Institutional Real Estate Europe

October 1, 2017: Vol. 11, Number 09

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A right quandary: When saying “no” is not an option

Real estate has had a really good run during the past few years. In fact, nearly all major markets are now at or over their pre-crisis peaks. Despite confidence in the stability of real estate as an asset class — it took the worst that the universe had to throw at it during the recession and came back stronger than ever — investors are beginning to get jittery.


Global tensions: Which soccer nations will make it through to the finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year?

When Russia won the bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup nearly seven years ago, the world drew a sharp intake of breath as the scale of the improvements needed for internal transport, infrastructure and host city hotel-room capacity became apparent — not to mention the daunting task of constructing 12 stadiums across 11 cities, separated by an average distance of 640 kilometres.


Power houses: Evaluating Brexit and its implications for European real estate

Predicting the outcome of post-Brexit policy from the current negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom is a challenge. As a result, it has been difficult to gauge whether UK real estate — traditionally, a safe sector — will continue to provide the same upside for investors. However, investors can turn to the investment opportunities in continental Europe, where the real estate market has been supported by steady economic growth.


A hotel in the sun was the place to be this summer

According to H1 2017 European hotel investment data from CBRE, Spain was the outstanding market in the first half, seeing a 228 percent year-on-year increase in transaction activity and taking H1 2017 investment volume there to more than €2 billion.


Too bad

Those inhabitants of European cities concerned that their city has not made The Economist Intelligence Unit’s list of the world’s Top 10 most-liveable cities can take some comfort from the fact that the four Australasian cities are in the list.


That’s torn it

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets’ 20,439-square-metre Assembly London mixed-use urban campus redevelopment in London’s Hammersmith district includes a landmark public art project by Alexander Chinneck that gives the impression that the building is cracking in two.

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