‘Global Investment’ Archive

Brazil Post World Cup

The World Cup ended on Sunday and despite their loss the early consensus is that Brazil was generally well-regarded as host by the international community. The next big hurdle that awaits Brazil are the Olympic Games in 2016. While Brazil can take a sigh of relief now that one of their major forays onto the […]

FIBRAS, An Attractive Investment Alternative In Mexico?

Following the economy’s slowdown in 2013, when the GDP grew 1.2%, the consensus of analysts estimate that the Mexican business environment will accelerate and GDP will grow close to 2% in 2014; this as a result of increased external demand following the recovery in the U.S., increased government spending with emphasis on infrastructure and a […]

Retail Temperature Check: Latin America

We took a look at shopping center development in Latin America over the last two years and the findings were a mixed bag. Much of the data in our most recent Latin America Retail Shopping Center Development MarketBeat reflect recent overall economic activity in Latin America. But some surprises came out of C&W’s fist ever […]

Houston: More Than Energy

Southeast Texas, specifically the Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land 10-county region, has been one of the most consistently productive and growing metropolitan areas in the country for several years. Since the end of 2011, year-over year (YOY) job growth has remained above 3.0% (often exceeding 4.0%), and ended 2013 with an annual increase of 82,000 jobs. This accounted […]

The Lexicon of the European market changes

In a sure sign of a significant improvement in the outlook, the lexicon of the European market place has changed over the past year. We still have “austerity” and “deleveraging” to cope with of course and “bad banks” are also still with us – albeit now more likely to be a specifically designated institution rather […]

Building Momentum in Europe

Europe’s early summer gains appear to be consolidating as we head towards the run in to year-end, with August seeing a 3.3% increase in the EU’s Economic Sentiment Indicator and a near 12% increase on the year. What is more this is broadly based: 22 out of the EU’s 28 countries saw a step up […]

Where does Cyprus leave investment planning?

In a generally good first quarter for Europe, we saw better economic and financial market news and much improved confidence which started to produce a change in strategy, with parts of the investment community going “risk-on”. However, starting with Italy’s indecisive election and moving on to the Cypriot “bank sweep”, confidence has been dented in […]

European Investment Bounce: But how far?

European investment markets saw a relatively strong end to last year according to our recent research. In fact volumes rose 19% compared to the final quarter of 2011 and were at their strongest since 2007.  What’s more this was accompanied by a stabilisation in prime yields and a notable uptick in investor confidence. But is […]

European Office Markets: Better times likely in 2013?

The third quarter of 2012 was not great for the European office sector with leasing and investment activity down and rental growth reversing. However anyone expecting a smooth, demand-driven recovery was pretty much waiting to be disappointed – the road back to any sort of normality was always going to be bumpy and unpredictable. Looking […]

Greece is the Word

Forget Spain for now, events in Greece over the next few days will be setting the tone for Europe for better or for worse. Greek voters go back to the polls on Sunday and clearly face a tough choice, caught between a rock and a hard place.  Surveys have suggested growing support for pro-bailout parties […]