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December 30, 2011

Swiss government rules restricting foreigners from buying properties in the country are not deterring wealthy Europeans, according to Alpine Homes.

Swiss government rules restricting foreigners from buying properties in the country are not deterring wealthy Europeans, according to Alpine Homes.

Jeremy Rollason, managing director of the property company, which is Savills’ agent for Switzerland and the Alps, said Switzerland remains the most popular European country for ski properties among Europe's ultra-high net worth individuals, with buyers seeing Swiss property as a safe investment.

November 18, 2011

Could London’s top prime properties cost as much as £10,000 a square foot? Some think that’s just around the corner. David Bain looks at one asset class that is booming.

At a presentation last April by the upmarket estate agent Knight Frank, a prediction of where prime property prices might be heading for in the most desired neighbourhoods in London was made.

September 16, 2011

The euro crisis and fears of a double-dip recession in the US and much of Europe have done nothing to upset the sentiment at the top of the global residential property market.

The euro crisis and fears of a double-dip recession in the US and much of Europe have done nothing to upset the sentiment at the top of the global residential property market.

The world’s super rich are still buying luxury properties, or those priced $5 million (€3.62 million) or over, and are mostly paying cash to do so, according to a report released by Christie’s International Real Estate.

August 11, 2011

Properties in Tuscany, Lake Como, Cortina and Porto Cervo continue to attract the world’s wealthy. Italian properties are considered not just a short-term investment, but a long-term lifestyle choice. CampdenFO (CampdenFB's sister publication) takes a look at some of the most prestigious properties currently being sold in Italy in an interactive graphic.

Properties in Tuscany, Lake Como, Cortina and Porto Cervo continue to attract the world’s wealthy. Italian properties are considered not just a short-term investment, but a long-term lifestyle choice. CampdenFO (CampdenFB's sister publication) takes a look at some of the most prestigious properties currently being sold in Italy in an interactive graphic.

August 2, 2011

European hedge fund Orion Capital Managers plans to build one of the most expensive housing developments in London, taking advantage of the surge in demand and prices of prime property in the capital.

European hedge fund Orion Capital Managers plans to build one of the most expensive housing developments in London, taking advantage of the surge in demand and prices of prime property in the capital.

The investment firm, which has acquired an acre of residential land in the prime location of Chelsea, said it will build a housing complex worth around £300 million (€345 million) and spanning an area of more than 9,000 square metres.

July 4, 2011

Ever since European royalty started holidaying and building villas in Cap Ferret, Cannes and St Tropez in the 19th century, the South of France has been the preferred Mediterranean second home destination for the super rich. Campden takes a look at some of the hot properties in South France in an interactive graphic. 

Ever since European royalty started holidaying and building villas in Cap Ferret, Cannes and St Tropez in the 19th century, the South of France has been the preferred Mediterranean second home destination for the super rich. Name nearly any famously wealthy European industrialist, Russian oligarch, or movie star and the chances are they either have or have had a villa somewhere in the beautiful South of France. Campden takes a look at some of the hot properties in South France in an interactive graphic.

June 23, 2011

In the days before air travel and telecommunications shrank the planet, members of wealthy families used to live within close range both of each other and the source of their wealth. It was therefore the residence of the patriarch or other key family members that determined the location of the family office. Today, the opposite holds true. 

In the days before air travel and telecommunications shrank the planet, members of wealthy families used to live within close range both of each other and the source of their wealth. It was therefore the residence of the patriarch or other key family members that determined the location of the family office.

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.
 

March 16, 2011

Construction might not be an area a family business would want to be in during a credit crisis – after all didn’t the crisis start with a collapse in the US property market? Katie Barker takes a look at how family businesses in the sector are coping

Huge family fortunes have been made in construction. Just ask Riley Bechtel – the chief executive of the eponymous company his great-grandfather founded in 1898 and now he heads up. In 2009, the Bechtel Group had revenues of more than $30 billion, up from $27 billion in 2007.

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