We hear it all the time: investment managers who describe themselves as “disciplined” or “contrarian”, even though we know that this cannot be true in the aggregate.
From the Current Issue
Of the shaky countries in southern Europe, Spain is beginning to look the most solid. International investors are re-entering the Spanish property market, hunting for value.
Institutional investors who are looking to add commercial property to their investment portfolios have a number of options and strategies to consider.
Is there sign of a turnaround in eastern Europe’s emerging countries? Although the countries of the region were hit hard by the global financial crisis of 2008, BulwienGesa believes that they still offer serious investment potential.
London office activity is on the rise, with take-up increasing by 40 percent, according to Knight Frank’s Q2 2013 Central London Quarterly – Offices research report.
The second quarter of 2013 saw European transaction volume of €35.4 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA), which tracks transactions of $10 million (€7.6 million) or more.
Curzon Capital Partners II (CCP II), the core-plus fund that is advised by AEW Europe, has agreed to sell a seven-asset, 229,000-square-metre Dutch and German logistics portfolio to Canada-REIT Granite Real Estate Investment Trust for €129 million.
Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) — Germany’s largest pension fund, with AUM of €55 billion — recently awarded a €500 million global real estate mandate to LaSalle Investment Management.
Limited stock of investable property within Asia could push Asian investors to seek more than $150 billion (€114 billion) in direct and indirect global property investment during the next five years, primarily in gateway cities such as London, New York City and Sydney.
Real estate markets in Ireland — famously, one of the peripheral euro zone countries that have been at the heart of Europe’s problems in recent years — have finally turned the corner after almost seven tumultuous years.
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is located in the south-east of the country. It straddles the River Thames and is the country’s most populous city.
Real estate is finding itself whipped back and forth as competing market forces sweep across Europe — and pretty much the rest of the world as well.
In recent years, several investment managers have deployed their own versions of the “special sauce” to super-size their assets under management and jump to the top of the global real estate investment manager rankings.
Fund managers held equity raises in August for real estate, infrastructure and debt funds targeting Europe.