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.

New Albanian Real Estate Site Launched



For those interested in investigating property in Albania, a new website has just launched to reveal a network of local professionals and property search capabilities.

Majority of Commercial Property Loans in Europe Goes Unpaid



The majority of European commercial property loans that were part of secularization deals structured before the subprime crisis and which have since reached maturity in 2012 remain unpaid. Data from Fitch Ratings shows that the over 70% unpaid loans are the result of difficulties that both issuers and investors are facing.

World Real Estate Portals: Part I



In the United States relying on Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, or a maze of cookie cutter agency sites like Coldwell Banker or Century 21, the search for online property is pretty much a pat operation. At least for now, that is. Looking around the world for property is a whole different ballgame though.

Allianz and Others Looks to Expand Portfolio Possibilities



In investment news from Europe, retail property looks like the next boom territory for investors on the continent. According to a recent Jones Lang LaSalle survey, retail investment in 2010 accounted for at least 28 percent of the total commercial property sector. And, Allianz Real Estate, a unit of German insurer Allianz SE, is actually broadcasting they intend investing €11 billion more.

Spain’s Cajas Have $137 Billion in Potentially Bad Loans



In news from Spain, total exposure of Spanish savings banks to real estate and building now amounts to 217 billion euros, and of that 100 billion euros are seen as problematic, the Bank of Spain reported yesterday.

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