Following a prolonged boom, student housing’s ascent in Central Europe was stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic early last year.
From the Current Issue
What impact has the pandemic had so far on the property investment market in Germany? What differences are there in the types of use and city category with regard to rent trends and vacancy rates? And how will these change in the future?
More than 18 months since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we are still feeling its effects and the changes it has brought to everyday life. Investors in real estate remain cautious, waiting for the dust to settle — seeing how the working-from-home trend continues to play out, and how it might affect the office sector, for example.
The pandemic has thrown office investors and occupiers a curveball scarcely contemplated before 2020. The health crisis has catapulted remote working from a trendy, flexible benefit, to the dominant working pattern among office workers across the globe.
On 29 September 2021, the High Court in the UK rejected one landlord’s challenge of Caffe Nero’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA) on the grounds of material irregularity and unfair prejudice.
As I write, world leaders and business gurus have been gathering in Glasgow since 31 October for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).
Hybrid hospitality — the mixed-use property concept that blends co-living, co-working and traditional hotel spaces — continues to rise across Europe.
While the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on a decade-long global economic expansion, and real estate transaction and fundraising activity slowed in 2020, most real estate investment managers still reported impressive growth, as reflected in the findings of Global Investment Managers 2021, the results of the annual survey sponsored by Property Funds Research and Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Commercial property deal volume rose in the third quarter of 2021 compared with a year ago and approached pre-pandemic deal activity levels, indicating that the European real estate market is now firmly on a post-pandemic recovery.
Residential remains the most resilient of all property types in Europe and is forecast to deliver a 5.1 percent average prime total return over the next five years.
Investment volumes for industrial and logistics space in the UK reached £3.0 billion (€3.5 billion) in the third quarter of 2021, the second highest third quarter on record, according to Savills.
A new roadmap document has been published by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) aimed at helping the retail industry reach 2050 net-zero carbon emissions for all its real estate.