Institutional Real Estate Europe

February 1, 2015: Vol. 9, Number 2

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Central Europe keeps building up

Central European real estate has attracted investment attention across property sectors, as investors snap up retail, office and even hotel assets in the more established markets of the region.


Through traffic: London's Crossrail project demonstrates how infrastructure can reshape a city's real estate dynamics

With 40 stations linking Reading in the west through London’s city centre and out to Essex in the east, the Crossrail project is transforming the real estate landscape around the British capital. Infrastructure investment has both a short-term benefit as a form of government stimulus and long-term benefits in terms of improving a country’s attractiveness and efficiency. So how can property investors and developers make the most of new infrastructure?


Crossrail: The facts

Crossrail is London’s first through mainline east-west railway, with 40 stations from Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east to Reading and Heathrow airport in the west.


From zero to hero: Dutch residential has all the makings of a place to call home

The Dutch residential sector is one of the most promising segments of the European property market. It is characterised by a unique blend of cyclical turnaround potential, constructive structural reform and favourable supply/demand fundamentals. The sector is quickly transitioning from being a niche market — the preserve of domestic investors and housing associations — into one of the most discussed “outside-the-box” targets in European real estate.

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