Germany’s largest pension fund investor, Bayerische Versorgungskammer, and fund manager Universal-Investment, have joined forces with Blue Asset Management to launch a €250 million retail park fund.
From the Current Issue
Of the three most prevalent asset classes in Africa — private equity, infrastructure and real estate — it is undoubtedly real estate that appears the most overlooked.
Europe is the most popular destination in the world for foreign tourists. Its metropolises are attracting ever more travellers, especially from the United States and Asia, where an emerging middle class can pick and choose where to visit thanks to an expanding travel network.
The magnetic field that surrounds Europe’s real estate market is still holding strong.
Major regeneration plans, significant transport upgrades and Brexit uncertainty mean that London’s property market continues to evolve at pace. And despite the current challenging environment, there are four pockets within the UK’s capital that have great potential for strong growth.
Though not always a household name, Ingvar Kamprad, who passed away on 27 January, changed millions of households over the past 75 years.
The commercial office sector is defying global political uncertainty, as momentum continues to build in the world’s major markets.
Unlike key office markets in the US and UK that are in deceleration mode, the large majority of Europe’s core office targets are in clear positive rent growth territory.
The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has reported that Europe is bouncing back after a lost decade of economic growth.
Office take-up in Germany’s eight main city locations exceeded 4 million square metres for the first time in 2017.
Traditional core asset returns are sinking, and real estate investors are broadening their horizons as a result.
BNP Paribas Real Estate Property Development is planning to transform a 19th century villa in Milan, Italy, into a residential property as part of a larger 14,600-square-metre development.