Institutional Real Estate Europe

January 1, 2018: Vol. 12, Number 1

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From the Current Issue


False hope: Logistics is not the new retail

Phrases like “logistics is the new retail”, “the death of retail” and other similar statements are now omnipresent. With retailing in the grave, it is now time to crown the logistics sector.


Very thin ice indeed: The warning signs are there for all to see

According to Mike Restuccia, an independent member of Institutional Real Estate, Inc’s board of directors who also happens to audit banks for a living, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency here in the United States jointly conduct an ongoing survey series in their effort to create an early warning system to detect potential changes in, among other things, bank underwriting practices.


Capital, just capital

For international real estate investors, the main draw in a country is usually its capital city — this is where the powerful machinery of both government and business is located, and where the long-term, creditworthy tenants of prime office properties are based.


Retail parks have more to offer

The retail sector may have fallen out of favour with real estate investors but research from Savills suggests that the recent restructuring of retail parks across Europe is improving perceptions and driving investors back to the prime retail warehousing sector.


What is normal

In the early 1950s, the US Air Force had a bit of a problem. A new generation of jets kept crashing for no apparent reason, which is not exactly what you want, or need, at the best of times.

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