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Fergus Hicks

Real Estate Market Strategist

UBS ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD

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Tommaso Albanese

Managing Director -- Infrastructure & Private Equity, Chairman & CIO Infrastructure Debt Platform

Melanie Brown

European Research Analyst for Real Estate

Thibault Contat Desfontaines

Director - Infrastructure Equity Direct Investment

Oliver Gadney

Responsable relations presse

Zachary Gauge

European Real Estate Analyst

Tommaso Albanese

Managing Director -- Infrastructure & Private Equity, Chairman & CIO Infrastructure Debt Platform

Melanie Brown

European Research Analyst for Real Estate

Thibault Contat Desfontaines

Director - Infrastructure Equity Direct Investment

Oliver Gadney

Responsable relations presse

Zachary Gauge

European Real Estate Analyst

Mark Gifford

Head of Transactions EMEA

Clare Hayes Guymer

Associate Director, Corporate Communications and Branding - Media Relations Manager

William Hughes

Global Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy

Declan O Brien

Senior Analyst Research and Strategy EMEA Infrastructure

Stefan Rose

Portfolio Manager in the Infrastructure Debt team

Bronte Somes

Head of Infrastructure Equity Europe - UBS Infrastructure Asset Management

Investment

Asia Pacific Fair Value Index : Loose monetary policies boost appeal of property - Q4 2014

DTZ’s Asia Pacific Fair Value Index™ rose slightly in Q4 2014 to 56, indicating that Asia Pacific property has become more attractive for investors. According to our (...)

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UK Fair Value Index : Oil price plunge a boost for UK property - Q4 2014

DTZ’s UK Fair Value Index™ increased to 72 in Q4 2014 from 64 in Q3, meaning that UK property has become more attractively priced for investors. The (...)

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Berlin : Record take-up on office market - Q4 2014

At 656,000 sq m, Berlin had the highest take-up of the Top 5 markets in 2014. This result also marks the highest level in Berlin since (...)

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European Office Market Linkages and Spillovers

This study focuses on the return linkages and volatility spillover effects between 16 major office markets in Europe over the period 2003-2013. We find that the (...)

Logistics

Germany : take-up increases - Q3 2014

In the third quarter of 2014, 1.31 m sq m warehouse space was newly let or passed to owner-occupiers through purchases or start of construction and (...)

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Hamburg : A further increase in take-up - Q3 2014

Take-up on the Hamburg office market improved by 14,700 sq m (+11%) to 145,000 sq m compared with the previous quarter. As in the first half, (...)

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Melbourne CBD : Office investment underpins surge in volumes - Q3 2014

The national economy decelerated over Q2 2014, with growth of 0.5% compared to 1.1% in Q1. The state economy recorded 1.2% growth in State Final Demand (...)

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North China : Beijing office rental pushed up by CBD - Q3 2014

Beijing – grade A office rental pushed up by CBD, with increase of 1.94% In Q3 2014, Beijing grade A office rents rose 1.94% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) (...)

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East China : Shanghai office rental bucks trend - Q3 2014

Shanghai – Grade A office rental sees a slight rise In Q3 2014, we witnessed the citywide grade A office rental in Shanghai reverse a downward (...)

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Hong Kong : Strata-title office sales active in non-core areas - Q3 2014

Office market activities were mostly driven by mid-sized professional services companies and finance companies that were actively looking for office space for in-house expansion or consolidation (...)

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Brisbane CBD : Further softening in vacancy - Q3 2014

The national economy decelerated over Q2 2014, with growth of 0.5% compared to 1.1% in Q1. The Queensland economy recorded 0.4% growth in State Final Demand (...)

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Taipei : Most deals are for owner-occupation - Q3 2014

  This quarter, grade A office rents were stable in most districts. The citywide average rent remained at NT$2,440 (US$82) per ping per month. The citywide (...)

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Sydney CBD : Three year high in annual net absorption - Q3 2014

The national economy decelerated over Q2 2014, with growth of 0.5% compared to 1.1% in Q1. This followed a strong start to the year with 1.1% (...)

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South & West China : Residential transactions remain low - Q3 2014

Shenzhen - New supply in the residential market increases but transaction drops New supply in the primary market rose as developers rushed to launch their projects. (...)

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Guangzhou & Central China : Move to quality leads office space absorption - Q3 2014

Guangzhou – CBD more attractive with slight drop in office rents The mature business atmosphere and increasing supply in Pearl River New City are attracting more (...)

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Canberra CBD : Weak demand a brake on rental growth - Q3 2014

The national economy decelerated over Q2 2014, with growth of 0.5% compared to 1.1% in Q1. Strong growth earlier in the year is attributed to improvements (...)

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United States : Overseas investors driving price rises - Q2 2014

Nationwide investment transaction volumes reached a pre-crisis record of USD267bn in the trailing 12 months to mid-year 2014. With this report, we initiate our coverage of (...)

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Tenant Demand in Sydney CBD - Demand recovery resilient to economic downside

There has been a widely held view for some time that following a sustained period of weakness from 2011 to 2013, office tenant demand in Sydney (...)

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China Fair Value : Property more attractive as required return falls - Q2 2014

The DTZ China Fair Value IndexTM score rose to 53 in Q2 2014, up from 39 in the previous quarter, and meaning that property has become (...)

Logistics

Germany Industrial : Volume of new-builds up - Q2 2014

In the first half of 2014, 2.4 million sq m of warehouse space was newly let or passed to owner-occupiers through purchases or starts of construction. (...)

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UK : Sharp increase in headline rents - Q2 2014

Anticipation of a short term supply squeeze and an increase in pre-letting pushed up UK regional office prime headline rents 3% on average in the six (...)

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China : Shenzhen outperforms other markets - H1 2014

In the first of 2014, the China office market remained relatively active with an aggregate net absorption of 945,000 sq m or a year-on-year (y-o-y), or (...)

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Asia Pacific Fair Value : Property more attractive as required return falls - Q2 2014

The Asia Pacific property market continues to present attractive opportunities for investors. The DTZ Asia Pacific Fair Value Index™ rose to 63 in Q2, up slightly (...)

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Hamburg : Major deals drive strong first half - Q2 2014

Take-up on the Hamburg office market improved on the previous quarter by 20,300 sq m (+18.5%) to 130,300 sq m. This is the highest quarterly take-up (...)

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UK Fair Value : Property attractive while risk near record low - Q2 2014

The UK commercial property market continues to offer attractive opportunities for investors, particularly outside of London. The DTZ UK Fair Value Index™ score for Q2 was (...)

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Frankfurt : Weak first half of 2014 - Q2 2014

Take-up on the Frankfurt office market was disappointing in the second quarter. Compared to the first quarter (87,700 sq m) it declined by around 12% to (...)

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Central London : Fringe markets more expensive - Q2 2014

The volume of lettings increased to 3.7m sq ft in Q2, bringing year to date take up in Central London to 6.6m sq ft, the highest (...)

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Milan : Q2 results confirm ongoing market activity - Q2 2014

The Italian economy is starting to recover despite having registered a negative GDP growth in 2013 (-1.8% for Italy and -1.2% for Milan). However a more (...)

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Rome : Constant take-up - Q2 2014

The Italian economy is starting to recover despite having registered a negative GDP growth in 2013 (-1.8% for Italy and -1.5% for Rome). However a more (...)

Investment

Europe Fair Value : Property attractive while risk near record low - Q2 2014

The DTZ European Fair Value Index™ rose marginally in Q2 to 76 from the Q1 published figure of 74, meaning that European property has become slightly (...)

Logistics

Momentum to continue, despite record volume - H1 2014

EUR9bn of European logistics investment volume was recorded in the first half of 2014. This reflects a 25% increase versus H1 2013. It sets a new (...)

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South & West China : Residential transaction volume falls - Q2 2014

Shenzhen – Active demand for Grade A office pushed up rent Demand for grade A office in Q2 was more active than in Q1. 2014 net (...)

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East China : Warehouse absorption accelerates - Q2 2014

In the second quarter of this year, we witnessed the overall availability ratio for industrial properties rise slightly by 0.5 percentage points to reach 6.9%. In (...)

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North China : New supply leads to rising office take-up - Q2 2014

In Q2 2014, the Beijing high-end residential market was active, though the mass market was weak. High-end residential properties were attractive for their scarcity and ability (...)

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Hong Kong : strong interests in en-bloc offices - Q2 2014

Office rents remained relatively flat this quarter with Kowloon East having dropped by 3.2% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q). Demand in Central/Admiralty is currently being fuelled by the expansion (...)

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Guangzhou & Central China : retail property adjustment on the upswing - Q2 2014

The overall office leasing market was active in Q2, while a decentralisation trend has gradually become more significant. In comparison, with no new supply, the grade (...)

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Czech Republic : Investment activity continues to rise - Q2 2014

Due to positive signals from the first half of the year, continuing unabated investor interest and several ongoing transactions, DTZ forecast that total annual volume could (...)

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Focus on Ireland, Italy and Spain : peripherals recovering, but at different speeds - Q1 2014

Recovery in Ireland, Spain and Italy is gathering pace at different speeds, with Ireland leading the way. Over the past year fears of a eurozone split (...)

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Net Debt Funding Gap - Surplus expected to plug remaining gaps

Europe’s refinancing gap for 2014-15 is down 33% year on year to EUR51bn supported by bank write downs, improved capital values and more aggressive refinancing LTVs. (...)

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Warsaw : Tenants' market - Q1 2014

Ten buildings totalling 84,300 sq m were added to the Warsaw office market in Q1 2014, which took the modern office stock to 4,200,000 sq m. According (...)

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Steady take-up in Hamburg - Q1 2014

Take-up in Hamburg, at 110,000 sq m, was in line with the first quarter of 2013. This result is mainly attributable to five deals, each of them (...)

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Rome : Timid start of the year - Q1 2014

The Italian economy is starting to recover despite having registered a negative GDP growth in 2013 (-1.9% for Italy and -1.7% for Rome). However a more (...)

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China Office Pipeline and Dynamics - Coming wave of supply … not as bad as it looks

The Chinese office market is entering into a period of unprecedented supply over the next three years. There is a 25.6 million sq m pipeline planned (...)

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Asia Pacific Fair Value : Less attractively priced than Europe until 2018 - Q1 2014

The Asia Pacific property markets continue to offer attractive opportunities to investors. The DTZ Fair Value Index™ for Asia Pacific was unchanged in Q1 2014 at (...)

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Europe Fair Value : Improving economy makes peripherals attractive - Q1 2014

The European property market continues to present attractive opportunities to investors for the time being. The DTZ Fair Value IndexTM for Europe rose slightly this quarter, (...)

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Berlin : Strong start to the new year - Q1 2014

With a take-up of just under 164,000 sq m the Berlin office market experienced its best start to the year for the past ten years. Take-up (...)

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Frankfurt : Solid start on the office market - Q1 2014

The Frankfurt office market started 2014 with a marked boost in take-up compared to the first quarter of 2013. In total, take-up rose in a year-on-year (...)

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Milan : Promising start to the year - Q1 2014

The Italian economy is starting to recover despite having registered a negative GDP growth in 2013 (-1.9% for Italy and -1.4% for Milan). However a more (...)

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Central London : Take up to rise as year progresses - Q1 2014

There is now an imminent prospect of a step up in intensity in leasing activity. The growing divide between leasing volume and the amount of floorspace (...)

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Czech Republic : Yield compression indicates high investor demand - Q1 2014

After a strong start of the year (€268m) with recorded quarterly and annual increases, the total annual investment volumes are forecast to range between €800 million (...)

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UK : Balance has tipped toward secondary - March 2014

Quarterly data show that secondary performance improved relative to prime over 2013. The record differential between prime and secondary yields, weight of money and improved attitudes towards (...)

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Europe Fair Value: window of opportunity closing - Q4 2013

 The DTZ European Fair valueTM remained relatively stable in Q4 at 72, down slightly from 74 in Q3. This is the third quarter in a row (...)

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China Fair Value : Slowdown yet to dampen China attractiveness - Q2 2013

In Q2 2013, China’s GDP growth forecast for the year was downgraded to just over 7%, representing the lowest level of GDP growth in 23 years. (...)

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UK update : improved investor sentiment - June 2013

The 12-month rolling IPD All Property total return increased every month over February to May 2013. This was due to a fall in negative yield impact (...)