The past few years have not been kind to the UK’s high streets. Last year, the number of shops lying empty soared to more than 7,500 according to the Local Data Company — the largest increase in five years — and many of the UK’s biggest brands hit the headlines with news they had entered the red zone or proceeded with company voluntary administrations (CVAs).
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Three real estate segments have defined the real estate market for decades — residential, office and retail. Today, however, as the real estate industry adapts to new realities, it is beginning to offer investors a more varied selection of assets to which they can allocate capital.
Our way of life has changed immeasurably in recent weeks. How can we as individuals begin to comprehend the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our day-to-day lives? Perhaps more important
Can private capital truly help alleviate Europe’s affordable housing crisis? Judging by the manoeuvres of several managers over the last couple of years, the answer is an emphatic yes.
Reporting on the interview, Bloomberg said that it was an “early glimpse” of the longer-term changes COVID-19 holds in store for the office market, suggesting that the fallout from the pandemic could spell “tough times” for commercial real estate in business centres with dense populations.
Blackstone has raised €9.8 billion for Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe VI (BREP Europe VI), in a final close, making it the largest ever dedicated European real estate fund.
The UK hotel market is set to rebound strongly once the economy revives and travel restrictions are lifted post the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research by Knight Frank.
The coronavirus crisis has stalled the gains made by Europe’s commercial real estate markets in 2019.
France is set to become home to seven new “energy-positive” residential towers, which create substantial energy bill savings for tenants by feeding surplus power back to national grids.
A growing chorus of business voices is calling on companies to use their experience of the COVID-19 crisis to further reduce their collective carbon footprint.
Wild market swings as a result of COVID-19 have rightly led many investors to question the role that different asset classes hold in their portfolios. And for institutional investors, in particular, this is an opportune time to review whether the assets they hold are best suited to their overall objectives.
Since mid-March, as it has been the case for many, my life pattern has had to adapt to the new “stay at home” mantra.