Hotel investment volumes in Asia totaled $7.5 billion at the end of 2013, increasing a staggering 218 percent from the previous year.
Germany is the most popular retail market in the world, with 40 percent of global retailers to open a store in 2014.
China's home prices showed a deceleration in gains for the first time in 14 months.
Glorious Property Holdings has been rocked by the resignations of its chief executive officer and chief financial officer, after a failed attempt by its leading shareholder to take the company public.
Despite challenges stemming from China's slowing growth and crackdown on corruption, Marco Polo Hotels has established an aggressive expansion plan in China. The company will unveil a new hotel brand that will move the chain into the five-star category.
Multi-national companies are demonstrating interest for international expansion into new markets.
At a time that many property investors say they see a newly open window of opportunity to invest in Japan, real estate finance company Forum Partners is instead selling there and repositioning itself to jump into investments in China.
China's new home sales for 2013 surpassed $1 trillion for the first time, as the country enjoyed higher homebuyer demand and relaxed national property curbs. In 2013 the total value of new homes sold was 6.8 trillion yuan ($1.1 trillion).
A convoluted argument over an arcane tax law may actually point to one of the greatest threats to Chinese property developers, the largest of which are typically listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, suggesting last year's share losses may steepen.
China plans to create a system to monitor national real estate ownership and sales transactions, a move that could cool the property market. A national system could prelude a broad property tax in China for the first time.
Global commercial real estate investment volumes reached $549 billion in 2013.
As Chinese home values keeping rising, thousands of Chinese are heading underground, creating what locals call the "rat race." Underneath an affluent downtown apartment building, local worker Hu lives in a 43-square-foot apartment for 400 yuan ($65.85) a month.
China's new home prices increased in December, posting the highest gain in 2013, even with the country's largest cities introducing measures to cool the market. Average new home prices increased 12 percent from last year.
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