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Global property news - the latest property stories from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Wasserstadt Mitte Benson Elliot

ADLER acquires €385m Europacity resi development

17 November 2017 1:37 pm

ADLER Real Estate has agreed a share sale deal with a joint venture formed by Benson Elliot and KauriCAB to acquire the full interest in JV’s 700-unit, residential-led mixed use project in central Berlin.

MAPIC: Holland & Barrett plans European expansion

15 November 2017 11:33 am

Health and wellness retailer Holland & Barrett has appointed Colliers International to manage its Belgian portfolio and advise on its expansion in the Netherlands.

MAPIC: Online retailers making move to high street

15 November 2017 11:13 am

Growing numbers of online retailers are opening physical stores, as the rate of internet sales growth looks to slow in the next few years, according to Colliers International.

London Stock Exchange

Aberdeen Standard set to raise £250m for European logistics trust

15 November 2017 9:15 am

Aberdeen Standard Investments, Europe’s second largest property investment group, is set to launch a new logistics investment trust kicking off with a £250m equity raise next month.

Kennedydamm, Dusseldorf

Kettcar portfolio changes hands for €100m

9 November 2017 9:31 am

Kildare Partners has sold the Kettcar portfolio of German office and retail buildings to a private investor for more than £88.5m (€100m).

MIddle Eastern money

London top city for Middle East investment

8 November 2017 12:05 pm

London received US$1.68bn of Middle Eastern investment in the 12-month period to quarter two this year, the highest amount of any city globally.


CBRE reports healthy growth in Q3

3 November 2017 1:47 pm

CBRE has reported a 10% increase in revenue in local currency across the business in Q3, with revenue in the EMEA region climbing 7%.

Ownership by region

London home to almost half of offshore-registered properties

17 November 2017

More than two-fifths of the properties owned by companies registered in ‘tax havens’ are located in Greater London, newly released Land Registry data reveals.

London houses

A make-or-break Budget for the Tories

17 November 2017

This Budget really is make or break for the current Conservative government. What seems like an endless series of gaffes and mishaps has left it clinging to the rafters - with the small matter of Brexit still to deal with

Canary Wharf, London

When it comes to workspaces, the future's flexible

17 November 2017

Chaos theory states that “something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon half way around the world”. Less dramatically put, one cause can have many effects.

Jessie Basra

Sexual harassment must not be swept under the carpet

17 November 2017

The laws prohibiting sexual harassment have been around for some time. However, the recent revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other public figures have focused the spotlight on this area of law again.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' book title stairs

'Uncomfortable' Brexit issues must be faced head on

17 November 2017

I was amazed to read recently that a school district in Mississippi had removed To Kill a Mockingbird from its pupils’ reading list because the book was making children “uncomfortable”.

Autonomous cars

Driverless cars could transform cities for better and for worse

17 November 2017

There’s a lot of excitement about the future of driverless cars, or ‘autonomous vehicles’ to use the parlance preferred by the professionals.

Generic family

The Generation Game approach to BTR can bolster the rented sector

16 November 2017

“So you rent? When will you buy a house?” I have been asked these questions countless times during my past four years living in London.

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