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Julia Hardouin

Directrice conférences, partenariats et contenus Mipim

Office

Mipim Startup Competition 2020: and the winners are...

The final of the Mipim Startup Competition 2020 was held today as part of a digital event. Spanish start-up Mayordomo, whose Smart Points connect (...)

Finance

Global real estate agencies withdraw from Expo Real 2020

Global real estate agencies Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, CBRE, Savills and Avison Young have canceled their participation in Expo Real, citing the risks associated (...)

Territories

British property professionals launch volunteering platform

Property professionals from Greystar, SAY Consulting, deverellsmith, and Be Original have joined forces to create a central register where the real estate industry can (...)

Office

Mipim 2020 postponed again, relocated in Paris in September

As first reported by Business Immo, the 2020 edition of Mipim has been postponed again. Reed Midem, the organiser of the event, confirmed that (...)

Finance

INREV postpones annual conference

The European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate (INREV) Annual Conference originally planned on 21-23 April, is postponed to 28-30 September due to (...)

Finance

Mipim postponed to June 2020

Due to the coronavirus, Reed Midem, organizer of Mipim, the international event for real estate professionals, has announced that the 2020 edition has been postponed (...)

Finance

Mipim and BI publish a white paper on France’s attractiveness for international investors

More than 6,380 international investors and representatives of financial institutions will be attending Mipim, organised by Reed Midem in Cannes from 10 to 13 (...)

Territories

Mipim 2020: Choose Paris Region signs a partnership with Business Immo

The BiTV stage, set up under the United Grand Paris tent, will be one of the new features of Mipim for its 2020 edition. Choose (...)

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 (...)

Hospitality

Dutch Student Hotel's Italy investment climbs to €375m with 2nd Florence project

The Amsterdam-based co-living and co-working hospitality group, The Student Hotel, is starting its second project in Florence, taking Italy investments to date to €375m.  The (...)

Listed

Dubai's Equitativa eyes first Italian fund, targeting €200m, REIT status

The Dubai-based Equitativa group, which runs a commercial and a residential REIT in the UAE, is planning its first fund in Italy targeting €200m and (...)

Finance

KPMG in new property consulting push in Germany with One Real Estate

With its new One Real Estate initiative in Germany, global audit giant KPMG is combining its in-place expertise, specifically in audit, and its wide (...)

Listed

New TLG to focus on office, rejig retail to boost shareholder value - CFO

New management at Berlin's listed TLG will concentrate on office assets and cut or redevelop retail to get more shareholder value from its €4.1bn (...)

Finance

Mipim attendees at 26,800 as German execs see property sector in good shape

The 30th MIPIM trade fair in Cannes attracted 26,800 professionals, including over 5,400 investors and 560 political leaders, organisers said, as German executives said (...)

Finance

No sector for old cowboys

A maturity is entering real estate. Recognition that it is not for old cowboys but a sector where success is tied directly to user (...)

Finance

Hamburg student housing developer, Moscow project among 2019 MIPIM award winners

A Hamburg student housing firm working with wood, a Moscow concert park project, France's Altarea Cogedim, and Frankfurt's old town redevelopment were among MIPIM (...)

Office

Discipline needed in Germany, says Tristan after adding €300m-plus assets

London-based Tristan Capital Partners has closed five German commercial property acquisitions for more than €300m, but also warned that discipline is crucial at this (...)

Housing

France launches building code flexibility to support development, minister tells BI

France is introducing flexibility into building codes to provide more leeway for developers to produce needed accommodation, Minister Julien Denormandie told BI in an (...)

Office

70% of Finnish real estate owned by investors, 30% of this by foreigners - KTI

Around 70% of the real estate in Finland is owned by professional investors, and of this around 30% by non-domestic firms, a seminar at (...)

Finance

Fast-growing Oslo, Europe's green capital, keeps property investor interest

Norwegian capital Oslo, with Europe's fastest population growth, continues to experience strong real estate investor interest, and is making climate change its top priority, (...)

Finance

iread presents its scientific committee

Live from Mipim (Cannes) - iread, a newcomer in the world of big data and research, has announced that its scientific committee is in place. The committee (...)

Finance

High occupancy, low rates, lack of alternatives to keep property stable - German execs

Strong occupancy, low interest rates and lack of investment competition should keep property performance stable, German executives say. But political interference is growing. The executives (...)

Logistics

MIPIM logistics networking EuroLogix pegged as key fixture

Four major real estate players have linked up to create a new logistics-sector networking event at MIPIM under the title EuroLogix. The firms behind the (...)

Housing

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to give 2019 MIPIM opening keynote

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is to give the opening keynote speech at MIPIM 2019, sharing his vision of the new (...)

Housing

Sweden's Heimstaden in €151m Danish residential portfolio purchase

Malmö's listed residential group Heimstaden has paid €151m to purchase a portfolio of mainly rental apartments in eight properties in the Danish cities of (...)

Housing

France's CDC, backed by Germany's Vonovia, said winner of SNCF housing at €1.4bn

With a near €1.4bn bid, France's CDC Habitat, backed by two state pension funds and Germany's Vonovia, has won the 4,000-unit housing portfolio sold (...)

Listed

Germany's listed TLG replaces co-CEO duo with Overath, Klinck

Listed Berlin commercial real estate group TLG has suddenly dismissed its two chief executives Peter Finkbeiner and Niclas Karoff, and will replace them with (...)

Office

Paris La Défense €3bn Hermitage project wins backing from Courbevoie mayor

The €3bn Hermitage Plaza twin tower project in planning for Paris La Défense since 2009 has won important support - from Jacques Kossowski, Mayor of Courbevoie and (...)

Finance

Diversity of thought, background can benefit digital solutions - MIPIM Proptech

Live from MIPIM PropTech Europe (Paris) - The multitude of benefits that new digital technologies bring to real estate means diversity of thought and background are (...)

Finance

Time for real estate to embrace digital tech - MIPIM PropTech Europe

Live from MIPIM PropTech Europe (Paris) - New research released on the opening day of MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris suggests that while new technologies are transforming (...)

Retail

NYC's Thor Equities confirms €120m sale of luxury retail in Cannes

New York-based real estate investment manager Thor Equities confirmed a report that it has sold a portfolio of luxury retail stores on the promenade La Croisette (...)

Office

Data – the next big thing in real estate

The end user is becoming increasingly central to every phase of the real estate business thanks to the rich availability and sophisticated analysis of (...)

Listed

German TLG shareholder Adar exits, Dayan converts to 22.5% direct stake

Major shareholdings in German listed TLG have shifted again. Hedge fund Adar has sold its entire 18.17% stake while another, Ouram controlled by Israeli investor Amir (...)

Housing

Is Germany's Vonovia bidding for French SNCF's 4,000-unit resi portfolio?

In a deal being watched at home and abroad, French railway SNCF is selling a portfolio of 4,000 homes in a rare public sector sale that (...)

Office

Italian office refurb, French PRS offer new opportunities - BNPP REIM's Knoflach

Italian office refurbishment and French rental housing development are emerging as two real estate opportunities in Europe, says Barbara Knoflach, Global head of Investment Management (...)

Health / Senior

Northern Horizon to ride Nordics' ageing mega-trend further - Schoenach

The European mega-trend of ageing populations has not yet been well understood, says Michael Schoenach, MD of Nordics-based Northern Horizon. Having just sold a healthcare fund (...)

Housing

French housing reforms to free up to €35bn in private rental units - Rigny

In a wide-ranging interview with Business Immo Europe at Mipim, Rigny explained the opportunity opened by changes in regulations introduced by President Emmanuel Macron. While these aim mainly at reforming (...)

Finance

Klitschko: "Every investor in Kyiv gets my personal cellphone number"

Despite false impressions given by television reports, security in Ukrainian capital Kyiv is good and improving, says Vitaliy Klitschko, former world heavyweight boxing champion (...)

Finance

Germany's Union pays Fabege €120m for fourth Stockholm office asset

Germany's Union Investment has acquired its fourth Swedish office property in recent years, paying listed group Fabege €120m for the 18,000 sqm U6 building (...)

Health / Senior

MIPIM BLOG Day 3: The Awards – for the ‘creative art’ of real estate in Europe

Live from MIPIM (Cannes) - Day Three-Thursday: Despite the driving rain in Cannes, even more evidence that the scope of European opportunities is widening, yes, and (...)

Finance

Swiss AFIAA expands AUM by 31% to CHF2bn, two-thirds of goal

Live from Mipim (Cannes) - Zurich-based AFIAA, a foundation for managing international investments made by Swiss pension institutions, increased AUM by 31% or CHF478m last year to (...)

Finance

MIPIM BLOG Day 2: Still plenty of life in Old Europe, Mipim Proptech in view

Live from Mipim (Cannes) - Day Two-Wednesday: It is clear that plenty of opportunities are open to real estate investors in Old Europe, perhaps however no (...)

Logistics

Logistics is main European investor target amid higher overall allocations - CBRE

Live from MIPIM (Cannes) - Logistics is now the most sought-after property class for European investors, overtaking office for the first time, according to CBRE’s annual EMEA (...)

Office

Paris twin-tower Hermitage project on track for 2024; one tower in pre-sale talks

Live from Mipim (Cannes) - Hermitage Plaza, the massive project to build two mixed-use towers on the bank of the Seine in Paris La Défense, will (...)

Finance

MIPIM BLOG Day 1: Sun still shining on European real estate but rain (caution) enters forecasts

Live from MIPIM (Cannes) - First impressions from the sunshine of Cannes: still plenty of optimism around real estate value in Europe though now it comes (...)

Office

Blockchain: talk of the town in Cannes at MIPIM 2018 ?

The imminent arrival of blockchain to the real estate industry will 'disrupt' in the full sense, shortening deal times to, perhaps, 24 hours from (...)

Office

Property professionals face MIPIM 2018 challenge from younger generation

Adora Svitak, a young American writer and lecturer, will speak at the MIPIM opening conference on 13 March, challenging property professionals on tomorrow’s cities and urging (...)