Institutional Real Estate Europe

October 1, 2020: Vol. 14, Number 9

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From the Current Issue


Shifting sands: The parameters around core real estate have always been stretched at the end of cycles, but fundamental changes could now be altering its very definition

Core real estate has always been a fluid concept. In the not-so-distant past, a large office building in a prime central business district with a single tenant would have been most investors’ definition of a perfect core asset. Today, the ideal office property is a multitenanted one that can be quickly reconfigured to match tenant or mixed-use needs.


Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies raises €754m

Mack Real Estate Finance (MREF) and its co-investment vehicles have raised a total of €754 million of capital for opportunistic credit, mezzanine lending, preferred equity and special situations in the global commercial real estate sector.


COVID-19 crisis advances impact investing

The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis will place a greater onus on real asset impact investing as capital allocators look for consistent returns that serve “the most fundamental needs of society”.


A polarised city

Benjamin Disraeli, who twice served as Prime Minister of the UK in the 19th century, once said that “London is a roost for every bird”. Indeed, the city has been home to some of the world’s largest banks and businesses, and a hub of economic activity, for centuries. But, as the dust of the lockdown settles and many workers begin a phased return to city offices, does Disraeli’s statement still ring true? Have London offices retained their appeal to both tenant and investor?


Responding to a crisis

One of the ways in which we’ve been serving this mission has been to organise and host face-to-face events, such as our Editorial Advisory Board meetings and our VIP conferences. Those obviously have had to be put on hold. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy.

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