Opinion

Modern, adaptable physical retailing is alive and well

By David Fletcher, CEO of Pradera Reports of physical retailing’s death have been greatly exaggerated for over a decade, since


UK left weak and fragile after general election

Almost a year after the Brexit vote shocked the UK, Britain went to the polls again. And once again, the

The past, present and future for sale-leaseback

By Alistair Calvert, CEO of Gramercy Europe The property sale-leaseback was born in the US and since the 1970s it



The German mid-market sector

By Nikolai Dёus-von Homeyer, managing partner at NAS Invest German real estate is considered a safe haven by international investors,


The challenges of city logistics drive rising investor interest in Europe

By Jon Sleeman, head of industrial & logistics research, EMEA at JLL The European logistics and industrial real estate sector


European office markets: back in balance

By Mark Callender, head of research at Schroder Real Estate, and Tony Smedley, investment manager at Schroder European REIT Office


Going global

By Henri Vuong, director of market research and information at INREV Investors continue to stash their cash in real estate,


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