Opinion

Looking toward the city of tomorrow and being prepared to innovate

By Thierry Laroue-Pont, CEO of BNP Paribas Real EstateChanges in the world of work are leading to a profound shift


2017 investment activity to be defined by a shift of income

By Marcus Lemli, head of European investment & CEO of Savills GermanyOverall, 2016 saw strong levels of investor activity, the

The green value of value-added real estate

By Gilles Castiel, head of real estate loans, SCOR Investment Partners In recent years, institutional investors have devoted part of



Secondary markets – hidden champions of the German office investment market

By Birgit Lenzen, head of capital markets at Apleona GVA, GermanyWhilst yields in the major German cities have been falling


Dolphin Trust gives new residential ‘future’ to historical buildings

By Charles Smethurst, CEO of Dolphin Trust It is a well reported fact that many of Germany’s major cities experience


Europe’s commercial real estate keeps momentum

By Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist, RICSThe prospects for European real estate markets remain relatively attractive if the feedback to the


Workspace, reworked: how investors can ride the wave of real estate’s digital revolution

By Matthew Richards, head of Capital Markets, EMEA, JLLReal estate is undergoing a digital revolution. Office occupier needs are changing


Trump election sets the stage for more political surprises

How often can a political contest with only two outcomes generate such surprise? Twice in the last six months… and


What is the future for logistics real estate?

By Markus Beran, Head of Origination International InvestorsAn increasing number of investors is considering logistics real estate as an asset


The CityLife Shopping District

By Armando Borghi, CityLife CEO The CityLife Shopping District is a unique, innovative and premium retail destination in Milan, in


A European Building Passport for a modern and transparent sector

By Zsolt Toth, RICS EU Affairs Manager Nobody can deny these days that European construction and real estate markets need


The hunt for assets in Milan – Blog

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his political future on a constitutional referendum that will take place on 4


Urbanisation slows amid housing strains, technological advances

A lack of (affordable) housing has started to slow population inflows into some of the largest European cities, while new




French SIIC consolidation takes further step forward with FdP takeover – Blog

Eurosic's victory in the takeover battle for French REIT/SIIC Foncière de Paris marks a decisive further step in the consolidation


European firms tap into South Africa investor base – Blog

When Hadley Dean, CEO of Warsaw’s Echo Polska Properties, blew a traditional South African Kudu horn to mark EPP’s listing


The Paris Summit and its adaptation to shopping centres

By Elsa Monteiro, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Communications, Sonae Sierra, Lisbon, PortugalAt present, companies face many challenges on many


Dutch prime office yields push investors into periphery

By Rogier Bos, Head of Berlin Hyp’s Amsterdam branch officeThe Dutch office market continues to be in the focus of


Time to “bring out your dead” as online retailers seek space in the city – Blog

Logistics and retail, two previously quite distinctive asset classes, are growing closer together, at least in Europe’s urban centres. On