T raditionally, return on investment has been calculated according to financial performance. However, returns are and should be more than monetary — they should also be measured according to the return for society at large. The two are not mutually exclusive and, when combined, have the potential to deliver outcomes far beyond financial performance to improve the lives of many.
From the Current Issue
Europe’s pipeline of hotel investments is bursting with new projects. For some countries, such as Germany, planned constructions in the hospitality business have hit an all-time peak, while in others, the numbers are only slightly off record highs.
Is Poland’s booming commercial property market in danger of slowing down? Earlier this year, Colliers International released figures showing that Poland’s economic boom has led to office development reaching traditional cycle highs.
Institutional investors are pursuing a variety of real estate strategies that are sending mixed signals on their reading of the current cycle.
Steep growth in multifamily housing investment in Europe could result in it becoming the continent’s dominant real estate sector before too long.
Demand for UK property has further slipped in the second quarter of 2019 due to the continued negative effect of Brexit uncertainty on confidence in the country’s economy.
Henderson Park has closed its first fund, Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I, after raising €1.97 billion. The fund exceeded its equity fundraising target of €850 million.
MSCI’s Real Estate Market Size report for 2018 has calculated that the professionally managed global real estate investment market increased in size from $8.5 trillion (€7.6 trillion) in 2017 to $8.9 trillion (€7.9 trillion) in 2018. China replaced Germany as the fourth-largest market, despite Germany experiencing market growth.
Undergraduates in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) could be in a position to gain higher grades and achieve a better sense of wellbeing than those living under other arrangements.
Driven by limited space, rising tenant demand and the strong growth of e-commerce, logistic assets in Europe are experiencing a significant increase in differentiation. This divergence in asset types has, accordingly, produced a series of varied investment routes that institutional investors can use to access the logistics market.
For many of us, it has been a scorcher of a summer. Temperatures have hit the mid-40s in countries such as France, where it was decided to postpone national diploma school exams in June.
In today’s low-interest-rate and low-growth environment, global core real estate plays a crucial part in portfolios. With its predictable cash flows, it can act as a foundational asset class that delivers low-equity beta, high income and attractive liquidity