Institutional Real Estate Europe

January 1, 2020: Vol. 14, Number 1

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Reawakening retail: Office and logistics concepts are giving old shopping centres a new lease of life in Germany

Retail therapy remains a great pleasure for many people in Germany. Numerous visitors to shopping centres stroll through shops for hours on end, enjoying a refreshment or meal in between their spending sprees. A major problem for many operators, however, is that visitors mostly browse the ground and lower levels of their shopping centres, leaving the upper floors less frequented.


The problems with the euro: part II

The euro, as explained in the first part of this series (see pages 27–29 of Institutional Real Estate Europe, December 2019), was, and remains, deeply flawed. During the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the single currency led to the failure of the euro, deepened the crisis, and impaired the speed of recovery. Within the euro zone, […]


Looking back (and ahead): By reflecting on the past, we can be better prepared for the future

As we say goodbye to 2019 and usher in 2020, I am sure that many of you will be reflecting on how you, your organisatons, and your investments have performed over the last 12 months. But taking stock of the past year is not just a chance for us to pat ourselves on the backs or admonish ourselves for our various successes and failures. It is also an opportunity to better understand recent events, which can give us a glimpse of what we can expect to take place as the coming year unfolds.


Coming out on top: Who will triumph in London’s 2020 flexspace market?

The flexible office sector has enjoyed rapid growth over the past five years in London. Flexible workspace broker Office Freedom has estimated that, on average, a new co-working space opens up every five days in the UK capital. Indeed, in the Q3 2019 Estate Gazette London Office Analysis, for the first time ever, the flexible […]

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