Europe’s Coming Property Investment Rush

In investing news from Europe, Bouwfonds European Residential fund adds residential buildings to their stable of investments. Their news of €40 million in investments in Germany and France comes at a time when US investors are snapping up distressed properties across unstable Europe. Will Europe see a property investment rush?

Argo Real Estate Opportunities Fund Adds Two Properties

In market news from Eastern Europe, commercial property investment company Argo Real Estate Opportunities Fund will acquire two shopping parks in Romania. According to a report from, the ERA Shopping Park in Oradea, and the ERA Shopping Park in Iasi, will come under the Argo umbrella.

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?

Jones Lang LaSalle: A Study Of Commercial Trends

Rising occupancy rates, and spiraling prices are on the short list of reasons the company’s global hotel chief Arthur de Haast thinks hotel acquisitions may skyrocket. And, a key industry survey reveals a paradigm shift in the way key industry leaders view productivity and methods.

Bulgaria: A Thriving Market for Property Investments

Bulgaria is just beginning to show its potential for becoming quite the paradise for those interested in buying properties as an investment. Bulgaria has benefited recently from powerful campaigns promoting its travel destinations, its inclusion in the European Union, and now its situation where real estate investments are concerned. Put bluntly, it’s a buyer’s market on steroids.

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