Commercial

Casino operators are increasingly turning to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to compensate for slowed growth, forcing them to re-evaluate their real estate. In the most recent example of consolidation, Eldorado Resorts recently agreed to pay US$17.3 billion to acquire larger rival Caesars Entertainment Corp. and create the largest U.S. casino operator by venue count. As
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Paris has been the top city in the world for cross-border real estate investment this year, with demand from Asia and Europe helping propel it past traditional favorites like London and New York. More than US$6.5 billion was invested in the French capital between January and June by cross-border buyers, more than any other city,
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The Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates may boost real-estate investor confidence, leading to increasing investment volumes and, potentially, risker dealmaking. The Fed lowered its benchmark interest rate Wednesday by a quarter point to about 2.25 percent, the first of what could be multiple cuts this year. Commercial real estate investors will likely take
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Hong Kong’s industrial property market has drawn strong investment this year, backed by the relaunch of the government’s Revitalisation 2.0 scheme. There was HKD13.2 billion invested into industrial property in the first half of 2019, according to JLL. This compares with HKD35.3 billion during the whole of 2018. The figures include deals over HKD20 million.
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In the space of three years, Hong Kong has been hit by two super typhoons – Hato and Mangkhut – causing unprecedented destruction and billions of Hong Kong dollars (tens of millions in USD) of damage to the city’s real estate. A storm becomes a ‘Super Typhoon’ when it reaches sustained wind speeds of at
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Australia’s largest superfund has made its first move into New Zealand, a sign of the country’s increasing appeal to overseas investors chasing stable, scalable real estate assets. AustralianSuper has partnered with Industrial developer and investor Logos Group to develop a NZ$500 million (A$479 million) industrial platform, which includes the development of the Wiri Logistics estate
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Australia’s record low interest rates are benefitting the country’s listed property sector, with a spate of acquisitions and new capital raisings. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the cash rate to a record low of 1 percent on 2 July. While the country’s debt markets had fully priced the drop, Australia’s top 200 listed
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After deploying a record amount of global allocations in the first quarter, Japanese institutional investors and developers are expanding their remits and looking to the European market. Japanese institutions deployed a record US$1.3 billion in global allocations in the first three months of 2019; almost matching their outbound spending for the whole of last year.
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As demand for urban industrial space grows, on the back of the e-commerce boom, investors and developers are looking at multi-storey warehouses as the next step in urban logistics. Developers are increasingly moving into key urban centres across the globe as the demand for ever faster delivery of goods increases. In 2017, online sales accounted
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Governments in Australia are pushing through accommodative policy for infrastructure investment, an effort to modernise rapidly expanding cities that are increasingly requiring upgrades and new projects to sustain growth. In New South Wales, Australia’s largest state economy, the government announced in its recent budget A$93 billion to fund projects across health, education and transport as
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International investors are targeting Japan’s ‘living’ sectors – new niches in the residential market which are being driven by demographics and changing lifestyles. In June, Aberdeen Standard and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Real Estate Investment Management announced a joint venture to invest in multifamily, senior housing, student housing and corporate housing in Japan, primarily in Tokyo
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An evolving model of retirement living in Australia that incorporates independent living and aged care has become a magnet for global and domestic investors. With demand for so-called ‘ageing in place’ facilities rising fast amid Australia’s ageing population, investors are encouraged by the steady, long-term investment prospects and relatively low compliance barriers. Local superannuation funds,
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Multifamily has been the darling of the recovery and remains one of the most sought-after asset classes. And why wouldn’t it be? We’re constantly bombarded with the case for multifamily; there’s a secular shift toward renting, millennials are getting married and having kids later, baby boomers are downsizing and seeking an urban lifestyle, multifamily construction
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Rising prices in Americas major cities have seen dorm-like communal living become more commonplace well into adulthood, and investors are taking note. Global funding in the coliving space has increased by more than 210 percent annually since 2015, totaling more than US$3.2 billion, according to JLL. So far this year, $800 million has been secured,
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Pre-sale and fund-through deals are more common in Australia than anywhere else globally as a growing number of investors commit their funds to prime office developments ahead of completion. Fund-throughs can benefit both developers and investors, providing investors an efficient way to access prime real estate earlier in the cycle, and in doing so giving
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Whether it’s state-of-the-art student accommodation for Gen Z or care homes for retiring Baby Boomers, investors have been ploughing capital into Europe’s burgeoning living sector with volumes set to grow 30 percent this year. Global investors could inject as much as €40 billion of new capital into Europe’s Living sectors (student housing, coliving, multifamily and
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