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"I want to connect my term to the major underlying trends driving the real estate industry."

Business Immo: You have been active within ULI France for several years. Why this involvement? Sébastien Chemouny: I have been working for Allianz for ten (...)

Career

Immobel Executive Chairman Marnix Galle appointed as ULI Europe Chairman

Marnix Galle, executive chairman of Belgian developer, Immobel, has been appointed as ULI Europe Chairman. Succeeding Juergen Fenk, member of the executive board, SIGNA (...)

Career

Sébastien Chemouny appointed as Chair of ULI France

Sébastien Chemouny, Head of France at Allianz Real Estate, has been appointed as the next Chair of ULI France. His two-year term, which is (...)

Retail

Covid-19 further restrains Europe’s retail investment market – ULI Europe

In an update to its Reshaping Retail report published at the beginning of the year, ULI Europe revisited the current status of retail real (...)

Office

The City remains the world's leading business district, La Défense confirms attractiveness - EY/ULI

Despite the disruptions caused by Brexit, the City in London remains the world’s leading business district, according to the Global Business Districts Attractiveness Barometer 2020 (...)

Finance

"At this stage, Paris' real estate market is going through a difficult but not dramatic situation"

In the 2020 edition of their study Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe, PwC and Urban Land Institute named Paris the most attractive city (...)

Retail

Economic downturn potential trigger for expected restructure of Europe’s retail property sector - ULI

In a timely report based on interviews before the COVID-19 outbreak with 24 major investors in the European retail property market, the Urban Land (...)

Finance

With capital overflowing, where can CRE investors find returns?

Annual global private real estate fundraising exceeded $150bn for the first time in 2019, according to a recent study by London-based research firm Preqin, (...)

Housing

Coliving at the forefront of Europe’s housing solutions

In its recently published European Coliving Index, JLL estimates that coliving has grown to 23,160 beds either built or in the development pipeline across (...)

Finance

Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe: Paris is Europe’s most attractive city

Investments in real estate are expected to remain attractive in 2020, according to the 17th edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe, the (...)

Finance

'Lower for longer' global economic trend to continue into 2021 - ULI

The theme over the current economic cycle of 'lower for longer' growth has contributed to a record expansion of over 10 years, and the (...)

Finance

CBRE GI appoints Elisabeth Troni as Global Portfolio Strategist

CBRE Global Investors has appointed Elisabeth Troni as lead Global Portfolio Strategist. She moves over from a position as EMEA Research and Insight for Cushman & (...)

Finance

New actors on the European stage

“When it comes to equity, European real estate is like a busy nightclub – as soon as one group leaves, another seems to be (...)

Finance

Reshuffling the investment pack in Europe’s Big Three

UK, on the ropes but not out yet The United Kingdom was on the ropes in 2018 but still managed to hold on to its title (...)

Career

Hélène Gace joins iread

Hélène Gace is joining iread as a Data Analyst. She will report directly to Arnaud Syoën, Head of the Data Analytics Department, and be (...)

Finance

Investors need to mitigate climate change risk for property values - ULI/Heitman

The impact of climate change will affect real estate valuations and markets, and investors should take steps to mitigate risks, says a report by (...)

Housing

Italy's Risanamento eyes entry to resi build-to-rent to supplement Milan Santa Giulia

Italian listed Risanamento is to branch out into build-to-rent housing development to supplement its focus on the huge Milan Santa Giula project in which (...)

Finance

Cycle toppish but new strategies, climate, tech are focus at ULI Europe

The property cycle is at or near the top, most ULI Europe attendees think. But gloom is not rife. Time to adjust strategies, assess (...)

Finance

UK must take no-deal Brexit off table, Lord Turner tells ULI conference

Business leaders are adamant that the British government has to take a no-deal Brexit off the table, Adair Turner, a member of the UK (...)

Finance

Europe near recession but already close to bottom, with China as key - ULI conference

Europe is on the brink of recession, but the good news is that it may already be close to the bottom, and the key (...)

Finance

Euro RE unlikely to face sharp downturn but other challenges - ULI conference

The European property industry is unlikely to suffer a sharp downturn despite the late cycle but faces other challenges such as digitisation, and environmental, (...)

Finance

Hunt for secure income drives Euro investment - ULI/PwC Emerging Trends 2019

The hunt for secure long-term income is driving European real estate investment as the industry seeks hedges against interest rate rises and the uncertain (...)

Finance

Lisbon jumps to top spot as industry seeks late-cycle plays - Emerging Trends 2019

Portuguese capital Lisbon has jumped 10 places to the top spot in city rankings included in the ULI Europe/PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate (...)

Hospitality

Henderson Park closes €550m Paris Westin buy with CACIB financing

London-based private equity investor Henderson Park has completed the €550m purchase of the Westin Paris-Vendôme hotel in Paris from Singapore sovereign GIC, securing senior (...)

Finance

Paris, Berlin hold top spots in M&G urban connectivity ranking

Paris and Berlin have retained their top positions in the urban connectivity ranking launched in 2016 by investment manager M&G to assess physical and (...)

Hospitality

Hong Kong-Shanghai's Gaw Capital enters Spanish hotels. Expect fireworks.

Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and France. Those are the markets where Hong Kong and Shanghai-based Gaw Capital aims to expand Spain’s Hospes hotels with (...)

Finance

Growing property investment focus on cities includes Nordics - MSCI/KTI conf.

Institutional real estate investors are gradually shifting focus away from national markets to global cities that are growing and show 'future-proofing credentials', the MSCI/KTI Conference heard. (...)

Finance

Rows of Chinese at London’s World Built Environment Forum show RICS is changing

It was the 60 or so Chinese sitting in rows at this week's World Built Environment Forum in London, noting every word from simultaneous (...)

Finance

Cities not nations will be defining population unit of this century - RICS WBEF

Cities, not nations, will be the defining population unit of this century, and their ability to create digitally-connected but liveable environments is the key (...)

Finance

Japan capital entering euro real estate not for the cycle but the longer term

The entry of GPIF, Japan Post and other giant Tokyo institutions to European property is happening but may take longer if managers reject inital fee (...)

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 (...)

Office

Berlin Sony Center an attractive buy even if not a 10% yield - ULI Europe Conf.

Berlin's Sony Center will not yield the 10% that Canada's Oxford Properties usually targets in real estate but was nonetheless an attractive purchase due to the (...)

Finance

Japanese pension funds, coming to Europe soon, will pressure RE yields - ULI Conf.

Japanese pension funds are just now finalising preparations to come to Europe to invest in real estate, and due to their size will put (...)

Finance

Strongest year since crisis ahead for Europe; main risk is China - ULI Conference

The European economic cycle is not yet at its peak and this year should be the strongest since the crisis - but could extend (...)

Finance

Eurozone economic, real estate optimism tempered by asset availability – ULI/PwC

An improving Eurozone macroeconomic outlook and real estate’s continued attractiveness are bolstering industry optimism, says the ULI/PwC Emerging Trends 2018 report. But investors are concerned about (...)

Office

Data availability, shift toward real estate as a service seen upcoming trends

The growing availability of data on all aspects of real estate, combined with the tech-enabled shift toward viewing it as a service rather than (...)

Office

Berlin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Munich, Madrid top city list in ULI/PwC report

For the fourth year in a row Berlin has taken the top spot in the city rankings of the annual Emerging Trends report produced (...)

Green

Supporting smart urban development: successful investing in density

This report is the result of collaboration between a powerful group of innovative real estate investors and developers that are actively building the cities (...)

Territories

Milan and Turin: Competitiveness of Italy’s Great Northern Cities

ULI is pleased to publish this research report analysing the international competitiveness of Milan and Turin, two of Italy’s major cities. The report was (...)

Housing

Amsterdam Affordable Housing Game

Amsterdam has always been ambitious about its urban development. With 80 per cent of land owned by the city, Amsterdam has been able to (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - The Global Outlook 2018

Real estate has rewarded investors with strong returns in a world of falling interest rates and established business models. The positive outlook for the (...)

Housing

Report: Dublin Affordable Housing Game (session 2)

Responding to the affordability challenge facing households is a core objective of housing policy in Ireland. The issue is also central to the Housing (...)

Retail

Trading Up: dining, leisure, amenities, and the new shopping centre

This is the second report from the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council to look at the role that food and beverage (F&B) and leisure (...)

Housing

Report: Dublin Affordable Housing Game

Housing affordability is a simple idea: it is a measure of whether households can afford to rent or buy a home on their income. (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - Europe 2018

Europe’s real estate industry remains “cautious but positive” as it comes to terms with today’s low-return market and the longer-term disruptive forces of technology (...)

Territories

Mass Migration and Real Estate in European Cities

The current movement of migrants into and across Europe has substantial impacts on both European cities and the real estate industry. The settlement of (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2017

While there is a general post-Brexit slump in sentiment towards the UK, investors continue to see value in real estate across many parts of (...)

Green

Climate Change Implications for Real Estate Portfolio Allocation: Industry Perspectives

Climate change affects real estate portfolios in several important ways. There is clear scientific consensus that both the clearing of land and the burning (...)

Retail

Ingredients for Success: How food, drink, and leisure keep shopping centres competitive

As the leisure and food and beverage (F&B) sectors continue to play a role in the success of shopping centres coping with the rise (...)

Innovation

Building the Innovation Economy: City-Level Strategies for Planning, Placemaking and Promotion

The innovation economy is proving to be a huge disruptor and opportunity for cities, businesses and the real estate sector. Cities around the world are (...)

Investment

Brussels and Antwerp: pathways to a competitive future

Around the world, investment in urban areas is on the rise. To capitalise on this trend, cities must address a broad range of factors (...)

Retail

Eat, Drink, Dwell: New Concepts in Shopping and Leisure

The retail and entertainment sector is one of the most dynamic in the real estate industry. From shopping centres, high street shops, and out-of-town retail parks to (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - Europe 2016

Capital flows and city rankings will always attract the headlines, but this year Emerging Trends Europe shines a spotlight on fundamental changes at the (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016

Capital flows and city rankings will always attract the headlines, but this year Emerging Trends Europe shines a spotlight on fundamental changes at the business end (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - United States and Canada 2015

Another year, another look at the Emerging Trends expected to affect real estate in the coming year and beyond. It’s a healthy discipline for (...)

Green

Building healthy places toolkit

Around the world, many communities and countries are facing troubling health trends. By 2030, chronic diseases will cause 52 million global deaths per year, (...)

Territories

The Density Dividend: solutions for growing and shrinking cities

Global megatrends are re-shaping the world economic order. From mass urbanisation, to the rise of the global middle classes, ageing populations, technological trends and the (...)

Innovation

Technology, Real Estate, and the Innovation Economy

The innovation economy – where ideas and IP are king – is evolving, growing, and urbanising exponentially. The world’s 1,000 biggest spending firms on research (...)

Territories

Density : drivers, dividends and debates

The world’s urban population exceeded its rural population for the first time in history in 2009 and now 54 percent of the world’s population, some (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - Europe 2015

Europe’s real estate industry expects to be busier and more profitable in 2015. This optimism is clear, despite weak fundamentals and economic conditions as (...)

Investment

City Government and the Local Business Growth and Investment Climate

Cities across the world are adjusting to new economic realities. The 2008 financial crisis and consequent recession in the West and global economic slowdown (...)

Investment

Extreme weather events and property values

Today, the real estate industry is increasingly having to address the causes of climate change, of which it is a main contributor, through an (...)

Territories

Infrastructure 2014 - Shaping the Competitive City

How do real estate developers and investors - who could pursue opportunities regionally, nationally, or internationally - think about infrastructure? How do city leaders use (...)

Green

Building for Wellness : The business case

This publication provides answers directly from developers who have completed projects with wellness intentions. In 13 sets of interviews, developers explain their motivation, their (...)

Territories

To Bid or Not to Bid - Making global events work for city development

At the heart of the dynamic increase in cities and nations competing to host events lie major questions and challenges. Will the costs of (...)

Green

Health and the Built Environment

Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. For many years, ULI and its members have been active players (...)

Green

Green Premium or Grey Discount ? The value of green workplaces for commercial building occupiers in the UK

Taking Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) as a core indicator of buildings’ sustainability credentials, the research evaluated what occupiers of the UK office market thought (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - Europe 2013

Optimism has returned to Europe’s real estate industry. Sentiment among industry leaders about the prospects for their businesses is more positive than at any (...)

Green

Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places

This is a publication about healthy places. Physical design affects human behavior at all scales—buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and regions. The places in which we (...)

Investment

Have property funds performed ?

In summary, the impact of leverage – especially in the 2008-9 period – was so punitive that the return delivered by any good work (...)

Territories

Infrastructure 2012 : Spotlight on Leadership

ULI’s annual infrastructure report, produced in partnership with Ernst & Young, assesses the state of infrastructure globaly. The report summarises recent trends and provides (...)

Investment

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - 2012

It is little wonder that this year’s report is bearish in outlook. As interviews were being conducted around the region in the closing weeks (...)

HR / Working space

Open Space: an asset without a champion ?

This report presents the indings of a survey of 350 real estate developers, investors, consultants and public sector workers across Europe conducted by global (...)

Investment

Global Investment Performance Standards

Real estate used to be just buildings. It is now a financial asset and, over the past decade, real estate has become a significant (...)

Investment

ULI Europe Info Burst

Real estate used to be just buildings. It is now a financial asset and, over the past decade, real estate has become a significant (...)

Housing

UK Residential Council: REITs Seminar

The UK Government introduced Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) enabling legislation on January 1, 2007. Initial take-up was encouraging; nine REITs were created that (...)

Investment

Have property funds performed?

Opportunity funds have delivered higher returns than core funds over the period 2003-2009. While core fund returns have been especially disappointing, deeper analysis suggests (...)

Investment

City Branding and Urban Investment

The idea of competition between cities is not new. With the recent increases in global economic integration and the changes in economic scale and (...)

Green

Public-Private Partnerships in Sustainable Urban Development

European cities are under immense pressure to decrease CO2 emissions and increase energy efficiency by 2020. Through a series of case study examples, this (...)

Investment

Have property funds performed ?

In summary, the impact of leverage – especially in the 2008-9 period – was so punitive that the return delivered by any good work (...)

Office

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - 2011

Regulation, Austerity Europe, the sovereign debt crisis, and a lending market that seems weaker than ever are the challenges facing Europe’s real estate industry (...)

Investment

The Urban Investment Opportunities of Global Events

The Urban Investment Network held a workshop, and in partnership with PropertyEU, a masterclass in Amsterdam on June 9th 2010 to review how far (...)