Institutional Real Estate Europe
April 1, 2014: Vol. 8, Number 4Buy For $195.00 Add to Cart
Staying local: Real estate investment is a global business but best results are obtained from local expertise
With Europe appearing to have capped its many economic and financial crises, institutional real estate capital has been flooding back into Europe, coming in the form of direct investment and through various fund managers. Where are they coming from? From just about anywhere around the globe.
Going places: The European real estate investment scene has improved markedly, and investors are considering all options
If there was a theme for commercial real estate in 2013, it was one of recovery. The global market grew by $549 billion (€400 billion), an increase of 18 percent on 2012. With risk-free assets a concept consigned to history — for now, at least — there is a tsunami of money looking for a relatively safe, preferably index-linked, home and Europe has been the beneficiary.
Friend or foe? The rising trend to online retail cuts both ways, for everyone
Technology has been a constant driver of change within the retail sector. However, it is the mass adoption of the Internet and the proliferation of smartphones and tablet devices that may drive the most fundamental evolution in the sector — a shift to virtual stores from those built of bricks and mortar.
Long live the fund: European fund managers are rising from the ashes
Following Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, a swathe of smaller fund businesses were disbanded, consolidated or ruthlessly cut back. In 2013, though, we witnessed a complicity of positive trends transform the prospects for real estate funds in Europe.
Crunch time: Here it comes, a global index for a global industry
With investment strategies and markets becoming increasingly globalised, the official launch of the Global Real Estate Fund Index in April comes at an opportune time for the non-listed real estate industry.
Virtuous but elusive: Investors talk the talk but don't walk the walk
This year’s Visions, Insights & Perspectives – Europe conference took place in Copenhagen at the end of February. Just as the weather was much better than anyone had the right to expect in Copenhagen at the end of February, the conversation was much more optimistic than anyone had the right to expect among investors who are still finding their way out of the recession.
Paris drives French property market
French property market activity continues to centre on Île-de-France. According to Cushman & Wakefield, the region around and including Paris represented €11.1 billion of transaction turnover in 2013.
Domestic investors in Germany force foreign competition to edges
The proportion of the €30.4 billion of 2013 German commercial real estate transaction activity accounted for by international investors fell last year to 33 percent, says Savills, from 46 percent in 2012.
Fundraising round-up: the net spreads
Activity continued in the European unlisted property fund sector.
Good things in store for European logistics
The past year has finally seen an upturn in the European economy, and few sectors have enjoyed it more than European logistics. Across Europe, investor turnover in the sector topped €14 billion for the year.
Market Focus: Oslo, Norway
The Norwegian economy is gathering pace after a subdued 2013, as strong external demand drives business activity.
Q4 2013 volume nears €70b
The European property market can be basically divided into two groups: London and everything else. In the fourth quarter of 2013, some €13.5 billion in transactions changed hands in London.