Making the case for investment in data centres is, on the surface at least, not that difficult.The need to store and process digital information has grown exponentially in recent times, while the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted how dependent many industries and service providers are on virtual clouds to remain in close contact with their customers and business partners.
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2021 should be a year of recovery. At the same time, it will mark a transition period for the economy, for public health and for broader society as we adapt to a “new normal”
Supply chains were, historically, relatively short and local. As they became global and more complex, spanning hundreds of stages, with a significant number of invoices and payments, often across numerous geographies, they also became more time consuming and costly to process.
There was a net decline of almost 10,000 chain stores in Great Britain over 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a severe impact on European real estate markets. While the world has received a vital boost from the deployment of vaccines, most of Europe has been in a renewed lockdown over the late winter and early spring months. As a result, the recent economic recovery will undoubtedly be halted over the near term.
The UK’s long income real estate market has outperformed the mainstream market for the last 12 quarters in a row, according to CBRE, following a resilient 2020 for the asset class.
A large majority of workers in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) want to return to the office.
A year on from the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Germany’s office market is continuing to show its resilience.
Previously in this column, I have argued that investors should not write off the office sector and that the evolution of the logistics sector creates scope for further capital appreciation. While our positive outlook might seem unduly bullish, we believe three factors underline our optimism.
BentallGreenOak has completed final closes on two funds, exceeding the targets assigned to both vehicles.
It has long been a priority of most investors to ensure the interests of their investment managers are closely aligned with their own interests. These investors are attempting to solve what is commonly referred to as “the agency problem”. According to Investopedia, “the agency problem is a conflict of interest inherent in any relationship where one party is expected to act in another’s best interests.”