Calling the top for real estate?

Banks and non-banks are battling for market share in a property market that finally seems to be slowing down in the face of multiple headwinds.

Asset allocation: Conviction confliction

As we drift towards the end of the year, conferences seem to be full of panels on asset allocation for the 12 months ahead: sometimes a bold investor will go so far as to say what they invest in themselves; sometimes that’s a surprise.

Malaysia's Sultan seeks to create a new Shenzhen

The Sultan of Johor stresses he needs to earn a living just like his fellow countrymen. His investments, often alongside those of billionaire Vincent Tan, span telecoms, supermarket chains and property. But will the ambitious developments he’s backed in his home state prove a royal flush or a real estate bust?

Real estate: Brookfield bets on bricks and mortar

As jitters about the future of high-street retail in the US and beyond prompt property investors to pare their exposure to the sector, Brookfield Property Group, one of the world’s largest, is busy ramping up.

Real estate: Can the high street survive this low?

Investment in logistics assets is on the up, while interest in retail properties seems to be on the slide, dragged down by the sense that they are the past, not the future. But bricks and mortar may yet have some bounce in it.

Real Estate Survey 2016: Brexit – mortal blow for bricks and mortar?

UK commercial real estate’s post-Brexit shock has proved short-lived, and high-profile gating of investors in a number of UK real estate funds did not precipitate a flood of copy-cat behaviour. But the long-term outlook for investors and lenders in UK real estate remains extremely uncertain.