Institutional Real Estate Europe

March 1, 2017: Vol. 11, Number 03

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Thinking fast and slow: Algorithms, forecasting and the future of work

The trouble with economic forecasting, in general, and real estate forecasting, in particular, is that it’s pretty good at telling you what’s likely to happen … until it isn’t. And it’s particularly bad at forecasting unanticipated turns in the road, which, of course, is one of the main reasons to attempt to forecast in the first place.


Facing reality: What did we learn from 2016?

When I was asked to consider my thoughts on themes for the real estate markets in the United Kingdom (and many of these themes affect Europe generally) for 2016 and predictions for 2017, I quickly realised that I was at a significant disadvantage to most commentators for at least two reasons.


Poland: Piling on the office supply pressure

Successive years of substantial office development in the capital, Warsaw, and in Poland’s regional cities have seen a significant increase in the overall volume of office space across the country.


Flung into Room 101: Where terrible things happen

George Orwell’s novel 1984 introduced us all to Room 101, the torture chamber in the basement of the Ministry of Love where prisoners were subjected to their very worst nightmares. Somehow the stuff of nightmares was subsequently transformed into a BBC TV comedy series in which dinky celebrities are invited to discuss their pet hates with the world at large and persuade the host to consign those hates to oblivion in Room 101.

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