Institutional Real Estate Europe

February 1, 2019: Vol. 13, Number 2

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PATRIZIA Immobilien acquired the landmark Eurotower office building in Frankfurt in December last year for Taiwan-based insurance company Fubon Life.


Real estate one of the top three favoured asset classes

BlackRock’s annual survey of global institutional investors has found that real estate is one of the top three most favoured asset classes for 2019. 54 percent of the investors questioned by the manager have said that they intend to increase exposure to real assets, while 47 percent are to allocate more capital to private equity, and 40 percent to real estate.


Foe or friend: How Airbnb has transformed the extended-stay sector

Airbnb has been a part of the hospitality mix for 10 years. It was originally conceived as a place for people to list their homes as an extra source of income and for travellers to book short-term accommodation after two friends rented out three airbeds in their San Francisco living room after struggling to pay their rent. Since those humble beginnings, it has been credited with revolutionising our approach to travel by opening people’s eyes to the alternatives to hotels. So much so, that it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t had their own experience of it, whether good or bad.

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