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January 18, 2016

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real-estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts. 

The US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has announced it will be investigating the individuals behind secretive all-cash purchases of high-end luxury real estate in a six-month trial programme intended to enhance the treasury’s anti-money laundering efforts.

December 6, 2013

The controlling shareholder of one of the largest real estate companies in Hong Kong, Sun Hung Kai Properties, has handed a significant chunk of shares to two of her three sons, even though they are awaiting trial for bribery of an official.

The controlling shareholder of one of the largest real estate companies in Hong Kong, Sun Hung Kai Properties, has handed a significant chunk of shares to two of her three sons, even though they are awaiting trial for bribery of an official.

November 28, 2013

Hong Kong-based real estate developer Wheelock & Co has appointed third-gen Douglas Woo, 35, to succeed his father, Peter Woo, 67, as chairman of the board.

Hong Kong-based real estate developer Wheelock & Co has appointed third-gen Douglas Woo, 35, to succeed his father, Peter Woo, 67, as chairman of the board.

Woo, who graduated in architecture from Princeton University, has only been a director on the board since July, when he was also appointed managing director of the company.

Wheelock & Co was founded in 1857, but has only been under the existing family’s ownership since 1985, when Woo’s maternal grandfather Yue-Kong Pao acquired it.

November 6, 2013

A Swiss-domiciled single family office has appointed a London property investment manager to manage and acquire a portfolio of up to £100 million of residential real estate in the city.

A Swiss-domiciled single family office has appointed a London property investment manager to manage and acquire a portfolio of up to £100 million of residential real estate in the city.

Newcore Capital has been mandated to buy properties classified as houses in multiple occupation (HMO), which have typically been divided up into flats.

The real estate investment firm says it is their third single family office client, with the other two headquartered in the UK.

April 16, 2013

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine. 

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine.   

HIGHLAND FLING
Stuckgowan House
Loch Lomond, UK

September 26, 2011

The ongoing eurozone crisis as well as turmoil in the global economy have contributed to price growth in London’s luxury property market, according to research by multinational real estate firm Knight Frank.

The ongoing eurozone crisis as well as turmoil in the global economy have contributed to price growth in London’s luxury property market, according to research by multinational real estate firm Knight Frank.

The research shows that the price of prime properties in central London rose by 0.6% in September 2011 compared to the previous month, hitting an average of £3.97 million per house.

In the last 12 months, prices have grown by 11.4%, representing a price hike of £1,117, per day the study also found.

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.
 

February 9, 2011

Investment firm Talisman Global Asset Management announced on 8 February that it is expanding its investor base to include external clients, besides managing operations of its core investor, the William Pears Group.

Investment firm Talisman Global Asset Management announced on 8 February that it is expanding its investor base to include external clients, besides managing operations of its core investor, the William Pears Group.

The London-based investment firm was first established in 1998 as the asset management arm of the Pears family – one of the UK's wealthiest families with an estimated fortune of £1.5 billion. But it will now offer its investment services to external clients including family offices, endowments and foundations.

September 6, 2010

Residential property deals of more than $20 million remain buoyant, but family offices are steering clear of commercial real estate reports David Bain.

When one of France's wealthiest families wanted to buy a new property in Europe, without hesitation they chose London. After a few months they finally settled upon a £30 million townhouse in Kensington with 10 bedrooms and nearly as many reception rooms. Charles McDowell, who runs his own property consultancy putting deals like the above together, says big deals have been little affected by the turmoil of the last few years, and if anything have been stronger than ever in the last few months.

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