SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Japan's real estate firms are entering dangerous territory. That's the assessment of S&P Global Ratings, which said in a report on Friday (July 5) that the sector's debt levels now eclipse that of the nation's bubble era. Remember that? It was back in the 1980s, when newspaper headlines proclaimed that the grounds of the Tokyo Imperial Palace were valued at more than all of the real estate in California. "Japan's real estate market is peaking out and ready to head down," S&P said. "Although the conditions in the office leasing market are solid, there are signs of a slowdown in corporate earnings, particularly among manufacturers. In addition, we expect major upticks in central Tokyo office building supply in 2020 and 2023." Companies most at risk are Mitsubishi Estate Co, Mitsui Fudosan Co, Sumitomo Realty & Development Co and Nomura Real Estate Holdings Inc. Although interest rates in Japan have been low for years, domestic lenders have seen their … [Read more...] about Is it bubble time again for Japan’s real estate companies?
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REUTERS: The once-sleepy U.S. real estate sector could be poised to continue its revival into the second half of 2019 but investors are selective in their bets on property companies.While residential and industrial Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are the most popular bets, office REITs look less attractive and retail is out of favor.The dividend-rich, slow-growth S&P 500 Real Estate index has risen 18.5per cent so far in 2019, beating the S&P 500's 16.99per cent gain. Unless the tide turns, real estate is on track for its biggest annual advance since 2014.At several points this year and as recently as June 5, the real estate's index's year-to-date gains outpaced even the high-flying tech sector .Sector investors are optimistic that REITs can advance more as long as broader U.S. earnings growth stays weak and interest rates stay low."If the Fed policy is benign and you don't see an acceleration of earnings, (REIT) dividend yields and a steady cash flow are pretty … [Read more...] about Real estate stocks have room to gain, residential in favor
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 204 out of 297 passed the Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination given by the Board of Real Estate Service in Manila, Cagayan De Oro, Davao and Tacloban this June 2019. Roll of Successful Examinees in the Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 1 ABAD, GILBERT AYSSENN DE CASTRO 2 ABADILLO, JEREMIAH DUMAYAO 3 ABELLA, RICHARD PEDREZA 4 ABELLANOSA, DON LOUEGIE MANIEGO 5 ABUCAYON, KATHREENA POMAR 6 ADOR, SUSANA RUBO 7 AGATON, EDGAR ALLAN JAVELLANA 8 ALBURO, ADELINA ABORDO 9 ALCONTIN, MERCEDES TROYO … [Read more...] about Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Wednesday that 204 out of 297 examinees passed the Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination given in Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Tacloban this month. Raquel Diaz Mendros of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies - Palo topped the examination with a rating of 89.75 percent. John Alex Magno Oliver of Xavier University came in second with 87.75 percent while Ruth Ramulte Cabangangan placed third with 86.75 percent. The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places in the June 2019 Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination are the following: Here is the complete list of successful examinees. null null … [Read more...] about 204 pass June 2019 real estate broker board exams
Banks’ real estate loans rise to P2.14 T Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The real estate exposure of big and mid-sized banks remained manageable, rising by nearly seven percent to P2.14 trillion as of end-September last year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The BSP said the increase was notably slower than the double-digit growth recorded in the past five years. The central bank said the real estate exposure of universal and commercial as well as thrift banks was composed mainly of real estate loans with 85.9 percent, while the rest were real estate investments. Commercial real estate loans, which accounted for approximately two-thirds of total loans, drove the increase in real estate exposure. The BSP reported a 7.7 percent increase in real estate loans to P1.84 trillion despite a deceleration in the year-on-year growth for both commercial real … [Read more...] about Banks’ real estate loans rise to P2.14 T