Brexit

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Foreign investors take long-term view of the UK in 2019

Brexit might be dominating headlines in the UK now, but the political uncertainty isn’t deterring international investors who are taking a longer-term view.

Global capital shows its commitment to London

International investors remain focused on the UK in a show of confidence in the market.

How China is growing its economic influence in the Middle East

China is becoming a major player in UAE real estate, driven by tourism and the Belt & Road Initiative.

The road to African real estate growth?

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has arrived in Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing the prospect of significant capital flows, improved trading opportunities and economic growth. How will it impact real estate?

Hotels

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Hospitality M&A focus to shift to smaller, niche platforms in 2019

After a bumper 2018, more hotel mergers and acquisitions are expected this year. But don’t expect a further slew of mega transactions.

Hotel development set to slow in 2019

New hotel development in Australia is set to slow as the country’s struggling apartment market contributes to a decrease in residential-led mixed use projects.

Industrial

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Private land owners cash in on industrial demand

Record pricing for industrial-zoned sites has seen private land owners reap the benefits of significant price increases.

Global capital commits to India’s evolving logistics and warehousing sector

A recent series of mega deals in India’s industrial and logistics space has attracted global investor interest.

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Investors shifting to safety of major cities

Investors in the United States are shifting their attention from smaller cities to refocus on major markets.

Investors adapt to heightened competition in Europe’s real estate markets

Investors are increasingly looking for alternative routes into Europe’s booming commercial real estate markets.

Office

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Fast-paced growth of flexible space in Tokyo CBD

The amount of flexible workspace in Tokyo’s office market grew sharply last year as WeWork entered the market, with new law expected to increase demand.

India’s office supply to increase in 2019

In India, this could be the year of the REIT, and with it will bring a boost for the country’s office market.

Residential/Multifamily

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Tax incentives to further boost Indian affordable housing

The new rates, which will come into force on April 1, will provide a significant boost in fuelling residential sales.

Tighter lending criteria impacts residential markets

Heightened caution around lending is causing a slowdown in loan approvals across Australia.

Retail

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Indian retail to see 10 million square-feet added in 2019

India will see three times more new retail real estate this year than 2018.

Opportunities in Australian retail as market shifts

As listed retail funds progress their divestment plans and rationalise their portfolios, opportunistic investors are taking advantage of the changing market.

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