It is widely believed that rental growth and yield shifts can only be understood within a well-defined macro-economic model. As a strategist, my predictions will only be as good as my interpretation of the underlying economic dynamics.
From the Current Issue
Japanese outbound real estate investment, through both commingled funds and direct investments, has seen significant growth since 2016.
Urbanisation, new technology and changing demographics are just a few of the factors driving rapid changes in Europe’s real estate sector. Despite this fluid environment, however, the continent’s premier cities are still largely succeeding in maintaining their leading positions.
The world of work is changing in a myriad of ways. One of the most striking of these alterations is that of workforce mobility. Globalisation and technological advancement are giving birth to increasingly nomadic tribes of consultants, executives and sales professionals.
Hodes Weill & Associates and Cornell University’s sixth annual Institutional Real Estate Allocations Monitor has found a slight increase in institutional investor sentiment for the first time in five years.
Wondering how business executives around the world are feeling about current economic conditions? In a nutshell, sentiment on the economy is declining, particularly in emerging markets, and more businesses are looking to the United States for opportunities, according to a global survey by McKinsey & Co called Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2018.
Looking down from the window in the press centre at the start of this year’s EXPO REAL, I couldn’t help but stare in wonder at the sheer number of people that were streaming in from every corner of Munich to enter the fair. 44,536 people from 72 countries swarmed into the vast Neue Messe München exhibition centre (many of them seemingly unaffected by the previous night’s beer drinking at the close of Oktoberfest) where 2,095 exhibitors awaited them, ready to make deals, build new connections and have a catch-up over some bratwurst and sauerkraut.
Investment into European residential assets has doubled in the last 10 years, on the back of strong employment growth and above-inflation average price rises.
Any fears of office oversupply in Europe should be ignored, says Savills, which has found that more than half (51 percent) of European office space under construction is already committed to occupiers.
A report published by the Investment Property Forum (IPF) has highlighted a number of concerns over the efficacy of real estate benchmarks.
CBRE Global Investors has held a €1 billion final close for its Europe Value Partners 2 (EVP2) fund.
The Helsfyr Atrium, located in Oslo’s emerging eastern business district, has been acquired by Curzon Capital Partners 5 Long Life Fund, the long-life core-plus fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners, for €122 million.