Interviews

Queensberry adapts UK shopping centres to new uses as online sales growth settles

Retail developer Queensberry is converting old UK shopping centres into new retail-led hubs with private rented sector housing, adapting to


French SIIC reform would help economy, spur growth of listed sector – FSIF

French listed property association FSIF has proposed a package of measures to modernise the French REIT/SIIC regime. FSIF President Christophe

Schroders European REIT sets its sights on warehouses

Schroders European Real Estate Investment Trust (SEREIT) has logistics properties in its cross hairs and is seeking to further diversify



Fixing retail mistakes to generate higher investor returns

Half of Germany’s large shopping centres are unsuited to today’s retail environment, says Martin Mörl, managing director and head of


British malls dish up more eateries for experience-hungry shoppers

Whether it's grabbing a latte to go or sitting down to a gastronomic delight, food and beverage is shaping up


Grosvenor Europe digs up development gems from Stockholm to Madrid

Grosvenor Europe has spent the first year under its new moniker trimming its retail-led portfolio and reshaping its strategy, honing


Round Hill develops taste for European student accommodation

A lack of suitable stock is creating opportunities to develop new accommodation, including student housing, across large parts of continental


UK’s Internos checks in to Europe’s value-add hotel market

UK-based investment manager Internos Global Investors is on the hunt for value-add opportunities in Europe’s hotel markets for its second


Galimmo targets value creation from €1bn European retail portfolio

New European retail property firm Galimmo is looking to grow the value of its portfolio through extensions and renovations, a


Swiss Life launches €300m European retail fund

Swiss Life Asset Managers has launched a retail fund, which will invest at least €300m in prime assets in major European cities


German ADO Properties plans to grow portfolio in Berlin’s periphery

ADO Properties, the German-listed housing company that invests exclusively in the country’s capital, plans to expand its portfolio by over


HB Reavis plots European expansion through city-shaping schemes

Just a couple of weeks after the shock result of the Brexit vote in June, Slovakian developer HB Reavis sold


Macron’s election to drive demand for office space in Paris region – M&G

The election of pro-EU, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron as French President will drive demand for office space in the Paris




LaSalle IM, Aviva to raise Encore+ fund’s allocation to Germany

LaSalle Investment Management will increase the exposure of the pan-European Encore+ fund that it co-manages with Aviva Investors to German


German TLG remains positive on Berlin while expanding in western Germany

Berlin has entered an exclusive club of cities, which offer good job prospects and a fashionable living environment, according to


M&G zooms in on retail opportunities in key cities across Europe

UK-based M&G Real Estate, part of the Prudential insurance group, bases its retail investment decisions on cities rather than countries


Risk aversion boosts returns for core Europe value-add, opportunistic strategies – JPM AM

Due to heightened risk aversion, investors are pledging less capital to pursue value-add and opportunistic property strategies – but those


Europa Capital cautious on office rental growth in Spain

Spanish rental growth expectations, which are driving up prices for office assets, are exaggerated, according to Jason Oram, partner and