Commercial

The way people are living, and traveling has fundamentally changed and the lines between apartments and hotels have blurred. Guests and renters are no longer constrained by a market flooded with watered-down options and brands dictating the experience.  Today, renters and travelers have nearly endless options, catering to any experience they seek.    I recently
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The largest-ever student housing deal in Australia this week signalled the sector has moved firmly into the mainstream of commercial real estate. Student accommodation specialist Scape Australia acquired the Atira Student Living Platform with the backing of Allianz Real Estate and AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets. The deal earned Scape its mantle as the country’s biggest
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In among Dubai’s high-rise apartments and low-rise townhouses, a new style of accommodation is springing up: co-living. Following the likes of London and New York, Dubai’s young, expat heavy workforce coupled with a high cost of living is driving demand for these dynamic shared living spaces. Co-living developments offer private apartments and communal facilities such
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Singaporean real estate investors have emerged Asia Pacific’s number one source of outbound capital in the first half of 2019, and their overseas deals are growing in scale and complexity. After overtaking China as the region’s most active cross-border real estate investor in 2018, investors from Singapore spent approximately US$10 billion on overseas real estate
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Investment in healthcare real estate has risen dramatically in the last five years, with investors betting that medical facilities will be increasingly important to an aging population. Medical building sales in the U.S. hit nearly US$10 billion in 2019, a figure that has doubled from 2014, according to JLL research. “Many institutional investors are realizing
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In an increasingly tight real estate market, more and more investors are finding value in adapting obsolete buildings. The pace of technological and social change around the world means more and more buildings are becoming obsolescent as consumer need and demand shift. Some of the world’s most expensive real estate is found in mature cities,
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The ongoing popularity of the UK’s hospitality sector was evidenced last week with a major injection of capital from Asia. Hong Kong real estate group CK Asset Holdings paid US$5.59 billion (GBP4.6 billion) for the debt and equity of UK pub owner and drinks group Greene King, which holds 2,798 pubs, restaurants and hotels in
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Investors and tourists are returning to islands on the Great Barrier Reef after wild weather and economic woes wash away. Investors are helping reclaim some of Australia’s most stunning islands from the clutches of ruin, laying the foundations for a tourism boom and a new wave of capital to the country’s far north coast. Islands
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Sublease office space has reappeared in Sydney’s CBD for the first time since 2017 as M&A activity and global economic uncertainty prompts companies to reassess their space. Sublease office space now accounts for 0.7 percent of Sydney’s total CBD office stock after being practically non-existent for the past two years. A softening of the Australian
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Brand New Sydney CBD Hotel JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group are pleased to exclusively offer for sale the Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour, located at 319-325 Sussex Street, Sydney. Situated near the Darling Harbour precinct, the Property is set to capitalise on its strategic location within Sydney CBD, in close proximity to the city’s world-class tourism
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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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Hotel operators have been buying firms focused on wellness in a bid to attract guests looking for healthy getaways. IHG earlier this year acquired luxury wellness resort brand Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for US$300 million. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (Hyatt) acquired boutique wellness and fitness brand Exhale in 2017 for an undisclosed amount, which
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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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