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February 07, 2019

Is the IPSX a solution to the liquidity problem faced by real estate?

Early January saw a new exchange approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) - the International Property Securities Exchange (“IPSX”) making it the first regulated exchange dedicated to commercial real estate. The ISPX allows companies owning single commercial real estate assets to raise capital through an IPO or share issue on the exchange, with these shares being traded as equities, opening up further the public market option for real estate owners. Provided they list, investors on the exchange (including the general public) could potentially own shares in iconic buildings such as the Walkie Talkie, the Shard or Wembley.

October 23, 2018

Steering through the headwinds: Optimising deal returns in a hotel sector facing weaker growth

Hotel deal volumes in the UK have continued to soar in 2018 and we expect them to reach around £6.8 billion by the end of the year, higher than the initial estimate (£6 billion) in our Hotels Forecast earlier in the year. Yet, as the investor profile evolves and margins come under pressure, 2018 looks set to be the high water mark. Despite continued appetite for hotel investment in the UK, we expect deal volumes to fall by around a third to around £4.5 billion in 2019.

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