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- November 1, 2018: Vol. 12, Number 10

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No easy answers: Institutional Real Estate Europe’s editorial advisory board finds that keeping pace with change is proving to be as taxing as ever

by Marek Handzel

Amid a backdrop of slowing euro zone growth and failing Brexit negotiations, Institutional Real Estate Europe’s editorial advisory board gathered in a somewhat unseasonably warm Amsterdam in late September to consider and dissect some of the most pressing issues that they face today.

Present at the two-day, closed-door meeting were 13 investors, 23 managers, two fund-of-funds representatives, three consultancies and three guests (please see page 37 for a full list of the magazine’s editorial board), who discussed a wide array of subjects, including geopolitical concerns, the GP-LP relationship, ESG and technology.

Although nobody at the event suggested that the Sword of Damocles was hanging over the real estate sector, there was a definite concern that politics is become increasingly polarised in Europe and the United States. “We’re not concerned about one single risk,” said one participant, “but the entire system. Moderate politics is out of fashi

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