Risk Management: Property

Investors have made good returns in recent years as cheap borrowing and buoyant rents have driven up real estate valuations across the globe. But retailer distress, tax changes and fears of a slowdown in cross-border dealmaking are causing concerns

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Business failures have hit investment returns but prime locations are still in demand

Tax and regulatory changes are eating into profits and hitting investment

Suspicion between local electorates and developers is damaging careers and profits

Technology delivers convenience but prompts security doubts

High occupancy rates in big economies are driving a wave of investment in the sector

Most households should cope with higher rates but others look vulnerable

Those planning to renovate or develop old sites must be prepared for unexpected discoveries

A slowdown in overseas real estate spending ordered by Beijing is causing concern