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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 (...)

Housing

European residential markets resist to the pandemic - Patrizia

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the commercial real estate sector over the last year, market fundamentals for investing in European housing remain largely (...)

Finance

"The French property market should remain highly attractive in 2021"

Business Immo: Despite the difficult context of the last few months, 70% of investors expect the volumes invested in real estate to increase or (...)

Housing

French residential investment heading for record volume in 2020 - C&W

  Generating between €3bn and €4bn of investment annually, the residential segment (classic, intermediate or with services) has shown growing popularity among institutional investors over (...)

Hospitality

Despite performances at half-mast, France's hospitality industry can hope again - Extendam

After a second lockdown decreed on October 29th by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron to slow down the Covid-19 epidemic, the poor performance (...)

Career

Amidst transformation, RICS reiterates its commitment to France

Following the announcement of a restructuring plan on 27 November by its CEO Sean Tompkins, the Royal Institution of Chartered Sureveyors (RICS) today reiterated (...)

Finance

As we redefine how we “live, work and play”, investors’ appetite for real estate will remain in 2021 – Principal REI

Because it doesn’t see interest rates moving up for at least the next 18 months, Principal is cautiously hopeful about economic recovery and expects the (...)

Logistics

“There is clear growth potential for Mileway in France”

Business Immo: What is your vision of logistics with Mileway? Fabien Fridrici: We are one of the only companies dedicated to the urban logistics niche, (...)

Retail

Which types of shopping centres to meet tomorrow's retailer challenges? — CNCC/Kantar

Faced with a difficult economic climate, exacerbated by the health crisis, and new consumer expectations, shopping centres are rethinking their model and changing their (...)

Finance

"Because of the low interest rates, there is a huge demand for real estate investments"

BiTV Interview welcomes Jochen Schenk, Chairman of the Board of Management at Real I.S.. The German group having recently passed the €10bn assets under management mark, (...)

Finance

RICS confirms its transformation to a "leaner, more agile, digital-first operating model”

Confirming yesterday's report from Business Immo, Sean Tompkins, Global CEO of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), announced today that the organisation “will (...)

Finance

“France, and Paris in particular, will be a major focus of our new core+ vehicle”

Business Immo: Brookfield recently announced the first closing of its first European core+ real estate fund, Brookfield European Real Estate Partnership (BEREP). How did (...)

Career

To cope with the crisis, RICS is preparing a transformation

To face the financial difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, RICS is preparing to adopt a transformation plan covering both its operations and the (...)

Housing

Without a supply rebound, French developers still struggling in Q3 2020 - FPI

The wish of France’s real estate developers, who had hoped for a rebound after a catastrophic Q2 2020, has not been granted, according to (...)

Hospitality

France’s hospitality sector hit hard by the pandemic’s 2nd wave - Extendam

On 12 October, the Secretary of State for Tourism, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, encouraged the French to book their All Saints' Day holidays. Reading the latest (...)

Housing

"By taking a 49% stake in REI Habitat, AXA IM-Real Assets has given us the means to achieve our ambitions"

Business Immo: What does the entry of AXA IM - Real Assets into the capital of REI Habitat represent for REI Habitat? Paul Jarquin: This (...)

Finance

"France's CRE market had a more muted reaction to the pandemic than the UK"

BiTV Interview welcomes Will Robson, Global Head of Real Estate Solutions Research at MSCI. With him, we are discussing the main trends emerging from the most (...)

Listed

Even without a capital increase, URW intends to pursue its Reset recovery plan

Because it was not supported by a qualified majority, being accepted by only 61.62% of the shareholders, the €3.5bn capital increase proposed by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (...)

Listed

URW: shareholders reject the €3.5bn capital increase

"Reset" or "Refocus" ? After a (very) media-heavy battle over the strategy to adopt for the recovery of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, waged between the management of the Paris-based REIT/SIIC (...)

Logistics

“Urban infill warehouses are the most compelling subsector within the logistic space”

Business Immo: How did this joint-venture between Valor and Quadreal came to be? Christian Jamison: Valor was founded in 2016 and, on behalf of two (...)

Finance

"Colliers International must be able to meet the needs of both users and investors"

Business Immo: You have extensive experience in commercial real estate. Why join the Colliers International group? Antoine Derville: Colliers International has a strong commitment to (...)

Finance

Amidst uncertainty and structural changes, European real estate remains attractive – ULI/PwC

Based on personal interviews and surveys with 995 of the most influential leaders in the real estate industry, the report shows that real estate (...)

Retail

"There is still room in France for new outlets"

Business Immo: How has Marques Avenue weathered the health crisis of recent months, which has been particularly hard on shopping centres and retailers? Zakari Leriche: (...)

Finance

"France will only get more interesting"

BiTV Interview welcomes Tony Smedley, Managing Director and Head of European Private Equity at Heitman. With him, we are discussing the American firm's investment strategy, following its (...)

Listed

"Unlike the activists' plan, the Reset plan proposes to reduce uncertainty through immediate action”

Business Immo: Your Reset plan gets a lot of criticism. Why do you think it is essential to meet the challenges facing Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW)? Christophe (...)

Finance

"Covid-19 and the European Green Deal are accelerating the need for PropTech solutions"

BiTV Interview welcomes Dirk Paelinck, the founder and CEO of Interoffices and Workero as well as the Chairman of the European PropTech Association. With him, (...)

Listed

"Léon Bressler's 'Refocus' plan is heading in the right direction"

Business Immo: Léon Bressler and Xavier Niel strongly criticised the Reset plan announced by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. What is your reading of the situation? Benoît Faure-Jarrosson: The (...)

Hospitality

France’s hospitality fundamentals deteriorate in October - Extendam

The hoteliers who were apprehensive about the end of the holidays and a complicated start to the new year were right. According to the (...)

Housing

"The Babel Community’s objective is to spread its concept across every major French cities"

Business Immo: How was the partnership between The Babel Community and the Banque des Territoires born? Benoît Jobert: This partnership was born out of an (...)

Finance

COVID-19 continues to “take its toll on key real estate assets” in Q3 2020 - Preqin

Capital-raising figures have sunk in Q3 2020, according to Preqin data, as the impact of COVID-19 continues to “take its toll on key real (...)

Office

Greater Paris office take-up falls 53% in Q3 200, French CRE investments down 49 - Immostat

At the end of September 2020, office take-up in the Greater Paris Region reached 913,200 sqm, according to new Immostat data, down 46% compared (...)

Finance

EQT raises €1bn for its second real estate fund and develops a residential platform in France

Swedish investment firm EQT announced today the closing of its EQT Real Estate II fund, which has reached a hard cap of €1bn. The (...)

Housing

"Coliving responds, with a more favourable framework, to a demand from institutional clients for residential"

Business Immo: 813 Capital Investment has dedicated its investment strategy to the coliving sector. What does this strategy entail? Adrien Durazzini: We have a strategy (...)

Finance

According to Keith Breslauer, the Covid-19 crisis is pushing investors towards short durations

Keith Breslauer, Managing Director and Senior Partner at Patron Capital, sent a clear message to the investors gathered online to listen to his speech (...)

Finance

"So far, the French market has been a slight underperformer"

BiTV Interview welcomes Simon Wallace, Global Co-Head of Real Estate Research and Strategy at DWS.  With him, we discuss how France’s commercial real estate market faring (...)

Listed

“The financial markets recognise the critical nature of the logistics asset class”

Business Immo: Argan presented its quarterly results this evening. What do you retain from these three quarters marked by a health and economic crisis? Jean-Claude (...)

Finance

"Patrizia remains positive and optimistic about real assets"

For its new "Interview" season, BiTV opens its platform to Business Immo Europe and welcomes Anne Kavanagh, Chief Investment Officer at Patrizia.  With her, we discuss Patrizia's (...)

Finance

French property investments return 0.6% for H1 2020 - MSCI

After concluding 2019 with an overall performance of 8.4%, property investments in France posted a total return of 0.6% in H1 2020, according to (...)

Office

"It’s up to us, office professionals, to reinvent this asset class"

Business Immo: Placed demand for office space was strongly affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. While many companies are starting to telework, what is your (...)

Housing

After a disastrous 2nd quarter, France's developers sound the alarm (again)

Already hit by a very difficult start to the year, French housing development was heavily penalised by the Covid-19 pandemic in the second quarter of (...)

Finance

France’s CRE market sits between risks of dislocation or pleasant surprises – IEIF

The economy, both French and global, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 epidemic and, while activity levels seemed to be gradually returning to (...)

Territories

Through a €26bn recovery plan, French state’s CDC to support housing and retail

Presenting this morning its recovery plan, built during the Covid-19 related lockdown, French state financial institution Caisse des Dépots et Consignation (CDC) announced the (...)

Finance

"From a pricing standpoint, different stories are playing out across the continent"

For its new "Interview" season, BiTV opens its platform to Business Immo Europe and welcomes Tom Leahy, Senior Director at Real Capital Analytics.  With him, we (...)

Career

Marc Bertrand leaves La Française to join Amundi, Philippe Depoux to replace him

This autumn, France’s real estate job market is picking up again. As recently announced on Business Immo, Jean-Marc Coly (62) will soon be retiring (...)

Territories

New retail surfaces: French Premier calls on the prefects to prevent soil artificialisation

Following the proposals of the citizens’ convention for the climate, French Prime Minister Jean Castex sent a note to prefects on August 24th asking (...)

Finance

The European senior housing sector not overly affected by the pandemic- Savills

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a limited impact on the senior housing industry and investors have retained a strong appetite for the sector, a (...)

Finance

"Tokoro Capital's first fund will target London and Paris offices"

Business Immo: Why have you created Tokoro Capital? Max Bassadone: When we thought about raising capital, we tried to do things slightly differently by breaking (...)

Office

La Défense: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield to relocate headquarters in the Trinity Tower

Listed property giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has announced the installation, in the summer of 2021, of its future headquarters in the Trinity Tower, its latest office (...)

Listed

Gecina anticipates 2020 results close to its initial guidance

While some listed real estate companies were heavily impacted by the Covid-19 epidemic, Paris-based REIT/SIIC Gecina was able to limit the damage in H1 (...)

Housing

"The German housing market convinces above all by its stability"

Business Immo: What are the main attractions of the German residential market for real estate investors? Tristan Hinseler: The German residential real estate market convinces (...)

Finance

“The main goal of our new REOC business is to build companies and provide them additional capital”

Business Immo: Principal Real Estate has recently announced the relaunch of its real estate operating company (REOC) strategy. What does this project entail? Todd Everett: (...)

Housing

France’s real estate developers unveil new housing recovery plan

“Let's help the city of tomorrow get out of the ground." This is the motto of the recovery plan recently presented by French developers’ (...)

Finance

"In France, we want to remain active across all asset classes"

Business Immo: You become Head of Investments in a particularly troubled climate for real estate investors. How does the current period influence your investment (...)

Logistics

As appetite for logistics grows, industrial and retail yields are converging - Savills

Industrial may have been historically the highest yielding sector of the three established commercial real estate sectors, but because investor demand for logistics has (...)

Territories

"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 (...)

Finance

Real estate transparency is progressing worldwide, but overall improvement is the weakest since GFC – JLL/LaSalle

Transparency is progressing across most countries and territories, but overall improvement is the weakest since the period directly following the Global Financial Crisis, reports (...)

Finance

Greater Paris office take-up drop 40% in H1 2020, French CRE investments down 20%

Over first half 2020, office take-up in the Greater Paris Region reached 667,500 sqm, according to new Immostat data, down 40% compared to H1 2019. (...)

Finance

French PropTech company Unlatch raises €5.2m, to expand into Spain and England

Having tripled its turnover and passed milestone of 200 developers having adopted its real estate sales digitising solution in 2019, French Proptech company Unlatch (...)

Retail

To house its second downtown Paris store, Ikea will pay €130m for 144 rue de Rivoli

Despite the current retail environment, IKEA clearly has no intention of revising its ambitions to set up operations in the heart of Paris. Not (...)

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 (...)