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Waterfront Living at its Finest, Four Seasons Resort, Dubai
Saturday, May. 20th 2017

Downtown International was excited to be a part of the launch of Bangkok's newest project, The Four Season's Private Residences, located on the longest waterfront promenade on Chao Phraya River, Bangkok. This project consists  350 all-corner luxury units in a 73 story tower offering uninterrupted views of the Bangkok city skyline. This is Country Group Developments largest project to date. 

Both the team from Downtown International and Landmark group based out of Thailand exhibited this extraordinary property at the Four Seasons Resort in Dubai over a 3 day period.

Prices start at 2.9 million AED

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The 5th American Express World Luxury Expo, Riyadh
Wednesday, May. 03rd 2017

May is turning out to be a very busy month for Downtown International. We kicked off the summer by participating in the 5th American Express World Luxury Expo in Riyadh. Teaming up with Taylor Wimpy Central London, Downtown International went to the expo showcasing 2 completed projects, Westminster Quarter and Paddington Exchange.

The event, which spanned 3 days, gave Downtown International's sales team the opportunity to network with other luxury brands as well as invite only Saudi nationals interested in investing in the London property market.

We are looking forward to participating in next year's event.

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Invest in U.K. Property, Save on Foreign Exchange Seminar, Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai
Tuesday, Apr. 11th 2017

Downtown International in collaboration with Argentex, Barclays, and The Berkeley Group, hosted an interactive, breakfast seminar for those who were interested in learning more about investing in U.K. property but saving on foreign exchange. The discussion covered how to take advantage of the weak Pound to invest in U.K. property market and introduced the latest developments from the Berkeley Group.

The morning, which began with a  breakfast buffet, moved into the main hall where a panel of speakers presented on the ins and outs of how to invest in the U.K. property market, and save on foreign exchange. In addition to covering foreign exchange, Barclay's also outlined the mortgage process. The morning ended with the panel of speakers taking questions via Twitter, Downtown's Facebook live feed and from those attending.

For information regarding mortgages, please contact Downtown International's  Director of Mortgages, Mr. Darryl Hutchison at +971 558 822052 or darryl@downtown.ae

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Buy-to-Let Mortgages in the U.K. Seminar The Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai
Tuesday, Mar. 07th 2017

Downtown International in collaboration with Barclays, The Berkeley Group, Stirling Ackroyd Law and Argentex, hosted an interactive seminar for people who were interested in learning more about how to apply for a mortgage in the U.K and the eligibility of non-resident clients in the Middle East.

The evening, which began with a drinks reception, moved into the main hall where a panel of speakers presented the ins and outs of applying for a mortgage in addition to answering questions via Twitter, the Facebook live feed,  and directly from the audience concerning foreign exchange and legal. The Berkeley Group also unveiled its latest development; Chiswick Gate.

For information regarding mortgages, please contact Downtown International's  Director of Mortgages, Mr. Darryl Hutchison at +971 558 822052 or darryl@downtown.ae

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Qatar Launch: Chapter Street SW1
Monday, Oct. 24th 2016

Q-Homes and Downtown are proud to launch an undiscovered pocket of Westminster, Chapter Street SW1.

Developed by Barratt Homes, UK's market leading residential developer, this property is situated in a little undiscovered haven next to the River Thames where Westminster meets Pimlico, tucked away from the rest of the city. The area is dotted with beautiful garden squares and delivers the ultimate in life balance, embodying calm in the city. Behind the simple quintessentially London façade, Chapter Street is quietly adorned with luxuriously-crafted interiors. The collection of 31 apartments have been carefully designed to fill with natural light, revealing their elegant designs. The interiors are a contemporary twist on classic style. Subtle yet intricate details and contrasting tones highlight the exceptional quality.

Prices for Chapter Street start at 830,000GBP

For more information please contact our Doha office at info@downtown.qa or call +97470476025

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Downtown International's 7th Address- Shanghai, P.R. Of China
Saturday, Oct. 15th 2016

It is with great honor to announce Downtown International's 7th address: Shanghai, P.R. of China.

Since the inauguration in 2010, Downtown International Real Estate has dedicated itself to providing its clients with sound investment advice and quality service assisting its clients in developing an extensive property portfolio.

With its continued success and growth in client demand, Downtown International aspires to be accessible in as many places as needed; hence, we are proud to announce our newest address: 218 Heng Feng Road, Shanghai 海市恒丰路218号现代交通商务大厦1212室。邮编200070. Downtown International’s newest office is headed by Mr. Han Bin 韩彬, Director and is open to assist you.

For more information, or to make an appointment to discuss current investment opportunities, please call +86 21 5127 6785 or email han.bin@downtown.asia

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Wembley Park Gate Launch - Kuwait City
Monday, Oct. 10th 2016

Downtown International teamed up with Barratt London, UK's market-leading residential developer in the UK, to showcase the A 14-storey tower located in the heart of Wembley’s regeneration project: Wembley Park Gate.

Hosted at the Courtyard by Marriott, Kuwait City, this sought out development, located close to Wembley Park Underground station, comprises of 211 one-bedroom suites and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Most homes include a private balcony and all have access to landscaped podium gardens, residents’ fitness suite and concierge service.

The 1 & 2 bedroom apartments currently available start from £434,000.

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Downtown International's Newest Address
Sunday, Sep. 25th 2016

Since the inauguration in 2010, Downtown International Real Estate has dedicated itself to providing its clients with sound investment advice and quality service assisting its clients in developing an extensive property portfolio.

With its continued success and growth in client demand, Downtown International aspires to be accessible in as many places as needed; hence, we are proud to announce our newest address: 67 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London. Downtown International’s newest office is headed by Mr. Adam Partridge, Director and is open to assist you.

For more information, or to make an appointment to discuss current investment opportunities, please call +44 7535 444959.

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Commended at International Property Awards 2016
Thursday, Sep. 22nd 2016

Downtown International is proud to once again announce its success at this year's International Property Awards.

The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

At this year's event, Downtown International was recognized for its achievements in both marketing and website design for the African and Arabian region. Downtown International was highly commended for Real Estate Agency Marketing Dubai, Onyx Apartments project, and for Real Estate Agency Website Dubai.

The entire Downtown International team is extremely proud for the recognition at this year's awards ceremony and look forward to further success at next year's event.

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Premiere Middle East Launch- Enderby Wharf SE10 - Manama, Bahrain
Monday, Sep. 19th 2016

Downtown International in collaboration with Barratt London, the market-leading residential developer in London, were excited to launch Enderby Wharf SE10 this week in Bahrain.

The exhibition, held at the Intercontinental Regency, showcased the one, two and three bedroom water view apartments. This sought after development sits in an unrivaled position in Greenwich with west-facing views to the City and Canary Wharf and over 200 metres of river frontage and proved popular with local investors.

Studios, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments are currently available from £425,000.

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Cityscape Global 2016: Jumeirah Living Kuala Lumpur Residences
Thursday, Sep. 08th 2016

This year's Cityscape Global saw Downtown International team up with Oxley Malaysia to launch the latest Jumeriah Group project; Jumeirah Living at Oxley Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Proving popular with local buyers, this 273 premium residences, is a luxury serviced apartment building set within one of the three towers which make up the landmark mixed-use development that is set to transform the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. The three towers, interconnected via a retail podium, will be located in the middle of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre precinct within easy reach of the Petronas Twin Towers, Maxis Tower and the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Construction of the development, which will cover an area of more than 12,500 square metres (135,000 square feet), is expected to start in 2016 and complete in 2021.

Downtown International is proud to be the exclusive agent across the GCC.

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Battersea Power Station - London Launch - Nigeria
Tuesday, Jun. 21st 2016

Downtown International in conjunction with Malaysia property developer, Seita were excited to launch London's newest neighborhood development, Battersea Power Station in both Lagos and Abuja in June, 2016.  Battersea Power Station is one of the world's most famous buildings located in the heart of Central London with a collection of 254 homes for sale all within the vicinity of a new London underground station.

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Australia 108 & Avant Launch - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, May. 28th 2016

Downtown International in conjunction with SQFT Global Properties, Singapore, were excited to launch, for the first time to the United Arab Emirates, two prominent Australian developments, The Avant, and Austrailia 108.

Held at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel, Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, the launch highlighted an array of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom flats and penthouses all located in central Melbourne.

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IRExpo Iran - Tabriz - Iran
Thursday, May. 19th 2016

For the first time, Regal Homes, London and Downtown International were excited to participate in the IRExpo in Tabriz, Iran. Regal Homes' project, The Compton St. John's Wood -London was showcased. The Compton St. John's Wood is an exclusive collection of apartments and penthouses set in the heart of St John’s Wood, moments from Regent’s Park. With excellent transport links, residents can travel to the West End, City, Kensington and Chelsea with ease.

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GCC Launch of The Compton
Monday, May. 09th 2016

Throughout the month of May, Regal Homes, London, and Downtown International have traveled to Doha, Kuwait City, Abu Dhabi, & Manama to launch The Compton St. John's Wood, located in one of London's most prestigious address', Regent’s Park. The Compton St. John's Wood is an exclusive collection of apartments and penthouses set in the heart of St John’s Wood. With excellent transport links, residents can travel to the West End, City, Kensington and Chelsea with ease.

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The Gulf Property Show, Bahrain
Thursday, Apr. 28th 2016

Taylor Wimpey and Downtown International took part in the Gulf Property show in Bahrain.  A collection of London projects were exhibited on the stand, all with prime settings and high end finishing.  One of these projects The Music Box located in Southwark offers a unique setting in the heart of London.  This project shares its location with the Centre of Contemporary music and its influences are incorporated in to the design of the building. The higher floors and penthouses of this development benefit from view of the iconic Shard buidling.

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Dubai International Property Show 2016
Monday, Apr. 11th 2016

Downtown international and Tayor Wimpey took part in the 2016 International Property Show (IPS).  The IPS show is one of the biggest international property shows in the Middle East and exhibits developers all over the world. The Downtown stand showcased Paddington Exchange and Onyx projects both located in central London.  Both projects proved very popular with the exhibition visitors with the main interest from GCC buyers looking for investment purchases in London

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King's Cross Launch, Saudi
Sunday, Apr. 10th 2016

Downtown international launched the newest project from Regal Homes, Kingscross Quarter in Saudi Arabia. The launch took place in Riyadh and was met with great interest due to its central location within walking distance from Kingscross St Pancras station.  The development comes equipped with fitness suite, swimming pool and private cinema, there will also be private green courtyard areas for the residents to enjoy.

 
'The starting price of GBP 740,000 and its ideal location to transport links provide an attractive option for investors looking for property with good rental returns' Nicholas Spence- Senior Associate Sales 
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Portfolio by GIH
Wednesday, Apr. 06th 2016

Downtown International exhibited a selection of UK projects by GIHL between the 6-7th April 2016. The show case took place in The Emirates Golf Club, Dubai and presented the projects, 8 Red Lion Street, Broadway House and Brooke House.  

 
All three projects are located in London and provide a more affordable option with locations in the outer districts of the city.  The newest development was that of 8 Red Lion located in the affluent borough of Richmond Upon Thames.  This unique project is a conversion of building that was once a police station and is centrally located in the heat of Richmond.
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Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Exclusive Seminar and Dinner
Tuesday, Apr. 05th 2016

Downtown international, The Berkeley Group and Trowers and Hamlins hosted a forum and dinner in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  The VIP dinner event took place in the Etihad and Emirates Towers hotel and was attended by industry experts and existing clients of Downtown International and The Berkeley Group.  

 
During the event speakers from The Berkeley Group and Downtown gave insight into the current UK market conditions, forecasts for up and coming areas of the UK and presented some of the most sought after projects by Berkeley Group.
 
Youssef Boulous of Trowers and Hamlins gave a talk on tax and inheritance considerations when purchasing property in the UK. His talk included the new changes to stamp duty and non residents statuses.
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Kuwait: Exclusive Seminar and Dinner
Tuesday, Mar. 22nd 2016

Downtown International was joined by Deloitte and St George in hosting a dinner for 75 VIP guests in Kuwait.  The evening was held at the JW Marriott and was attended by guests who already had UK investments or wish to purchase property there.  There were talks given by each company of varying aspects of the UK property market including , tax, market trends and new up and coming locations. Many of the guests were interested in St Georges latest developments and booked follow up meetings to discuss possible second home and investment options.

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Benson House Exclusive Launch in Bahrain and Qatar
Wednesday, Mar. 16th 2016

Downtown International presented Benson House, located in High Street Kensington to clients in Bahrain and Qatar.  The two Downtown offices showcased this high end development located in one of the most sought after districts of London.  The project 375 High Street Kensington is made up of large two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses and is managed by Harrods Estates.  

 
'Kensington is one of the most sought after boroughs in London and provides luxury living in the heart of London.  With an abundance of designer shops and high end restaurants surrounding this development its an ideal second home location'  Behrang Jalali- Sale Director 
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Exclusive Cairo Launch: Onyx Apartments
Thursday, Mar. 10th 2016

The Oynx Apartments was launched by Downtown International in The Four Seasons, Cairo between the 10th -12th March.  This London property launch drew a great amount of interest from Egyptian citizens who wished to own a second home in London.  The central location of this project and its close proximity to the large train station of King's Cross was the main attraction for overseas investors

 
The Onyx Apartments benefit from a waterside location and  is surrounded by green spaces, shops, a huge selection of bars and restaurants and a short train journey from all major city attractions.
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G.C.C Pre-Launch: Onyx Apartments
Sunday, Feb. 21st 2016

The GCC launch of The Oynx apartments took place  21st-26 st Feb 2016. Downtown International launched the development across its five regional offices Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.  The Onyx Apartments are centrally located in the King's Cross area of London and within walking distance to King's Cross station. The project drew much interest due to its sought after location and high specification finishing, including large winter gardens and balconies.

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Doha: Exclusive Seminar and Dinner
Monday, Feb. 08th 2016

Downtown international, St George and Deloitte hosted a forum and dinner in Doha, Qatar  The VIP dinner event took place in the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel hotel and was attended by industry experts and existing clients of Downtown International and St George.  

 
During the event speakers from St George and Downtown gave an insight into the current property prices, forecasts for London and the rest of UK and presented some of the most sought after projects by Berkeley Group.
 
Fiona McClafferty of Deloitte gave a introduction on tax and inheritance considerations when purchasing property in the UK. Her talk included the new changes to stamp duty and non residents statuses.
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Greenwich Collection Middle East Launch
Monday, Feb. 01st 2016

Downtown International launched the Greenwich collection across its GCC offices in February 2016. The projects Kidbrooke Village and Royal Arsenal were presented to clients in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  These two projects which are centrally located also benefit from a tranquil setting with green open spaces. Kidbrooke Village proved very attractive with prices starting from GBP 395,000, facilities  include concierge, gym, swimming pool and business centre. 

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Where to buy a property in London in 2016: east London's new post-Olympics boom towns
Wednesday, Jan. 27th 2016

The population is booming in east London and, with more Londoners living east of Tower Bridge than west, a wave of regeneration is sweeping the area. It's no wonder developers are discovering the potential - and hipsters are moving in.

 Wealth and opportunity continue to spread across east London. The area has been experiencing a gold rush since 2005, when Stratford was selected to host the 2012 Olympics.

 During the past decade, property prices have jumped by more than 300 per cent, and they are still rising — up 22 per cent in Newham borough last year, more than in any other part  of the UK.

 The change is remarkable — and ongoing. More Londoners now live east of Tower Bridge than to the west of the city, and east London’s population is projected to grow by a further 600,000 in the next 15 years.

 So an area once synonymous with slums and villains, dockers and Cockney rhyming slang has morphed into the capital’s most compelling corner — not one district but a sprawling mass, big and diverse, with raw and refined neighbourhoods appealing to a swelling number of home buyers and renters, who can still find pockets of good value despite the price hikes.

 Hectic and eclectic, east London claims the Canary Wharf banking zone, and the new economy — the digital/design/creative community — and is a place for fashionistas, finance-sector workers and families alike.

 Starry Stratford

This is an evolving new mini city, while neighbouring Royal Docks is reinventing itself as a global trading hub and centre for green technology. 

Unusually for London, the business world and the artistic world flourish side by side here. “Cycling along the canal in the morning, you’re guaranteed to pass a banker or trader going to their job in the City and another heading off to their workshop in Shoreditch,” says Andrew Bridges, managing director of estate agent Stirling Ackroyd.

 Cultural corner

English National Ballet’s relocation from posh Kensington to a glittering new headquarters at Canning Town is an example of east London’s burgeoning cultural scene.

Some 7,000 artists live and work in east London, according to leading contemporary art venue Whitechapel Gallery. As well as galleries, museums and pop-ups, there are new noted restaurants, homeware boutiques, farmers’ markets and designer hotels.

Who would have predicted 10 years ago that famed restaurant chain Nobu would plump for Hoxton, or that a Burberry outlet store would open in the Hackney heartland?

 City in the east

More than £13 billion of Olympics-related investment was bound to make a difference, and new infrastructure projects such as Crossrail are adding to east London’s allure.

Boris Johnson has unveiled a “City in the East” master plan, showing how 203,500 homes and 283,300 jobs can be created over the next 20 years, sustained by transport improvements such as an Overground extension to Barking Riverside, new river crossings and train stations. 

The area stretches from London Bridge through Docklands to Rainham Marshes in Essex and Dartford in Kent. The Mayor’s document contains a series of maps that brings to life how the city is moving eastwards. 

 Building better

Migration east is continuing to change the area’s demographics and a building boom is bringing better new homes.

A fresh wave of glamorous high-rise housing at Canary Wharf is attracting big-budget buyers from Fulham, Putney and Chelsea. Yet away from the gleaming towers of Docklands, the arty lofts of Spitalfields and gentrified pockets around Victoria Park, homes are still affordable enough to keep the property dreams of young Londoners alive, especially with shared-ownership options lowering the entry price.

 Action areas

Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Mile End and Bow — the heart of the old East End — remain rough-and-tumble, but also colourful and cool, while inner-city “quarters” are being created through the release of disused public land — such as a former postal depot in Stephenson Street, Hackney, where Berkeley Homes is building 3,500 homes, a new school and shops.

Prospect East, in up-and-coming Leyton Road, has 173 flats. Prices start at £364,950. Call 0300 303 7333.

Shadwell is a place to watch, especially Cable Street, famously the scene of anti-fascist demonstrations in 1936. The street takes its name from the manufacture of ships’ cables and ropes. That industry is long dead, but running below the street today is a fibre-optic superhighway stretching from the City to global investment banks on the Isle of Dogs.

For decades, this neglected neighbourhood was seen as a rough place to live. But run-down warehouses and scrapyards have suddenly been discovered by developers — and hipsters are moving in. The popularity of Wilton’s Music Hall, a once-derelict Victorian concert venue that had come close to demolition, is a telltale sign of the area’s rise. Fifty-acre Fish Island in Stratford — a former industrial area, now an artists’ colony — was a virtual no-go zone for home buyers, but is now a promising new frontier, with eager developers swooping to snap up sites and estate agents plotting the future.

Peabody’s Neptune Wharf will provide 578 homes. L&Q housing association is poised to unveil a scheme of canalside homes in Stour Road, while developer H Group is progressing four schemes with up to 250 homes aimed at young professionals working in Shoreditch and the City who would never choose to live in the new-build villages on the Olympic Park itself.

Hackney estate agent Currell has opened a Discover East resource centre, showing the regeneration plans and projects in and around Fish Island.

London Legacy Development Corporation, which owns a lot of the land, has taken control as the planning authority and is fast-tracking change.

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The St. George London Collection Launch - Bahrain
Saturday, Dec. 05th 2015
Downtown International launched the latest collection of London projects from UK developer, St. George at the Le Meridien, City Centre, Bahrain. 
 
The London Collection included, London Dock and Beaufort Park; both met with great enthusiasm. London Dock E1 boasts a stunning range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses at this landmark development, located just moments from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London and close to business hubs at the City and Canary Wharf. Beaufort Park are contemporary apartments and penthouses (including the newly launched Sterling Apartments) at North West London’s most exciting new development located less than 30 minutes from Central London.
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Exclusive GCC 5 City London Property Launch - UAE, Qatar, Kuwait,& Bahrain
Tuesday, Nov. 17th 2015

Downtown International in cooperation with the Berkeley Group were excited to launch the vibrant new waterside community at Peninsula Quay across 5 cities across the GCC. With a contemporary collection of suites 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments offering spectacular views, fantastic amenities and short journey times to central London, this exciting collection includes:

  • Specification choices
  • Private residents' gym &  Wi-Fi Lounge
  • ​Strong rental yields achievable
  • ​Exceptional waterside setting
  • Stunning landscape surroundings
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St. George Collection - Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi
Thursday, Nov. 05th 2015

Downtown International in partnership with UK property developer, St. George, set up at the Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, to showcase three exclusive developments in three distinct London locations: Beaufort Park, Chelsea Creek, and London Dock E1. Boasting a collection of exclusive units and starting prices, St. George and Downtown International's stand proved very popular.

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Exclusive Doha Launch: Riverwalk, SW1 London
Saturday, Oct. 24th 2015

Downtown Real Estate  exhibited the Riverwalk project in a three day exhibition in the newly open Doha office.  This exhibition received a large amount of interest and  was attended by many clients who were attracted by the projects prime waterfront location.  The project compromises of 1 - 4 bedroom apartments with amazing views of the Thames and the Westminster area.

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Cityscape Global 2015
Tuesday, Sep. 29th 2015

Downtown International exhibited at the 2015 Cityscape exhibition at the World Trade Centre, Dubai.  The team presented the Manchester based project CitySuites which incorporates service residences over 17 floors.  The attractive prices starting from GBP 182,000 mean that buyers can expect returns of around 7%. Situated in the heart of the newest regeneration area Greengate the project proved successful amongst Cityscape visitors.

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Foreign investors spend £1.8bn on London property in the second quarter of 2015
Monday, Aug. 03rd 2015

Foreigners’ land-buying spree is at its highest level since 2007

Wealthy foreign investors have forked out £1.8bn on central London property developments, according to research by CBRE.

Foreigners’ land-buying spree is up 118% year-on-year and is at its highest level since 2007.

The FT reports that the largest transaction recorded in the three months to the end of June was three sites being sold for £428m to a partnership between Malaysian investor Eco World and Irish developer Ballymore.

At number two was the sale of offices including former Express Newspapers HQ Ludgate House for £308m.

Alastair Perks, CBRE’s senior director of central London development, told the FT: “The leasing market continues to strengthen and, with supply of office space remaining historically low, these factors are creating good opportunities for speculative development.”

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East Tower at The Peninsula, Victory Pier Launch, Juhu, India
Friday, Jul. 24th 2015

Downtown International in partnership with the Berkeley Group were honored to be invited to showcase, East Tower at The Peninsula, Victory Pier at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu in July.

  • Promoting a exclusive selection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments overlooking the River Medway, The Peninsula offers buyers:
  • 15% in exchange, 5% in 6 months, 80%  on completion
  • Private residents' gym
  • Wi-Fi lounge
  • Executive specification choices to suit individuals taste
  • 2 year Berkeley guarantee

 

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Exclusive Launch of CITYSUITEs, Manchester, UK - Dubai, UAE
Sunday, May. 10th 2015

Downtown International was excited to launch, in association with Select Property Group,  CITYSUITEs, "A new era of city-centre accommodation for business travelers". Set only 200m from the retail centre of the UK's second city, CITYSUITEs include a collection of luxury studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments designed for high-end professional services lets.

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Exclusive Bahrain Launch: Kensington Row, W14 London
Monday, Apr. 20th 2015

Downtown Real Estate in  Conjunction with Impact Real estate launched the luxurious project Kensington Row in Bahrain in April 2015.  This one day event was held at the Four Seasons hotel and was attended by many investors who were attracted by the prime location of the development and the quality of the Berkeley product.  The financial advisory firm AES International gave seminars to interested parties on tax structuring and wealth management options for overseas nationals wishing to purchase in the UK.

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International Property Show 2015
Tuesday, Apr. 14th 2015

Downtown International took part in the International Property Show at the Trade Centre in Dubai in conjunction with the Sri lankan developer Indocean Developers.  The flagship project Altair was showcased at this exhibition and was greeted with much interest.  Altair is the tallest building in Colombo and has been designed by the world renowned architect Moshe Safdie.  This iconic building attracted many investors and end users looking for vacation homes and properties in one of the fastest growing cities in the region.

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East Tower at the Peninsula
Saturday, Mar. 21st 2015

Downtown International launched the highly anticipated new phase of the UK project 'Victory Pier' in March.  The new towers located in this riverside project in Kent was met with great interest due to its attractive prices and close proximity to London.  The development comprises of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments from GBP 160,00 and  benefits from the exceptionally high standards of finishing and facilities that is standard from The Berkeley Group products. 

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March 2015
Sunday, Mar. 15th 2015

Downtown International in conjunction with St Edward, Berkeley Group exhibited in The Times property Expo 2015 in Mumbai.  Downtown showcased four of the prestigious projects of St Edward including 190 Strand, Stanmore, 375 High street Kensington and Kensington Row.  The stand was visited by large numbers of UK investors interested by the Berkley Group projects, one of the visitors was Mr Babulal Varma Managing Director of the biggest Mumbai developer Omkar Realtors.

 ‘St Edward provide high end, central and outer London properties with excellent finishing.  The reputation of the St Edward and the Berkeley group has attracted many clients wishing to increase their portfolios in the Uk’ Martin Ashkuri CEO, Downtown International

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Agryll Place Launch
Thursday, Mar. 12th 2015

The UAE launch of the prestigious project Argyll Place took place in March 2015 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  This showcase of luxury town houses was coupled with a UK Tax seminar presented by AES International.  Attendees to the launch learnt of changes to UK tax regulations and the best way to structure their purchases and investments. 

There was a large amount of interest in the soon to be completed 5 bed room properties which span over 3,300sqft and features a garden large patio and balconies on each floor. The houses also incorporate a study, three reception rooms and are finished to a superior standard.

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Downtown International Opens Abu Dhabi Office
Wednesday, Jan. 28th 2015

Downtown International is pleased to announce the opening of its Abu Dhabi office from 25th January 2015.  The office is located in Al Bateen Tower, C6 in the heart of Abu Dhabi.  This branch of Downtown International will be headed by Adam Partridge who has ten years experience in the international sales market in the Middle East. 

 ‘This is a exciting new chapter in the expansion of Downtown International, we are now able to provide a more comprehensive service to our Abu Dhabi cliental with our experienced team in the new office ’

 To contact our Abu Dhabi office please call +971 2 4069633

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Downtown International wins International Property Awards
Tuesday, Jan. 06th 2015

Downtown International was honoured to win three awards at the highly acclaimed International Property Awards 2014.  Downtown received the awards for the categories of ‘Real Estate Agency Website’ and ‘Real Estate Agency Marketing’.

‘We are honoured to have our brand recognised in the International Property Awards this year , it is a great achievement for the whole team to have won three awards.  Downtown prides itself on our innovative media campaigns and websites, this along with our professional and highly experienced team  has spearheaded our success in the region’ Martin Ashkuri , CEO

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Ryewood Launch
Monday, Dec. 29th 2014

The Kent project Ryewod was presented to clients by Downtown Real Estate in December in October. Private presentations were conducted on this tranquil project which is adjacent to the Sevenoaks Wildlife reserve. 'With universities and busting towns nearby this project is ideally located for those who want a quiet residence not far from the heart of London'  Amar Lola- Senior Associate Sales

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Berkeley, Dubai Office Launches
Friday, Dec. 05th 2014

Downtown Real Estate launched the following projects in conjunction with the biggest London developer Berkeley Group, in their Dubai office.  Clients were invited through invitation to private presentations in their luxurious offices located in Emaar Boulevard Plaza, in Downtown Dubai.

September 2014,  The St Edward Collection (375 High St. Kensington, Stanmore, 190 Strand)

November 2014,  Battersea Reach

December 2014, Ryewood

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Battersea Reach Launch
Thursday, Nov. 27th 2014

Downtown International launched Battersea Reach in a private event in the Berkeley Group's Dubai office in November 2014. Battersea Reach is River Fronted project located in Wandsworth. The project compromises of 14 separate buildings ranging from one bedrooms to penthouse apartments all situated in a luxurious gated community with private residents facilities.

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The London Collection, Kuwait
Saturday, Nov. 08th 2014

Downtown International hosted The London collection at two events in Kuwait in November.  And exclusive pre launch cocktail event was held in The Regency hotel, this was attended by members of the press and VIPs.  The public launch was held for three days at the Ahmed Towers in Kuwait City Centre and showcased the projects of, Wimbledon Hill Park, Peninsula, 375 Kensington High street and Dickens Yard 

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The London collection, Bahrain
Saturday, Nov. 01st 2014

Downtown International travelled to Bahrain in November 2014 to launch exclusive projects from The Berkeley Group.  Projects from London and Kent were show cased in this private launch.  This was Downtown’s first exhibition in Bahrain and the event was attended by many who wished to purchase a London home or a place of residence for their children who were studying in Kent.  ‘With prices starting from 150,000 pounds The Peninsula is an attractive option for investors wishing to purchase in the UK’  Behrang Jalali –Director Sales- International

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The St. Edward Collection
Tuesday, Sep. 30th 2014

Downtown International launched The London Collection in the UAE in September 2014 in the Berkeley Dubai office. The projects 190 Strand, 375 Kensington High Street and Stanmore Place were showcased. Stanmore Place proved very popular with attendees, situated in Harrow and with prices starting from 270,000 GBP it provides an affordable option for clients wanting a London residence.

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Royal Estates Launch
Saturday, Aug. 23rd 2014

Downtown International hosted the pre-launch event of the highly anticipated project 'Royal Estates'. This project that has the backing of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is situated in the new part of Dubai.It has affordable luxury apartments and townhouses with large retail areas and community facilities. The attractive location situated in Dubai Investments Park makes it a great option for expat buyers.

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Berkeley Iftar
Tuesday, Jul. 08th 2014

Downtown hosted 70 guests at the Berkley Middle East office in Boulevard Plaza Dubai.  The Iftar event was attended by those who had previously purchased through the Berkeley Group and others who wanted more information on the newest UK projects.  ‘ Clients have been extremely impressed with the range of projects the Berkely Group has to offer in the UK and they were able to receive detailed information through interactives  and the Berkeley staff’.  Behrang Jalali – Manager International sales

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Doha Cityscape
Wednesday, Jun. 04th 2014

Downtown Real Estate exhibited the Riverwalk project in a very busy Cityscape, Doha in June.  This exhibition was attended by hundreds of agents, developers both local and international exhibiting projects from all over the world.  The Riverwalk project drew a great deal of interest due to its central Westminster location and River Thames views.

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Riverwalk Launch in Emirates Towers Hotel
Saturday, May. 17th 2014

Downtown Real Estate launched the waterside residence Riverwalk which is set in the heart of London in the prestigious area of Westminster.  Downtown in conjunctions with the developer Heron International saw a large amount of interest in the launch which was situated in Emirates Towers hotel.  This building features a modern architecture and the highest of quality finishes it also includes 24 hour concierge, fitness suite and underground parking.

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International Property Show
Tuesday, Apr. 08th 2014

One of the largest property shows in the UAE, The International Property show was held over three days in the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre. Downtown Real Estate  presented the Victory Pier project by Berkeley Homes which is located in the UK. The project was extremely popular at the show due to its location and pricing amongst GCC nationals and expats. 

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Launch of Riverlight 5
Saturday, Mar. 01st 2014

The greatly anticipated next phase of the Battersea project Riverlight by St James was launched in the Middle East in March 2014. This project which previous four phases had been sold out in a short space of time was quickly snapped up by investors wishing to own a piece of the newest regeneration area in London. These apartments feature a Thames location and are surrounded by landscaped gardens and the new Covent Garden market.

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Next Move Exhibition
Thursday, Feb. 20th 2014

Downtown Real Estate took part in the first Next Move exhibition held in the Madinat Arena at the Madinat Jumeriah.  This exhibition saw many prominent developers and brokers exhibit projects from all over the world.  Downtown showcased the Project Victory Pier, which is located in Kent, UK.  This project features apartments in a waterside location in a picturesque setting yet within close proximity to the bustle of the city.  ‘These apartments were very popular with families wishing to send their children to study in Kent which has some of the best universities the country has to offer’ Behrang Jalali, Head of Sales International.

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LONDON PROPERTY TO SOAR YET MORE AS “DEMAND WILL OUTSTRIP SUPPLY BY 50%”
Wednesday, Feb. 12th 2014

London house prices will keep soaring as demand will outstrip supply by almost 50% over the next decade, a report out today has warned.

Knight Frank estate agents have found that the recent boom in residential developments across large parts of London will not be able to cater for an influx of people into the capital larger than previously estimated.

New government figures suggest that by 2021, London will see a 40% rise in new households (i.e. those in need of a single property), the equivalent of needing 525,790 new homes. Knight Frank says that the supply pipeline falls well short of this, with only 277,240 new units currently on the books.

This is despite a 63% year-on-year increase in the number of planning permission approvals, the estate agent said.

“The overall trend for development in London shows that demand for housing in the capital will continue to outstrip supply by quite some margin,” said Gráinne Gilmore, Knight Frank’s head of UK residential research.

“There is widespread recognition of the housing shortage in the capital, with [London Mayor Boris Johnson] pushing hard to encourage higher levels of development.

“While it is impossible for us to second-guess developers about when they will bring schemes forward, our judgements on schemes within the planning pipeline show that overall delivery will not match demand,” she added.

Average London prices grew by 6% last year, and soared by more than 20% in some boroughs, partially lifted by foreign demand for London property.

Some developers have been keen to try and profit from this by building large residential units in London’s less desirable outer boroughs, but Knight Frank says that this trend may not provide the much-needed reprieve from soaring prices and could cause a further division of the market.

“Despite the undersupply, developers need to be conscious of pricing, especially on the edges of prime central London,” said Gilmore.

“We are not discounting ‘oversupply’ in some local areas – with delivery outstripping local demand as measured by our data. However, the fluidity with which people can and do move across London suggests that the headline figures for supply and demand are a better indication of the wider trend in London.”

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Launch of the iconic One Blackfriars
Saturday, Feb. 01st 2014

The newest iconic building on the London skyline will be One Blackfriairs, situated on the Southbank.  This striking building has views of St Pauls Cathedral, The Royal Festival Hall and Shakespeare globe theatre and also incorporates an amazing river fronted location.  Downtown launched One Blackfriairs in the middle east on February 2014 in the Berkeley Dubai office.  The launch was very popular amongst UAE  residents both expat and Emiratis who wished to own in the newest most talked about development in London.

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Downtown launched the anticipated development Abell and Cleland in Dubai which is situation in the heart of SW1
Friday, Nov. 01st 2013

Westminster is the political capital of the UK and new developments are very rare in this area, Downtown launched the anticipated development Abell and Cleland in Dubai which is situation in the heart of SW1.  This beautiful development features top of the range leisure and business facilities with apartments finished to the highest standards with bespoke options. Downtown exhibited apartments from GBP 1.5 -2.3 million incorporating 2 and 3 bedrooms.

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375 High Street Kensington a luxury project set in the heart of Kensington was presented to clients by Downtown Real Estate
Tuesday, Oct. 01st 2013

375 High Street Kensington a luxury project set in the heart of Kensington was presented to clients by Downtown Real Estate  in Dubai in October.  Private presentations were conducted on this sought after project which features Harrods Concierge, Business Suites, Private Cinema and Fitness studio.  “Set in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this rare project is ideally located for those who wish to be close to all the world class attractions London has to offer” Behrang Jalali, Head of Sales- International

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St George exhibited The London Collection in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Saturday, Jun. 01st 2013

Downtown Real Estate and St George exhibited The London Collection in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  The three day event saw many visitors with the main interest being the North London project of Beaufort Park.  The close proximity to many top universities means that this project is popular with families that are looking for accommodation for their children who will study in London.  Beaufort park is also a excellent investment opportunity with high rental yields.

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Launch of the prestigious project Merano located in the heart of London
Wednesday, May. 01st 2013

May saw the Downtown launch of the prestigious project Merano located in the heart of London.  This exclusive development compromises of 34 large panoramic suites that encompass breath taking views of the River Thames and Westminster.  The project was showcased throughout the GCC to select clients in Kuwait, Doha and UAE in private presentations and cocktail events. “The location and exclusivity of this project has proved the biggest attraction for clients who have purchased within this project, most of the apartments will be used by the purchasers as their London residence”   Muhammed Owais , Sales consultant-International .

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Launch The London Collection by St George in the UAE
Friday, Feb. 01st 2013

The beginning of 2013 saw Downtown Real Estate launch The London Collection by St George in the UAE.  Beaufort Park, Chelsea Creek and Fulham Reach were showcased at venues in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  The most popular project was Fulham Reach, which is set on the banks of the Thames.  ‘This unique project benefits from fantastic amenities including, a cinema, spa, leisure club, wine cellar and is set amongst large green park areas.  This along with the extremely high finishing of the units was the biggest attraction for investors’ Behrang Jalali,  Head of Sales –International.

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