Opinion

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




Polish shopping centres in strong demand amid stable retail fundamentals

By Robert Sztemberg, Head of Berlin Hyp's Warsaw branch officeThe Polish investment market has been in the focus of international


Challenges for Infrastructure Investments

By Pascal Gantenbein, MRICS, Prof. Dr., University of Basel, Faculty of Business and Economics. Infrastructure has become an increasingly important


Experience and specialisation as leverage for growth

By Pedro Caupers, Director of Investment and Asset Management at Sonae SierraIn the current European economic environment, in which uncertainty


Investors fall back in love with Norwegian real estate

By Erik Bodin, Stockholm-based director at Brunswick Real Estate – adviser, lender and investor in the Nordics.Sustained downward pressure on


Spain’s ‘back story’: Italy may offer wider, deeper value – Blog

By PIE Editor Emeritus Allan Saunderson: The frontline message from PIE’s Spain Breakfast Wednesday was that there is still value in the market but pricing is toppish, especially in Madrid and Barcelona. Yet the ‘back story’ was that Italy may present a wider and deeper opportunity – if only access via REITs takes off in the same way.