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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 as Europe’s (...)

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 actively involved (...)

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 Urban Land (...)

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 it is (...)

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 wider climate, (...)

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 upper house (...)

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 to recovery (...)

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, social and (...)

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 geopolitical backdrop, (...)

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 Europe 2019 (...)

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 financing from (...)

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 digital transport (...)

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 its new (...)

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. Nordic cities (...)

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 translation, that (...)

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 to future (...)

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 demands. Still, (...)

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 at BNP Paribas (...)

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 city's growth (...)

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 downward pressure (...)

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 into 2019, (...)

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 asset availability, (...)

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 an asset (...)

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 by ULI and PwC. Frankfurt (...)

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 of the (...)

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 launched at (...)

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 establish a (...)

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 global economy (...)

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 Agency’s vision (...)

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 have in (...)

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. Though the (...)

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 and social (...)

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 migrants in (...)

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 the rest (...)

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 of fossil (...)

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 of e-commerce, (...)

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 seeking to (...)

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 that affect (...)

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 restaurants, cinemas, and (...)

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 business end (...)

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 of the (...)

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 our industry, (...)

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, nearly five (...)

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 shift of (...)

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 and development (...)

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 3.9 billion (...)

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 well 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 carried serious (...)

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 evolving range (...)

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 infrastructure investments (...)

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 intended wellness (...)

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 bidding for (...)

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 in discussions (...)

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 about the (...)

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 time since (...)

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 live, work, (...)

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 being done (...)

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 insights on (...)

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 of 2011, (...)

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 design irm (...)

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 global financial (...)

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 global financial (...)

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 day, with (...)

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 that the (...)

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 growth patterns (...)

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 InfoBurst illustrates (...)

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 being done (...)

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 in 2011. (...)

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 the hosting (...)