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January 9, 2013

A London property is more than bricks and mortar – it is also beauty and history.

Cottesmore Gardens is a quiet, tree-lined street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. At one end stands a Victorian mansion that used to be the London residence of the deputy US ambassador to the Court of St James’s. Most of the other houses on the street are smaller, but of the same vintage. All are impressive. Five or six bedrooms are standard, plus a few reception rooms and a large garden.

July 4, 2012

The economic growth rates in India may be slowing, but if recent research is to be believed, there is no downturn for the very wealthy in the country.

The economic growth rates in India may be slowing, but if recent research is to be believed, there is no downturn for the very wealthy in the country.

A report released this week by the wealth management division of Kotak Group, a financial services company, and Crisil, a research agency, suggested the overall fortunes of ultra-high net worth households in India would increase five-fold by 2016/2017 – from the current 65 trillion Indian rupees (€950 billion) to 318 trillion Indian rupees.

April 7, 2012

Verbier is fast becoming the winter playground of Europe's elite. It's a firm favourite of the British royals, while numerous family business owners, bankers and celebrities are known to own chalets in the area. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the best properties on offer. 

Verbier is fast becoming the winter playground of Europe's elite. It's a firm favourite of the British royals, while numerous family business owners, bankers and celebrities are known to own chalets in the area.

March 28, 2012

The family office of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll is to invest €25 million in equity in a property club. 

The family office of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll is to invest €25 million in equity in a recently launched property club.

At a press conference on 28 March, Stephen George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Capricorn Investment Group, said the firm has decided to join the Family Office Real Estate Partnership in a bid to “get back to basics”.

March 7, 2012

A former partner of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll’s family office has launched a new co-investing platform for family offices. 

A former partner of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll’s family office has launched a new co-investing platform for family offices.

Basil Demeroutis, managing partner of the Family Office Real Estate Partnership and a former senior manager at Capricorn Investment Group, announced the initiative at international property show MIPIM in Cannes yesterday (6 March).

“It’s an alternative for families that would have traditionally invested in property funds or even those who might have gone it alone,” he told CampdenFB.

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.

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