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UK student housing investment rises 20%

UK student housing investment rises 20%

Investment in UK student housing rises to £1.13 billion in the first half of 2014, up 20% on the same period the previous year according to CBRE. The firm adds that £2.1 billion was invested in UK university accommodation in 2013. This represents the second consecutive year in which investment has been over £2 billion and the figures for the first half of this year suggest the £2 billion mark..
US Pavilion sells out at Bogota’s largest property show

US Pavilion sells out at Bogota’s largest property show

Organisers of the Gran Salon Imobiliaria, which runs in Bogota, Colombia, appointed international real estate PR and marketing specialists Orb international to host the US Pavilion within the show. Within weeks, the pavilion was completely sold out to US based exhibitors.
Spain once again number one retirement destination

Spain once again number one retirement destination

Spain has regained its place as the leading destination for Brits retiring abroad, according to retirement specialist MGM Advantage. The survey found that 1 in 6 British adults intended to retire abroad and that half would choose to retire in Europe given the option. Spain was the most popular destination with 13 per cent of […]
The Australian on a mission to root out shoddy UK student housing

The Australian on a mission to root out shoddy UK student housing

A disgruntled Australian student in London took to the web to complain about his student accommodation, but couldn’t find a suitable platform, so he launched his own website with which to do so. Hallbookers.co.uk was launched by Christian Else and works in a similar format to TripAdvisor and allows London students (only London for now) to rate and review their accommodation.
North America leads world prime property price growth

North America leads world prime property price growth

North American luxury property prices in key cities rose 14.5% in a year, according to Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index. This represents an increase in values more than twice as high as the second best performing region, the Middle East.
UK student housing transactions rose 155% in Q1 2014

UK student housing transactions rose 155% in Q1 2014

Figures released by JLL show transactional investment in UK student accommodation more than doubled in year to March 2014. The leading investment management company found that there were £415 million in total transactions in Q1 2014.
Boris Johnson unveils East London ‘floating village’ plans, faces opposition from Newham Council

Boris Johnson unveils East London ‘floating village’ plans, faces opposition from Newham Council

London mayor Boris Johnson revealed last week that he had selected an Anglo-Dutch consortium Carillion Igloo Genesis to develop on the Royal Victoria Dock, but faces local council opposition.
Istanbul enjoying luxury development boom

Istanbul enjoying luxury development boom

Investors flock from Europe and the Middle East to enjoy luxury projects offered by the bridge between Europe and Asia. Within the 2,000 square mile city of Istanbul, high-rise luxury developments are beginning to accompany the more traditional landmarks of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, which have dominated for centuries, as the city competes […]
Peter de Savary tips Grenada

Peter de Savary tips Grenada

Leading British real estate investor and yachtsman Peter de Savary identifies Grenada as the next ‘MUST ISLAND’ to visit. The ‘Island of Spice’ is overshadowed by Caribbean neighbours Barbados, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago,but is no stranger to battles against adversity.
London Gherkin up for sale, could fetch £650 million

London Gherkin up for sale, could fetch £650 million

London Gherkin could fetch £650 million. Savills and Deloitte Real Estate were appointed as the iconic building’s receivers back in April and are expecting interest from far and wide.

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