Institutional Real Estate Europe

December 1, 2018: Vol. 12, Number 11

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From the Current Issue


Attitude matters: Global economic sentiment is declining

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.


Our meddling representatives: Beware the overreaching hand of the State

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.


Little danger of office oversupply

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.


Helsfyr rising

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.

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