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Housing 22/06/2018

Housing: A third pillar is possible - residential property companies

As the first reading of the ELAN housing bill comes to an end in the French National Assembly, it is clear that France needs a (...)

Hospitality 12/06/2018

Amid Spain's hotel boom, Blackstone will do what it takes to buy Hispania

With Spanish tourism booming and no fewer than 173 new hotel openings forecast in the next four years, US giant Blackstone will likely do what it (...)

Housing 04/06/2018

Merkel's 1.5m new homes pledge faces building capacity constraints, rising costs

Chancellor Angela Merkel's pledge to create 1.5m new homes in Germany in the next four years will run up against supply constraints. While builders aim (...)

Office 15/05/2018

Data – the next big thing in real estate

The end user is becoming increasingly central to every phase of the real estate business thanks to the rich availability and sophisticated analysis of (...)

Finance 27/04/2018

Rows of Chinese at London’s World Built Environment Forum show RICS is changing

It was the 60 or so Chinese sitting in rows at this week's World Built Environment Forum in London, noting every word from simultaneous (...)

Housing 20/04/2018

Is Germany's Vonovia bidding for French SNCF's 4,000-unit resi portfolio?

In a deal being watched at home and abroad, French railway SNCF is selling a portfolio of 4,000 homes in a rare public sector sale that (...)

Finance 16/04/2018

Japan capital entering euro real estate not for the cycle but the longer term

The entry of GPIF, Japan Post and other giant Tokyo institutions to European property is happening but may take longer if managers reject inital fee (...)

Health / Senior 16/03/2018

MIPIM BLOG Day 3: The Awards – for the ‘creative art’ of real estate in Europe

Live from MIPIM (Cannes) - Day Three-Thursday: Despite the driving rain in Cannes, even more evidence that the scope of European opportunities is widening, yes, and (...)

Finance 15/03/2018

MIPIM BLOG Day 2: Still plenty of life in Old Europe, Mipim Proptech in view

Live from Mipim (Cannes) - Day Two-Wednesday: It is clear that plenty of opportunities are open to real estate investors in Old Europe, perhaps however no (...)

Finance 13/03/2018

MIPIM BLOG Day 1: Sun still shining on European real estate but rain (caution) enters forecasts

Live from MIPIM (Cannes) - First impressions from the sunshine of Cannes: still plenty of optimism around real estate value in Europe though now it comes (...)

Finance 09/03/2018

Benko, S Immo said eyeing creation of Austrian Champion, perhaps including Signa

Speculation in Vienna is growing that Signa boss, the sometimes controversial René Benko, will move soon to try to merge the three quoted property firms S Immo, CA Immo and Immofinanz to (...)

Office 05/03/2018

Blockchain: talk of the town in Cannes at MIPIM 2018 ?

The imminent arrival of blockchain to the real estate industry will 'disrupt' in the full sense, shortening deal times to, perhaps, 24 hours from (...)

Housing 05/02/2018

Twilight of the gods reverberates as German politics struggles for new Groko

Götterdämmerung, twilight of the gods, is the real reverberation in the background of German politics in these days; not CDU/CSU-SPD grand coalition policy talks (...)

Listed 29/01/2018

German TLG in spotlight as major shareholders assess new 23% investor

German listed TLG, managing €2.4bn in commercial real estate, is in the spotlight this week after investor Amir Dayan said he potentially controls 23% of (...)

Office 19/01/2018

Eyeing European REITs, US Seeking Alpha adviser picks Gecina, Paris office as winners

Never before have I seen a private US stock-picking adviser venture into listed European real estate, but US retail investors are looking around the (...)

Listed 05/12/2017

Post-IPO, Singapore's Cromwell European REIT eyes Italy, eschews Poland

With the Australian Cromwell Property Group as its 35.8% sponsor, Cromwell European REIT raised €866m in a second try at a Singapore float last (...)

Retail 03/11/2017

Kaufhof/Karstadt would be major test of Signa’s entrepreneurial ability

Austria’s private Signa group is well on its way to wiping out memories of the past troubles of its youthful founder René Benko. If (...)

Logistics 24/10/2017

European logistics dots that lead to China, Jack Ma mean yields are headed lower

It doesn’t take much to join the dots in logistics real estate. When Alibabafounder Jack Ma sees it as crucial to globalisation and aims (...)

Finance 23/10/2017

Icade, SNI privatisations possible amid shake-up at French CDC

Changes in French state finance arm CDC, starting with the reported selection of its new head, are likely to shake up long-established economic structures just (...)

Listed 18/10/2017

Material news from the European listed universe: Unibail, Hypoport, Colonial

Ahead of third quarter results, which will be upon us starting this week, here are some selected actions and calls that are material to (...)