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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.
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?’
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warsaw, January 16, 2015 – Bank Zachodni WBK has provided a EUR 62.6 million loan facility to a subsidiary of Polonia Property Found LP (Polonia I), managed by Peakside Capital. The facility refinances existing facilities of Wiśniowy Business Park and is transferable in the event the property is sold (subject to Lender approval). The transaction was closed on the 27 of November 2014. Peakside Capital were advised by Colliers International.
LONDON, January 16, 2015 – The latest research from global property advisers, Colliers International on the European Sale and Leaseback (SLB) market shows a sudden rise in SLB transactions, accounting for 6.4 per cent of market transactions at a value of €3.8 billion, compared with less than 3 per cent at the end of 2013.
LONDON, January 19, 2015 – Dublin proved to be the standout success story in the European office market for the second half of 2014, with rental growth rising by 14.3 per cent in six months to €480 per sq m per annum (an increase of over 21 per cent in the last year).
Warsaw, January 14, 2015 – Colliers International, has presented the new interior of its main Polish office, located in the prestigious Metropolitan office building in Warsaw.
WARSAW, January 9, 2015 – At the beginning of January 2015 Colliers international has launched its new regional office in Łódź. Marcin Włodarczyk has been appointed the Regional Director.
Warsaw, November 17, 2014: Retail has been one of the best performing sectors in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region since 2009 and as retailers fight to gain a larger foothold, many are employing new technologies and designs into their store format to remain competitive in what is now an increasingly digital-driven retail landscape, according to new research released today by Colliers International.
London 04/11/2014 - Over three quarters of property investors in EMEA plan to increase real estate weightings in the region in 2015, according to the benchmark 2015 Global Investor Sentiment survey from property advisors, Colliers International.
LONDON, October 24, 2014 – Colliers International has recruited Sarah Wilkinson to join the firm as a Director in its EMEA Corporate Solutions team, focused on the data centre market.
LONDON, October 16, 2014 – Colliers International has appointed Tim Nicholls, formerly the Director of Valuation and Advisory Services in the Czech Republic as a Director in its EMEA team, based in London.
MOSCOW, 21 October 2014 – Tashir Group, a leading developer on the Russia commercial real estate market, and the international consultancy Colliers International signed an agreement on the management of the RIO shopping & entertainment centre in the Frunzensky District of St. Petersburg. The team of Colliers International assumed management of the property on October 1.
Major investment adds AOS Group, a market leading commercial real estate and workplace consulting firm with offices in France, Belgium, Spain, Morocco, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland.
Cross border investment accounted for 46 per cent of Q3 total investment. Colliers’ Capital Flows Quarterly reveals Asian investment rising and moving up risk curve.
WARSAW, October 06, 2014: What kind of returns a well-heeled investor would receive if they had invested €250 million in Central Eastern European (CEE) located commercial real estate assets in 2009? A new research report released today by Colliers International discusses the diversified and non-diversified strategies towards property portfolios.
WARSAW, September 30, 2014: The low inflation environment and positive GDP forecasts are favouring the performance of the more mature central and eastern European office markets, according to recent research released today by Colliers International.
BERLIN, October 6, 2014 - CA Immobilien Anlagen AG (“CA Immo”) has been informed by UniCredit Bank Austria AG (“UniCredit”) that it entered into a share purchase agreement with O1 Group Limited with respect to UniCredit’s stake of 15,954,891 ordinary CA Immo shares for a price of EUR 18.50 per share.
LONDON, September 25, 2014 – The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced that it will no longer need to grant approval for many Chinese companies’ overseas investments.
TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstService Corporation (Nasdaq:FSRV) (TSX:FSV) announced today that it has expanded its market-leading residential property management business in key California and Texas markets with the acquisitions of Euclid Management Company and Association Management Services, respectively.
CoreNet Global EMEA Summit, BERLIN, September 16, 2014 – The emergence and adoption of new technologies, including 3D printing, Collaborative Robots and Big-Data, are now the driving forces in global manufacturing, according to new research launched today at The CoreNet Global EMEA Summit, being held in Berlin.
LONDON, September 10, 2014 – Global property advisers, Colliers International, has created a new European cross-border industrial leadership team comprising two co-heads taken from its UK Industrial and Logistics department and EMEA Corporate Solutions.
MOSCOW, 03 September 2014 – Colliers International, the leading global real estate consultancy, continues to strengthen the marketing and public relations team in Russia.
WARSAW, August 29, 2014: Eastern European commercial real estate investment volumes have reached €3.6 billion in the first half of 2014. Colliers International presents three scenarios for investment volumes in 2014 and beyond.
Riyadh’s industrial manufacturing sector showed solid performance over the last year up to the second quarter of 2014, as strong demand fundamentals combined with increased public and private sector spending pushed up the average sales price of manufacturing land in private industrial cities and average rental rates of dry-storage space.
WARSAW, 25 August, 2014 - a considerable amount of new retail construction is starting to rise in peripheral cities such as Bucharest, Bratislava and Tallinn. In total approximately 376,400sq m has been delivered in H1 2014 and there is currently 2.3 million sq m under construction in CEE region according to Colliers International.
WARSAW, August 26, 2014: A number of markets experienced a rise in the vacancy rate of the back of a large volume of new supply through the end of 2013 into the first half of 2014 including St Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw and Prague. The regional vacancy rate increased to 13.6% in 2014 H1, up from 11.8% in H1 2013 according to recent research released today by Colliers International
MOSCOW, August 5, 2014 – The commercial and financial company TAMP and the international real estate consultancy Colliers International have signed an agreement for the comprehensive management of the Drive shopping centre, located 8 km on the MKAD. Thus, Colliers International has added yet another professional retail centre to its management portfolio.
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