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June 8, 2011

Inflation is a hot topic right now, and the dilemma that family offices face is how to measure inflation rates, and how to assess the positive and negative impact of inflation on future wealth.

The majority of family offices use inflation-adjusted performance measures to assess their investment returns. Inflation is a hot topic right now, and the dilemma that offices face is how to measure inflation rates, and how to assess the positive and negative impact of inflation on future wealth.

April 6, 2011

Top properties in the best areas of London are likely to reach £10,000 a square foot within the next few years, according to Knight Frank, the high-end UK property agent.

Top properties in the best areas of London are likely to reach £10,000 a square foot within the next few years, according to Knight Frank, the high-end UK property agent.
 
Speaking at the release of Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report, Liam Bailey, head of research at the property group, said that top properties in London are approaching £10,000 a square foot.
 

January 17, 2011

Privately owned real estate and entertainment company, the Trump Organisation, has announced plans to enter the Indian property market with a luxury residential tower in the city of Mumbai.

Privately owned real estate and entertainment company, the Trump Organisation, has announced plans to enter the Indian property market with a luxury residential tower in the city of Mumbai.

The New-York based company, owned and managed by Donald Trump, is to work with Indian developers Rohan Lifescapes for its first venture in India, said a report in Bloomberg.

Executive vice president, Donald Trump Jr, told Bloomberg: "The market place (in India) is beginning to understand and appreciate luxury, so there is a great opening for us there, as well as in resorts"

June 11, 2009

Investment in the property market may seem like an unwise suggestion in the current economic climate, but now is the time to take advantage of the forced-to-sell market. For the long-term investor with a varied portfolio, property can still provide high returns.

Investment in the property market may seem like an unwise suggestion in the current economic climate, but now is the time to take advantage of the forced-to-sell market. For the long-term investor with a varied portfolio, property can still provide high returns.

February 27, 2009

How hunting together as a collective can be a lucrative option for family offices

The growing maturity of the family office sector is resulting in businesses increasingly coming together to implement more sophisticated investment strategies.

Over the last three years, a rising number of family offices have co-invested in a dizzying array of deals in areas as diverse as private equity buyouts and commercial property transactions.

January 9, 2009

A little-known British family has burst onto the country’s property scene in one of the biggest deals of the year so far.

A little-known British family has burst onto the country’s property scene in one of the biggest deals of the year so far.

Telereal, the real estate focused investment and services company belonging to family-owned William Pears Group, has purchased Trillium from Land Securities Group for €835 million.

Trillium, the market leader in property partnerships, has been sold for roughly half the price Land Securities was hoping to secure for the asset when it put it up for sale early last year. The two new companies will bring together combined revenues of €1.1billion.

October 6, 2008

With property markets in freefall, where does this leave the family estate asks James Moore

With the global economy in a pronounced downswing, the seemingly never-ending rise in real estate values across the world has, in many economies, come to a juddering halt and gone into reverse writes James Moore.

June 12, 2008

Recent setbacks in the Indian and Chinese stock markets have served as a stark reminder that the region still carries risk and volatility for European families looking to invest heavily in emerging markets.

Recent setbacks in the Indian and Chinese stock markets have served as a stark reminder that the region still carries risk and volatility for European families looking to invest heavily in emerging markets, according to Toby Osborne, director of GSL Private Investors and scion of Melbourne's entrepreneurial Osborne family.

Speaking last week at Campden's Family Investment Workshop in London, Osborne said that although there are substantial gains to be had in China and India, private investors should be aware that with high potential gains comes increased risk and volatility.

May 1, 2008

Green is the new black with investors looking to play their part in fighting climate change – all while making a hot profit. The real estate sector is no different discovers Michael Fischer, who analyses how green property can also be an investment worth making

Green is the new black with investors looking to play their part in fighting climate change – all while making a hot profit. The real estate sector is no different discovers Michael Fischer, who analyses how green property can also be an investment worth making

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