Posts tagged International Real Estate
• NAI Global signed its newest member which extends our coverage into Italy with new offices in Milan and Rome.
• Over 200 clients and prospective clients passed through the NAI Yacht during the day.
• Over 80 people attended a major market presentation as offered by our team from Sweden.
• Meanwhile the NAI First Partners team organized a market overview which was presented by Dr. Angus Mackintosh to over 100 people. Guests of the yacht included representatives of major European Developers, Investors and Occupiers including The Queen of England’s personal legal representatives. Professor Angus McIntosh, Economic and sustainable property consultant – Real Estate Forecasting and Oxford Brooke’s University, discussed the global macro trends and their impact on commercial real estate markets along with international investment. He highlighted the key considerations for investors and how to prepare and succeed when investing in Norwegian commercial real estate.
I was pleased to see this article from Reuters reporting how Colombia’s agricultural future is improving and within a decade could become a small agro-industrial power. With the FARC beaten back and the Colombian government able to wrest control of most of the countryside, the land can now be returned to a more benign and productive use. According to the article, at least 41 million acres (16.5 million hectares) of agricultural land could be brought on-line. Colombia’s successful track record in generating domestic investment, combined with its ability to attract international investment, this sector should be booming in the not too distant future. More >
In a week when Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England forecasts slower UK growth and higher inflation, Office rents on one of London’s most famous streets, Savile Row are set to break through £100 per sq.ft once again.
US Hedge Fund York Capital Management are reported to have paid £97.50 per sq ft for offices at 23 Savile Row.
The wags delighting in pointing out that equates to almost twice the price per sq ft of a suit from a respectable tailor on the famous street. More >
With an every expanding global marketplace, retailers are faced with the daunting task of embarking on network expansion beyond the U.S. borders. Whether it is into Canada, Mexico or China, there are five key cornerstones retailers need to understand in order to meet with a successful international presence. Each cornerstone is linked with the next, yet each possesses its own challenges. More >
The stunning bride, the beautiful dress etc. But also the effects of the wedding. The millions of people that lined the streets in London from all over the world to catch a glimpse of the future Duchess of Cambridge and of the then newlyweds after the ceremony. Up and down the country there were street parties very reminiscent of days gone by. There was a chance to meet the neighbours which happens so seldomly now and to enjoy the camaraderie. It was a beacon of hope in a sad world where there is so much poverty, war and conflict going on every day. It gave a breather from worrying about your job and about how to pay the bills.