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  • 03/2021 - ... : Business Immo Group - Rédacteur en chef Print
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Two portfolios for sale, €1.3 bn expected from entities of the Mulliez family association ?

The time seems to be ripe for real estate outsourcing for the Mulliez Family Association (AFM). According to our information, two of the brands (...)


"Rising debt costs are reducing cash-on-cash returns for European real estate investors"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Mike Barnes, Associate Director European Research at Savills. With him, we discuss the recently published Savills EME Investor Sentiment Survey, which revealed (...)


TwentyTwo Real Estate acquires an 80,000 sqm logistics platform in Bourges

Pan-European investor TwentyTwo Real Estate has acquired the GreenBerry logistics platform in Bourges on behalf of its latest value-added fund, TwentyTwo Real Estate Fund (...)


Despite its owner's insolvency risks, its "business as usual at Stam Europe"

"Business as usual at Stam Europe!" assures Edward Bates, CEO of Stam Europe, when asked by Business Immo about the impact that the financial difficulties (...)


"Why the Panhard group is changing its name to Telamon"

Business Immo : The Panhard group announces today its change of name and officially becomes Telamon. Why this new identity ? Christophe Bouthors : The (...)


French hospitality continues to outperform in October (Extendam)

September had been a satisfactory month for French hoteliers, with RevPAR up 12% compared to 2019, but October will have been even better, according (...)


"Residential occupier fundamentals are clearly favourable in France"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Simon Wallace, Global Head of Real Estate Research and Strategy at DWS Group. Over the last few months, DWS has acquired two build-to-rent (...)


Storm warnings at IEIF's annual conference

Unsurprisingly, this year's annual conference of French property association IEIF (Institut de l'épargne immobilière et foncière) was held in a context of macroeconomic tensions, (...)


"The European PropTech ecosystem is the most diverse and richest in the world"

Business Immo Global: How has the European PropTech ecosystem evolved in recent years? Dirk Paelinck: PropTech encompasses all the technological and business model innovations throughout (...)


"Why real estate transaction volumes are down 37 % on the quarter in Europe"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Tom Leahy, Head of EMEA Real Assets Research at MSCI. The volume of European commercial real estate investment transactions fell 37 % (...)


"Sofidy is in a period of cautious underinvestment, even though it has been collecting funds"

Business Immo: In the face of soaring inflation and rising interest rates, many investors and observers are expecting a repricing movement on the European (...)


European CRE professionals brace for difficult prospects in 2023 (ULI/PwC)

For their “Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2023 report, the 20th edition of the study, 1,038 property professionals – including investors, fund managers, developers, property companies, (...)


What distinguishes the winning projects of the ULI Europe Awards for Excellence 2022

BiTV Interviews welcomes Sophie Henley-Price, Principal Partner at Studios Architecture and Chair of the ULI Europe Awards and Global awards for Excellence Jury. The Urban Land Institute (...)


"There is a potential of at least 1 500 new rooms in Spain for Accor's luxury brands"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Xavier Grange, Senior Vice President Development Southern Europe at Accor. The Paris-based global hospitality group inaugurated this week in Barcelona the first hotel of (...)


"Trammell Crow Company is well positioned to enter the French market"

Business Immo: Trammell Crow Company announced last week the appointment of its director for France and Belgium. How is your foray into the European (...)


"Market corrections are going to happen more and more"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Veronica Gallo-Alvarez, Head of Core Europe Funds at abrdn. Because of inflation and rising interest rates, there is a lot of uncertainty on (...)


"There is stong growth to come in Val d'Europe"

In a special edition of BiTV Interview, recorded from Expo Real, we receive Boris Solbach, Chief Financial Officer at Disneyland Paris, and Corrine Le Cam, (...)


Amidst market uncertainty, Expo Real awaits repricing

"This 2022 edition feels a little bit like 2019, as we have achieved similar figures with 1 880 exhibitors and 18 000 visitors expected," (...)


After a 2021 recovery, French real estate professionals are apprehensive about the incoming financing storm (IEIF/IFPImm)

After seeing their production drop from €26bn to €20bn between 2019 and 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, real estate financiers produced €30bn in (...)


"An ESG strategy should not be a box-checking exercise"

Business Immo: What is the investment strategy guiding Patron Capital and how does it translate into your portfolio?  Keith Breslauer: Patron Capital is a private (...)


"The key for us lies in sectors and tenants that can afford long-term inflation-linked rents"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Lee McDowell, Fund Manager - UK and European Long Income at M&G Real Estate. The M&G European Secured Property Income Fund was (...)


"We must all have a pragmatic vision of the low-carbon city"

Business Immo: What are Altarea's ambitions in terms of reducing its carbon footprint? Nathalie Bardin: We are all aware that the building and urban sector (...)


More than €3bn of transactions pulled from the French investment market over the summer

"Between July and August, we recorded between €5bn and €6bn in unsuccessful marketings, either due to a lack of supply or because the offers (...)


"Cushman & Wakefield strives to really make an ESG impact"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Haley Friedlich, Director, Global ESG, Corporate Relations and Policy at Cushman & Wakefield. With her, we discuss the group's Environmental, Social and Governance (...)


"We need to think differently about the city"

Business Immo: You were elected mayor of Nantes in 2014 and re-elected to this position in 2020. How has your vision of the city (...)


"In the current environment, real estate has attractive attributes for investors"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Fergus Hicks, Real Estate Market Strategist at UBS Asset Management. In the opening of UBS Asset Management’s mid-year Panorama outlook report, titled  “Inflation (...)


Prepare for recession, says Nouriel Roubini at EPRA

The economist, a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business and the chairman of the Roubini Macro Associates economic consultancy firm, is (...)


"There is a growing commitment from the CRE industry to address diversity, equity and inclusion"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Lonneke Löwik, CEO at INREV With her, we discuss INREV and ULI Europe's recently published short paper focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). (...)


Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield indicators return to green in H1 2022

While Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield said at the beginning of the year that it was "still in an extremely difficult Covid-19 context", it seems that the Paris-based (...)


Between repricing and holding pattern, investors are navigating the rising interest rate environment by sight

"Central banks are now trying to use the accelerator and the brake to try to curb the evolution of interest rates, knowing that their (...)


"Inflation and rising rates: a paradigm shift for the investment market?"

Business Immo: To what extent is inflation impacting the commercial property investment market? Cevan Torossian: This is an unprecedented period in all respects: inflationary pressures (...)


"Because of inflation, office fit-out costs have risen an average of 6%"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Kelcie Sellers, World Research Associate at Savills With her, we discuss the firm's recently published Savills Prime Office Costs Q2 2022 report. (...)


The French hotel industry starts the summer on a high note (Extendam)

The French hotel industry maintained its good form in June, reveals the monthly barometer carried out by Extendam, with the support of various partners*, (...)


"Companies now have every reason to anticipate an increase in their real estate expenditure"

Business Immo: What has been the effect of inflation on corporate real estate decisions so far? Bruno Amsellem: The post-Covid situation is quite particular, with (...)


“Although the current environment leads us to be careful, it can also be an opportunity”

Business Immo: How has Norges Bank Investment Management’s real estate investment activity evolved since the Covid-19 pandemic? Mie Holstad: I took on the role of (...)


"European real estate could lose 7 % in a stagflation scenario"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Thomas Verbraken, Executive Director in Risk Management Solutions Research at MSCI. In recent blog post, he addressed how Eurozone inflation and ECB policy (...)


Clarion Partners Europe increases acquisition capacity by €1.8bn

Pan-European real estate investment fund manager Clarion Partners Europe, specialised in logistics and industrial assets, has secured €882m of new discretionary capital commitments from a (...)


Challenged on the stock market, listed real estate could weather the storm, says Sofidy

Weakened by the inflationary context and a hazardous stock market environment, listed real estate has fallen by more than 19 % since the beginning (...)


"In 2022, the headquarters paradigm has changed"

Business Immo: Allianz Real Estate recently inaugurated its new Paris headquarters for the Western Europe and European Debt teams at 50-52 boulevard Haussmann. What (...)


"ICG Real Estate sees the French light industrial space as a very attractive destination"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Adam Golebiowski, Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager at ICG Real Estate. With him, we discuss the firm's new French strategy, recently launched (...)


"The European CRE investment market has largely recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Benjamin Bill, Partner in Real Estate at CMS Francis Lefebvre, the French branch of the international law firm network CMS.  The firm recently (...)


Why Europe's hotel industry recovery could be tempered by macroeconomic and geopolitical pressures

BiTV Interviews welcomes Hina Shoeb, Director Retail, Media & Leisure at S&P Global Ratings. In its recently published analysis, S&P Global Ratings states that many European lodging (...)


Union Investment: a new strategy for a "new era"

"It is no exaggeration to say that we are living in a new era", says Martin Brühl, Chief Investment Officer at Union Investment Real (...)


Driven by the capital, French RevPAR jumps 22 % in May (Extendam)

After finally returning to its pre-Covid level of activity in April, the French hotel industry has continued to build on this momentum over the (...)


“Blackstone sees an opportunity to invest c. $100bn in climate change solutions projects”

Business Immo: Blackstone is partnering with St. Modwen to develop carbon-negative affordable homes. What is this initiative and what are the objectives? Caroline Hill: St. (...)


"Invesco Real Estate's debt strategy is looking to support borrowers who prioritise ESG"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Andrew Gordon, Head of European Real Estate Debt at Invesco Real Estate. The firm announced earlier this week the launch of its first (...)


“The pricing of real estate remains attractive compared to other asset classes”

Business Immo: M&G Real Estate reported a record fund-raising for its M&G European Property Fund in Q1 2022. How do institutional investors view real (...)

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Novaxia plays the diversification card with Life Sciences

Through a co-investment partnership involving €1bn of capital, Novaxia and Oxford Properties have acquired a €2bn investment capacity to be deployed between now and (...)


"There is currently a wind of change in the hotel industry"

Business Immo: What are the main lessons the hotel sector can learn from the health crisis? Vanguelis Panayotis: There are different fundamental levers that have (...)


"Bouygues Immobilier must be a leader in the way housing is designed"

Business Immo: Last week you presented your new housing signature, Cœur de vie. What does this approach consist of? Bernard Mounier: Over the past year, (...)


"The European logistics market has still significant room to grow"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Christian Goebel, Co-Head Core / Core Plus Real Estate at Macquarie Asset Management. The Munich-based investor recently acquired two logistics platforms totalling (...)


The French hotel industry is (finally) catching up with its pre-Covid level of activity (Extendam)

In France, the return of fine weather and the end of the mask mandate are accompanied by a strong recovery in hotel activity, according to (...)


Novaxia and Oxford Properties join forces to invest €2bn in French Life Sciences

As part of a co-investment partnership, Novaxia and Oxford Properties intend to raise €1bn of capital in France by 2024 for Life Sciences real (...)


Offishall debunks hybrid work

Her story At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Audrey Barbier-Litvak, then General Manager for Southern Europe at WeWork, had to manage the first closure (...)


"KanAm Grund's focus in France is no longer limited to Paris"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Alexia Jaeger, Senior Director and Head of Investment and Asset Management France at Kanam Grund. The German investment group recently acquired the Opéra Italiens (...)


"Going forward, smart buildings will help to enable more sustainable properties"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Andrew Phipps, Head of Business Development, EMEA & Global Futurist, at Cushman & Wakefield. In a report published earlier this year, he was (...)


"Why CRE collateralised loan obligations are interesting for European investors"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Florent Albert​, Director Structured Finance at Scope Ratings. With him, we discuss the firm's recently published report on commercial real estate collateralised (...)


"Kadans strongly believes the Life Sciences sector is only starting its journey in Europe"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Michel Leemhuis, CEO and Co-owner at Kadans Science Partner. With him, we discuss the new 70,000 sqm building in London developped by his (...)


"We can now offer global strategies to enhance the value of assets more effectively"

Business Immo: You took over the presidency of Cushman & Wakefield France 18 months ago. What do you remember about this period? Barbara Koreniouguine: I (...)


“Investors will need to reconsider how they price deals in the ongoing rising rates environment”

BiTV Interviews welcomes Christopher Mertlitz, Head of European Investments at W.P. Carey With him, we discuss his recent blog post which, following Mipim, identified interest rates (...)


"Residential has historically proven itself to be the best inflation hedge"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Nigel Allsopp, Senior Director, Investment Strategy & Research at Greystar. With him, we discuss the rising inflation Western economies, as economic and political uncertainty (...)


L'Étoile Properties no longer, here comes Sienna Real Estate

Following its takeover in the summer of 2021 by Sienna Investment Managers, the alternative asset platform of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL), L'Etoile Properties has (...)


French hotel industry ends February on a high note (Extendam)

If the French hotel industry started February as it had ended the previous month, weighed down by the uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant, (...)


BBCA joins forces with European real estate players on a new pan-European low carbon label

Aware of the key role of real estate in the fight against climate change, as the world's largest emitter of CO2, several European players (...)


"As we go into a period of uncertainty, residential will continue to provide a strong income stream"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Simon Wallace, Global Co-Head of Real Estate Research at DWS. With him, we discuss DWS’s Europe Real Estate Outlook report, which  singles (...)


La Française REM launches a new rental offer based on flexibility and service

Convinced of the importance of offering flexibility and support to its tenants in order to minimise vacancy risks and optimise the rental conditions of (...)


"Improvements can be made to property investment valuation around process, culture and management"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Peter Pereira Gray, Independent Chair of the Property Investment Valuation Review for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). A recent review (...)


"Fifth Wall sees a lot of opportunities in Europe's PropTech ecosystem"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Roelof Opperman, Partner and Co-Head of Europe at Fifth Wall. With him, we discuss the Los Angeles-based PropTech venture capital firm's recent oversubscribed €140m (...)


"Covivio has experienced a recovery in all its business sectors in 2021"

Business Immo: Covivio presented its results for the year 2021 this evening. What do you remember about this year from a financial point of (...)


As a changing of the guard looms, Gecina looks to the future with confidence

As she prepares to hand over to Klépierre's Beñat Ortega after five years at the head of Paris-based REIT/SIIC Gecina, Méka Brunel presented the (...)


“Real I.S. continues to look for different investment opportunities across France”

BiTV Interviews welcomes Jochen Schenk, Chairman of the Board of Management at Real I.S. The Munich-based investment manager has increased capital commitments from investors to more (...)


French hotel activity declines in January, but sends encouraging signals (Extendam)

Still affected by the Omicron variant, the French hotel industry is starting 2022 as it ended the previous year, according to the monthly barometer (...)


"For property investors entering a net zero carbon pathway, the clock is ticking"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Lori Mabardi, Global Research Director, ESG and Sustainabilty, at JLL. With her, we discuss JLL’s recent report, “Return on Sustainability : How the ‘value (...)


"Savills France continues to diversify from a business a geographical point of view"

Business Immo: The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on property markets over the past two years. What is your assessment of Savills? Boris (...)


Urban Station: when RATP takes the 'corpoworking' route

The idea behind the creation of Urban Station began to take shape at RATP Real Estate five years ago, following an observation that it (...)


Dutch hotel brand Zoku to enter France in Paris 17th's Stream Building

To operate the hotel component of its mixed-use Stream Building, scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2022 in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, REIT/SIIC (...)


"Real estate markets are not all growing as quickly as the headline number suggest"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Jos Tromp, Global Head of Data Intelligence & Head of Continental Europe Research and Data Intelligence at CBRE With him, we discuss (...)


With first €500m dedicated impact fund, Patrizia looks to build sustainable communities

German investment manager Patrizia has launched its first fund fully dedicated to impact investing, Patrizia Sustainable Communities. After a first closing at the end (...)


"Valor continues to target the supply/demand imbalance existing on the urban logistics market"

BiTV Interviews welcomes Christian Jamison, Managing Partner at Valor Real Estate Partners. With him, we discuss the firm's second joint venture with QuadReal Property Group, a (...)


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, (...)


"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, (...)


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 (...)


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 (...)


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 (...)


“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 (...)


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 (...)


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 (...)


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 (...)


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 (...)


"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 (...)


"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 (...)


"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,  (...)


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 (...)


"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 (...)


"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 (...)


"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 (...)


"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 (...)


"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 (...)


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 (...)


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 (...)


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 (...)