Institutional Real Estate Europe
October 1, 2013: Vol. 7, Number 9Buy For $150.00 Add to Cart
The long road back: Ireland's capital city is at the forefront of the country's emergence from euro zone bail-out humiliation and imbroglio
Real estate markets in Ireland — famously, one of the peripheral euro zone countries that have been at the heart of Europe’s problems in recent years — have finally turned the corner after almost seven tumultuous years.
Super-size me: Investment managers grow larger as they expand their reach and ride a wave of asset appreciation
In recent years, several investment managers have deployed their own versions of the “special sauce” to super-size their assets under management and jump to the top of the global real estate investment manager rankings.
Coming out from under: Eastern Europe is a big place and its emerging economies have much to offer
Is there sign of a turnaround in eastern Europe’s emerging countries? Although the countries of the region were hit hard by the global financial crisis of 2008, BulwienGesa believes that they still offer serious investment potential.
Paying the price: Sceptics and advocates sound off on the evolution of the fund of funds investment strategy
Institutional investors who are looking to add commercial property to their investment portfolios have a number of options and strategies to consider.
Disciplined? Contrarian? Let's see: Brave managers know when to hold back in heady markets
We hear it all the time: investment managers who describe themselves as “disciplined” or “contrarian”, even though we know that this cannot be true in the aggregate.
Riding the trends: Anything that makes life less complex for investors
Real estate is finding itself whipped back and forth as competing market forces sweep across Europe — and pretty much the rest of the world as well.
The London office sector stays on the up-and-up
London office activity is on the rise, with take-up increasing by 40 percent, according to Knight Frank’s Q2 2013 Central London Quarterly – Offices research report.
Fundraising round-up: Infrastructure to the fore
Fund managers held equity raises in August for real estate, infrastructure and debt funds targeting Europe.
International investor capital beginning to rain in Spain
Of the shaky countries in southern Europe, Spain is beginning to look the most solid. International investors are re-entering the Spanish property market, hunting for value.
LaSalle lands global mandate from BVK
Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) — Germany’s largest pension fund, with AUM of €55 billion — recently awarded a €500 million global real estate mandate to LaSalle Investment Management.
Asian investors to increase global real estate investment
Limited stock of investable property within Asia could push Asian investors to seek more than $150 billion (€114 billion) in direct and indirect global property investment during the next five years, primarily in gateway cities such as London, New York City and Sydney.
Timely sale for AEW Europe logistics portfolio
Curzon Capital Partners II (CCP II), the core-plus fund that is advised by AEW Europe, has agreed to sell a seven-asset, 229,000-square-metre Dutch and German logistics portfolio to Canada-REIT Granite Real Estate Investment Trust for €129 million.
Transaction Analysis: London still out in front
The second quarter of 2013 saw European transaction volume of €35.4 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA), which tracks transactions of $10 million (€7.6 million) or more.
Market Focus: London, United Kingdom
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is located in the south-east of the country. It straddles the River Thames and is the country’s most populous city.