Blackstone seizes $8bn Reit ‘opportunity’

BioMed bid comes as analysts expect more property takeovers

Empty shop figures fall to five-year low

Some stores are demolished or redeveloped, says data company

Build houses on Britain’s wasted public land

Labour would need to accept some privatisation; the Tories should lose their ownership obsession

Cameron eyes home ownership ‘crusade’

Revamp of planning rules to boost market for starter homes

Nairobi exchange confident on listings

St Paul’s fundraising closely watched as investors seek overseas exposure

Stamp duty hits top London house prices

Most expensive homes fall 5% as buyers turn to cheaper options

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A refuge for London’s huddled hipsters

Pricy breakfast cereals from around the world find a home in the East End, writes Erica Wagner

Scout24: not Rightmove yet

German property boom not the same as UK’s and Scout24 is no Rightmove

US tightens mortgage lending regulations

‘Know before you owe’ rules push borrowers to read fine print

Anbang buys Toronto tower for C$110m

Purchase reflects increased levels of outbound investment

Generation Rent nears the end of the line

London’s overheating property market endangers competitiveness

Stamp duty receipts top pre-crisis high

UK property tax on home sales raised £7.5bn in 2014/15

Strong demand shapes Mumbai skyline

City developments are reaching for the sky — and so are prices

Global elite buys trophy apartments

What used to be seen as risky and illiquid is today considered a primary asset class

Sydney faces wall of Chinese money

There are fears of a bubble as foreign investment almost doubles

Canada hopes for a correction not a crash

Increased overseas investment in the luxury residential market drives demand for government action

The high art of helping cities work better

Museums are palaces of the people, symbols of the city and a source of civic pride

Buying off-plan attracts Chinese investors

In the past two years, the Chinese upper class has been moving its money into overseas property

HK tycoon Li brushes off China criticism

Series of asset sales interpreted by some outlets as sign of fading confidence in mainland

Dublin ‘bad bank’ sells real estate loans

Hammerson and property division of Allianz agree to pay €1.8bn


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