Spain’s Bright Shining Hope; Amid the Worst Despair Ever Known



If where you live has been hit hard by the recessive economy, just think about people in Spain for a spell. People there are preparing for yet another recession as six million Spaniards sit out of work with not even a ray of hope in sight. Accordingly, the property market in Spain is absolutely saturated with supply, and little or no demand.

PwC Europe Report Shows “Circle the Wagons” Strategies



As we reported the other day, the European investment market is now headed into a period of very conservative moves. With German cities now dominating investment, especially in commercial, certainly some funds seem likely to dry up for the rest of Europe.

The Reality of CEE Growth and Investment for 2013



Turning to real estate news from Central and Eastern Europe, this week Austria’s CA Immo announced a sharpening of the company focus. With rapid growth across markets in Central and Eastern Europe these past couple of years, the company says it will concentrate on “existing core markets and the offices asset class.” Is this player’s refocus a sign of things to come for European investment?

World Regional Markets Claw Their Way Back



A recent report by the world’s real estate investment councils, Jones Lang LaSalle shows several world markets clearly climbing out of the economic crisis. Where real estate foreign direct investment is concerned, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa lead the way in confident growth. Using Turkey and Poland as examples from Eastern Europe, it also seems clear non-traditional real estate markets will see their share of investor confidence this year too.

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