Opinion

Solvency II – are insurance companies making the best use of new possibilities?

By Lahcen Knapp, CEO of Empira Group With Solvency II, a major piece of legislation was issued on an EU-wide level in


When forward thinking means forward purchase

If you can’t acquire a gleaming prime office property in Frankfurt because there is so much competition, why not buy

Niche strategies offer best opportunities in current market cycle

By Angus Henderson, head of business development at BMO Real Estate Partners Through inevitable market cycles, at different stages there are



The Last Word: Standing together on data

By Benn Dorrington, Property Investor Europe Property players throughout Europe are increasingly joining forces with traditional rivals to find ways to maximise


A Block of Your Own: Democratising Real Estate Investment

By Will Andrich, CEO of Thaler.One Level playing field Since its creation, blockchain has been championed by many innovators as


The logistics sector emerges as the winner of “The Amazon Effect”

By Marco D’Arro, Founder & Managing Partner of Real Asset Partners It has become apparent that over the last five years, the


How the risks between alternative & core assets are narrowing

By Eri Mitsostergiou, director, Savills European research  The distinction between core and alternative property investments has started to disintegrate in


Understanding what workers want with tech

The space as a service mantra has become so ubiquitous among offi ce real estate players that adventurous souls could use the


How sustainable investment improves real estate performance

By Barbara Knoflach, deputy CEO of BNP Paribas REIM This short note aims to show that investing in sustainability has a


Rewarding illiquidity

By Henri Vuong, director of Research and Market Information, INREV A decade on from the global financial crisis, capital is still


How digital currencies are reinventing the workplace

By Beate Mellwig, vice president and regional leader for HOK’s interiors practice in London  New technologies are disrupting all aspects


Fear of the end (of the cycle)

By Samantha Rowan, editor of Property Investor Europe and Real Estate Finance & Investment There are a lot of famous


For attractive returns, real estate investors should think outside the box

By Mark Heydenreich, managing director of FORTIS Group. Lucrative opportunities for equity investments in property funds or standalone development projects are getting harder and




The Last Word: New Spanish stock on the way as REITs rotate portfolios

Spain is starting to see a wave of assets hit the market as some of the country’s major real estate investment trusts,


South Bank’s central to London office requirements

By Stephen Bradley, senior manager, Hermes Investment Management Traditionally famed for its status as an arts and entertainment hub, the South


What are the new alternatives?

By Alice Marwick, Savills European Research Across the globe, investors seeking attractive yields and favourable pricing differentials have been looking outside of the traditional


The Last Word: the real estate-velodrome connection

By Sam Rowan, Editor of Property Investor Europe and Real Estate Finance & Investment There’s word that the Irish government


The growing need for customer insight in real estate

By Squirro CEO Dorian Selz Real Estate is a part of the corporate Financial Services (FS) industry that is still