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Green 29/09/2022

"We must all have a pragmatic vision of the low-carbon city"

Business Immo: What are Altarea's ambitions in terms of reducing its carbon footprint? Nathalie Bardin: We are all aware that the building and urban sector (...)

Territories 12/09/2022

"We need to think differently about the city"

Business Immo: You were elected mayor of Nantes in 2014 and re-elected to this position in 2020. How has your vision of the city (...)

Logistics 31/08/2022

"We are building a team of logistics galactics to support our strong growth"

Business Immo: What is the background to Olivier Barge's arrival as operational director of APRC Group? Karim Abdellaoui: APRC Group, which is growing steadily, is (...)

Office 30/08/2022

"What better place to set up your office than in a hotel?"

Business Immo: What is the origin of this partnership between Wojo and Kasada?   Olivier Granet: Kasada is currently the most active investor in the hotel (...)

Finance 25/07/2022

"Inflation and rising rates: a paradigm shift for the investment market?"

Business Immo: To what extent is inflation impacting the commercial property investment market? Cevan Torossian: This is an unprecedented period in all respects: inflationary pressures (...)

Office 13/07/2022

"Companies now have every reason to anticipate an increase in their real estate expenditure"

Business Immo: What has been the effect of inflation on corporate real estate decisions so far? Bruno Amsellem: The post-Covid situation is quite particular, with (...)

Finance 12/07/2022

“Although the current environment leads us to be careful, it can also be an opportunity”

Business Immo: How has Norges Bank Investment Management’s real estate investment activity evolved since the Covid-19 pandemic? Mie Holstad: I took on the role of (...)

Office 04/07/2022

"In 2022, the headquarters paradigm has changed"

Business Immo: Allianz Real Estate recently inaugurated its new Paris headquarters for the Western Europe and European Debt teams at 50-52 boulevard Haussmann. What (...)

Finance 29/06/2022

"Since Principal's acquisition of Internos Global Investors, our platform has been growing rapidly."

Business Immo: What has changed for your entity since the acquisition of Internos Global Investors in April 2018?  Guillaume Masset: Since the acquisition of Internos (...)

Office 29/06/2022

The office will be social or it won't be

While teleworking is becoming commonplace and digital tools are abolishing distances, the office remains essential for 87 % of employees1. On one condition, however: that (...)

Green 21/06/2022

"The few remaining building mayors are heroes"

Business Immo: In your book, you oppose the camp of the "decreasers" and the camp of the optimists. Who are they? Guillaume Poitrinal: First of (...)

Retail 15/06/2022

"Shopping centres cannot develop without interacting with their environment"

Mapic, the mirror of retail real estate for 27 years, and a must-attend event for the commercial real estate industry, has selected four in (...)

Green 13/06/2022

“Blackstone sees an opportunity to invest c. $100bn in climate change solutions projects”

Business Immo: Blackstone is partnering with St. Modwen to develop carbon-negative affordable homes. What is this initiative and what are the objectives? Caroline Hill: St. (...)

Finance 09/06/2022

“The pricing of real estate remains attractive compared to other asset classes”

Business Immo: M&G Real Estate reported a record fund-raising for its M&G European Property Fund in Q1 2022. How do institutional investors view real (...)

Hospitality 09/06/2022

"The recovery of the hotel sector is very heterogeneous from one continent and country to another"

Business Immo: Who is STR and what does it do? Aoife Roche: Founded in 1985, STR is positioned as a leader in global hotel performance (...)

Hospitality 06/06/2022

"There is currently a wind of change in the hotel industry"

Business Immo: What are the main lessons the hotel sector can learn from the health crisis? Vanguelis Panayotis: There are different fundamental levers that have (...)

Finance 02/06/2022

"The strength of a large group, but the agility of a fine SME"

Business Immo: How did this merger and acquisition come about? Gaétan Clermont: Cardinal was owned by three shareholders: Norbert Richard, who was not involved in (...)

Hospitality 31/05/2022

"Comparing all European countries, France has been the most successful in adapting to the pandemic"

Business Immo: The health crisis has greatly affected the hotel industry. How has Christie & Co weathered this storm? Philippe Bijaoui: During this difficult period, (...)

Housing 30/05/2022

"Bouygues Immobilier must be a leader in the way housing is designed"

Business Immo: Last week you presented your new housing signature, Cœur de vie. What does this approach consist of? Bernard Mounier: Over the past year, (...)

Hospitality 27/05/2022

"It will take two to three years before we have stable operational indicators again"

Business Immo: What does the hotel sector represent within Swiss Life Asset Managers? Johanna Capoani: Through our dedicated funds, we manage a portfolio of some (...)