- October 1, 2017: Vol. 11, Number 09

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Power houses: Evaluating Brexit and its implications for European real estate

by Rainer Nonnengässer

Predicting the outcome of post-Brexit policy from the current negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom is a challenge. As a result, it has been difficult to gauge whether UK real estate — traditionally, a safe sector — will continue to provide the same upside for investors. However, investors can turn to the investment opportunities in continental Europe, where the real estate market has been supported by steady economic growth.

Real estate opportunities persist in continental Europe, particularly in niche sectors such as “micro-living” solutions for the growing number of international students, and in the commercial office and retail sectors in booming European economies. These niche real asset investments are less saturated and developed than core real estate in the United Kingdom or the United States. At the same time, they come with challenges and risks of their own. Central to assessing these niche real estate opportunities for institutional

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