March 2012


European Investment: Opportunistic v Core Funds but who will buy in the middle?

European Investment: Opportunistic v Core Funds but who will buy in the middle?

30 March 2012

According to Savills latest European investment bulletin, core funds remain acquisitive for the right product and the weakness of European currencies are attracting opportunistic investors including North Americans, but the firm questions which parties will fill the middle ground?

 
 
Elof Hansson Properties makes its first acquisition in Gothenburg

Elof Hansson Properties makes its first acquisition in Gothenburg

27 March 2012

Elof Hansson Properties AB has made its first acquisition, namely a 7 500 sq metres commercial property located at Odin’s Street in the city of Gothenburg. The seller is Wallenstam AB, one of Sweden’s largest property companies.

 
 
Netherlands market opportunity driven in 2012

Netherlands market opportunity driven in 2012

22 March 2012

Softening yields within the Dutch office market has made the Netherlands an opportunity driven market for the first time in more than a decade, according to real estate advisor Savills.

 
 
Italian fashion company Calzedonia opens two German stores

Italian fashion company Calzedonia opens two German stores

22 March 2012

Savills has advised Italian fashion company Calzedonia SPA in the letting of 260 sqm of retail space in Limbecker Straße 47-49, Essen. 

 
 
Savills strengthens French Valuation team with Annabelle Joyaux

Savills strengthens French Valuation team with Annabelle Joyaux

21 March 2012

Savills has appointed Annabelle Joyaux to join its valuation team in France, headed by David Poole. 

 
 
Deka Immobilien buys Amsterdam’s American Hotel

Deka Immobilien buys Amsterdam’s American Hotel

20 March 2012

Deka Immobilien has bought 175-room American Hotel at Leidsekade 97, Amsterdam, in a sale and leaseback agreement advised Savills. 

 
 
Amsterdam is hot spot for Hotel Investment, says Savills

Amsterdam is hot spot for Hotel Investment, says Savills

20 March 2012

Savills expects Amsterdam to be a hot spot for hotel investment in 2012 as a number of new hotels from budget to luxury open in the Dutch capital.

 
 
Savills predicts 3.9% capital growth in London’s hotel sector in 2012

Savills predicts 3.9% capital growth in London’s hotel sector in 2012

08 March 2012

Savills predicts a 3.9% capital growth increase in London’s hotel sector this year with the Olympics boosting operational performance and the Queen’s diamond jubilee bolstering domestic tourist demand.

 
 
No double dip in core European office rents in 2012

No double dip in core European office rents in 2012

08 March 2012

Savills expects new supply across European office markets to remain low in 2012 keeping supply and demand in balance and averting a double dip scenario, especially for the core European markets.

 
 
E-commerce boosts retail warehouse market in France

E-commerce boosts retail warehouse market in France

07 March 2012

A growing trend of supermarkets offering online food shopping and self drive pick up in France will push the number of retail warehouses up 30% in 2012, from 1,000 in 2011 to 1,300 in 2012, according to Savills data.