India’s Private Equity Investments Increased 69% in 2011



Investment in private equity in India rose by 69% in 2011, according to the private equity research company Venture Intelligence. 53 private equity transactions in India raked in $2.68 billion, up from $1.58 billion through 55 investments in 2010. Many of India’s developers are coming to prefer private equity investments because of the scarcity of […]

Opportunities Arise with Real Estate Value Increasing in Perth



The city of Perth has seen a recent increase in the value of real estate, a trend analysts expect to continue in the city’s suburbs in 2012. For some real estate firms, this is a golden opportunity, and Perth’s resources boom is a field of ripe opportunities. Perth is the largest city in the state […]

Berkeley Group to Convert 90 Offices to Homes in City of London



Berkeley Group Holdings Plc (BKG) plans to convert 90 offices in the City of London financial district. The homes, located in the Roman House, will be part of an expansion of the building from six stories to eight stories, and will include homes ranging from studios to three bedrooms. Berkeley Group acquired the 8,600 square […]

Edmonton Property Taxes Rise, Assessments Mailed this Week



Today, the city of Edmonton, AB sent out property tax assessments to homeowners. For many in the capital of the western Canadian province, the assessments for 2012 will be surprising. Like many areas of the country and around the world, Edmonton’s property values have declined, but despite this, property taxes will still rise. Those homeowners who were […]

Taubman Acquires Nashville and El Paseo Shopping Centers



Taubman Centers Inc. has announced its acquisition of two prominent shopping centers in El Paseo, California and Nashville, Tennessee. Taubman purchased the properties in a deal valued at approximately $560 million. In Paseo, Taubman acquired The Gardens on El Paseo and El Paseo Village, two adjacent properties that cater to high-end retail and tourism. Offering […]

NorthStar California Resort Will Feature Ski-in/Ski-out Homes



Do you love skiing? Do you get tired of lugging around all of your ski equipment and riding ski lifts to get to the top of the slopes? Do you wish you could just wake up in the morning, stick on some skis and get to it? East West Partners seems to think many people […]

More Australian Home Owners May Be “Under Water” in 2012



Real Estate experts expect Australia’s home prices to continue to fall in 2012, and that means more  homeowners may find themselves “under water”. Those homeowners who have negative equity, owing more than the original cost of their homes, is still a small percentage, but it is expected to grow as home prices drop. Australia’s real […]

Carrefour Sells 365M EUR of Property Assets



Being the world’s second retailer behind Wal-Mart has apparently not rendered Carrefour immune from the global real estate crisis. The french retailer announced Tuesday that it has sold 97 of its supermarket properties to an asset manager. The total amount for all sales is 365 million euros or $476.91 million. La Française AM the buyer, […]

Cities Expect More Budget Cuts as Home Values Continue to Fall



The writing has been on the wall for years, but the moment when cities will have to make serious cuts to deal with falling housing prices may come in 2012. Part of the real estate market collapse that rarely gets attention is the effect it has on property taxes. Cities use those taxes to pay […]

Invesco and M-M Properties Announce Purchase of Plaza of the Americas



In a joint venture, M-M Properties and Invesco Real Estate announced the acquisition of the Plaza of the Americas in Dallas, Texas. The 1.2 million square foot property is located in the central business district (CBD) of Dallas. Developed in 1980, the Plaza of the Americas consists of two 25-story office buildings, a Marriott hotel, […]