Five reasons not to be fearful about the Fed rate lift-off

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The Federal Reserve’s decision to hike US interest rates by 25 basis points marks a significant turning point in the global economic cycle. It has been a long time coming, but the decision was carefully signalled and well executed, and there are good reasons why occupiers and investors in Europe should remain calm about this […]

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A real estate ownership revolution on the horizon

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Eight years since it was first floated, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has announced that it will issue its definitive guide to the new lease accounting standards by the end of 2015. The new standard has been in the pipeline long enough for many organisations to forget about its implications. And that’s no surprise. […]

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Why should HR care about real estate?

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Just recently official sources announced that unemployment in the UK has reached a seven-year low. Albeit great news for the economy, rapidly emerging vacancies create a new challenge for businesses. Top management consultancies say in unison that companies are increasingly concerned about attracting and retaining talent. There is a disappointing lack of diversity, skills, and […]

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CRE lessons from coffee culture

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I am a man who loves his coffee. My mid-morning coffee run is an integral and non-negotiable part of my working day, as important as brushing my teeth and a reward for making it a quarter way through the day. You can therefore imagine my disappointment when, after a hectic morning recently, I ordered a […]

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Rethinking own versus lease decisions

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Pressure to optimise costs, deliver value to shareholders and maintain a healthy balance sheet is firmly on the corporate agenda. Leadership is increasingly looking to real estate to satisfy these pressures whether through optimising costs or generating meaningful cash through the disposal of assets. JLL’s Global Corporate Real Estate Trends report reveals 40% of survey […]

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European resilience in the face of the emerging market turbulence: 3 reasons for optimism about the outlook

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This week, the economic news has been full of gloomy reflections on a very difficult quarter for financial markets. In Q3, stock prices have slumped by around 10% in the developed world and faster still in emerging markets, the sharpest falls in 4 years. Underlying this is evidence of a sharp slowdown in China’s real […]

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Will rising rates bring this investment cycle to an end?

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Global transactional volumes continued their period of growth in the second quarter growing by 9% over the first half of this year.  At half year transactional activity stands at US$333 billion almost 50% up on the same period just two years ago, demonstrating the attraction of real assets in this current cycle. The longer this […]

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The UK needs to look at its capabilities, including land and property, to secure its manufacturing future

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Recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that in the first six months of this year, UK car manufacturing reached its highest half year total since 2008, with some 793,642 car rolling off UK production lines; and this follows a stellar 2014 in which UK car manufacturers produced just under […]

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Why international retailers are flocking to The Nordics

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Affluent Nordic cities are attracting international retailers as they broaden EU expansion plans, Jonathan Bayfield explains why. Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Boggi and Superdry: these are just a few of the international brands that have expanded across the Nordics in recent years with JLL’s guidance. As economic conditions improve across the Eurozone, retailers are entering […]

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