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Finance 31/07/2020

"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 (...)

Listed 23/07/2020

"Covivio has no intention of changing its strategy in the hotel business."

Business Immo: What is your assessment for the 1st half of 2020? Christophe Kullmann: In this very special context marked by the health crisis, Covivio's (...)

Housing 20/07/2020

"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 17/07/2020

“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: (...)

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 (...)

Territories 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 (...)

Finance 08/07/2020

"This crisis should accelerate the adoption of new technologies in real estate"

Business Immo: Two years after its launch, what is the status of the JLL Spark Global Venture Fund? Tanguy Quéro: With a $100m capital, this fund (...)

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, (...)

Finance 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 (...)

Green 26/06/2020

"Our centres give us important responsibilities in terms of responsible consumption"

Recently awarded a "B" rating by ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, Giant Paris-based REIT/SIIC Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield continues to (...)

Finance 23/06/2020

“We can expect a lot of activity on Europe's CRE markets for the rest of the year”

Even though investors still had capital to deploy over the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic led to a 40% drop in CRE investment (...)

Finance 18/06/2020

"This crisis was primarily an accelerator of underlying trends"

For its 27th edition, the barometer carried out by MSCI in partnership with Crédit Foncier Immobilier questioned, in the unprecedented context Covid-19 pandemic, 20 investment (...)

Finance 17/06/2020

“Why CIIAM is becoming Colliers Global Investors”

Eight months after taking over as head of Colliers International Investment & Asset Management (CIIAM), Arnaud Broussou, its chairman, and Grégoire Deramecourt, its managing (...)

Finance 09/06/2020

"We are approaching real estate from a private equity perspective with the launch of the Mirabaud Grand Paris fund"

Mirabaud Asset Management is launching a fund dedicated to the somewhat unusual Greater Paris region that invests alongside property developers. Renaud Dutreil, Head of (...)

Retail 05/06/2020

"A lot of retail projects in the pipeline today won’t see the light of day"

The development of new shopping centre space in Europe has been on the decline since the record 9 million sqm reached in 2008. According to Boris (...)

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 28/05/2020

"Andera Partners will allow Panhard Group to scale up"

Created in 1995 by Alain Panhard, the eponymous group turns a new page in its history with the entry of the Winch Capital 4 fund, (...)

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 15/05/2020

"Health issues will change the design and organisation of companies"

To respond to the health risks caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, inspection and certification company Bureau Veritas is helping French REIT/SIIC Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield update its (...)

Housing 13/05/2020

"The social toll caused by the lack of future projects points to an economic crisis"

After two months of lockdown, as the country begins its reopening this week, construction is gradually resuming in France. But the resumption of construction (...)