Read full article: [France still top choice for overseas property investors]
France is still the number one choice for British people buying property abroad, according to the latest overseas property hot spots report compiled by Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist.
New shopping centre development in Europe is expected to increase by a quarter in 2012 to meet retailer demand for modern, high quality retail space, according to the latest research by global property advisor CBRE.
Germany and Russia as the top performing European real estate markets in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest commercial property surveys from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [Germany is top performing European commercial real estate market]
The deepening economic crisis in the Eurozone has had a negative impact on prime rents and yields in European commercial property markets with some seeing rents fall and yields soften.
Read full article: [European parliament approves new rules for house buyers on loans]
Proposed new rules to ensure that European house buyers are properly informed before taking on a mortgage have been approved by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
An increasing supply of good quality office property coming to the market and strong demand from investors meant that the office sector accounted for half of the European commercial property investment in the first quarter of 2012, according to the latest research by global property advisor CBRE.Read full article: [Office sector dominates European commercial property market at start of 2012]
Commercial property investment markets in Europe remained in the deep freeze in the opening quarter of 2012 with volumes 31% down on the previous quarter at €25.3 billion, according to the latest report from Cushman & Wakefield.Read full article: [European commercial property markets remain cool]
A shortage of debt finance is seen as the single biggest threat to the recovery of the property market in Europe in 2012, according to the latest research by global property adviser CBRE.Read full article: [Scarcity of debt is biggest threat to European property market]
A reduced pipeline and lack of available financing is likely to result in lower office vacancy levels across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), according to the latest research from global property adviser CBRE.Read full article: [CEE office markets likely to see a recovery in demand in 2012]
UK house price declines slowed during 2011 as the overall European housing market remained subdued, according to the new European Housing Review 2012 published today (28 February) by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Read full article: [UK house prices drop as the European market slows]
Commercial property markets in Europe struggled to keep pace with other parts of the world, as the effects of the global financial crisis continued to impact on investment and occupier markets, it is claimed.Read full article: [European commercial property loses ground on rest of the world]
Commercial property investment volumes rose by a better than expected 17.7% in the final quarter of 2011 to reach €36.8 billion, taking volumes for the year to €126.2 billion, 7.8% up on 2010, new figures show.Read full article: [Commercial property market volumes did better than expected in 2011]
Investment activity in the core Eastern Europe property markets of Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania increased in 2011, according to global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield.Read full article: [Eastern Europe property investment activity doubled in 2011, report shows]
A French based property company is developing the first real estate project in Europe that is aimed at people aged over 50 who want to live an active life while moving towards retirement.
Dubai office occupier activity has been buoyant in the third quarter of 2011 with the market seeing a significant upturn in lease enquires but the eurozone crisis has not damaged demand in Europe which is stable, according to the latest research from CBRE.
Despite on going financial concern across the euro zone region, Italian real estate investment has the potential to be a platform for growth in the medium term, according to Jones Lang LaSalle research.Read full article: [Outlook positive for Italian commercial real estate]
Argentina’s biggest real estate developer is to look for opportunities in crisis stricken Europe and keep expanding its business in the United States and Argentina, it has been announced.Read full article: [Argentina’s biggest developer looking to Europe for property investment]
A declining workforce population means that Europe is set to see a drop in demand for office space over the next few decades, according to the latest research from Colliers International.Read full article: [Demand for office property in Europe set to decline in next 20 years]
European retail real estate investment is up 38% quarter on quarter to €6.7 billion with demand for prime retail to remain relatively strong during the last quarter of the year, according to a new report.Read full article: [European retail real estate see strong investment]
Only 43% of European real estate investors report any increase in risk appetite since early 2011, compared to 46% globally, and 64% in Canada where investors show the biggest uplift in risk appetite, new research shows.Read full article: [Europeans most likely to invest more in real estate, survey shows]
Real estate investors in the euro zone should be demanding higher risk premiums to reflect the probability that individual countries will exit the currency bloc due to the sovereign debt crisis, even though a widespread break up is unlikely, according to analysts.Read full article: [Euro zone crisis adds to risk for real estate investors]
The majority of office markets in the EMEA region have reported flat rental growth in the first half of the year, according to the latest research from Colliers International.Read full article: [Most EMEA office markets see flat rental growth]
With the first falls of snow in the French Alps only a couple of months away developers and agents are reporting that demand, sales and prices are going up.
Renewed caution from occupiers had led to reduced activity across Europe’s main office markets, with the notable exception of Moscow, according to the latest EMEA Offices report from CB Richard Ellis.
Against a backdrop of continuing financial insecurity, Europe’s leading property valuation professionals have come together to support the regional launch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Valuer Registration Scheme.Read full article: [RICS launches Valuer Registration Scheme in continental Europe]
Prime office rents across Europe continued to grow modestly in the second quarter of 2011, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest European Office Clock reportRead full article: [Rent for prime office space in Europe creeping up]
European commercial property markets now offer better value to investors than they did in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest European all property DTZ Fair Value Index.Read full article: [European commercial property offers better value, index shows]
Wealthy European buyers, particularly from Germany, Norway and the Netherlands, have rediscovered their appetite for buying property, according to an international real estate search agency.Read full article: [Surge in wealthy European buyers looking for second homes]
Residential property prices in Bulgaria are continuing to fall although some data suggests that sales are rising as buyers seek bargain real estate deals.
Central and Eastern Europe’s office stock grew modestly during the first half of 2011, but development completions remain at the lowest level on record, according to the latest data from CB Richard Ellis.Read full article: [Commercial property activity in Central and Eastern Europe modest]
Parts of the Baltic are seeing mixed fortunes in their real estate markets with some countries and cities with property price increases and others where values are continue to fall.
Direct investment in retail real estate in Europe during the second quarter of 2011 reached €4.9 billion while total investment volumes for the year to date now stand at €13.6 billion, 34% up over the same period last year, according to figures from Jones Lang LaSalle.
Weakening demand is continuing to depress the residential property market in Portugal but prices are falling as a slower pace, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors/Ci Portuguese Housing Market Survey.
As interest grows in Eastern Europe commercial property markets the latest sector report from Jones Lang LaSalle shows that the Warsaw office market continues to see high levels of occupier demand.Read full article: [High level of demand for Warsaw office real estate, report shows]
A shortage of new shopping centres being built in Europe restricted the expansion plans of retailers in 2010, but an increase in the amount of space available in emerging markets next year is expected to put retailer growth back on track, according to new research.Read full article: [Shortage of new shopping centres in Europe, report suggests]