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Foreign Buyers, Immigrants to Drive Bigger Share of Future U.S. Home Sales

Foreign Buyers, Immigrants to Drive Bigger Share of Future U.S. Home Sales

Real estate markets across the U.S. are increasingly becoming international, and changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices. Read More »


Hong Kong's New Stamp Duty Tax Unlikely to Disrupt Housing Market

Hong Kong's New Stamp Duty Tax Unlikely to Disrupt Housing Market

The new measure imposing the 15% stamp duty on all residential transactions in Hong Kong involving first-time buyers purchasing multiple properties under a single instrument is unlikely to have a significant impact to market dynamics. Read More »

Global Retail Construction Rises, China and Mexico Lead the Way

Global Retail Construction Rises, China and Mexico Lead the Way

Developers completed more retail centers across the globe last year than in 2015, but momentum appeared to wane in many countries. Read More »

BREXIT Not a Barrier for Middle Eastern Property Investors in UK

BREXIT Not a Barrier for Middle Eastern Property Investors in UK

A government-led delegation of UK investors and developers are set to visit the Middle East to strike deals with investors as they continue to plough their wealth into the UK post-Brexit. Read More »


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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica's Newest Luxury Superyacht Destination Now Under Construction Read More »

Last Updated May 23, 2017 9:05 AM ET

Hong Kong Property News

According to JLL's latest Hong Kong Residential Sales Market Report released this week, HNA Group and related companies have arguably succeeded in resetting prices in Kai Tak after snatching four residential plots.

According to CBRE's new released Global Investor Intentions Survey for 2017, stronger economic growth, the availability of debt capital, and a more positive outlook from investors is expected to drive global capital flows in 2017.

Hong Kong is the world's highest-priced office market while European office markets showed the most consistent growth in prime office rent, mostly due to a lack of supply. Belfast (up 25 percent year-over-year) led the way among the 121 cities surveyed.

Despite office leasing activity slowing around the lunar New Year holidays, the Grade-A office market still recorded a number of notable transactions in January 2017.

According to a new report by JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, the flurry of hotel mergers and acquisitions seen in 2016, with high-profile deals such as Marriott International's acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

The world's most dynamic cities in JLL's fourth annual City Momentum Index (CMI) share the ability to embrace technological change, absorb rapid population growth and strengthen global connectivity.

According to the newly released Last Mile / City Logistics Report from CBRE, the rapid rise of e-commerce has driven the most disruptive movement to the industrial & logistics industry, transforming the way we think about industrial real estate.

According to JLL's Hong Kong Residential Sales Report released this week, JLL's mass residential capital value index climbed 0.5% over the last two months.

China has hit a record of $33 billion in overseas commercial and residential property investment in 2016, an increase of nearly 53 percent year-on-year.

According to JLL's Hong Kong Residential Sales Market Report published this week, a rise in borrowing rates and stamp duty taxes are significantly impacting Hong Kong's residential market.

According to JLL's Year-end Hong Kong Property Review 2016 published this week, the launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is expected to further support demand from PRC financial services firms in Central Hong Kong.

According to JLL's Year-end Hong Kong Residential and Land Market Review 2016, notwithstanding the latest stamp duty measure, residential prices are expected to rise up to 5% next year.

According to Cushman & Wakefield's latest Main Streets Across the World report, Miami's Lincoln Road remained the fourth most expensive retail street in the Americas with average rents of $325 per square foot per year.

According to CBRE's Q3 2016 MarketView data for the Asia Pacific region, overall property investment turnover during Q3 picked up slightly with an increase in transaction volume of 5.6% quarter-on-quarter to $24.6 billion.

According to the MIAMI Association of Realtors, the Miami single-family home market enjoyed its best August in history, breaking a 22-year record for the most ever August single-family home sales.

It's been a year since China surprised the world by allowing greater flexibility in the renminbi exchange rate, resulting in its drop in value by a record 1.9 percent against the US dollar.

A newly launched index that derives the price of prime residential and commercial development land in 13 major cities across Asia, saw mixed results in the first half of 2016.

The financial sector is facing multiple challenges, including tighter regulations, economic uncertainty and technological changes.


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