At the start of 2021, Savills predicted that the City of London was heading for its lowest take-up for more than a decade. At the same time as this drop in demand, there were about 15.5 million square feet (1.44 million square metres) of development and refurbishment coming between then and 2024.
From the Current Issue
At the beginning of February 2022, the UK government announced its long-awaited “levelling up” plan to address and close the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the country.
COVID-19 has served as an accelerant to certain demand drivers that were in place pre-pandemic, impacting occupier usage. Uncertainty exists among real estate investors regarding future space utilisation resuming at pre-pandemic “normal” conditions.
How realistic are real estate net-zero investment portfolio pathways? Are they based on plans that will both truly benefit the environment and produce better returns? Or are they in danger of becoming vanity projects that will end up delivering little ultimate benefit?
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dampened recent optimism among real estate investors and developers, reigniting fears of further heightened and lasting inflation.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started sweeping around the globe and shaking up economies, real estate investors have been scrambling to adjust their strategies.
It’s no secret that the way in which information is shared in this industry today is highly inefficient and far too costly. Most investors and consultants currently receive multiple customised performance reports from multiple managers.
Today, when it comes to raising responsible investment standards, institutional rigour is a more likely driver of change than government legislation.
COIMA has launched its second logistics fund, aiming to raise €1 billion. COIMA Logistics Fund II will focus on creating a broad logistics platform that is “fully aligned to the demands of contemporary occupiers”.
The life sciences sector is “poised for growth” in Europe, backed up by strong investor appetite and strong fundamentals.