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Alternative Assets Becoming Next Big Thing in Asia Property Investing

Increased interest in self-storage facilities, data centers, student accommodation, education and aged care as investors chase yield According to global property consultant JLL, commercial property investors are increasingly turning to alternative real estate sectors to take advantage of their attractive yields and long-term growth prospects...

Global Hotel Inventory Grows 18 Percent Over Last 10 Years

According to global hotel industry consultant STR, there are 184,299 hotels comprising 16,966,280 million rooms around the world in the first quarter of 2018. That number of rooms represents a 17.7% increase over the last 10 years. "The hotel sector and its rate of return...

Retail Sector Remains Bright Spot of Bahrain’s Property Market

With positive government interventions to bring in more investors and diversify Bahrain's real estate market, retail remains a significant area of growth in the Kingdom's property sector. The renewed confidence amongst retail occupiers and retail developers is especially reflected in the fact that retail...

Middle East Hotels’ Performance Dips in 2017, Yet Africa Hotels Uptick

ccording to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative 2017 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics. STR reports the following data for the Middle East, Africa and Kuwait comparing the full calendar year 2017 to prior...

Middle East, Africa Hotels Post Mixed Performance Results in January

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported mixed performance results in January 2018, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics. U.S. dollar constant currency, January 2018 vs. January 2017 Middle East Occupancy: +1.9% to 69.1% Average daily rate (ADR):...

China Regains Top Spot as World’s Most Attractive Manufacturing Market

According to a new report by Cushman & Wakefield, China has reclaimed top spot for the most attractive market for manufacturing, confirming its status as the sector's powerhouse. Last year's number one ranked country, Malaysia, falls to third place behind Lithuania. Cushman & Wakefield's Manufacturing...

European Commercial Property Investment Up 8 Percent in 2017

Investment value hits €231.8 billion in 2017 According to the latest research from global property adviser Knight Frank, European commercial property investment hit €231.8 billion in 2017 after €80.7 billion was transacted in Q4, resulting in an 8.4 per cent increase on last year. The continued...

Global Hotel Inventory Grows 18 Percent Over Last 10 Years

According to global hotel industry consultant STR, there are 184,299 hotels comprising 16,966,280 million rooms around the world in the first quarter of 2018. That number of rooms represents a 17.7% increase over the last 10 years. "The hotel sector and its rate of return...

Commercial Real Estate Investment Activity Dips in Russia

According to JLL, Russia's real estate investments reached $728 million in Q1 2018, down 8% Year-over-Year from $792 million invested in Q1 2017. "Russia real estate market continues to recover, although an element of uncertainty remained. Main positive factors include economic recovery, rouble stabilization and...

Costa Rica Named Best Place in the World to Retire in 2018

According to InternationalLiving.com's 2018 Global Retirement Index, Costa Rica takes the top spot for the first time in the index's history. It topped the categories of healthy lifestyle and healthcare while scoring well in the fitting in, governance, entertainment and amenities, and climate categories. "Costa Rica...
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