investors pour billions of pounds into the UK.
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Suddenly, it seems, borrowing has ceased to be a problem. New lenders are tripping over each other to offer terms, and there could be a lending surplus within 12 months.
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Europe's real estate debt funding gap has shrunk by 42%, from $86bn (£56bn) to $50bn in the past six months as banks continue to deleverage and new lenders enter the market, according to the latest research from DTZ.
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The alternative sector will be seen as core within the next 10 years, with healthcare, retirement living, leisure and pubs offering the biggest opportunities.
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Ukrainians have been the biggest buyers in the London property market in recent years, reports The Independent.
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Big pub companies will convert to REITs if the government breaks the beer tie, The Mail on Sunday reports.
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Average house prices in London’s Kensington and Chelsea have jumped 9.8% in the past year to £1.24m.
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Profit-taking has hit property developers’ shares in reaction to recent increases in sovereign bond yields.
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Institutions are planning to boost their investment in alternative assets, including real estate, in 2013, according to a new study by investment manager AMP Capital.
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