Month: January 2016

Planning Submission Made For 694 Build-to-Rent Apartments At Embankment West

Planning Submission Made For 694 Build-to-Rent Apartments At Embankment West

Select Property Group, in collaboration with Ask Real Estate, has gone into planning for 694 residential apartments at Embankment West which is part of the ‘Greengate’ regeneration scheme. The development will operate under Select’s Affinity Living brand and feature a range of indoor and outdoor spaces and facilities which have been designed to encourage social… Read more »

Dubai real estate showcased to 3,000 Chinese investors

Dubai real estate showcased to 3,000 Chinese investors

As the Dubai property market continues to offer high yields, Chinese investors welcomed the emirate’s premiere real estate exhibition to Hong Kong. Summary: Over 3,000 Chinese investors are expected to attend the Dubai Property Show over three days Dubai’s real estate is a more attractive prospect than other prominent markets including Beijing and London The… Read more »

Manchester the ‘leading Northern Powerhouse city’ says report

Manchester the 'leading Northern Powerhouse city' says report

The city’s commercial property market is bigger than those of all other districts in the region combined. Summary: Manchester has now moved into the top 10 UK cities best placed to see economic expansion in 2016 Total commercial property deals in Manchester last year equated to more than those in all other major Northern Powerhouse… Read more »

Property can save South African investors from rand woes – here’s how

Property can save South African investors from rand woes - here's how

Real estate has been named South Africa’s number one asset class – but the best returns and future growth prospects cannot be found at home. This week new figures published by Cape Town-based Catalyst Fund Managers revealed that property in 2015 was South Africa’s leading investment class. Those with a real estate asset in the… Read more »

South African rand remains “vulnerable” investors warned

South African rand remains "vulnerable" investors warned

Despite a firmer performance against the dollar, economists warn the rand continues “to be at the mercy” of uncertainty in emerging markets. Summary: Ongoing economic uncertainty continues to project a bleak outlook for the performance of the South African rand Analysts warn that this week’s marginal 0.09% uplift in trade price against the dollar is… Read more »

UK housing supply halves in 10 years

UK housing supply halves in 10 years

The availability of housing stock on the UK market has almost halved in a decade, with house prices set to rise during 2016 as demand remains high. Summary: The amount of available property on the UK market has fallen by almost 50% in 10 years There is an average of 37 properties on sale per… Read more »

How much is all the property in the world worth?

How much is all the property in the world worth?

The total value of global real estate is now three times that of the world’s GDP, highlighting its international economic importance. Summary: Global property is worth a total of £153 trillion Real estate is worth 36 times the total value of all the gold ever mined and 3.9 times the value of equities Savills estimate… Read more »

Dubai property rents outperforming global hotspots

Dubai property rents outperforming global hotspots

With prime property in Dubai giving investors rental returns of over 7%, the emirate’s growing population indicates a healthy real estate yields for years to come. Summary: Rental returns grow in popular residential investment locations across Dubai Investors around the world spent over AED 185 billion on the Dubai property market in the first three… Read more »