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Paris is attracting more and more company headquarters, and will continue to do so thanks in large part to Brexit.  In 2018, more than two million square meters of office space was purchased in the capital.   The volume of office space sold in Île-de-France reached nearly 2.54 million square meters by the end of […]

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The commercial real estate market in Paris and its region experienced a contrasted evolution over the past year, nonetheless remaining fairly stable year on year, according to real estate agency Knight Frank France. Real estate agency Knight Frank France has released an overview of commercial real estate in Île-de-France in 2015, taking stock of both […]

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The office market in Paris and Île-de-France recorded 39% more sales and rental transactions between July and September 2015 than the same period the previous year, according to a new study. Demand for Parisian office real estate grew significantly during the third quarter of 2015, a net improvement on the mediocre performance of the commercial real […]

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Title insurance to cover real estate purchase in France • PPG

Routinely included in real estate deals in the United States, title insurance has only recently emerged in France, and only under limited circumstances. 

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Office rentals in Ile-de-France have suffered a drop in early 2015, but the wider commercial rental market is due to bounce back in September. A study published last Tuesday by industry reference group Immostat found that office rentals in Ile-de-France plummeted in the first half of 2015. With 915,200 square meters rented, this equates to […]

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Figures published on May 21, 2015 by L’Observatoire de la Fédération des Promoteurs Immobiliers de France (FPI), show an increase in sales of 10.4% for the first quarter of 2015 for the new build real estate sector in France, compared to the same period in 2014.

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In another significant step intended to invigorate the city, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has pledged to transform 250,000 square meters (m²) of Paris offices into residential housing by the year 2020.

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Specialized French commercial property listing site BureauxLocaux.com recently released the results of its research identifying the top 5 most expensive and desirable neighborhoods in Paris for office property.

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In the context of the dynamic commercial property market in Paris, Asian and Middle Eastern institutions have targeted the city for property investments. Recent research shows that sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and developers have invested heavily in cross-border investments during the past two years. In 2013, total investment amounted to around $22 billion (€18.5 […]

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Real estate investment manager AEW Europe intends to spend up to €4 billion on European property over the next three years. Demand for commercial property from Asian investors is particularly strong.

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