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Dominique Alves

Analyste asset management

Hélène Baudinot

Responsable de la gestion administrative et financière des FIA

Pauline Bazin le Baut

Directrice juridique France

Gautier Beurnier

Directeur des investissements

Ali Bouhjra

Analyste transaction

Lorraine Daure

Contrôleuse financière senior des fonds logistiques Europe

Andréa de Beauvais

Responsable de gestion d'actifs senior

Nicolas de Driésen

Responsable transaction

Eric Decouvelaere

Directeur retail EMEA

Nathalie Dos Santos-Cremer

Responsable de l’Asset Management France

Blaise Goupy

Responsable gestion d'actifs

Khaled Nazim Guerroumi

Analyste asset management

Jérôme Lacombe

Directeur financier Separate Accounts EMEA

Laurie Lagarde

Directrice des fonds logistiques Europe

Liliya Larcombe

Responsable gestion d'actifs Senior

Thierry Larroque

Secrétaire général France

Eléna Letirand

Contrôleuse financière Senior

Maria Mansouri

Responsable gestion d'actifs

Thibault Nicolle-Malpas

Responsable transaction junior

Joanna Powazka

Responsable gestion d'actifs

Jérémy Rubinstein

Analyste asset management

Éric Turki

Responsable gestion d'actifs senior

Career

Reed Smith strengthens its Paris real estate practice with the arrival of Carole Steimle

According to BI sources, Reed Smith – a global law firm with over 80 lawyers in Paris - is strengthening its real estate practice (...)

Office

CBRE GI sells Boulogne-Billancourt’s 10,500 sqm Antares office building to DTZ Investors

CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of a separate account client, has sold the Antares office building, an 10,442 sqm asset located in the Paris (...)

Office

Mipim Awards 2020: France leads the way with eight nominations

The finalists for the Mipim Awards 2020 have been unveiled and France comes first with eight projects presented in Cannes, compared to five from (...)

Finance

Colliers's French manager adds execs, eyeing doubling AUM to €10bn in five years

The investment manager of adviser Colliers aims to more than double AUM to €10bn within five years, and in France has added three executives (...)

Office

CBRE GI adds 4,370 sqm office asset in Paris's 11th quarter seeing rental upside

CBRE Global Investors has completed the acquisition, on behalf of a client, of a 4,370 sqm office building in the 11th quarter of Paris, (...)

Logistics

CBRE GI, French Virtuo target €1bn in logistics development JV

CBRE Europe Value Partners 2, a value-add fund managed by CBRE Global Investors, is partnering with French firm Virtuo to develop logistics assets, with an (...)

Logistics

French logistics REIT Argan to repeat double-digit growth in 2018

Paris-based warehouse REIT/SIIC Argan has experienced spectacular development since foundation in 2000 - and 2018, reaching €1.4bn under management by year-end, will be no different. In an (...)

Finance

French La Francaise adds German Veritas to aid €70bn AUM target

Paris-based investment manager La Francaise has acquired German property asset manager Veritas, which runs over €7bn AUM in two firms based in Frankfurt and (...)

Finance

Aided by consolidation, global property fund AUM rises 22% to average €16.7bn

Primarily due to rapid growth of big managers, aided by a trend to consolidation, average assets managed by global property funds last year rose (...)

Office

Election of Macron brings foreign investors back to Paris – Expo panel

Expo Real 4 Oct. 2017 – The election of President Emmanuel Macron is ushering in a sea change in foreign perceptions of France, and external investment is (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - July 2018

The hospitality and lodging sector across Asia Pacific recorded strong growth momentum in the past year. Not only have higher-standard hotels in the major (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - July 2018

June was an important month in Europe. Not only did it mark the start of the football World Cup, resulting in some surprising early (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - July 2018

Welcome to the second half of the year! It’s safe to say the U.S. economy, and the U.S. consumer, is in the best position (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - June 2018

China’s logistics markets are expanding thanks to strong demand from e-commerce and more broadly from the policy shift towards a more domestic-driven, consumption-based growth (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - June 2018

It seems that, try as we might, we cannot avoid talking about politics in Europe as Italy’s general elections on the 4th March dealt (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - June 2018

The U.S. economy keeps pushing on, but risks are surfacing on the trade and political fronts. National job growth remains steady, wages continue to (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - May 2018

Core allocations to Asia Pacific residential markets cannot ignore Japan for it is currently the only country in the region with an en-bloc rental (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - May 2018

To the general public, “Benelux” may sound like a nicely crafted acronym referring to a generic grouping of three neighbouring countries – Belgium, Netherlands (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - May 2018

The growth momentum of 2017 leading into 2018, measured by above-average GDP growth, solid employment gains and rising consumer confidence, was quite impressive given (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - April 2018

Hong Kong saw its largest ever investment volume of standing real estate assets in 2017, and it was ranked first among all cities in (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - April 2018

This month saw the UK hit by the “Beast from the East,” a cold wave of air stemming from Siberia, which swept across Europe (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - April 2018

The current situation for the U.S. consumer is generally upbeat.  Unemployment is at cyclical lows, the housing market continues to advance, consumer confidence rests (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - March 2018

January’s presidential election in the Czech Republic marked another populist victory in a series of polarised elections across Europe. The incumbent Czech president Milos (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - March 2018

The U.S. economy remains on solid footing, demonstrated by steady job growth, rising wages and, more recently, a healthy upward move in prices. The (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - February 2018

In the coming week, thousands of the world’s best winter sports athletes from over 90 countries arrive in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to participate in (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - February 2018

I was recently reminded of the power of technology this Christmas when buying the most prosaic of items, a t-shirt. The process, however, was (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - February 2018

Year-end real estate data on property market fundamentals and capital markets gave us much to cheer and reflect on. A strong, stable labor market (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - January 2018

Australia continues to occupy a favorable risk-return position in our global RARE framework, with out-performing returns being forecast, and we expect comparatively lower market (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - January 2018

It’s that time again to make your New Year’s resolution… Exercise more, learn a new skill, or use social media less?  Sure, but according (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to month 104 of the U.S. economic expansion, already the third-longest-running expansion in U.S. history!  As we look back, (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific - December 2017

China recently saw its five-yearly Communist Party Congress take place with leadership continuity and consolidation of power being the notable outcomes.  President Xi Jinping (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - December 2017

European economies are booming. Businesses reported their best month of activity in over six years in November, with employment, consumer confidence and PMI surveys (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - December 2017

With two tax reform proposals currently on the table, House and Senate Republicans are in the midst of a major push to cut taxes (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - November 2017

As a member of the rather antiquated ‘BRICS’ group, India, along with Brazil, Russia and China has ‘emerged’ rapidly, and its national economy is (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - November 2017

There was a period during the summer where the sunshine seemed never-ending, and the wind of change was warm, light and lulled us into (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - November 2017

Something shifts in October. Maybe it is the end of the baseball season. Maybe it is the suddenly chilly mornings and that nip in (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - October 2017

Following subpar economic performance in 2016, Singapore’s economic prospects have brightened thus far this year. Its GDP expanded by 2.7% y-o-y in Q2 2017, (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - October 2017

The outlook for France has improved since President Macron’s party managed to secure a parliamentary majority in the national assembly. The President has an (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - October 2017

The U.S. economic expansion continues to move in stride with a generally favorable outlook.  In the third and final reading, Q2 2017 GDP came (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - September 2017

This month’s Watch report overviews the Hong Kong logistics market. Hong Kong is a major distribution hub for the regional and global economy, not (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - September 2017

For those of us visiting countries within the Eurozone for our summer vacations, from the U.S. or UK in particular, the exchange rates on (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - September 2017

The latest Moody’s Analytics estimate for the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is between $86 billion and $108 billion, making it the costliest disaster (...)

Investment

U.S. Early Indicators – Q3 2017​​

The post-election euphoria has faded. Rising geopolitical tension, turbulence within the White House, and rising doubt among investors regarding the Trump administration’s ability to (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - August 2017

The APAC lodging sector recorded strong growth momentum in 2016 and this has been sustained through 2017. In addition to continued appetite for key (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - August 2017

Recent sentiment data suggest that Continental Europe is currently enjoying its most robust and broad-based economic activity since 2007. Amidst the noise surrounding Brexit, (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - August 2017

Seven months into the year as midyear data starts to roll in for property market fundamentals and capital markets, it is a good time (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - July 2017

We estimate that New Zealand makes up barely 1% of the global investable universe of property and MSCI estimates that by GAV it ranks (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - July 2017

So much for predictable politics. In recent years the UK electorate sure has had a tendency of delivering surprises at the ballot box. In (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - July 2017

The economic outlook for the U.S. economy remains generally favorable. While we will have to wait until late July for the first read of (...)

Investment

Americas Watch - June 2017

The consensus view on the U.S. economic climate remains positive, but the magnitude of the economy’s performance can vary widely depending on whether this (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - June 2017

As the half way mark of the year draws near, it is an opportune time to reflect on the past six months and look (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - June 2017

Japan is our only true core, en-bloc residential market in the region and following from last month’s coverage of important regional demographic trends, in (...)

Investment

U.S. Early Indicators - Q1 2017

The U.S. Early Indicators report is a simple early warning system designed to alert us to changes in economic conditions, as well as property (...)

Investment

What Brexit means for European Property

Fears that the European economy has been knocked off course by the referendum vote have not been reinforced. July’s economic sentiment data showed an (...)

Territories

U.S. Urbanization Trends: Investment Implications for Commercial Real Estate

The way that many people choose to live is changing. In 2011, for the first time in nearly one hundred years, the rate of (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch - July 2016

Shock/disbelief, denial, bargaining, guilt, anger, depression and fi nally acceptance/ hope – hard to say which stage of grief Bremain and more than a (...)

Investment

U.S. Early Indicators - Q2 2016

Real estate is pricey relative to corporate debt. Through the fi rst quarter of 2016, cap rates remained stable, while bond yields dropped from (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - June 2016

”It is easy to be certain. One has only to be suffi ciently vague”. Although spoken more than a century ago, the words of (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch - June 2016

One can draw parallels between the Golden State Warriors epic comeback against the Oklahoma City Thunder, making it to the NBA fi nals, and (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - June 2016

The APAC hospitality real estate sector entered 2016 on a continued upward growth trajectory; a greater sense of optimism was felt across the region, (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - April 2016

China’s for-sale residential markets continue to benefit from demographics, economic, and policy changes adopted over the past year. Intrinsic end-user demand from the expanding (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - April 2016

It was all so good! And then it wasn’t. The big news in Europe this month was the shockingly badly communicated European Central Bank “big (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch - April 2016

For those of us not choosing brackets in the mad month of March, the excitement has been limited to anticipating the Employment Situation report (...)

Investment

What Brexit Means for UK Property

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney could not have been any more explicit: Britain faces its biggest domestic risk if it decides to leave (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - March 2016

Several Asian cultures celebrated the arrival of the Lunar New Year in recent weeks, and in the Chinese astrological tradition this will be the (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - March 2016

In recent years, the Dutch economy has exeperienced relative economic stability, slightly underperforming the Eurozone. Going forward, the economy is expected to slightly outperform. (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch - March 2016

The U.S. presidential primary season is full swing. Parties on both sides of the aisle are faced with the decision of choosing between an (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch - February 2016

The strong inflation of asset prices in the region in recent years can be contracted with the weak inflation of consumer prices. Whereas the (...)

Investment

U.S. Early Indicators - Q1 2016

Real estate has become increasingly expensive, as it comes close to being considered "overvalued", relative to corporate debt. Cap rates continued to compress through (...)

Investment

Europe Watch - February 2016

"Think of London, small city, dark in the daytime". The lyrics to the 1980s Talking Heads song Cities comes to mind this time of (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch - February 2016

Volativity in financial markets returned with a vengeance in 2016, driven by woes related to a decelerating China as well as the enduring slump (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

This month’s Watch report provides an update on the Australian markets. As 2015 drew to a close, Australia registered a historic run of 23 (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

Every year brings its share of economic events that alter and shape the investment landscape. As we enter the new year, we take a (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

The year ended with one of the most anticipated events of 2015. No, not the sinking of the Trump candidacy from the presidential run, (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

This month we focus on Hong Kong, which exhibits several divergent trends and where the currency peg between the HKD and USD is currently (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

The last month has been a tough one in Europe, with Paris hit by a devastating terrorist attack and Brussels on lock-down. We are (...)

Investment

What's in a number? How to Achieve the Optimum Portfolio Size

Diversification is a broad state which all investors rightly aspire to across the asset classes, including real estate. However, the simplicity of the concept (...)

Logistics

The Case for German Logistics

• Germany is strategically located within Europe. It is a large open economy with diversified industrial hot spots and a long tradition in distance (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

Despite concerns regarding the waning growth prospects in emerging market economies and resulting decline in U.S. financial-asset pricing and stock market volatility, the U.S. (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

The Chinese equity markets have taken a beating in the months since we last covered China in the Asia Pacific Watch series. After peaking (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

One of the themes that is routinely being debated at industry events these days is whether the London property market is reaching its cyclical (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

We all need a place to live. In Asia Pacific, 4.4 billion people need a place to live. Residential real estate is not only (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

While the Greek crisis rumbles on toward some kind of inevitable brokered default, the Central and Eastern European (CEE) economies have quietly gone about (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

News about the U.S. economy took a back seat in June. Supreme Court decisions, Charleston's tragedy, the Greek dra(ch)ma and Puerto Rico's troubles grabbed (...)

Investment

U.S. Early Indicators - Q2 2015

The U.S. Early Indicators report is designed as a simple early warning system to alert us to changes in economic conditions, as well as (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

The U.S. economic expansion is now almost six years old, already making it longer than the average expansion since WWII; however, all signs indicate (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

Hotels are considered by many investors to be the "fifth property type," after office, retail, industrial and residential. As the other sectors reprice given (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

At our recent Global Investor Symposium, we made the case that European property offers an unrivaled opportunity and that a rotation is underway throughout (...)

Housing

Home and Away: The Merits of International Real Estate Allocation

Investors in relatively large real estate markets often claim that they have enough investment product which exists to an adequate depth, that a nationally (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

February was chock-a-block with award shows. Winners went home with trophies, swag and bragging rights and losers got just swag. As different economic measures (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

There were times during the most recent of many Greek crises that the Greek Finance Minister approximated Dirty Harry, waving a .44 Magnum in (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

The Australian economy has slowed notably in the past year but its commercial property markets have been strong performers. Consistent with our total return (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

While many of us struggle to keep up our new exercise routines, eat more healthily or be more organised, it seems that European policymakers (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

The Super Bowl decides the American football champion team. Only the winner can hold aloft that coveted trophy. Only the winning team’s members can (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

In this month's Asia Pacific Watch we re-visit the largest core market in the region: Japan. As expected, the implementation of the sales tax (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

While many of us struggle to keep up our new exercise routines, eat more healthily or be more organised, it seems that European policymakers (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

In this month's Asia Pacific Watch we re-visit the largest core market in the region: Japan. As expected, the implementation of the sales tax (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

The Super Bowl decides the American football champion team. Only the winner can hold aloft that coveted trophy. Only the winning team’s members can (...)

Investment

U.S. Early Indicators - Q1 2015

Real estate income yields (cap rates) have a relationship over time to Baa Corporate Bond yields. They are both credit sensitive and credit worthy. (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

Christmas tree kicked to the curb, tinsel and ornaments packed away into boxes, last of the champagne bottles tossed into the trash as we (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

"The stone age came to an end not because we had a lack of stones, and the oil age will come to an end (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

As we had anticipated at the start of the year, most property markets in the region performed quite well in 2014. The large, liquid (...)

Retail

Broadening your City Scope to Dynamic Retail Locations

Spain and Portugal are the markets that have seen substantial growth, just as the Netherlands, where large groups of investors are concentrating on the (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

New job postings ring, are you listening? Trade is up, business confidence is glistening. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in an employment (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

In the dark days of the Global Financial Crisis, we would sometimes split the Eurozone into "beer" and "wine" drinkers. The northern beer drinkers, (...)

Investment

Asia Pacific Watch

In our final Asia Pacific Watch for the year, we focus on the world's largest market by population – China – and its largest (...)

Retail

European Retail View - Meet our New Consumers

With retail attempting to keep pace with a growing consumer culture that is November 2014 underpinned by technology and convenience, it is no surprise (...)

Investment

U.S. Early Indicators - Q4 2014

Real estate income yields (cap rates) have a relationship over time to Baa Corporate Bond yields. They are both credit sensitive and credit worthy. (...)

Investment

U.S. Watch

As many world economies either slow down or even skirt with recession, the American economy has re-accelerated and is on path toward a selfsustaining (...)

Investment

Europe Watch

In this month's Europe Watch we turn the spotlight on London, a city which, despite being a global financial centre, has gone from strength (...)