In a world of low yields and patchy economic growth, it is perhaps little surprise that real estate is enjoying increasing prominence.
From the Current Issue
The equation between regulation and cost may seem fairly simple: the more forms you need to fill out, the more records you need to keep, the more money you will have to pay out to stay compliant with the law.
For much of 2018 we agonised over the influence of populist politics, end-of-cycle jitters and the demise of retail.
Festering trade wars, frenzied populism, faltering US stocks, China’s bureaucratic fiddling, plummeting emerging-market currencies, geopolitical tensions — the list of hin-drances to real estate performance in 2019 is long.
London-based Aermont Capital has held a €2 billion final close for its fourth Euro-pean real estate fund, Aermont Capital Real Estate Fund IV.
Fears of a full-blown trade war led by the US are leaving some managers fearful of a significant hit to global GDP in 2019.
A new study on housing solutions for the elderly has shown that care home and retirement living facilities will have to change in order to meet new demands from Europe’s ageing population.
Lisbon has emerged as the number one late-cycle play for real estate investors. Portugal’s capital city has been identified as the top target in the annual Urban Land Institute and PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2019 report.
Over two-thirds of global companies plan to increase their use of flexible co-working and collaborative space over the next three years, according to Knight Frank.
I have lived and worked between London, Munich and Paris for several years now. All three are examples of great cities, but with very distinct features. Proof of their attrac-tiveness can be found on my weekly early Monday morning and Friday evening flights between these cities, which are often full of grey suits, tourists and students.
The KPN Tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has been handed over by Real I.S. to its tenant, the Dutch telecommunications company KPN, after which the building is named.
For a property market battling Brexit uncertainty, the UK chancellor’s autumn budget — delivered one month ahead of schedule — fell a little short of the mark. I’m not the only commentator to note that the budget failed to provide ground-breaking measures, or indeed any-thing to allay investor fears over a no-deal Brexit, but it did succeed in demonstrating a growing awareness of the challenges facing UK property.
Still not convinced about blockchain technology’s place in real estate investment? Here’s something that might change your mind. 2018 ushered in the arrival of some fascinating new ventures aimed at harnessing the power of blockchain to provide investors with better efficiency and liquidity.