Interviews

Klépierre sticks with focus on continental Europe

French shopping centre REIT/SIIC Klépierre is concentrating firmly on continental Europe, and says it currently has no plans to move into


Azimuth sees value in UK retail as negative sentiment grows

Long-term international investors can find value in UK shopping centres and supermarkets but should be wary of buying warehouses at

Aberdeen Standard fund pursues logistics opportunities into Poland

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ pan-European growth fund is pulling out all the stops to get a hold of European logistics assets,



CBRE GI moves up risk curve with conversion projects

CBRE Global Investors is focusing on core and core-plus investments requiring active asset management in Germany as prices for core


Allianz Real Estate CEO shares ambitious plans to reach €100bn of AUM

Allianz Real Estate, the German insurer’s property arm, has ambitions to become a €100bn business, after reaching €60bn of assets


AEW Europe on track for record fundraising in 2018

AEW Europe is on track to beat its fundraising record of €3.3bn for 2018, defying early expectations of a quieter


Principal RE Europe doubles down on German hotels, healthcare

Principal Real Estate Europe, formerly Internos Global Investors, is doubling down on its hotel and healthcare strategies in Germany as


German MPC Capital charts micro-living push into Spain

German asset manager MPC Capital is planning to push its micro-living business into Spain, introducing its studio-focused concept in tourist


Greystar charts French housing plans amid European expansion

US housing investor Greystar is ramping up its European expansion after opening an office in Paris this month, with plans


BNPPRE’s head of investment Young optimistic despite Brexit

Asian investors are pouring into continental Europe as improved economic conditions across the region combined with the threat of a


Rapidly growing Corestate builds offerings, investor base

Frankfurt-listed property group Corestate Capital is working to expand its product range and investor base, as it eyes further growth opportunities


Heitman Securities highlights Seattle apartment concerns

Heitman Securities is treading cautiously around Seattle’s high-flying apartment market on concerns of elevated supply and the impact of Amazon’s decision to set


Alternative lending goes mainstream

Alternative property lending in the UK is moving into the mainstream as borrowers turn to debt funds for the flexible




Niam looks beyond Copenhagen for its Danish resi platform

Niam, the Swedish private equity real estate firm that’s assembling one of the few institutional-scale residential portfolios in Denmark, has expanded


Grosvenor Europe puts Paris office projects on the bill

Grosvenor Europe, a property group owned by the British Grosvenor family, has realigned its strategy in France to target Paris


Urban Exposure steps into UK house funding gap

Urban Exposure, the British residential property lender, is targeting the UK’s chronic shortage of affordable homes as it puts £150m raised


Aegila creates space to play in European property

Aegila Capital Management, the Gulf-backed investment firm created last year, is rejecting the widely used terminology of real estate risk


LendInvest works to rebuild small UK resi development market

LendInvest, a London-based company providing loans to small developers to build single-family and small multifamily properties throughout the country, has a