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JPMorgan heads up deal to form €10bn property group

JPMorgan heads up deal to form €10bn property group

Real estate investment trust Colonial has made an offer to buy out rival Axiare Investment bankers at JPMorgan are leading on a takeover that will create a Spanish property investment firm with €10bn in assets under management, in one of the country’s largest real estate deals this year. The Wall Street bank has been named […]

New wave of Asian buyers to rival Arabs in London luxury property market

New wave of Asian buyers to rival Arabs in London luxury property market

LONDON: The high-end property market in London is likely to see a “dramatic” increase in buyers from Asia over the next decade, potentially rivaling more traditional investors from the Middle East, according to a luxury developer. “Our bread-and-butter clients have been from London and the Middle East in the recent years … however I think […]

Middle East investment is pouring into London’s skyline despite Brexit headwinds

Middle East investment is pouring into London’s skyline despite Brexit headwinds

London remains the top city destination for Middle Eastern property investment, says CBRE. Oil-rich sovereign wealth funds remain the main source of capital for investments from the Middle East, representing $5.4 billion of outbound investment from the region. International investors purchasing commercial property in London appear to have been largely undeterred by the Brexit vote. […]

Children’s education drives Chinese demand for UK property

Children’s education drives Chinese demand for UK property

Post-Brexit decline in Sterling has also increased Chinese buyers’ appetite Chinese parents keen on a British education for their children are buying residential property in the UK in greater numbers, despite Beijing’s tightening control on capital outflows, real estate agents say. Chinese buyers now account for about 20 per cent of new residential property transactions […]

Could London’s Savoy become Saudi Arabian government property? Billionaire hotel owner among dozens arrested in anti-corruption crackdown

Could London’s Savoy become Saudi Arabian government property? Billionaire hotel owner among dozens arrested in anti-corruption crackdown

Riyadh threatens to seize assets tied up in the alleged fraud According to local reports, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is one of the men arrested He owns London’s Savoy and has shares in Twitter, Apple and Time Warner Crown Prince Salman formed the anti-corruption commission by royal decree Eleven princes and 38 government ministers have are […]

New luxury houses drive St Johns Wood and Hampstead up London’s top ten address list

New luxury houses drive St Johns Wood and Hampstead up London’s top ten address list

New luxury developments, especially prime family houses, have increased the supply and sales levels of ultra-prime housing in both St John’s Wood and Hampstead, according to new research. The report conducted by north London estate agents Aston Chase, used sales data from property data source Lonres, and looks at sales records and local market intelligence, […]

New Zealand wants to ban rich foreign homebuyers. Labour, take note

New Zealand wants to ban rich foreign homebuyers. Labour, take note

Remember that first thrill of a Labour government arriving in office, armed with radical policies that eons of Conservative governments had always labelled impossible? Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s new prime minister, has just announced a ban on selling properties to foreigners. New Zealand has become a safe haven for the world’s hyper-rich, scared that Donald Trump will start […]

Investor and occupier demand for commercial property edges up in UK

Investor and occupier demand for commercial property edges up in UK

Both investor and occupier demand in the UK’s commercial property market edged up during the third quarter of 2017 but there is more caution around the central London market, the latest analysis report shows. There is also significant difference between sectors with industrial clearly outperforming the others and retail the weakest, according to the commercial […]