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Office 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 (...)

Office 10/07/2020

Aix-Marseille-Provence's office take-up at half-mast but investment on the rise in H1 2020 - Immostat

For the first half of 2020, take-up for office space in Aix-Marseille-Provence amounts to 57,024 sqm, according to Immostat data, down 11% compared to H1 (...)

Office 09/07/2020

"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 (...)

Office 09/07/2020

Fears of offices extinction are excessive, says Savills IM

The fear of seeing offices disappear in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak is disproportionate, according to Savills Investment Management. The group believes that (...)

Office 09/07/2020

WiredScore launches international think tank on smart buildings

WiredScore is bringing together leading landlords and tenants from around the world to form the WiredScore Smart Council, a global think tank dedicated to (...)

Office 07/07/2020

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. (...)

Office 06/07/2020

France's CRE investment market suffers the effects of Covid-19 in 1H20 (Knight Frank)

For the first half of 2020 as a whole, the volumes invested in France totalled €11bn, reports Knight Frank. Although down 15% year-on-year, they (...)

Office 06/07/2020

Sophia Antipolis: Courtin Real Estate and Valimmo buy the Dow France site

French property investors Courtin Real Estate and Valimmo have joined forces to acquire a 4 hectare plot of land in the heart of the (...)

Office 06/07/2020

Patrizia closes TEP VII pan-European fund at €750m

Patrizia has announced the final close of its flagship discretionary value-added fund, TransEuropean VII LP (TEP VII). The vehicle has reached its equity hard (...)

Office 03/07/2020

How resilient is the Île-de-France office market through the crisis? - C&W

Cushman & Wakefield's Research department conducted a cross review of office transactions and the impact of the crisis on real estate sectors in Île-de-France. (...)

Office 02/07/2020

2019, an excellent year for France's portfolio market - Arthur Loyd

The year 2019 will go down in the annals of the real estate portfolio sales market! According to the latest Arthur Loyd data, €8.3bn (...)

Office 02/07/2020

“Generali Real Estate won’t change its strategy significantly”

Business Immo: Four months after the coronavirus outbreak, what do you take away from this unprecedented crisis on European real estate? Aldo Mazzocco: In mid-2019, (...)

Office 01/07/2020

“There are important economic reasons to adopt an environmentally conscious approach to investing”

Over the last 10 years, Norges Bank Investment Management, the investment manager of Norway's giant Pension Fund Global, has built an unlisted real estate (...)

Office 01/07/2020

France registered a record €3.2bn in sale-and-leaseback transactions in 2019 - JLL

In France, the volume of real estate disposals by businesses and owner-occupiers, also known as sale-and-leaseback transactions, reached a record €3.2bn in 2019, according (...)

Office 30/06/2020

GCI/Crédit Suisse joint-venture buys 10,200 sqm office project in Montrouge

Despite the context, investors are still showing an appetite for unsecured real estate products in the inner suburbs of Paris. According to BI sources, (...)

Office 30/06/2020

Lyon poised to become one of Europe’s reference cities – JLL/EY

One of the top ten European regions for Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), Lyon’s commercial real estate markets continue to grow and break records year (...)

Office 29/06/2020

France’s Wojo launches "Wojo for impact" programme for unused office space

Coworking operator Wojo, a joint venture from French hospitality giant Accor and Bouygues, has announced the launch of its "Wojo for impact" programme, which (...)

Office 29/06/2020

BNP Paribas Real Estate and Now Coworking launch "Now Connected"

BNP Paribas Real Estate and Now Coworking, an independent coworking operator, have announced the launch of "Now Connected", an offer for the creation, development, (...)

Office 26/06/2020

Home-working could destroy 11 million sqm of office space in the Paris Region in ten years' time

If not killing the office, can home-working severely impact the office market? French banking group Natixis has looked into the question and estimates that (...)

Office 25/06/2020

France’s Icawood, WO2 and BNP PRE raise €650m to launch Nanterre's 126,000 sqm Arboretum campus

Icawood, a fund launched by Icamap and Ivanhoe Cambridge, WO2 and BNP Paribas Real Estate announced today that they have raised €650m for the (...)