Twelve consecutive months of negative capital movement in the UK means property values, at the headline level, have fallen by a cumulative -3.5 percent since November 2011, according to the IPD UK Monthly Property Index

The report released by global property consultancy Knight Frank LLP, shows that South African buyers outperformed buyers from far wealthier countries such as Germany, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Canada over the past 3 years. 

The average value of stores, offices and warehouses declined 0.4 percent from August, led by retail properties, London-based IPD said in a statement today.

Friday, 05 October 2012 11:54

Investor activity holding up in 2012

With the UK moving back into 'technical' recession in Q2 12 and with the Eurozone crisis lumbering on, it was unsurprising to see the return of investor uncertainty.  Despite this, hotel investment activity this year has been relatively resilient.  To date volumes total £1.25bn, only 5% down on the same period last year. 


Following the recent announcements on the successful restructuring of the Halle, VBG and Crewe facilities, Redefine International PLC (Redefine), the London-based diversified income-focused property company, has reached an in-principle agreement to extend and restructure the £114.6 million Delta facility

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:08

Dispute resolution comes to property sector

Globally, the resolution of disputes before embarking on costly litigation is an increasing trend. And with the South African government about to make it mandatory for all court cases to go through a mediation process before they can be set down for trial, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched an internationally accredited mediation training programme in this country

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:24

International property outlook

The views held by some market commentators in the UK and across the Atlantic could perhaps be construed as somewhat optimistic, but at the very least they suggest where some of the key sector and niche market opportunities lie

Commercial property in the US, Canada, and Australia outperforms Europe in the first quarter of 2012; this as the UK market adapts with shorter lease terms in order to match business risk and flexibility requirements

Could unlocking the wealth potential of all townships be as big a step forward as Margaret Thatcher’s handing over of council houses in Britain to their tenants for private ownership?

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 02:00

The 'silver lining' for rental investors

Similarly to the UK and other developed markets, is SA in a potentially burgeoning buy-to-let climate as a result of various market imperfections and constraints?

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