Institutional Real Estate Europe
March 1, 2014: Vol. 8, Number 3Buy For $195.00 Add to Cart
Pushing hard: Germany is still a favourite destination for global real estate investors
Germany, the epicentre of the euro zone and for decades referred to as the locomotive of the European economy, produces an estimated GDP growth number for 2013 of just 0.4 percent. The German locomotive is running out of steam, it seems, and needs pushing up the hill.
Scheme or dream? It might already be too late to get interested in the value-add story
Last year was a breakthrough year for value-add real estate investing in Europe. There are a host of reasons for the migration of investors up the risk curve to either secondary locations or value-add in prime markets.
50 shades of green: Sustainability's mission has only just begun, and the control room is filling up
Sustainability is a topic increasingly broached or even interrogated by investors. This has become an influential factor in attracting new capital or retaining existing fund commitments.
Making up for lost time: Romania is making substantial progress but is still catching up
What are the current economic conditions in Romania, the country by the Black Sea, and where will the majority of capital inflows be generated?
Gaining confidence: Investors continue to put faith in real estate
Investors’ confidence in the non-listed property fund sector is growing and this is being reflected in attitudes to risk and preferred locations as well as in diversification across a range of products.
Engineering experiences: We are all changing the way we do things
News and information were once difficult to acquire. Today, news and information are ubiquitous.
Large funds dominate fundraising activity
Only 23 private equity real estate funds recorded final closings during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Institutional Real Estate FundTracker. However, what the group lacked in numbers, it more than made up for in firepower.
Chinese investors' international spending increases in 2013
International investment activity by Chinese investors increased by 124 percent to $7.6 billion (€5.6 billion) in 2013, according to research from Jones Lang LaSalle. This is an increase from $3.3 billion (€2.4 billion) in 2012 and $2.9 billion (€2.1 billion) in 2011.
Nordic retail attracts investors
Investors continue to be active across the Nordic region, with several recent transactions occurring in the retail sector.
Fundraising round-up: New Year beginnings and ends
The New Year has already seen a lot of European fund activity, with two large funds having their final close and a handful of funds beginning marketing.
Prague landmark changes hands
The landmark Tancící dum (Dancing House) building in Prague, designed by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic, has been sold by CBRE Global Investors for €13.35 million.
International investors pour into Spanish retail
Foreign capital has been pouring into Spanish retail property. According to Real Capital Analytics, Spain’s retail market had more than €1.4 billion in retail property transaction volume in 2013.
Market Focus: Dublin, Ireland
Dublin is the capital and most populous city of the Republic of Ireland, with 525,000 inhabitants living within the city boundaries and around 1.3 million in the wider metropolitan area.