Supermarket property transactions in the U.K. totaled £1.8 billion in 2013, increasing a whopping 50 percent from the previous year.
Finnish media company Sanoma has sold its headquarters in Helsinki to German real estate fund Deka Immobilien for €176 million ($242 million). The property is home to Sanoma's editorial offices of its two largest newspapers.
Germany is the most popular retail market in the world, with 40 percent of global retailers to open a store in 2014.
The U.K. commercial real estate investment market is poised for a 'busy year' as prime yields fell in January.
London ranks highest in the top 10 cities for 2013 commercial real estate investment in Europe, recording the highest ever yearly total for a European city. The city of London captured 23 percent of the European market.
European retail investment in 2013 reached the highest level since 2007.
London's West End is the world's most expensive office market for the second year in a row, beating Hong Kong.
Investment volumes in the European retail sector skyrocketed 75 percent to their highest quarterly volume since 2007 during the final quarter of 2013, due to a combination of higher confidence, more supply of equity and debt and increasing demand across multiple markets.
U.S.-based real estate investment fund Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc is planning to raise as much as $1.3 billion through a stock market listing for its European real estate unit, Reuters reports.
Occupier take-up in France's office market decreased 17 percent in 2013, from the previous year.
London's The Shard, western Europe's tallest skyscraper, is now half full a year after its opening. The building secured six new tenants, equating to 30 percent of its office space, according to an announcement from its real estate managers.
Green REIT, Ireland's first real estate investment trust, has announced it is purchasing five Dublin city center properties for €23 million from Danske Bank Ireland in an off market transaction. The five-property portfolio (D2 portfolio) includes a total rent roll of €1.4 million
The smartest streets of central London are being revamped as a number of Diplomatic Embassies sell up their grand premises.
Klepierre, Europe's second-largest shopping mall operator, reported higher profits for 2013, while reporting increases in rents. The French company reported net current flow increased 3.8 percent to €2.07 a share.
Commercial real estate investments in Europe reached the highest level since the fourth quarter in 2007 during the final quarter of 2013, led by the core markets of the U.K. and Germany.
German builder Hochtief, which is owned by Spanish group ACS, has agreed to sell its stake in the property firm Aurelis to a consortium. Hochtief will sell 43 percent of its stake to an investor consortium led by Grove International Partners LLP.
While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces.
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