CIH Report Shows Young People Locked Out of UK Housing Market



A report from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)shows how ownership amongst young people in England has dropped by a third during the past two decades. In 1992 67% of people aged between 25 and 34 owned their own home, compared to just 43% in 2012.

Moor Park Capital Reopens Sale & Leaseback Market



Moor Park Capital Partners just announced their advising a consortium of investors toward a £700 million sale and leaseback of 12 Spire Healthcare hospitals. Specialists in corporate finance and real estate transactions, Moor Park is directed by led by Gary Wilder, Shemeel Khan and Jagdeep Kapoor.

Attractive Property Markets for Chinese Investors



The Chinese investment marketplace is growing by leaps and bounds. As more and more Chinese citizens become affluent, so their need to find ways to invest grows too. There has already been a large property bubble growing within China, (and there’s some evidence this bubble may burst too), so the practice of investing in “brick and mortar” commodities is well established, and in many cases ingrained into potential investors. All this said, investing outside of China has never been more in demand for those with resources in the country.

Is Sir Stuart Lipton’s Next Broadgate in the Works?



In UK developer news, a new venture by Sir Stuart Lipton and his brother architect Lord Rogers is in the offing. Lipton leaves Chelsfield Partners LLP to purusue the new venture, but will continue to be involved at the company he and partner Elliott Bernerd launched.

Deloitte Researchers Predict Late Blooming UK Market in 2013



According to a report from Deloitte this week, commercial property in the UK will bottom out sometime early in 2013. The report goes on to suggest values will then rise in the latter part of the year, this based on trends in the past 13 months or more.

UK Productivity & Prices Paint Bleak Recovery Picture



House prices in the UK declined further last month according to the Nationwide Building Society. Predicting further price falls, the agency reported the average cost of a home there slipping 0.1 percent to £162,262. Britain’s house prices declined last month and may fall “modestly” this year, because of a weak economic recovery, Nationwide Building Society said.

Hammerson Move Provides UK Property Brightness



New of UK real estate moves last week reveals Hammerson has acquired four shopping centers in a deal estimated to be worth £254 million signals the firms emergence as the country’s biggest retail landlord. The announcement last Friday the company had acquired a Hermes and partners investment, Junction Fund, is a key move given it is the largest this year for Hammerson.

UK Expats Join International Buyers in Snapping up London Property



The fact that so much prime property in London is being snapped up by buyers from the Middle East, Asia and Russia has already been well documented, as many are lured in by the weakness of sterling compared to their own strong currencies. In addition, London is traditionally seen as a safe haven that provides […]

Hammerson and Other Commercial Investors in the Soup



In real estate news from the UK, shopping center owners Hammerson has reported a profit for the first half of this year. The third largest real estate trust in the UK, Hammerson owns or is partners in some of Europe’s most visible shopping centers. With many retailers going under, Hammerson’s more than 5 percent asset increase is a bit of good news – but is it?

Despite News of Hope World Real Estate is Down



Across the United States families, investors, even the bug exterminator who sprays homes have been affected by this recession. Not just affected in some cases, devastated. Despite news every morning of a better day “a” comin though, property prices continue to fall. The world real estate market looks more like a flea market peddler than a Wall Street titan.

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