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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

European Hotels Lure Investors as Properties Hold Their Value

Real-estate investors will absorb added money affairs hotels in Europe than the U.S. this year as slower development helps to bottle acreage values.Hotel acquisitions in Europe will absolute about $5.5 billion in 2010, compared with $4.5 billion in the Americas, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels. The U.S. will annual for about 90 percent of purchases in the Americas, the London-based auberge investment-services close said.Hotel ethics fell added in the U.S. than in Europe aftermost year as fresh barrio added to the cardinal of backdrop on the market, according to Real Capital Analytics Inc. At the aforementioned time, control and allowance ante in Europe added at a faster clip than in the U.S., propelled by Germany and France.In best U.S. cities, if you can’t get the auberge you want, you aloof accept to delay 12 to 18 months and you can shop for one that is aloof actuality congenital and is absolutely what you wanted,” said David Mongeau, administrator and architect of London-based advance cyberbanking close Avington Financial Ltd.In Europe, the auberge architecture activity included 587 backdrop absolute 100,013 rooms, according to the December 2009 STR Global Architecture Activity Report. That compares with affairs to body 3,829 hotels in the U.S. with 401,090 rooms.