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Demand for office space steady in Japan, slows in Australia | 15 May 2013
Demand for global office space is mixed, according to the latest report from Jones Lang LaSalle.
South African commercial property proving attractive to investors, claims expert | 30 April 2013
South Africa's commercial property market continues to offer value to potential investors, according to one property expert speaking at a Business Partners seminar.
More retail developments talking place in 2013 | 19 April 2013
The amount of retail space under construction is much higher than last year, according to new figures.
Natal, Brazil tipped to be new 'hotspot' | 15 April 2013
Brazil's tourism officials have launched a campaign to encourage foreign property investors to Natal, propertywire.com reports.
Morgan Stanley to spend millions on in-demand Australian property | 10 April 2013
As interest in Australian office buildings from foreign investors continues to rise, Morgan Stanley's property subsidiary has announced it will spend up to AU$500 million on securing additional space for its own portfolio, bloomberg.com reports.
Australia's 'transparent markets' drawing Asia Pacific investors | 28 March 2013
Australia has become a hotspot for Asian Pacific investors looking for new commercial property opportunities.
Development in India's office space thriving | 26 March 2013
India's commercial real estate market is set to get a boost, as developers turn their attentions to the area's office space.
Nearly a trillion dollars worth of commercial real estate traded in 2012 | 13 March 2013
Trades in the commercial real estate market were very close to pushing one trillion dollars in 2012.
Office rents in Beijing predicted to continue to rise | 6 March 2013
Companies looking for office space in Beijing look set to see rental prices continue to rise over the next few years, reports scmp.com.
Moscow tipped to become hotbed for office space investment | 28 February 2013
Moscow has been tipped to become a hotbed for office space investment over the next year, following the release of new figures from the city's commercial property market.
The office and retail property sectors in Shanghai, China will see 'significant increases in large-scale deals' this year.
Survey reveals improvement in India's commercial real estate sector | 18 February 2013
Real estate markets in India are performing well, according to the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) Global Commercial Property Survey, thehindu.com reports.
Africa commercial property on the rise, claims report | 13 February 2013
Residential and commercial property in Africa continues to be in demand thanks to strong economic growth and rising wealth within the continent, reports propertywire.com.
Investors going for Australian commercial property market | 24 January 2013
The Australian commercial property industry is experiencing a resurgence as high net-worth investors, along with institutions and sovereign funds, look to the sector as a safe haven.
Hong Kong commercial property market benefits from residential stamp duty | 18 December 2012
An increase in stamp duty on residential property in Hong Kong has provided a significant boost for the commercial sector.
FTA set to boost businesses in Singapore | 18 December 2012
A new agreement to be signed between Singapore and the European Union (EU) is set to provide a boost to businesses.
Office space looking popular in India | 3 December 2012
India's office space absorption is set to increase next year, by 21 per cent, according to a report cited by indiatimes.com.
Ukraine remains a buyers market for commercial property investors | 29 November 2012
Ukraine's commercial property market remains a safe haven for buyers across all sectors, according to local realtor DTZ.
Most global retailers planning expansion next year | 29 November 2012
The majority of global retailers are ready to continue expanding next year, according to a new survey.
IT firms to extend presence in Hyderabad after investments | 16 November 2012
IT companies in Hyderabad will grow to occupy 12 per cent of the city's office space by the end of the year.
New York commercial property sector will recovery from Sandy, says expert | 15 November 2012
The commercial property market in New York will eventually bounce back after a devastating month caused by Hurricane Sandy, reports propertymentorgroup.com.
Thai business people spend ten billion baht on London investments | 29 October 2012
Thai investors are increasingly buying residential and commercial properties in London, bangkokpost.com reports.
Southeast Asia piquing investor interest to the East | 26 October 2012
Economies in Southeast Asia are attracting the eyes of global investors as economies there continue to grow.
MGM China shares rocket after new land secured | 19 October 2012
Shares in MGM China have rocketed after the company announced it had formally accepted a land concession contract for the building of a new casino, reuters.com reports.
New York City is the world's most popular place for commercial property investment | 10 October 2012
New York City remains the global hotspot for commercial property investment, according to a new poll.
RIBA launches Hong Kong chapter | 3 October 2012
A platform has been launched for members of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Hong Kong, which hopes help them to connect with colleagues in mainland China and other areas of Asia.
Private investors in China turning to commercial property | 3 October 2012
Private investors in China are re-focusing their energy away from real estate, moving into the commercial property market instead.
Job slowdown fails to halt growth of U.S commercial property market | 10 September 2012
A slowdown in job creation in the United States is failing to halt the growth of its commercial property market, according to a new report.
Non-Europeans keener to invest in European property | 6 September 2012
The proportion of non-Europeans investing in European commercial property has reached a five-year high.
Brazilian property market tipped to become hub of activity | 4 September 2012
Brazil has been tipped to become one of the world's most active markets for property investment.
Pro Kapital Grupp IPO could be a catalyst for investment in Baltic real estate property | 3 September 2012
The initial public offering of Estonian real estate firm Pro Kapital Grupp (PKG) could tempt investors back into the Baltic commercial property market, it has been claimed.
Beijing leading the global office space market | 31 August 2012
A report has suggested that Beijing is leading the way when it comes to the global markets for office space, fmlink.com reports.
Nordic commercial property an attractive prospect | 16 August 2012
Investors looking for a strong return could do well by investing in Nordic commercial property, reports hifx.co.uk.
World's most carbon-efficient building unveiled | 10 August 2012
A state-of-the-art building has been unveiled in Japan, which is said to emit 'the world's least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2)'.
Prime property values on the rise, claims survey | 31 July 2012
Prime property values in some of the world's key cities rose by 1.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2012, according to propertywire.com.
RICS property survey highlights hotspots | 26 July 2012
Several countries are still producing "impressive" property investment and occupation figures, according to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Commercial property market defying recession in India | 19 July 2012
The real estate market in India appears to be unaffected by the economic crisis throughout the country.
Property managers could supplement communications with social media | 18 July 2012
Property managers can improve their communication with tenants by using social media alongside their conventional channels.
Thailand office rental rates continue to rise | 13 July 2012
The average rental rate continues to grow for office space in Bangkok's central business district.
Cash-rich buyers boost global commercial investment market | 12 July 2012
The global direct commercial property market is picking up, according to new data, propertywire.com reports.
Global market demand for intelligent controls highlighted | 29 June 2012
A study by Pike Research, entitled 'Intelligent Lighting Controls for Commercial Buildings', has found that there is global demand for intelligent controls within commercial properties.
Building improvements spurn significant ROI for owners | 29 June 2012
Owners of commercial real estate could find making improvements to their building's efficiency and overall sustainability reap a handsome return on investment (ROI).
'Celebrate success' for World FM day | 26 June 2012
Preparation for this year's World FM Day is underway across the globe.
Owners of older European properties urged to secure EPCs | 20 June 2012
Owners of older European commercial properties have been urged to secure their Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) by the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Office coming to iPad, reports suggest | 8 June 2012
Microsoft is to launch an iPad-friendly version of its Office suite later this year, a report from Businessinsider.com has revealed.
Singapore welcomes first facilities management show
Singapore is to launch its first ever dedicated facilities management trade show, which will take place on May 7th - 9th 2013.
Global demand for office space remaining strong | 6 June 2012
The demand for office space in areas throughout the world appears to be standing strong, especially in locations such as Calgary, Adelaide and the Philippines.
Commercial property price rise forecast for many Chinese cities | 29 May 2012
A number of cities in China are likely to experience rises in the cost of commercial property in the near future, it has been predicted.
Foreign investors eyeing up Rio | 24 May 2012
Foreign investors are taking advantage of the fact that sellers in Rio are showing a tendency to accept offers below asking price.
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