Opinion

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


Forward thinking: Will infrastructure issues dim Paris Olympics?

By Steve Whitehouse, PIE Editor, France Paris won the bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in September,

Drooms: Tackling inefficiencies in the commercial real estate market

By Jan Hoffmeister, managing partner at Drooms. Despite unpredictable economic and political headwinds, the European real estate sector continues to



Altus Group: Change is heavily impacting the property industry

By Altus Group’s global CEO Robert Courteau.  Virtually every industry in the world is seeing seismic change in how work is


French office market increasingly targeted by international investors

By Catherine Luithlen, Président Real I.S. France SAS The situation on the Paris office market is complex. There is certainly


The call of the city – how investors can profit from urbanisation

When we think about urbanisation, we often conjure images of newly constructed sky-scrapers in Asia or rapidly growing cities in


Why a capital light approach benefits Sonae Sierra and its partners

The retail real estate business is traditionally associated with a significant capital burden, especially if you are a major developer and investor,


Good value is becoming harder to find – Aviva Investors

The European economy continues to grow faster than expected, thanks to increasing investment and strengthening consumer confidence. Eurozone GDP expanded


Catalan crisis tarnishes Barcelona and Spanish property outlook

Three weeks into the Catalonia crisis and the pressure continues to build with both sides missing opportunities to de-escalate tensions


The changing landscape of Europe’s dynamic cities – Savills IM

Europe’s most dynamic cities are future proofing themselves by creating environments that encourage the growth of a knowledge economy, which


European investment – are French funds about to go global?

While the German open-ended funds have been regional and global players for more than 20 years, their French equivalents, the


Unlocking the benefits of long lease in Europe – M&G

The opportunity for asset managers to create value in real estate does not exist solely at the asset level. Significant


French SIIC consolidation continues, but ample scope for sector to grow

A year after French REIT/SIIC Eurosic’s victory over Gecina in the takeover battle for Foncière de Paris, the consolidation of




Athens’ unloved offices get a new start in the tourist market

By Benn Dorrington, deputy editor at PIE The Electra Metropolis in the heart of Athens is the quintessential 5-star hotel,


Italy offers €700bn of real estate opportunities

By Barbara Knoflach, global head of BNP Paribas REIM The Italian property investment market is increasingly active, but at the


Sonae Sierra is investing in exciting real estate markets

By Pedro Caupers, executive director, investment and asset management, Sonae Sierra European retail real estate is high again on the


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