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Personal informations

Diploma(s)
  • 2006 : DUT information-communication, option journalisme - Université de Tours
Professionnal career
  • 10/2022 - ... : Business Immo - Chef des informations web
  • 05/2021 - 10/2022 : Business Immo - Journaliste
  • 02/2016 - 08/2020 : Innovapresse - Chef des informations

Contributors

Mariétou Barry

Chargée d'affaires

Audrey Cerati

Chargée service clients régie - Cheffe de projet CRM

Delphine Chho

Data Team Lead

Arthur de Boutiny

Journaliste pigiste

Mariétou Barry

Chargée d'affaires

Audrey Cerati

Chargée service clients régie - Cheffe de projet CRM

Delphine Chho

Data Team Lead

Arthur de Boutiny

Journaliste pigiste

Claire Deshayes

Graphiste sénior

Aristide Desvaux

Account Manager

Jean-Baptiste Favier

Rédacteur en chef Vidéo

Ruth Fontus

Account Director

Charlotte Geirnaert

Responsable conférences et formations

Emmanuelle Graffin

Journaliste - Secrétaire de rédaction

Pierre Guidou

Product Designer

Anne Herlin

Secrétaire de rédaction - Iconographe

Laura Kelberg

Responsable marketing et communication

Gilles Le Gargasson

Business Analyst

Stanislas-Nour Lebaudry

Chef de projet communication et marketing

Sylvie Melon

Formatrice - Responsable pédagogique

Ève Montanari

Responsable abonnement et diffusion

François Oullion

Chargé d'affaires

Nadia Pereira

Comptable clients

Luc-Étienne Rouillard Lafond

Rédacteur en chef Print

Sophie Roulet

Architecte DPLG - Designer - Journaliste

Sandra Roumi

General Manager Costar France - Présidente déléguée Business Immo

Laura Roumi

Graphiste junior

Anaïs Sarazin

Community Manager

Gaël Thomas

Directeur des rédactions, en charge des contenus

Mehdi Touazi

Journaliste web

Jean Venet

Coordinateur data-journalisme

Véronique Watelet

Directrice opérationnelle du pôle carrières - Directrice Business Immo School

Finance

"Buying against the cycle is always very interesting"

Business Immo: Are you active in these difficult times? Diego Roux: Yes, very clearly, both in terms of investment and rental activity. 2023 was a (...)

Listed

"I'm organising my group for a deep and long crisis"

Business Immo : As you pointed out several times this morning during the presentation of Altarea's 2023 annual results, the property industry is in (...)

Career

Laetitia George, new Director of Real Estate for the ADP Group

According to our information, the ADP Group, which plans, operates and develops Paris' three main airports - Charles-de-Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget - has (...)

Office

Bordeaux back on the podium of France's regional office markets

The Bordeaux office market is doing well. With 171,500 sqm placed in 2023, the city of Gironde has had "an exceptional year", according to (...)

Hospitality

Why Covivio is increasing its stake in its hotel subsidiary

By the end of April, Covivio will hold 52.2% of the capital of its subsidiary Covivio Hotels following the acquisition of the 8.3% held (...)

Finance

"Consolidation and agility: the guiding principles of Perial's new strategic plan"

The life of an asset management company is punctuated by PPOs. At 34 rue Guersant (17th arrondissement, Paris), where Perial has become a regular (...)

Listed

"We are preparing for the end of the crisis"

Business Immo : What conclusions would you draw from the annual results for 2023 presented last Thursday ? Christophe Kullmann : Overall, 2023 was (...)

Office

Will URW's Sisters towers see the light of day at La Défense?

The skyline of La Défense should have been "redesigned" in 2023, the year of the expected delivery of the Sisters towers designed by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. (...)

Office

Why Industrious is vacating Paris 16th's 121 avenue de Malakoff

According to our information, the American flex-office giant, which gained a foothold in France via the acquisition of Welkin & Meraki in 2022, is (...)

Listed

Objectives achieved for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in 2023

On the winding road to debt reduction, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, true to its strategy initiated in 2021, is moving forward at a steady pace, more "determined" (...)

Finance

"In a turbulent market, we are doing well"

Business Immo: How is Knight Frank doing in France? Vincent Bollaert: The year is shaping up well (Knight Frank will close the current financial year (...)

Finance

Newmark, behind the scenes of a European and... French ambition

Barry Gosin, Chief Executive Officer of Newmark, is ambitious. His goal? "To generate more than 10% of the Group's sales outside the United States (...)

Office

Paris 8th : 24 Hoche soon to be sold by La Française REM

The building opposite the famous Royal Monceau in Paris's 8th arrondissement is set to change ownership. In 2016, La Française REM reconstituted full ownership (...)

Career

Alexandre Arhuis-Grumbach's promotion at LaSalle IM

Previously Head of Encore+ Transactions at LaSalle IM, Alexandre Arhuis-Grumbach has reportedly been promoted to the newly created position of Head of Transactions Europe, (...)

Office

"We are not subject to property market cycles"

Business Immo: What is Parella's current positioning? Michaël Kaplan: First of all, we're celebrating our 15th anniversary this year, which is no mean feat. Since (...)

Office

A deal to revive the La Défense's capital market?

If the Île-de-France real estate capital market has slumped in 2023 - €7.2bn committed according to Knight Frank (-60% over one year) - what (...)

Logistics

"Our 'return on equity' strategy is different from that of our main competitors"

Business Immo: How important is Scannell Properties in Europe?  Amaury Gariel: Our history here is recent; it began at the end of 2018. Europe is (...)

Career

Laurence Batlle is no longer Chairman of Foncia

Laurence Batlle, who arrived from RATP Dev in January 2022, is no longer president of Foncia ADB, Business Immo has learned. When contacted, she (...)

Finance

Why are private investors back in the market ?

Beware of misleading figures! There is the €12.8 bn invested in the unmarked property market, according to the figures released today by Knight Frank, (...)

Career

Emmanuel Desmaizières could replace Bernard Mounier as head of Bouygues Immobilier

The transition period at the top of Bouygues Immobilier is unlikely to last very long. According to our information, the Bouygues Group subsidiary has (...)

Career

Charles Boudet's new challenge at iO Partners

Former CEO of JLL France, BeLux, Southern and Central Europe, Charles Boudet is about to take on a new challenge. According to BI sources, (...)

Finance

A 57% fall in French commercial real estate investment by 2023

There was no miracle to be expected from the ImmoStat results published on Friday. And there was none. In France, the overall amount of (...)

Office

Pontegadea in pole position for a Paris CBD gem

Pontegadea, the investment company of Spanish Inditex group founder Armancio Ortega, has made Paris CBD one of its targets. According to BI sources, the (...)

Hospitality

More than €200m spent on a Parisian palace

In 2023, the hotel market has withstood the crisis. The proof is in the XXL deal signed for an Italian investor in December, in (...)

Logistics

Two logistics portfolios sold, two failed sales... and two up for sale

The market for French logistics portfolios has been gathering pace since the start of the autumn, and is now coming into sharper focus as (...)

Office

What new locations will Morning be opening up in the coming months ?

In a "somewhat stormy coworking market", Morning is "staying the course". This figure of speech comes from Clément Meyer, Morning's Deputy Managing Director. "The (...)

Housing

Uxco Group signs its fifth acquisition in 2023

Uxco Group has signed its fifth acquisition in 2023 in France with a future Uxco Student residence in Chambéry. This transaction will enable the (...)

Finance

When WeMaintain accelerates its growth in Asia-Pacific

PropTech founded in 2017 by Benoit Dupont, Jade Francine and Tristan Foureur, WeMaintain has signed a strategic partnership with MTR Lab, the dedicated innovation (...)

Housing

"The beginning of the end of the crisis"

Business Immo : What impact has the crisis had on the Réalités group ? Yoann Choin-Joubert : A tsunami hit the entire sector, with (...)

Career

Industrious recruits its European Director at WiredScore

The year 2023 is set to be a landmark one for Industrious, with its first Paris site in January, a rebranding and... a new (...)

Career

Renaud Mollard set to leave Hammerson France

Hammerson France, whose portfolio was valued at €1.4bn at 31 December 2022, is about to lose its chief executive. According to BI sources, Renaud (...)

Hospitality

With the backing of Three Hills, Castellet Hospitality signs three more hotels in France

Marseille-based Castellet Hospitality, a hotel group set up in 2017 and headed by Gilles Larrivé, has reached a new agreement with its investor Three (...)

Green

Vinci Immobilier tackles the carbon footprint of its managed residences and their residents

Now able to measure the residential carbon footprint of residents in its managed residences (Ovelia, Student Factory) via a dedicated indicator, Vinci Immobilier aims (...)

Listed

Frey launches capital increase "to seize opportunities"

To finance its growth strategy in France and Europe, following the acquisition of the Polygone Riviera shopping centre*, Frey is launching a €101.3m cash (...)

Retail

"Investors are more selective than ever, with no urgency to act"

Business Immo : How is retail property investment faring on the eve of Mapic ? Antoine Grignon : Is it worth pointing out that (...)

Finance

It's time for Catella France 2.0

A page is being turned, that's a fact. Friends from the benches of the European Business School, founders of Catella France in 2001 and (...)

Housing

DoveVivo takes on a new identity and completes its offering

There was DoveVivo, Altido and Chez Nestor. Now there's Joivy, bringing together all the brands of the Italian company, a specialist in coliving on (...)

Finance

"Wüest Partner's independence makes it agile enough to shake up the market"

Business Immo: In a few words, could you tell us about Wüest Partner? Bérengère Oster: It's a Swiss property consultancy and appraisal company, headquartered in (...)

Office

Réalités signs €56m project in Paris

Réalités' project at 7 rue de Sainte-Hélène, in Paris's 13th arrondissement, between the Maréchaux and Périphérique boulevards, has won over the foundation of an (...)

Office

Deka Immobilien sells a French portfolio... and that's just the beginning

In an off-market deal, German investor Deka Immobilien has sold its compatriot AM Alpha a portfolio comprising two office buildings in Bordeaux and Boulogne-Billancourt (...)

Office

"The coworking market is already too established to be disrupted by WeWork's current situation"

Business Immo: How do you explain WeWork's difficulties? Mehdi Dziri: First of all, it's worth pointing out that WeWork is a remarkable player, which has (...)

Hospitality

An XXL consolidation operation between Covivio and AccorInvest

Covivio and AccorInvest officially entered into exclusive negotiations with a view to reorganising ownership of the premises and goodwill of their "high-potential" hotels, according (...)

Office

La Française REM sales in Q3 2023

Always on the lookout for opportunities, as evidenced by the acquisition from Grosvenor of 10 Ebury Bridge Road in London's West End for €63.4m, (...)

Office

"Expectations are different from what we were proposing four or five years ago"

Business Immo : How do you explain the vitality of the Bordeaux and Toulouse markets ? Marc Delpoux : Our two metropolises are among (...)

Career

Katayoune Panahi steps down as managing director of SNCF Immobilier

A game of musical chairs is about to begin at SNCF Immobilier. And Katayoune Panahi is directly concerned. According to our information, she is (...)

Housing

DoveVivo continues to expand in Paris

DoveVivo continues to weave its web in Paris. A few months after opening a new flagship at 10 rue de Douai, in the 9th (...)

Office

Gecina attracts a CAC40 company in Paris 17th's Mondo

This is undoubtedly one of the rental transactions of the year. Property company Gecina, which unveiled its financial results for Q3 2023, has pre-marketed (...)

Logistics

"Investors have taken note of the value corrections"

Business Immo : Is a return to normality envisaged for the logistics real estate investment market in the 2nd half of 2023, after the (...)

Green

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield updates its carbon neutrality plan

"Since 2016, we have taken action..." Jean-Marie Tritant, Chairman of the Management Board of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, is referring here to the first version of the (...)

Logistics

Portfolio deals are igniting the French logistics investment market

Only €1.5bn has been committed to the French industrial property market since 1 January, a paltry volume compared to that of 2022 (-72%), which (...)

Logistics

Canada's Cadillac Fairview to buy Daisy portfolio from Blackstone

Acting on behalf of its pan-European logistics joint venture with Cadillac Fairview, Boreal Investment Management is reportedly in the process of acquiring the French (...)

Hospitality

Covivio Hotels wants to accelerate its operations

Tugdual Millet knows all about Covivio's Hotels subsidiary, which he has taken over as Managing Director in spring 2021. And with good reason: he (...)

Finance

AEW Patrimoine adjusts its SCPI unit prices (again)

"The major challenge for us in relation to our partners is to be transparent and educational." These are the words of Antoine Barbier. They (...)

Finance

ClubFunding raises €120m to meet the financing needs of the real estate sector

"The demand for financing is such that we had to act", notes David El Nouchi. So ClubFunding Group, of which he is Chief Operating (...)

Career

Ella Etienne-Denoy's promotion at CBRE

After CBRE acquired Green Soluce in 2022, Ella Etienne-Denoy became Senior Director and Head of Sustainability & ESG at CBRE France. A year later, (...)

Career

Christophe Chauvard launches his consultancy business

After a short-lived assignment with Prologis in 2022, Christophe Chauvard set up his own company, Shared Value Partners, to "provide strategic consultancy and operational (...)

Finance

"Our assets are configured to take advantage of the situation"

Business Immo : What is Swiss Life AM France's strategy at a time when the clouds are gathering ? Fabrice Lombardo : Two cycles (...)

Office

Paris 8th: Covivio's Anjou office building sold for €230m

Covivio has signed the sale of the Anjou office building, located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The 9,328 sqm building, which is currently being (...)

Retail

A luxury giant buys Paris 8th's 56 Montaigne

The chess game between the luxury behemoths intensified over the summer. According to corroborating sources, Kering, which made a name for itself at the (...)

Retail

"We are far from the promised cataclysm"

Business Immo : The theme of Siec, which opens on 19 September, is "Retail is back". Why do you call it that ? Marie (...)

Finance

Primonial REIM France lowers the subscription price of its office and retail SCPIs

Not a day goes by without a tremor in the SCPI market. Following in the footsteps of La Française REM on Wednesday (see our (...)

Office

A French holding company buys Paris 14th's 23 Place de Catalogne

According to our information, the Arche holding company, which was set up in 1990 by Philippe Briand and includes Citya Immobilier, Laforêt, Guy Hoquet, (...)

Finance

SCPI funds: beware of a confidence crisis

A massive thunderclap. Predictable, yes, but brutal. Flashback, 24 July 2023: At the height of summer, Amundi, faced with a fall in the appraised (...)

Finance

Altarea IM designs an SCPI "adapted to the new property cycle"

Five months after receiving AMF approval, Altarea IM is launching its first SCPI, Alta Convictions, a "multi-theme" vehicle, as Marc-Olivier Penin, the management company's (...)

Career

Laetitia Trèves and Dimitri Maillard, two major recruits for Macquarie Group

Macquarie Group continues to build its European presence. The Australian company recently recruited two leading figures in the property industry: Laetitia Trèves, formerly Investment (...)

Office

Rebranding, new sites: Industrious steps up its European expansion

A few weeks ago, Jamie Hodari, co-founder and managing director of flexible workspace provider Industrious, said he was "inundated with requests from all over (...)

Finance

"Alternative sub-sectors account for over 60% of Primonial REIM's allocation"

Business Immo: You have just finalised the first stage of the €1.4bn purchase of Icade's stake in Icade Santé. In concrete terms, what does this (...)

Office

"A slow start to the year, but we're already catching up"

Business Immo: How would you sum up the first half of 2023? Éric Siesse: Yes, we had a slow start to the year, but we (...)

Retail

The sale of O'Parinor is looming, with Klépierre in pole position

As revealed by Business Immo on 10 July, O'Parinor, the shopping centre in Aulnay-sous-Bois owned by Hammerson and NPS, has been put up for (...)

Office

Industrious to open a fifth site in the UK

Several months after its move to Paris, revealed exclusively by Business Immo, Industrious is about to open a fifth site in the UK. According (...)

Office

Office production picks up in Greater Paris

More cranes than usual are piling up in the Paris skies. This is the main conclusion of the 40th edition of the Grand Paris (...)

Office

Paris 8th: an XXL signature at 54-56 Boétie

This is THE lease for the first half of 2023. At least in Paris' central business district. It concerns an asset acquired by Norges (...)

Finance

« The big difference compared with previous crises is the availability of liquidity »

Business Immo : In the current context of rising interest rates, inflation and difficult access to financing, what is Colliers' day-to-day business ? Has (...)

Finance

Price corrections and persistent fog across all asset classes

She warned us, lucid and visionary at the same time. "In 2023, there will be a shock to asset values, a shock to real (...)

Retail

Vigilance is still the order of the day at Procos after a lacklustre H1

Specialized retailing is not doing so badly. This is borne out by the 1st-half figures unveiled today by Emmanuel Le Roch, General Delegate of (...)

Career

Antoine Aubry moves from Axa IM Alts to Amundi Immobilier

After 17 years with Axa IM Alts, Antoine Aubry officially changed shops at the beginning of June, Business Immo has learned. Formerly co-head of (...)

Territories

Ten proposals that could transform La Défense

On the podium of the First Tower auditorium, Pierre-Yves Guice, Managing Director of Paris La Défense, lists the figures and multiplies the examples. « (...)

Finance

True to its asset-smart strategy, Clariane (formerly Korian) aims to unite property investors

Korian, now Clariane, is constantly in the news, with changes to its identity, its articles of association and its partnerships. The latest? The recently-created (...)

Retail

What's behind Gecina's sale of 101 Champs-Élysées?

Shortly before 7pm on Tuesday evening, Gecina shook off its torpor in a hitherto ankylosed investment market, awaiting a repricing, by issuing a press (...)

Finance

"We've had trouble agreeing to repricing cuts so far, but it's not sustainable"

Business Immo: A few weeks ago, Afrexim, which you chair, dwelt on the "downward trend in market values" in France, "which is set to (...)

Territories

La Part-Dieu, or the art of reinvention

Long gone are the days of the Cuirassiers barracks, military land finally acquired in 1960 by the then mayor of Lyon, Louis Pradel. ‘It (...)

Office

A CAC 40 company signs a off-plan lease in Sophia Antipolis

The Hive. This 2,882 sqm building in Sophia Antipolis will house Capgemini's teams in the 4th quarter of 2023. The global IT services specialist (...)

Housing

Paris 9th: a new flagship for DoveVivo

DoveVivo recently opened a new flagship at 10 rue de Douai, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. According to our information, in this privately-owned (...)

Finance

When Perial dusts off one of its historic activities...

On the floors of 34 rue Guersant, where Perial will be relocating its head office in 2019, Chairman Éric Cosserat adopts a solemn tone. (...)

Office

At La Défense, the Ariane Tower will change its face

« The Ariane Tower is clearly part of La Défense's heritage... ». And Olivier Vellay, partner at BauMont Real Estate, recounts its history. Designed (...)

Career

Another La Française talent joins Altarea IM

Former head of real estate middle office - retail funds of La Française (2021-2023), Maxim Rault has joined Altarea Investment Managers as director of (...)

Career

Three new hires and multiple transactions for C&W France's Capital Markets department

Strengthening and signing : objectives achieved for Cushman & Wakefield's Capital Markets department which, according to our information, has multiplied its recruitments over the (...)

Green

"Everyone knows the thermostat must now be turned the other way"

Business Immo: Why did Deepki and Sigrid Duhamel come together? Vincent Bryant: We were looking for a leader to chair our strategic committee; a leader (...)

Office

In Nanterre, within its own campus, Groupama takes over Crystal Défense

The Crystal Défense building in Nanterre has changed ownership. DTZ Investors made it official today via a press release. In the role of the (...)

Office

AEW buys Lyon's Welink office building for €100m

JLL announced this morning that the Lyon investment market is at a low ebb, with only €213m committed in the first quarter (-58%). However, (...)

Career

Former Microsoft Chief of Staff appointed COO Europe of Longevity Partners

Longevity Partners has just enlisted a top executive. The global climate and responsible economy consultancy has recently recruited Chrystèle Dumont, former Chief of Staff (...)

Office

"Our 99.5 % occupancy rate rewards our investment strategy"

Business Immo : SFL has a 99.5 % occupancy rate. What does this figure mean to you ? Dimitri Boulte : It's a historical, (...)

Office

Paris 9th : Weinberg Capital Partners commits its fund at 18-20 rue de Navarin

Yes, the investment market has seized up. However, not all players have put down the pencil. According to our information, Weinberg Capital Partners has (...)

Office

Finamas Group signs 62 Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Little by little, the Finamas group is placing its pawns here and there on the national territory, but especially in Paris, where the Masliah (...)

Retail

With three Paris 13th acquisitions, Ingka Centres' looking to develop its first French "urban Meeting Place"

Behind Hammerson's disposal programme (see our article) lie the unabashed ambitions of Ingka Centres, which has acquired Italie Deux and its extension Italik, as (...)

Hospitality

« We have about 20 projects in the pipeline in France »

Business Immo : Every year at Mipim, Hilton reports on its growth forecasts. What about 2023 ? David Heijligers : France is a deep (...)

Finance

« What's going on in the investment market ? »

Business Immo : Each Mipim has its own context. What do you retain from this 2023 vintage ? What is the state of mind (...)

Territories

Mipim Awards 2023 : three French projects rewarded

Three French projects are among the winners of the Mipim Awards 2023, whose ceremony has just ended in the grand auditorium of the Palais (...)

Office

Paris CBD, a district like no other

What is Paris CBD? The question may make you smile, but... Everyone has their own definition of the district, "depending on the underlying real estate," (...)

Housing

The residential investment market offers a promising outlook according to Colliers

They say they are « confident ». Karl de Francqueville, Director of Capital Markets Residential & Healthcare Île-de-France at Colliers, and Chrystèle Villotte, Director (...)