- July 1, 2012: Vol. 6, Number 7

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A Conversation with Richard Barkham

by Richard Fleming

The masthead on page 3 of this publication states our guiding purpose: “To provide European investors with decision-making tools and information on the people, issues, ideas and events driving the institutionalisation and globalisation of real estate.” So when someone publishes a book titled Real Estate and Globalisation,you’d expect us to take notice. Editor Richard Fleming spoke recently with Dr Richard Barkham, group research director at Grosvenor, about the reasoning behind his new book, how and why investors should consider real estate investment in the wider context, and the role of real estate in the investment world of the moment.

What was the impetus for the book? Why the emphasis on globalisation?

There were two reasons. Since 1992, the world has been through a sustained period of globalisation. By this, I mean that many more countries have opened up to the global trading system, global produc

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