Opinion

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


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