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Property Types: Leisure & Entertainment

One person’s fun is another person’s job – leisure and entertainment properties range from libraries to skydiving centres but all have certain needs in common. Typical needs of leisure & … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Property Types: Hotels

From boutique hotels with only three or four bedrooms to skyscrapers and large resorts welcoming thousands of guests, hotels come in all shapes and sizes and offer very different opportunities … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Industrial Property Types: Factory

Article: what factories are and their needs as industrial buildings. A factory is a place where goods are manufactured. They range in size from single-person workshops to large industrial complexes … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Commercial Property: Banks

While historically banks have tended to be grandiose stone structures, this is less often the case nowadays and many banks operate out of standard commercial units or office buildings. This … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

How & Why Real Estate Investment Works – Generating Income

Generating income is the point of investment. Income may either be ongoing (such as rent from letting a house) or a single lump sum (such as the income from selling … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazil experiences colossal surge in office rental market

News: comparison of Brazil’s rental markets to mainstays of NY, HK and Tokyo. A worldwide surge in the rental market has sent rental figures soaring to new heights, taking Brazil along … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Government boosts investment in Brazil

News: offering concessions and building funds in Brazil. The two-pronged initiative is part of a comprehensive plan to speed up construction work in Brazil. Developers have, in the past, been … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cooling real-estate prices lure investors to Brazil

News: from high to steady housing price levels in Brazil. Brazil has experienced two phases of real-estate activity. Since 2008, it went through a dramatic growth phase marked by high … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Argentina protects its non-renewable resource

News: Argentina limits land purchases to foreigners. A new law passed by the Chamber of Deputies in the legislative halls of Argentina has set a limit for the sale of … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Looking beyond mere profiteering: rental yields in the UK

News: findings on letting-out performances in the UK It has been found that property investment in the wrong direction can lead to low or even negative returns, so says a … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

London offers tenants greater choice

News: significant increase in floor space for London rental occupiers New research has revealed that the balance of bargaining power has shifted from landlords to tenants in London’s prime residential … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Developers forge ahead in the London area

News: London development is intense but polarized.  Level of development The bulk of construction work has been centered in and around the London area with developers’ attention focused on core … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Resilient real-estate market in Spain

News: hotel real estate in Spain still strong. The Spanish hotel real-estate market has shown the world how it has been able to be resilient in comparison to other economic … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Condominium markets of Bangkok and Jakarta

News: condo markets in Asia pushing upwards. Prices of the prime residential market in Jakarta and Bangkok, year on year, are up close to 30%. In Jakarta, the price appreciation … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hong Kong capitalizes on improving economic conditions

News: Hong Kong measures to boost floor space. The announcement by the chief executive of Hong Kong was made against a backdrop of high floor-space sales and demand that was … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Funding real-estate development in the US

News: pooling resources to invigorate realty development in the US. The KKR & Co., a private equity firm operated by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, is about to market its … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

South Boston Waterfront Construction Boom

News: factors influencing real-estate development in Boston The South Boston waterfront has long been a bleak area cordoned off from the rest of the city by the Fort Point Channel … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Housing demand rampant in Angola

News: emerging middle class amidst boom and squalor in Angola Angola, where a 27-year civil war ended in 2002, is now rebuilding its economy with the assistance of Chinese loans.  … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fair Value and Market Value

Fair Value and Market Value. … and the dreaded white elephant in the room: Below Market Value.  So the start of my last article began with an intro about how … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscar Niemeyer: master of curves

Oscar Niemeyer: master of curves. Both lauded at and criticised for his designs, it can’t be denied that Oscar Niemeyer changed the way structures and cities are built – and … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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