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Ranking the World’s Top Performing Luxury Property Markets

From recent stock market fluctuations to the shifting fortunes of emerging market buyers, the global prime property market traversed a challenging geopolitical and economic landscape in 2015 and into 2016. The annual Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Index, which synthesizes and compares luxury housing metrics, reflects these developments and acts as a measuring stick for the global luxury market. The Index…

Impact of Exchange Rates and Currency Movements

Geographic diversification of equity is more important than ever to the world’s ultra-affluent population, according to a survey of more than 250 real estate agents from the Christie’s International Real Estate worldwide network. Despite a slight drop in the number of billionaires worldwide for the first time since 2009, international investors continued to purchase luxury real estate at…

Overseas Investment Influences

Alignment with the U.S. Economy Boosts Mexico’s Prime Real Estate Mexico’s third-largest city, Monterrey, has experienced strong recent economic growth, spurred in part by an influx of new automotive plants from overseas companies in 2014-2015. The city is leveraging its traditional industrial base, highly skilled labor force, and its strategic location 80 minutes from Houston by plane, to position itself at the center of Mexico’s economic transformation. The…

New Affluent Buyers! Who are they?

The Rise of the Millenipreneur The health and pricing of luxury real estate markets are not always internationally fueled; the spending habits of local entrepreneurs also have an influence. Increasingly, where affluent millennial prime property buyers are to be found, so too are what Scorpio Partnership recently dubbed “millennipreneurs” —those of the millennial generation (born between 1980 and 1995) and active in entrepreneurship. Many of the…

Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Market: New 2016 Report

>> Download the full report. << Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Market: New 2016 Report From prime to ultra prime and beyond, the narrative surrounding international luxury real estate markets has become more and more complex over recent years. Amid an increasingly divergent backdrop of influences, the world of prime real estate continues to evolve alongside the…

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