In the first three months of 2016, Sweden saw a record €3.8 billion of investments in commercial real estate, a 39 percent increase over Q1 2015, according to Savills.
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Kildare Partners launched Kildare European Partners II and is seeking to raise €1.75 billion for the fund.
The Global Investor Real Estate Performance Index launched by INREV at its annual conference in Vienna on 20 April is designed to give investors something that they have not had before — an index that tracks investor performance and not just fund performance.
London continues to dominate European capital.
Central Europe today is the same shape as it always has been; the natural borders see to that. The main countries are still the main countries. Some borders may have moved over time and some people, principally Germans, Poles and Ukrainians, may have moved westward, willingly or not, with the borders.
The decision by institutional investors on how much of the overall portfolio to allocate to real estate, commercial and residential, is driven by a balance of quantitative analysis and qualitative judgement underpinned by bespoke long-term liabilities.
Despite the sluggish and unstable global economy, Germany can boast robust economic growth and a stable business environment.
I have never been to Greenland and, to be perfectly honest, it’s not the sort of place that has ever made it to the top of my bucket list. Yet that may be about to change.
Political unity at a European Union level has always been a tricky concept — obtained usually by talking through the night at summits in Brussels and wearing the protagonists down — and the introduction of majority voting, such as used in the European Council last year to introduce refugee quotas for EU member states, makes political unity even harder to achieve.
Now that the memory of MIPIM 2016 is beginning to fade, it may be worthwhile trying to sum up the sentiment of the event and the differing views on the future of real estate finance that one heard up and down La Croissette.
They may not receive a bouquet of flowers, a plate of cookies or an invite to a neighbourhood BBQ, but an increasing number of institutional investors are moving in and making themselves at home in UK residential neighbourhoods.