Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) ini- tiatives in the real estate industry were undoubtedly shaken up during the global pandemic. According to the INREV and ULI DEI in Europe Paper, while the pandemic caused a tidal wave of disruption, it also spurred a positive shift in expectations, leading to a greater and much-needed focus on employees.
From the Current Issue
For the first time since 2019, the Institutional Real Estate Europe editorial board gathered together in person from 27 September through to 29 September, in the historic and grand surroundings of the St. Pancras Renaissance hotel in London, to discuss the state of the real estate investment market.
Paris, France. A city of superlatives, an interna- tional centre of economy, finance and trade. It is no wonder that the capital on the Seine attracts investors from all over the world.
In a bid to handle the fallout from the pandemic and boost asset performance amidst challenging economic conditions, real estate investors are turning their attention to wellness in increasing numbers.
On 27 September through to 29 September, it was our great pleasure to host the first in-person editorial board meeting for Institutional Real Estate Europe since 2019. Meeting in London, our board members convened over one evening and two days to network, have fun and discuss all things real estate.
Against a backdrop of inflationary pressures, institutional investors are looking to review and diversify their portfolio to reduce risk; blending asset classes to achieve what they believe will be the right risk-return profile for their investment goals.
What is it that investors hope to achieve by placing capital in closed-end real estate funds? Most would say it is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns, but relative to what?