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September 20, 2013

New York’s family-controlled Empire State Building – the skyscraper immortalised in films such as King Kong and Sleepless and Seattle – is set to be publicly listed as part of a real estate investment trust priced upwards of $1 billion (€740 million).

New York’s family-controlled Empire State Building – the skyscraper immortalised in films such as King Kong and Sleepless and Seattle – is set to be publicly listed as part of a real estate investment trust priced upwards of $1 billion (€740 million).

According to a regulatory filing made on Thursday, the Empire State Realty Trust, controlled by Malkin Properties, plans to launch an initial public offering of 71.5 million shares at $13 to $15 apiece.

April 30, 2013

The value of prime real estate in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore is set to rise by 27% in the next five years, due to the growing number of ultra-high net worth individuals globally, according to recent research.

The value of prime real estate in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore is set to rise by 27% in the next five years, due to the growing number of ultra-high net worth individuals globally, according to recent research.

The Global Prime Sector Report – published by property developers Candy & Candy, Deutsche Bank and estate agent Savills – found that by 2017 the UHNW population was expected to increased by 20%, with their collective wealth increasing by 30% as international markets recover.

March 11, 2013

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” Is now the right time to invest in property?

Real estate is the oldest asset class in the world, dating back to the days when Ug the caveman waved a club and told his friends: “This cave mine.” The warm feeling people like Ug felt from having a roof over their heads gave birth to the 16th century phrase “an Englishman’s home is his castle”. In the 18th century, French philosopher Voltaire said: “The spirit of property doubles a man’s strength.”

March 6, 2013

The number of high net worth individuals worldwide is set to swell by 50% over the next 10 years, with Latin America and Asia seeing the fastest growth, according to the Wealth Report 2013.

The number of high net worth individuals worldwide is set to swell by 50% over the next 10 years, with Latin America and Asia seeing the fastest growth, according to the Wealth Report 2013. However, it is the cities of New York, London and Paris that will continue to remain most popular with the ultra-rich.

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.

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

London and New York attract the highest number of wealthy individuals investing in property, but this could change in the future, with fast-emerging cities such as Beijing and Shanghai gaining popularity. 

London and New York attract the highest number of wealthy individuals investing in property, but this could change in the future, with fast-emerging cities such as Beijing and Shanghai gaining popularity.

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 23, 2011

London is the most popular European city among ultra-high net worth individuals, according to research by Wealth-X, a global private wealth network based in Singapore.

London is the most popular European city among ultra-high net worth individuals, according to research by Wealth-X, a global private wealth network based in Singapore.

The study found that London is home to 5,955 people with a net worth of at least $30 million (€22.4 million). This means that more than one in two of the UK’s 10,450 UHNW individuals are based in the capital.

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