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The surge in office demand from New York's technology, media and fashion companies is rapidly depleting the supply of affordable space in the city, especially in lower Manhattan, according to...

16 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

There are signs that the United States' housing market is getting back on its feet - aided by rising home prices, steady job growth and fewer troubled loans.

16 Apr 2014 - 6:03am

Developers and government planners alike take their main cue from an assessment of infrastructure in determining where property projects should go, a survey finds.

16 Apr 2014 - 5:27am

The price of new Canadian homes rose 0.2 per cent in February from January, topping expectations of a 0.1 per cent gain after January's 0.3 per cent increase, according to Statistics Canada data...

16 Apr 2014 - 6:04am

There is little more than a gaping hole where Britain's first new town in more than 40 years is due to be built: it's a symbol of the huge housing shortage that successive governments have failed...

16 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

On the face of it, there are some fairly healthy numbers coming out of Indochina. Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar - the "late bloomers" of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)....

16 Apr 2014 - 6:05am

In tax terms, Britain's budget, released on March 19, was mostly uneventful. However, there were some unexpected announcements for non-residents who own British property.

9 Apr 2014 - 2:32am


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16 Apr 2014
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Cheryl Coyne shouted "No more homes for millionaires!" with protesters dressed as pirates outside London City Hall last week.

9 Apr 2014 - 4:28am

In Indianapolis, an open house event tends to draw 10 people on a good day. But after the snowiest winter on record for the US Midwestern city, prospective homebuyers were champing at the bit.

9 Apr 2014 - 5:00am

The amount of domestic and international capital aiming to invest in retail property in the Asia-Pacific is expected to grow this year, following the already “prolific activity” witnessed last...

8 Apr 2014 - 2:33pm

Forsyth Real Estate, a Sydney-based property broker, will accept property deposits and payments from sellers in virtual currency bitcoin to lure business from Chinese homebuyers.

2 Apr 2014 - 6:39am

The strength of London's property market was thrown into sharp relief last week as Songbird Estates, the main owner of the Canary Wharf estate in east London, said the estimated value of its...

2 Apr 2014 - 6:40am

Japan's Sekisui House is buying an office tower in Tokyo for 74 billion yen (HK$5.56 billion), as property prices rise to levels that allow lenders to recoup losses from a bust that followed the...

2 Apr 2014 - 5:47am

Foreign investors can be a soft target. Real estate in relatively sound or "safe" locations has appeal for just about anyone with money, and when property markets overheat, the finger tends to be...

7 Apr 2014 - 5:31pm

Shanghai-based Greenland is speeding up expansion in Australia, setting its investment sights on Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The developer also plans to cash in some of its investment,...

7 Apr 2014 - 5:31pm

A state privatisation agency in Greece says it has received an improved offer involving Chinese firm Fosun International to develop a coastal Olympic complex, left largely abandoned since Athens...

28 Mar 2014 - 2:07am

Lloyds Banking Group plans to avoid funding the development of projects in London's luxury- home market, where it sees losses ahead for investors, according to the lender's head of corporate real...

26 Mar 2014 - 7:34am

Carlyle Group's partners are reaching into their wallets to bail out one of the private-equity firm's first investments in Brazil, seeking to protect its growing business in South America's...

4 Apr 2014 - 5:58pm

Builders Barratt Developments and Crest Nicholson have set out plans to expand their businesses after the British government extended a housing scheme that has driven buyer demand.

26 Mar 2014 - 7:34am

BlackBerry will sell more than three million square feet of space, plus vacant property, and lease back some of it in a transaction expected to close by the end of May, according to a statement...

26 Mar 2014 - 7:34am

Canadian homes are among the world's most expensive - Vancouver ranks second-priciest behind Hong Kong, according to Demographia - but that has not put off Chinese investors, who number among the...

31 Mar 2014 - 5:20pm

A US Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may deliver an unintended blow to a fragile housing recovery. A draft of the measure, which Senate Banking Committee leaders released on...

19 Mar 2014 - 5:14am

Foreign investment in Australia's housing market will be examined by a national parliamentary committee, its chairwoman said, following a study that said Chinese investors are squeezing out local...

19 Mar 2014 - 5:14am

Blackstone Group is slowing its purchases of houses to rent amid soaring prices after a buying binge made it the biggest US single-family home landlord.

19 Mar 2014 - 5:14am

Singapore's home sales rose last month as developers marketed new projects, a government report showed. Home sales climbed 1.7 per cent to 724 units last month compared with 712 in the same period...

19 Mar 2014 - 5:14am

British commercial real estate values rose for the 10th straight month last month as tenants paid more to rent offices and warehouses, Investment Property Databank (IPD) said.

19 Mar 2014 - 5:14am

Salaries for corporate real estate executives in the Asia-Pacific region are more than those of their counterparts in Europe but less than those in the US.

19 Mar 2014 - 3:48am


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