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Logistics 16/01/2018

Poste Immo looks into future for huge 11,000-property stock across France

Poste Immo, the property management unit of France's giant public sector La Poste postal service, is tasked with foreseeing the future for its 11,000 buildings and (...)

Office 11/01/2018

German 2017 CRE investment hits record €57bn, 2018 to depend on rates, bonds - JLL

Investment in German commercial property last year hit €56.8 bn, shattering the prior record set in 2015 by €1.7 bn, and up 7% from (...)

Listed 20/12/2017

Six European office REITs form sustainability and innovation thinktank

Even if real estate is local, clients' technical and environmental needs are the same across Europe, says Meka Brunel, CEO of French SIIC Gecina and one of (...)

Finance 16/11/2017

Party still ahead for western economies; RE price rises should continue – INREV conf

Western economies are in good shape, and caution since the global financial crisis should give way to normalisation and a top-of-cycle ‘party’ soon, Berenberg Bank Chief (...)

Retail 09/11/2017

European real estate investor demand seen stronger in 2018 but caution on UK

Despite strong price rises in European commercial real estate this year, investor demand is expected to be still stronger in 2018, according to a (...)

Finance 01/11/2017

Eurozone economic, real estate optimism tempered by asset availability – ULI/PwC

An improving Eurozone macroeconomic outlook and real estate’s continued attractiveness are bolstering industry optimism, says the ULI/PwC Emerging Trends 2018 report. But investors are concerned about (...)

Office 01/11/2017

Data availability, shift toward real estate as a service seen upcoming trends

The growing availability of data on all aspects of real estate, combined with the tech-enabled shift toward viewing it as a service rather than (...)

Office 01/11/2017

Berlin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Munich, Madrid top city list in ULI/PwC report

For the fourth year in a row Berlin has taken the top spot in the city rankings of the annual Emerging Trends report produced (...)

Retail 30/10/2017

Toronto’s Slate adds 47 German retail sites, taking assets near 120

New acquisitions by the Frankfurt-based unit of Toronto’s Slate group means it is on track to execute on its European business plan, now with nearly 120 (...)

Office 22/10/2017

Patrizia eyes more acquisitions, settles Union Investment payout dispute

German listed investment manager Patrizia is planning further acquisitions and has around €700m in liquidity for this, CFO Karim Bohn said in a interview. It has also settled (...)

Hospitality 20/10/2017

Gold in Spanish resort hotels (1): First mover Hispania tracked by Blackstone, Ruggieri

Gold has been discovered in Spanish resort hotels and REIT/SOCIMI Hispania is the first in the ‘rush’. But other fast movers are close behind. They include Blackstone, (...)

Office 19/10/2017

Warsaw’s Griffin Premium RE eyes Polish office expansion after Globalworth entry

Warsaw-listed Griffin Premium RE is turning itself into a pure Polish office play ready to become a REIT if and when the law allows. US private (...)

Retail 17/10/2017

Echo Polska said on track to boost mall AUM with giant €621m buy

Warsaw’s Echo Polska Properties has reportedly made good on the intentions explained by CEO Hadley Dean to BIE recently – agreeing to pay €621m for a large shopping (...)

Office 17/10/2017

"I’m surprised how active it is this late in the cycle but there is a comfort around where yields are"

Business Immo Europe : What is your feeling for the mood this year ? Damian Harrington : I think the mood is good this (...)

Office 05/10/2017

Election of Macron brings foreign investors back to Paris – Expo panel

Expo Real 4 Oct. 2017 – The election of President Emmanuel Macron is ushering in a sea change in foreign perceptions of France, and external investment is (...)

Office 04/10/2017

Globalworth buys US Oaktree control stake in Poland’s Griffin Premium

Less than a year after South Africa’s largest REIT Growthpoint took a stake in Romania-focused, AIM-listed Globalworth, the latter has already started expansion, buying control of Polish (...)

Office 02/10/2017

Growthpoint joins other S.Africans in CEE, eyes expansion

Growthpoint, the largest primary listed REIT in South Africa, has its eye on other eastern Europe markets after taking a stake in Romania’s Globalworth, says (...)

Listed 01/10/2017

ETF universe to shift as FTSE Russell creates property class

Index provider FTSE Russell is to follow S&P and MSCI in giving real estate its own industry classification, moving it out of Financials after it found correlation divergence. The move (...)

Office 01/10/2017

Bringing REITs under AIFMD seen counterproductive for Portugal

Bringing REITs under the European Union’s AIFMD directive would be counterproductive in Portugal, which has announced their introduction, says a senior executive of Spain’s (...)