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REIT Update: Share Prices since Brexit

The major Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) have seen their stock prices fall since Brexit. Taking a weighted average by market cap, FTSE 350 REITS have fallen 9.2% from 23rd June 2016 to 9th March 2017. By Comparison, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 rose by 15.4% and 9.0% respectively over the same period – while […]

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Asian Investors Changing Their Investment Habits in London Property

        The Far East is well known as a demand hot spot for new builds and off plan purchases and is often a first stop for developers or sales agents marketing any new scheme in London. However the recent Savills auction demonstrates an increased appetite by this demographic for secondary stock or […]

UK House Prices Hit a Four Year High, with London Driving Growth

  It was recently reported by Acadametrics Ltd that U.K. house prices reached a four-year high in July as London’s booming property market continued to move upwards. It has been well publicised that London residential property has become a magnate for wealthy investors across the globe, looking to put their money into stable and low […]

Ground Rents – An Increasingly Popular Investment

  The Estates Gazette recently published an article by John Churchouse which considered the value of ground rents as investments. We have summarised some of the main points below. What are Ground Rents? A ground rent is the ownership of an interest under which a leaseholder pays a regular amount of rent. The rent arises […]

Looking For Flats To Rent In London: A Lack Of Stock

I’ve spent the last few days looking for one-bed flats in West London. I say West London to the confusion and bane of many estate agents, as this is a rather wide area to encompass. I chose this over saying, Parsons Green, Fulham, Hammersmith, Earl’s Court, Brook Green, Pimlico, Kensington, Queensway, Notting Hill, Chelsea and […]

How Will House Prices Change Over The Next Ten Years?

Big Four Accounting firm Price Waterhouse Cooper put out their quarterly outlook on the economy and property two weeks ago. Their assessment for property is mixed. They believe it is a 50/50 probability that property prices will rise in real terms over the next ten years. This has to do with a variety of factors, […]

Derwent London Re-enters Commercial Property Market

Property group Derwent London has re-enetered the commercial property market for the first time in three years with the £147m acquisition of an office building on London’s Tottenham Court Road. The  FTSE 250 company bought Central Cross from Glebe Holdings, a property group backed by HBOS’s investment arm, Bank of Scotland Corporate, as a cornerstone […]

Investment Banks Look to Capitalise on UK Lending Market

  Many of the world’s leading investment banks are examining re-entering the UK property lending market, to take advantage of the best and growing number of deals. Whilst Deutsche Bank has already begun to finance new deals, other big names such as Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale are looking at beginning lending again.  Societe Generale […]

What To Expect On Returns For Commercial Property Investment

As investors return to the market after being inactive throughout the recession, it can be difficult to gauge what a good return on an investment may be. Yields on commercial investments have dropped in all categories from 12 months ago. Sellers continue to outnumber buyers who are keen to purchase properties with reliable occupiers, since new or […]

Commercial Investors Look For Safe Bets At Auction

Recent auctions have shown the high demand for safe investments in the commercial property market. At last week’s Allsop auction, Enterprise Inns’s properties sold quickly and much higher than expected. Of the nine public houses Enterprise sold last week, only two were sold within the guide price. The other seven were sold over what auctioneers […]