Institutional Real Estate Europe
May 1, 2015: Vol. 9, Number 5Buy For $195.00 Add to Cart
Leading from the front: You can't go wrong with buying property in London. Can you?
For more than 70 years, Aldwych Quarter found itself at the epicentre of global news — until 2012, one of its most significant buildings, Bush House, was home to the BBC World Service. Today, Aldwych Quarter is still an address of global importance — office space within the development is among the British capital’s high-profile properties for let.
A gamechanger: German closed-end Spezialfonds will profit from new regulations
Up to now, German closed-end real estate funds have been regarded as being for private investors only – German private investors. And with fundraising falling the bell was tolling for the vehicle. That could well change soon.
New frontiers: REITs are emerging in markets around the world, but the biggest opportunities may be yet to come
Before the ink was even dry on the Indian government’s draft REIT-proposal legislation, Bangalore, India–based Embassy Group was planning a major offering.
It's right about this time... : There's no point trying to be different
Clichés abound in the world of real estate. They come at you in a fast and furious manner whatever the gathering - at some conference or other, or just ambling down the Croisette; there is no respite.
The past is behind us: And we are looking forward to the future
Institutional Real Estate, Inc’s VIP – Europe conference is now four years old, and a lot has happened in those years. During the first year, we were seriously talking about the possible implosion of the euro zone and this year, we were looking at global capital flows.
Coming soon near you: Climate change
A new research report from RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, looks at the likely impact of global warming in eight European countries and provides property and built environment professionals with an interactive online toolkit that helps them to understand the risks that climate change may pose to commercial property and to plan ahead for the probable detrimental impact on value retention.
On the Europe buy list
Recent weeks have seen several notable transactions in both the in-town and out-of-town retail sectors across Europe, with shopping centres in central Europe a particular focus.
Awash with capital and liquid to boot
Liquidity in real estate investment relates to the ease with which investors can enter and exit a market, with liquid markets characterised by a high transactional turnover of assets.
Investor initiative focuses on long-term approach
Apart from investing in more-liquid sectors such as REITs, investing in real estate typically is viewed as a long-term strategy.
The largest fund this month is Tristan Capital Partners’ new fund in the market, a fourth diversified pan-European fund.
The elusive benchmark: Real estate investors are still in search of the most appropriate benchmark
Regardless of the asset class, the ability to generate superior investment performance is the measurement that separates good investors from great investors.