Month: June 2016

Dubai prime property outperforming market average

Dubai prime property outperforming market average

Over 150 nationalities invested in property within the emirate in 2015, as prime residential apartments continue to produce yields that outperform the market average. Summary: Prime property within Dubai is attracting the most investor interest due to consistently outperforming the market average Prices are increasing steadily within the prime property market, with more dramatic rises… Read more »

South Africa’s economic growth prediction lowered

South Africa's economic growth prediction lowered

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s maintained its BBB- for the country’s economy and warns political instability could derail future growth. Summary: South Africa’s economic growth forecast was lowered by 1% by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s as it maintained its BBB- rating The country has been warned that comprehensive economic reforms must be implemented in… Read more »

Manchester commercial property investment on the rise

Manchester commercial property investment on the rise Increased activity saw rents grow and the availability of stock shrink in Manchester's commercial sector in the first quarter of 2016. Summary: ‘Local and national demand’ is driving sentiment for commercial real estate in Manchester Multi-national and national firms have nearly let all available supply The business service sector accounted for a quarter of the... Read more »

‘Don’t miss the Dubai property bus’

‘Don’t miss the Dubai property bus’

You need to buy Dubai property now, investors have been told. Summary: There has been a recent change in the sentiment surrounding the Dubai property market One expert has warned investors not to miss the bus and advised they should secure assets soon There is set to be substantial growth in the emirate leading up… Read more »

Singapore property yields fall by as much as 40%

Singapore property yields fall by as much as 40%

Despite an uplift in the number of foreign workers in the city, investors in Singapore are now seeing monthly rents slide. Summary: Rental rates in Singapore are falling Despite an increase in the number of foreign workers in the city, lower earnings mean fewer people can afford to pay higher monthly rates Government imposed cooling… Read more »

North-west has UK’s highest property yields

North-west has UK’s highest property yields

University cities in the north-west, particularly Manchester and Liverpool, offer investors the highest yields in the country. Summary: North-west university towns are producing the best yields for property investors across the country Manchester tops the list, with yields of over 6%, outperforming the average found in London, at 4.86% The northern city needs to build… Read more »

Circle Square Gets Green Light For Its Largest Single Phase

Circle Square Gets Green Light For Its Largest Single Phase

The vision for Oxford Road’s new neighbourhood, Circle Square, is one step closer to realisation today after joint venture partners Select Property Group (Select) and Bruntwood were given planning permission for the biggest planning application of the scheme.

Major Manchester development attracting Chinese investors

Major Manchester development attracting Chinese investors Delegation from the Airport City project visit Beijing and Shanghai as investor sentiment remains strong following last year's UK visit by Xi Jinping. Summary: A delegation from Manchester’s billion-pound Airport City development project has met with industry leaders in Beijing and Shanghai Investor interest in the first major UK infrastructure project with a Chinese equity... Read more »