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  • Global Investors predict "Great Moderation" for Global real estate as pension funds eye Europe and debt rises to boost returns

    21 December, 2015 – More than half of investors plan to increase real estate allocations within multi-asset portfolios, according to a major new report by Colliers International.

  • Last mile distribution may be better off grounded, says report

    LONDON, November 19 , 2015 – A new report entitled European Retail & Logistics Insights – From Sheds to Shelves, by Colliers International has said that the future of drone deliveries may be at risk due to soaring property costs and calls from the European Commission for tighter regulation.

  • TVHG Budget Hotel Group in the Netherlands sold

    LONDON & AMSTERDAM, November 17, 2015 - Colliers Hotels International team has advised on the disposal of 11 hotels in the Netherlands. The deal saw a ‘consortium of trade and financial investors’ purchase TVHG Budget Hotel Group from a jointly held company which is funded by Metric Capital Partners LLP and Hutton Collins Partners LLP. The deal price is undisclosed.

  • Hotel investors need to adapt to meet ‘Gen Y’ consumer expectations or risk losing out

    EXPO, MUNICH, October 06 2015 – Colliers International’s Head of EMEA Hotels, Dirk Bakker, said that the technological capabilities of Hotels globally are not keeping up with consumer needs, calling on investors to adapt their finance strategies to meet the fast evolving expectations of the ‘Gen Y’ population.

  • Asian capital still forms part and parcel of the European investment cycle despite Chinese Stock Market uncertainty

    MUNICH, October 01 2015 - Despite mounting uncertainty in the global economy as a result of the Chinese stock market collapse, a tightening of monetary policy, improved occupier conditions and a lack of investment asset alternatives could stimulate an extension to the current EMEA property investment cycle into 2016 and beyond, according to Colliers International’s Q3 EMEA Capital Flows Report for 2015.

  • Automotive production continues to shift gear away from Western Europe

    LONDON, September 18 2015 - Lower labour costs, government support and improved infrastructure fuels production of low-mid value motors towards CEE and other global emerging markets.

  • Colliers International expands in Ireland

    DUBLIN, September 11 2015 - Colliers International has expanded its property management business in Ireland with the addition of Dublin-based property and facility management firm Ganly Walters Management Ltd (GWML). The entire team of seven highly experienced professionals have transferred to Colliers International boosting the Dublin team to over 40.

  • Colliers International in Sweden is renewing its commitment to Retail

    London, September 4, 2015 - Colliers International in Sweden is renewing its commitment to Retail. The company’s new Head of Leasing, Sophia Heurlin, will devote part of her energies to building up the retail part of the business together with Lina Östlund, recently hired from TAM Retail.

  • Edinburgh Recorded Highest Prime Logistics Rent Rise in Europe in H1 2015

    LONDON, July 12, 2015 – Prime industrial rents in Edinburgh grew by +11.1 per cent in H1 2015, the largest increase in Europe, according to the latest Industrial and Logistics Snapshot from global property advisers, Colliers International.

  • Colliers International Expands Operations in Morocco

    Toronto, August 6, 2015 - Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSX:CIG) today announced it has acquired Lance, a leading real estate investment and corporate advisory firm in Morocco. Based in Casablanca, the firm employs 15 people and provides a full range of commercial property services including sales and lease brokerage particularly for international companies operating in the region. Colliers currently employs 35 people in Casablanca and offers a range of services including tenant representation, workplace consulting and project management services.

  • Dublin Comeback Kid of European Office Markets

    LONDON, August 3, 2015 – Dublin saw the most significant rise in office rents in Europe in the first half of 2015, boasting rental growth of 25 per cent in the last six months; according to Colliers International’s Office Snapshot for H1 2015. Other cities that saw significant rises in rents were Belfast, Bratislava, Manchester and Lisbon.

  • Total European Real Estate Volumes Grew By 30 Per Cent to €129 billion

    LONDON, July 16, 2015 – Cross-Border capital investment throughout European real estate increased by 30 per cent during the first half of 2015, to €129 billion compared to the first half of 2014, according to Colliers International research published this week.

  • Availability of 5,000 sqm Office Space Drops by 12 Per Cent in a Year

    LONDON, July 14, 2015 – It is harder than ever to find good new large (5,000 sqm plus) office suites in many of Europe’s major cities, according to research published by global property experts, Colliers International.

  • Colliers International Expands Operations in Belgium

    TORONTO, CANADA, July 7, 2015 – Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIG) announced today that it has acquired IDB Management (“IDB”), a leading asset and property management firm in Belgium.

  • Colliers International designated as LEED® Proven Provider™ by Green Building Certification Institute

    Colliers International announces that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated Colliers a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the LEED-EB:O+M rating system family. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.

  • Rise in online retail challenges the turnover rent model

    Growth of online retailing and omnichannel shopping poses risks for the model of turnover rents and potentially long-term development in the retail property sector according to Colliers International’s latest research paper.

  • Distribution channels continue to shift from west to east into CEE

    Change in trade, technology, infrastructure and operating models are re-shaping the EMEA logistics landscape according to Colliers International latest research paper.

  • One in Five Offices Let to Tech Company throughout Europe in 2014

    LONDON, 6 May 2015 – The Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector was the most active industry in Western Europe’s eight key office markets, with a 22% share of total office take-up in 2014 according to Colliers International research.

  • Colliers International Sponsors RICS Global Summit 2015

    Colliers International South Africa sponsors Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Summit 2015, held in Johannesburg on Wednesday 25 March 2015.

  • Bank lending still accounts for 90% of corporate Real Estate debt in Europe

    Cannes, March 11, 2015 – Bank lending remains the critical source of debt to the real estate industry in Europe accounting for at least 90% of the corporate real estate (“CRE”) debt held relative to other alternative funding sources, Colliers International said in its latest report entitled ‘How long will this property bull market last?’. However, the increase in lending capacity in North America could improve conditions indirectly by providing leverage for US cross-border investors.

  • Institutional Investors Expected to Increase Real Estate Allocations by $52.5BN in 2015

    Cannes, March 10, 2015 – Institutional investors are expected to increase their target allocations for real estate investment this year to 9.6% up from 9.4% in 2014, Colliers International has revealed in its latest research report entitled ‘How long will this property bull market last?’

  • Poland is the largest investment market in CEE

    In 2014, around 120 transactions were concluded in the CEE region for a total value of EUR 10.5 billion. Over 50 percent of transactions (64 deals) were finalised in Poland. Their total value amounted to EUR 3.18 billion – according to data compiled by Colliers International.

  • European real estate investment rises by 13% to €213bn in 2014

    LONDON, March 6, 2015 – European real estate investment totalled €213bn for 2014, an increase of around 13% on 2013’s figures. Quarter four’s total investment turnover reached €68bn, of which 52% was cross-border. Offices retain top billing as most traded asset class at €94bn (44%), followed by retail with €48bn (22%), but the largest increases in transaction volumes came from the hotel and industrial markets, at €15bn (+30%) and €24bn (+27%) respectively.

  • Record €22bn invested in EMEA Industrial and Logistic Property

    LONDON, January 30, 2015 – EMEA Industrial and Logistic Property investment has surpassed 2007 levels to hit €22bn, with the UK leading the region according to Colliers International EMEA Industrial & Logistics Snapshot 2015.

  • Colliers International Leads Central and Eastern Europe in Investment Sales

    Unwavering demand for office and retail assets in Central and Eastern Europe together with increasing investor appetite for the industrial and logistics sector has seen 2014 investment volumes soar above expectations, according to global real estate services company Colliers International.

  • Starwood Capital Closes Scandinavia’s Largest Deal

    SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2015 — Starwood Capital have done the largest deal in Scandinavia with a value of NOK 11 billion (US$1.4 billion). Colliers International co-advised on the Norwegian part of this deal.

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