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Logistics 16/11/2020

GIC and Melcombe Partners enter into JV to acquire and develop European urban logistics assets

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and European urban logistics investment manager Melcombe Partners, have agreed to enter into a joint venture to acquire and (...)

Logistics 03/11/2020

"France's local authorities do not encourage the development of logistics"

Business Immo: You recently highlighted in a study the confidence of investors in the French logistics real estate market in 2020. How do you (...)

Retail 23/10/2020

French specialised retail is going through anxiety-provoking uncertainties

How can we be optimistic about the future when the health crisis is still hitting hard on whole sections of the French economy? Particularly (...)

Logistics 19/10/2020

European logistics continue to attract capital - RCA

Amid the numerous uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the European logistics sector continues to attract a high level of capital, the latest data (...)

Listed 15/10/2020

"Listed retail REITs will overcome the crisis".

Business Immo: The retail sector is said to be in agony, is this how you describe listed retail properties today?   Dominique Moerenhout: The situation of (...)

Housing 05/10/2020

"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 (...)

Listed 02/10/2020

“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 (...)

Logistics 24/09/2020

Mobivia rents a 103,000 sqm logistics asset in the Mountpark Orléans

Mountpark rents to Mobivia with its chosen service provider the first 103,000 sqm building of its large-scale operation, located in the Loire Valley Synergy (...)

Logistics 23/09/2020

The health crisis should boost demand for logistics space - Savills

E-commerce has played an essential role in the lives of many Europeans since the lockdown and has reached an unprecedented proportion of total retail (...)

Office 18/09/2020

"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 (...)

Retail 14/09/2020

Turnover leases and omnichannel strategy set to dominate the retail sector - Savills

A new report from Savills indicates that turnover leases and an integrated omnichannel strategy will lead the way as the European retail sector returns (...)

Retail 09/09/2020

France's specialised retail turnover up 3%yy in August - Procos

The activity of the French specialised retail sector in August was comparable to that of the previous month, according to data from Procos, a (...)

Logistics 02/09/2020

Covid-19 impact to speed up European online retail sales by one year - Savills

Prior to Covid-19, the Western European average online retail sales penetration was forecast to reach 15.3% by 2022. However, the Centre for Retail Research’s (...)

Career 02/09/2020

Vastned CEO steps down for new phase

The Supervisory Board of Vastned, the listed European retail property has announced that it has reached the conclusion, jointly with CEO Taco de Groot, (...)

Finance 10/07/2020

"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 10/07/2020

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 (...)

Logistics 26/06/2020

As e-commerce transforms the logistics sector, investors crave last mile assets – Aviva Investors

As e-commerce companies look to accelerate delivery times, the logistics sector is transforming, states a recent Aviva Investors study, with strong demand for “last (...)

Retail 03/06/2020

"Today's retail is more digital, but still as multichannel as ever"

The e-commerce activity of the Fnac-Darty group, which became its sole distribution channel for several weeks, doubled during the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 (...)

Finance 25/05/2020

"Just because we’re forced to invest doesn’t mean we have to make mistakes"

Despite the disruption caused by Covid-19, Amundi Immobilier continued to invest during the spring with acquisitions in Barcelona and Warsaw. As several European countries (...)

Retail 25/03/2020

Economic downturn potential trigger for expected restructure of Europe’s retail property sector - ULI

In a timely report based on interviews before the COVID-19 outbreak with 24 major investors in the European retail property market, the Urban Land (...)