Interviews

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


UK takes vertical warehouse lead in Europe: DCAM MD

The UK will pave the way towards taller multi-storey warehouses in Europe to meet the rising demand for industrial space


US tech co. aims to grow European presence

VTS, a New York-based proptech company that aims to overhaul and simplify the leasing and asset management process for commercial real


Allianz turns to value-added deals as competition rises

Allianz Real Estate, the German insurer’s property arm, is turning to value-add and forward-funding deals to create prime properties it can


Cloudscraper: Compressing closing times from months to days 

Cloudscraper, a commercial real estate trading platform, is heralding the end of countless spreadsheets and lengthy transactions with a high-speed exchange that it believes will allow institutional investors


Icade set to amplify investment focus

Paris-based Icade is working on a new strategic plan that will amplify its existing focus on the office, healthcare, and


CapMan extends into core Nordic property

CapMan, the Helsinki, Finland-based private equity and real estate group, is expanding into core properties that can produce long-term income. "There


Omni makes long-term plans for short-term debt space

Omni Partners, a London-based investment management company that operates a short-term real estate lending fund, is making long-term plans for this


Knight Frank sees interest spike from savvy Korean buyers

Knight Frank Investment Management is seeing increasing interest from experienced Korean commercial real estate investors who are turning their attention




Capital Bay: There’s no place like (care) homes

Capital Bay, a Berlin-based investment management company, sees substantial opportunity in the acquisition of private care homes, a burgeoning segment


Digital dreams: German retail specialist charts new sales strategy

ECE, a Hamburg-based retail specialist, is set to expand a proprietary shopping platform that allows shoppers to reserve merchandise online


Seven Dials takes unique tack with Hull mall redevelopment

Seven Dials Fund Management took a unique approach to the redevelopment of Princes Quay, a multistory waterfront shopping centre in


German investors building US, Asian exposure

German institutional investors are increasingly investing outside of Europe, building up their real estate exposure in Asia and the US


Echo Polska maps out Polish retail push

Echo Polska Properties, the Johannesburg and Luxembourg-listed Polish property investor, wants to build a dominant retail portfolio in Poland on