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Real Estate Briefing 15.Dec 2010

Posted on 15 December 2010 by Laxman |  Email |Print

From Reuters: Real estate investors face a challenge in devising strategies for 2011 due to the varying speeds of recovery across the global economy, a report from LaSalle Investment Management said on Tuesday.
In Asia Pacific, where there is strong growth, development and leasing will provide some of the best investment opportunities, while edge-of-core properties will be attractive in the UK, France and the U.S., economies where there has only been a modest rebound, the group said……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Propertyeu.info: The multi-speed global economic recovery and fast-moving capital markets will create a demanding environment for real estate investors in 2011, according to LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle), in the 17th edition of its Investment Strategy Annual.
The annual is a comprehensive survey of, and outlook for, the global real estate markets in 2011……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Reuters: Real Estate mogul Sam Zell said he expects little U.S. commercial real estate construction, except for apartment houses, over the next one to three years, restricting supply and improving the value of existing properties.
“We’re now approaching three and a half years of no development, and I see little prospect for new supply over the next 12 to 36 months except multifamily,” Zell told investors and experts at the Argyle Executive Forum in Manhattan on Tuesday……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Bloomberg: Investor confidence in U.S. commercial property is the highest since the 2007 market peak, a sentiment reflected in bonds of real estate companies that own everything from New York skyscrapers to California strip malls.
Yields on debt issued by real estate investment trusts average 210 basis points more than Treasuries, the least since Nov. 12, 2007, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch index data. The debt has returned 13.2 percent this year, trumping a 8 percent gain by investment-grade bonds……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Inman.com: The Inman 100, an annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate, recognizes those power brokers, thought leaders, experts, insiders, and visionaries who influence the real estate industry with their words, actions, insight and innovations.
This latest list recognizes brokerage company executives, technologists, government leaders, media players, economists, online luminaries and other industry heavyweights who hold the power to move the industry forward during this prolonged period of economic hardship and uncertainty. Individuals on the list were selected after a nomination process and an Inman News editorial review……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Sdcexec.com: Supply chain efficiencies remain a primary focus for industrial space users nationwide heading into the final weeks of 2010. And as movement begins to pick up among tenants, especially in the country’s major intermodal markets, we will end the year optimistic regarding fourth-quarter performance and a positive outlook heading into 2011.
Vacancy rates appear to have stabilized, and we do not see anything on the horizon that will alter this welcome news. The overall vacancy rate for the US industrial market remained at 10.6 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2010, unchanged from midyear, after peaking at 10.8 percent at the end of the first quarter……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Zacks.com: According to a report published by Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL ), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), commercial property investments in Europe will increase 35% in 2011 to $174 billion.
The report predicted that large, liquid and transparent markets in the U.K., France and Germany will attract the majority of funds, with a focus on London and Paris. In addition, increased trading will also be visible in the Nordic markets, central and eastern Europe and Moscow, with investors vying for premium assets……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Reuters: British commercial property values rose just 0.1 percent in November for the second straight month, narrowly avoiding a double dip, as the market remained subdued, data showed on Tuesday.
The market has rebounded for 16 straight months from August 2009 after a two-year downturn that wiped 44 percent of value off the Investment Property Databank (IPD) monthly index……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Propertywire.com: Lack of demand from buyers is stifling the UK residential real estate market as the newest price index to be published shows prices slipping further.
Surveyors’ expectations for property prices over the next three months remain negative, according to the November UK Housing Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors out on Tuesday December 14……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Propertyshowrooms.com: Individuals looking to buy property in Portugal may be interested to learn that the real estate market in the country is expected to slow in 2011. According to a new report, rising supply and falling demand in the Portuguese market is a sign of increasing pessimism in the property sector.
The October RicsS/Ci Portuguese Housing Market Survey shows an increasing number of estate agents and developers reporting falling rather than rising prices……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Bloomberg: Dubai property prices may drop for the next two years, extending a decline in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom that’s already cut values by more than 60 percent since the 2008 peak.
Residential values may fall as much as 20 percent more by the end of 2012 if new homes are built as planned, according to broker Landmark Advisory in Dubai. Cluttons LLP, a London-based property consultant, and Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., the second- largest publicly traded commercial property broker, also forecast further declines……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Arabianbusiness.com: The rise in Saudi real estate values is on track to continue, research carried out by Saudi-based trading platform Derayah has found.
Derayah, the first Middle East company to launch a unified online trading platform, has developed a metric to research the affordability of property, benchmarking key Saudi cities with others across the world……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Property-report.com: Activity returned to property investment markets in Asia in the third quarter of 2010 with direct real estate investment excluding land transactions growing by 53 per cent quarter-on-quarter to US$18 billion, according to CBRE’s Asia Investment Marketview Q3 2010.
The report said that most markets in the region regained momentum after short period of uncertainty due to the eurozone debt crisis. The large quarter-on-quarter increase was also attributable to the strengthening of Asian currencies against the dollar as well though, which significantly inflated the total volume in US dollar terms……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Chinaknowledge.com: Beijing, China’s capital city, saw its property prices rise 9.1% year on year in November, 2 percentage points lower than in October, according to the statistics released by the Beijing Statistics Bureau yesterday. Property prices decreased 0.2% month on month in November.
Last month, prices for new residential properties increased 14.3% year on year. Prices for commercial residential properties jumped 15.8% from the same period of last year, and prices for residential properties for low-income families and price limited properties grew 1.9%……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Straitstimes.com: Prices for luxury residential property in Hong Kong are likely to fall over the next quarter as investors turn to commercial properties after the government imposed harsh measures to cool the housing market, industry executives said.
Hong Kong, which has some of the most expensive apartments in Asia and is home to property tycoons such as Li Ka Shing and Lee Shau Kee, has seen luxury home prices exceed 1997 peaks by at least 10 per cent……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Nikkei: More condominium units hit the Tokyo market in the first 11 months of the year than in all of 2009, according to an industry report released Tuesday.
A total of 37,147 units were put on the market in the Tokyo metropolitan area between January and November, exceeding the 36,376 units placed on the market in 2009, the Real Estate Economic Institute reported. As a result, 2010 will mark the first increase from the previous year since 2004……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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