• Tech start-ups changing Oakland real estate market

    Tech start-ups changing Oakland real estate market

    San Francisco Bay has been associated with tech start-ups for some time now and this would appear to be spreading towards the Oakland real estate market. Relatively new technology companies such as Uber are moving into the region and attracting a following of small start-ups. This is beginning to change the whole dynamics of the

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  • U.S. Treasury tackling money-laundering in real estate market

    U.S. Treasury tackling money-laundering in real estate market

    While America is by no means the only country around the world which has seen a massive influx of foreign investment in real estate, there are concerns about the origins of some funds. Over the last few years we have seen a number of governments looking to crack down on money-laundering in the real estate

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  • US retailers under pressure to unlock real estate value

    US retailers under pressure to unlock real estate value

    At a time when the US property market is showing signs of recovery, investor activist Starboard Value LP has become something of a thorn in the side of US retailing giant Macy’s Inc. Like many retail companies around the world there is renewed competition from the online arena which has had a significant impact upon

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  • Are US authorities serenading overseas real estate investors?

    Are US authorities serenading overseas real estate investors?

    On the surface the US economy and business market is one of the most transparent and free markets in the world but if you dig a little deeper your opinion may change. For some time now the authorities have used an array of tax levers to reduce the influence of overseas investors especially those looking

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  • US regulators target risky commercial real estate loans

    US regulators target risky commercial real estate loans

    Just days after the US Federal Reserve decided to increase US base rates from 0% up to 0.25% it was revealed that US regulators will be targeting real estate loans next year. In a veiled warning the authorities have commented upon the massive increase in real estate based loans across the US banking sector. This

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  • US base rate increase sees markets unaffected

    US base rate increase sees markets unaffected

    The US base rate increase, the first for seven years, has had little short-term impact upon financial markets. The increase from 0% to 0.25% is part of what the Federal Reserve describes as a “gradual increase” although there are no further details regarding the timescale. The US property market has been performing well of late,

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