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Journaliste web

Finance

Ardian Real Estate closes its second fund at €1.2bn

Ardian Real Estate has closed its second real estate fund, AREEF II, after raising €1.2bn. Nearly 100 investors from 13 countries in the Americas, (...)

Finance

"Immobel Capital Partners will focus on pan-European high-quality sustainable long-term investments"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Duncan Owen, CEO of Immobel Capital Partners. With him, we discuss the creation of Immobel Capital Partners by Belgium's largest listed real estate developer, (...)

Retail

M&G Real Estate confirms appetite for food retail with the acquisition of two Casino hypermarkets

M&G Real Estate continues to satisfy its appetite for food retail. After acquiring two Géant Casino hypermarkets in Marseille and Mandelieu-la-Napoule in September, the (...)

Housing

Patrizia invests €600m in Barcelona portfolio after raising €950m from its Living Cities fund

Patrizia has raised over €950m of new capital for its Living Cities open-ended residential fund over the past 12 months, notably from several French (...)

Hospitality

Despite the emergence of Omicron, French hospitality sector ends the year on a positive note (Extendam)

The French hotel business, which had been on the rise during the autumn, had to slow down in December under the pressure of the (...)

Finance

“Despite Omicron, BNP Paribas REIM is optimistic for real estate in 2022”

BiTV Interviews welcomes Maarten van der Spek, Global Head of Strategy at BNP Paribas REIM. With him we discuss the firm's new study, “Lighthouse – outlook for (...)

Office

French CRE investments down 8%yy in 2021, Greater Paris office take-up jumps 32%yy (Immostat)

In France, the investment volume in commercial real estate over the year 2021 reached €24.9bn (-8%yy), according to Immostat, while office take-up in the (...)

Office

Why fintech occupiers are drawn to Paris

BiTV Interviews welcomes Mike Barnes, European Commercial Research Associate at Savills. With him, we discuss the firm's recent study, which found that Paris was the (...)

Finance

Extendam looking to transform hospitality assets with new Converthotel FPCI fund

Aiming to accompany the evolution of the French hotel sector, Extendam is launching the new Converthotel FPCI fund, geared towards private and professional investors. The mission (...)

Finance

What are the paradigm shifts in European real estate ?

BiTV Interviews welcomes Vanessa Muscarà, Head of Research & Strategy at Europa Capital. With her, we discuss Europa Capital's recently published 2022 outlook report, “Paradigm shifts (...)

Office

"Despite the pandemic, the European CRE investment market is in a period of recovery"

Business Immo: Investment volumes fell sharply last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After three quarters, how does the property investment market look in (...)

Listed

"Carmila is ready to start a new cycle"

Business Immo: Carmila recently announced the adoption of a new strategic plan, "Building sustainable growth". What will this new development phase be about ? Marie (...)

Finance

"France is going to play an important role in Cheyne Capital's strategy"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Raphael Smadja, Real Estate Debt - Head of French Origination at Cheyne Capital. The London-based investment manager has, over the past four years,  (...)

Hospitality

In November, the French hospitality sector's recovery weakens, but does not collapse (Extendam)

Despite the emergence of the Omicron variant, the French hotel sector's recovery weakened, but did not collapse, according to the monthly barometer carried out by (...)

Office

"We need to renew the spirit of innovation that characterises La Défense"

Business immo global: Paris La Défense has set itself the ambition of becoming the first "post-carbon" business district. How do you achieve this goal? Pierre-Yves (...)

Finance

"Corum L'Épargne has chosen to approach the crisis as an opportunity"

Business Immo: Faced with the vagaries of the health crisis, the real estate markets have been severely disrupted over the past year. How did (...)

Territories

"Our ambition is to demonstrate the art of living and working in Val d'Europe"

Business Immo: The agreement between Disney, the State and the local authorities for the development of Val d'Europe was signed 35 years ago. What (...)

Finance

"Real estate portfolios will look very different in 2030"

BiTV Interviews welcomes José Pellicer, Head of Investment Strategy at M&G Real Estate. In an interview with BiTV earlier in the year, he was reporting a (...)

Retail

"Fundamentally, we think there is a future for physical retail"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Darya Frolova, Associate, European Real Assets Research at CBRE Investment Management. With her, we discuss the firm's recently published research entitled "Clicks to (...)

Finance

Experimental Group raises €380m to launch a hospitality property vehicle alongside Brookfield AM

French hotel group Experimental Group has announced a €380m fundraising round, the lion's share of which will be devoted to the creation of a (...)

Green

How abrdn intends to reduce the carbon intensity of its assets by 50% by 2030

BiTV Interviews welcomes Dan Grandage, Head of ESG, Real Assets, at abrdn. With him, we discuss the firm's recently announced ambition to reduce the carbon intensity (...)

Hospitality

France’s hospitality sector consolidates its recovery in October (Extendam)

What a difference a year can make to French hoteliers! While they were preparing this time last year for a second national lockdown, October (...)

Finance

“European investors’ express optimism short term, but uncertainty remains further ahead”

BiTV Interviews welcomes Lisette Van Doorn, CEO Europe at the Urban Land Institute. Alongside PwC, ULI has recently published its Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2022 (...)

Finance

"Real estate investors are going to have to work much harder to generate returns"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Zachary Gauge, Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy Europe at UBS Asset Management. With him, discuss the uneven effects the pandemic (...)

Finance

On the road to recovery, European real estate inspires confidence (ULI/PwC)

Based on the views of 844 property professionals, the 19th edition of the survey reports the highest levels of business confidence since 2014, with (...)

Logistics

"Q4 2021 will be the best quarter ever in the history of European real estate logistics"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Dr. Thomas Beyerle, Head of Research at Catella Group. With him, we discuss the firm's recently published Logistics Market Map Europe 2021, which showcases (...)

Retail

"We are witnessing the return of the local shop"

Business Immo: Retail is often identified as one of the big losers in the health crisis. Since Selectirente has made it a central element (...)

Housing

A new €15m financing round for Sharies

Coliving operator Sharies today announced a new €15m round of funding. This second round of financing sees the investment company Audacia, founded and managed (...)

Hospitality

The French hotel industry is entering autumn under favourable auspices - Extendam

After a summer that was (finally) favourable to the French hotel sector, the latter maintained its good form in September, according to the monthly (...)

Finance

"The sale of 17 Hoche sets a new record on the Parisian market"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Mohamad Abouchalbak, CEO of SFO Capital Partners. With him, we discuss the firm's recent sale of Paris 8th's 17 Hoche to Deka Immobilien, in which the (...)

Logistics

Oxford Properties invests €360m in French and Danish city logistics

Oxford Properties announced in Business Immo in the spring that it intended to include logistics in its European investment strategy. The Canadian investor has (...)

Housing

Residential proves its appeal on a continental scale

Multi-family residential assets, took 38% of capital raised in Europe for single-sector strategies, according to Inrev, ahead of logistics (33%), office (16%) and retail (...)

Logistics

"Integrating logistics in the fabric of the city is one of our most important challenges"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Ben Bannatyne, President of Prologis Europe. With him, we discuss the group's development strategy and how it plans the integration of its assets (...)

Finance

"The MSCI Pan-European Quarterly Property Fund Index had its best performance since June 2015"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Helene Demay, Head of EMEA Real Estate Client Consultants at MSCI. With her, we discuss the MSCI Pan-European Quarterly Property Fund Index, which had (...)

Office

M2DG, a 360 degree flex office solution with intercontinental ambitions

Its history Five years ago, the M2DG group launched the MyFlexOffice brand with the ambition of offering flexible and qualitative workspaces in the city centre, (...)

Finance

"Digitalisation and new technology solutions offer a wide range of benefits to the industry"

Returning from a summer hiatus, BiTV Interviews welcomes Lonneke Löwik, Chief Executive Officer at INREV. With her, we discuss the main findings of INREV's recently published paper on the (...)

Retail

"All the ingredients are in place to be optimistic about the future of Rue de Rivoli"

Business Immo: What place does Rue de Rivoli occupy in the Parisian retail ecosystem today? Nathalie Razafine: Historically, the Rue de Rivoli is one of (...)

Housing

New housing: French developers still waiting for the recovery - FPI

For the observatory of the France's developer association FPI (Fédération des promoteurs immobiliers), the quarters pass and the problem remains the same. Greatly affected by (...)

Housing

A first investment for the Greystar, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Bouwinvest joint venture

Greystar Real Estate Partners, Ivanhoé Cambridge and Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors have launched the investment of their new "develop-to-core" vehicle, whose ambition is to (...)

Finance

"The economic context is favourable for real estate investment in Europe"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Maarten Van der Spek, Global Head of Strategy at BNP Paribas REIM. With him, we discuss the firm's latest report, “Lighthouse – (...)

Listed

Gecina reassured in its strategic choices

Reassured by the like-for-like growth of its rental income in the first half of 2021, both in offices (+0.4%) and traditional housing (+1.1%), Gecina (...)

Logistics

Mileway's insatiable appetite for France

The Covid-19 pandemic has not slowed down Mileway's activity. Established in France since March 2020, the group dedicated to urban logistics has signed 60 (...)

Territories

Lille asserts its ambitions on a European scale

The most recent edition of the 2021 Attractiveness Barometer, a survey conducted by EY among 200 foreign-owned company directors, counted 100 foreign investor projects (...)

Hospitality

Easing of health restrictions benefits hoteliers - Extendam

It wasn't a mirage or a statistical anomaly. After (finally) reporting an upturn for the French hotel industry last month, the monthly barometer carried (...)

Green

Why Cromwell and Dasos Capital are targeting wooden buildings with their new open-ended fund

BiTV Interviews welcomes Pertti Vanhanen, Managing director Europe at Cromwell Property Group. With him, we discuss his group's recent partnership with with Finnish real asset manager Dasos (...)

Logistics

"Logistics and offices are on Dream Asset Management's radar in Europe"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Bruce Traversy, Head of Investments for Dream Industrial REIT. With him, we discuss the Canadian firm's recent acquisition of a 827,000 square metre (...)

Finance

"European real assets have a roadmap for recovery, but we are not out of the woods yet"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Justin Curlow, Global Head of Research & Strategy at AXA IM Alts. With him we are discussing the roadmap to recovery of the European real (...)

Hospitality

In May, Europe's hospitality sector is finally enjoying a rebound - Extendam

Handicapped all winter by the Covid-19 pandemic, hoteliers took advantage of the easing of health restrictions and the intensification of vaccination campaigns to finally (...)

Logistics

Valor Real Estate Partners is on the move in France

With a joint venture formed at the end of last year with the Quadreal real estate group to invest €1bn in urban logistics assets, (...)

Finance

“We will see more risk taking in Europe to take advantage of the economic recovery”

BiTV Interviews welcomes José Pellicer, Head of Investment Strategy at M&G Real Estate. With him, we discuss M&G’s recent Global Real Estate Outlook report, which indicates that the (...)

Housing

France’s new housing supply crisis persists in Q1 2021 - FPI

The first quarter of 2021 will not have seen the supply crisis that the French new housing sector is going through resolved, the developers (...)

Housing

"Now is a good time to develop a residential and living sector strategy"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Jessica Hardman, ‎Head of European Portfolio Management at DWS, which recently launched a new open-ended pan-European residential and living sector strategy geared (...)

Hospitality

French hotel industry in decline in April 2021, but preparing for recovery - Extendam

It was to be expected. The containment measures adopted by the government to contain the third wave of the pandemic have weighed heavily on (...)

Office

Colliers has big plans for France and Belgium

Antoine Derville arrived at the head of Colliers France and Belgium last November and is ready to breathe new life into the structure. Through a (...)

Finance

M&G Real Estate on the move in France

From €1bn just four years ago, M&G Real Estate's exposure to European real estate has grown to €5.4bn today, of which 15.9% is invested (...)

Office

Jeuneville, a different way of making the city signed by Jean Nouvel

The story begins in 2008, when a private French investor acquires land in Gennevilliers with the idea of developing the first positive energy tertiary (...)

Logistics

Segro invites itself into the heart of French cities

"Our development has not slowed down despite the health crisis, with 50,000 sqm delivered in 2020 and in the process of being marketed, and (...)

Office

"The future of real estate should be better connected, but also smarter"

BiTV Interviews welcomes William Newton, President of Wiredscore. With him, we discuss Smartscore, the new international certification for smart buildings launched on Tuesday by Wiredscore. What (...)

Green

Ivanhoe Cambridge to make its portfolio carbon neutral by 2040

In response to the climate emergency, Ivanhoe Cambridge, the real estate arm of Quebec's public pension fund (Caisse de dépôt et de placement du (...)

Office

"Regional European markets will be more resilient when the working from home trends continues"

BiTV Interview welcomes Hans Vrensen, Head of Research & Strategy at AEW Europe. In a recent AEW Monthly Research Report, its is stated that the share of (...)

Housing

"The French student housing market is accelerating"

Business Immo: You joined Savills last October as co-director of the Residential Capital Markets department after having previously been at CBRE in the same (...)

Hospitality

Waiting for a rebound, the French hotel industry is still holding out - Extendam

While French hoteliers are still waiting for the rebound caused by an acceleration of the vaccination campaign, they continued to suffer the devastating effects (...)

Listed

An economic rebound detrimental to listed real estate companies

Like most real estate markets around the world, European listed real estate companies have had a mountainous year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As (...)

Finance

French CRE investments down 39% in Q1 2021 - Immostat

The investment volume in French commercial real estate over Q1 2021 reached €4.6bn, according to Immostat, down 39% compared to Q1 2020. In the (...)

Housing

M&G Real Estate invests €85m with second residential acquisition in France

The appetite of investors for French residential property is continuing at the start of 2021. The latest example: the French teams of M&G Real (...)

Finance

In France as in Europe, Oxford Properties sees double

Following the departure of its Executive Vice President Europe and Asia Pacific Paul Brundage, who has joined its parent company Omers, Oxford Properties has (...)

Logistics

"There is a lot of institutional capital demand for an increased exposure to the logistics sector"

BiTV Interview welcomes Toby Phelps, Managing Partner and Head of European Equity at BentallGreenOak, which recently announced the final close of its European Core+ (...)

Office

"The model proposed by the IWG for the past 30 years will become increasingly popular"

Business Immo: One year after the start of the pandemic, how would you assess this period for IWG France?  Christophe Burckart: Obviously, we were under (...)

Territories

Focusing on recovery, French state's CDC sees results cut by three in 2020

  French state financial institution Caisse des Dépôts' aggregate result was strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, amounting to €777m compared to €2.5bn (...)

Logistics

“Why Principal Real Estate is preparing the launch of a European data centres strategy”

Business Immo: How is Principal Real Estate Europe looking to implement its data centre strategy? Sebastian Dooley: We are in discussions with investors to explore (...)

Finance

"There is still room for the emergence of European Proptechs"

Business Immo: What does LBO France's NewStone fund, dedicated exclusively to Proptechs, consist of? Stéphanie Casciola: The NewStone fund should enable us to support, through (...)

Logistics

"Why Garbe Industrial Real Estate is entering the French and Italian markets"

BiTV Interview welcomes Christopher Garbe, Managing Partner at Garbe Industrial Real Estate. With him, we discuss why his group has recently oppened offices in France and Italy. What is his (...)

Logistics

"Prologis' customers are eager for new logistics space all across Europe"

Business Immo: How did Prologis perform in the unprecedented year that was 2020? Ben Bannatyne: Overall, the industrial sector is the favoured commercial property asset (...)

Hospitality

Still suffering from the pandemic, French hotel activity remained stable in February - Extendam

French hoteliers continued to suffer from the Covid-19 pandemic in February with a very deteriorated activity level, according to the latest monthly barometer carried (...)

Finance

With a new top management, Patrizia France is set to accelerate its development

Following the departure in January of Lionel Nicolas, Geoffroy Cerez has become Chairman of Patrizia France, a role he will combine with his current (...)

Retail

France closes >10,000 sqm shopping centres in high-risk departments

Although French Prime Minister Jean Castex estimated yestereday in a televised speech that "the observed evolutions do not justify taking at this stage" lockdown measures (...)

Logistics

"France provides many interesting logistics opportunities"

BiTV Interview welcomes Rory Buck, Managing Director in charge of the investment team at Clarion Partners Europe. Clarion Partners has recently invested €47m in a warehouse (...)

Housing

New housing: French developers warn of a "violent, structural and sustainable" crisis

In its latest quarterly progress reports, France's developers association FPI (Fédération des promoteurs immobiliers) has constantly warned of a supply crisis in the French (...)

Finance

"Global investment volumes were down 35 % in 2020, but we are starting to see a revival"

BiTV Interview welcomes Richard Barkham, Global Chief Economist and Head of Research at CBRE. With him, we discuss how the global commercial real estate investment market (...)

Listed

Paris-based office REIT/SIIC Cegereal unveils a new identity, Vitura

With a year 2020 more than satisfactory in view of the pitfalls that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed in the path of tertiary property (...)

Hospitality

The curfew benefits the French hotel industry - Extendam

Slowed down by insistent rumours of a third containment, the hotel sector experienced a rollercoaster January, according to the most recent monthly barometer conducted (...)

Finance

Travel bans hamper cross-border transactions across Europe in 2020 - Savills

As total European investment reached €245bn in 2020, down 24% on the five-year average, European cross-border investment reached €107bn in 2020, down 32% against (...)

Listed

Delayed by the pandemic, Wereldhave’s exit from France still on the agenda

2020 was going to be a year of transformation for Dutch retail REIT/SIIC Wereldhave, with the implementation of its new LifeCentral strategy and an (...)

Territories

"With the 15-minute city, we are moving from city planning to the planning of urban life"

Business Immo: The concept of the 15-minute city was much evoked as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. What does it consist of? Carlos Moreno: (...)

Office

Life sciences, the burgeoning asset class ready to emerge in Europe

Following its October $14.6bn recapitalisation of BioMed Realty, the largest private owner of life science office buildings in the United States, Blackstone announced in (...)

Logistics

The 2020 Prologis Logistics Rent Index points to continued growth and demand

Despite a mid-year dip due to the pandemic, global logistics rent growth improved through year-end 2020 and ended with a 2.9% full-year increase, the (...)

Housing

"The pandemic has reminded investors of the resilience of Europe's residential rental sector"

Business Immo: In a white paper published today, UBS Asset Management analyses the European residential rental sector. What main trend emerges from this study? Brice (...)

Office

Despite its shareholder Knotel restructuring in the US, France's Deskeo stays the course

Facing major financial problems, American coworking operator Knotel has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The procedure aims (...)

Retail

Frey becomes France's first "mission-driven" REIT/SIIC

On the heels of a new CSR strategy presented last summer, in which the property company intends to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, retail (...)

Retail

Closure of shopping centres: French landlords and retailers ask for more clarity and solidarity

By decreeing the closure of non-food shopping centres larger than 20,000 sqm in order to stop the resurgence of the Covid-19* epidemic, the French (...)

Retail

2020, a year of hardships for France's retailers

At a time when new measures to stop the Covid-19 are put into effect across France, limiting opening hours and closing shopping centres, Procos, (...)

Office

“The role of the office is stronger than ever before”

BiTV Interview welcomes Despina Katsikakis, Executive Partner & Global Lead, Total Workplace, at Cushman & Wakefield. With her we discuss the main effects of the pandemic on (...)

Logistics

"On the French logistics sector, the dynamism of the last few years is not about to slow down"

Business Immo: How did the French logistics rental market fare in 2020, given the non-standard context imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic? Didier Malherbe: Paradoxically, the (...)

Green

"Primonial REIM will apply its ESG strategy to its entire portfolio".

Business Immo: Primonial REIM called on Deepki to assist it in the implementation of its environmental strategy. What will this partnership consist of? Charles Ragons (...)

Hospitality

Following 2020 trends, France's hospitality sector had a difficult month in December - Extendam

The French hotel sector will have ended the year 2020 as it has gone through it. According to the most recent monthly barometer carried (...)

Finance

How can investors build a "future fit" real estate strategy ?

BiTV Interview welcomes Neil Slater, Global Head of Real Estate and Deputy Head of Private Markets at Aberdeen Standard Investments. With him we discuss the main (...)

Finance

"Hines France will mark an inflection by opening up to logistics and residential"

Business Immo: What will be the markers of your presidency within Hines France? Xavier Musseau: Taking over this Chairmanship, two values drive me. Firstly, to (...)

Housing

Relatively unscathed this year, French housing should not escape the crisis in 2021 (BPCE)

Relatively preserved by an low interest rate environment, sales of existing homes were little affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study by the BPCE (...)

Hospitality

"This crisis is very inspiring for many players in the hotel industry"

Business Immo: The health crisis has strongly shaken the hotel sector, forcing many operators to close their establishments over long periods. In your opinion, (...)

Office

"Paris is playing a key role in the global tech economy"

In a new BiTV Interview, we welcome Cyril Robert, Head of Research at Savills France, to discuss the main findings of the Tech Cities report recently (...)

Hospitality

After €550m Paris Westin buy, Henderson Park eyes more across Europe

Following its €550m acquisition of the Westin Paris-Vendome last year, its second luxury Paris hotel buy, private equity firm Henderson Park is looking for more across (...)