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Offices & Logistics are the engines of growth in European real estate

Europe’s commercial real estate markets maintained their positive trend across most markets and property types during the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest DNA of Real Estate report. The European sector, however, was more subdued.
Wednesday, 30. January 2019

Real estate investors should focus on income in 2019

Real estate investors should focus on preserving income streams in 2019, while the logistics and unloved retail sectors offer opportunities in Europe and Asia, according to Savills Investment Management (Savills IM). The international real estate investment manager has outlined key investment themes in its 2019 Outlook report...
Friday, 18. January 2019

Are flexible spaces the future of the office market?

According to research conducted by JLL, the flexible office space sector in Europe has more than doubled since 2014, driven by, i.a., the development of start-ups, creative industries, and small- and medium-sized companies. Furthermore, the combination of high tenant activity with the business plans of the world's largest ope...
Thursday, 3. January 2019

Catella: Student housing set for further growth

A niche product achieves maturity: According to Catella Research, student housing is evolving from a hidden champion to emerge as an asset class that is recognised and sought after throughout Europe. In the Netherlands, Germany and France especially, student housing and Micro-Living have gained considerable momentum in recent...
Friday, 16. November 2018

Non-core European countries see rise in retail investment

Overall investment in the European retail sector reached €21 billion until the end of Q3 2018, up 8% on 2017, with Belgium (+229%), Poland (+80%) and Italy (+52%) seeing the greatest increase in retail property investment in the first three quarters of 2018, as total investment in the sector rose to €21bn, a 8% increase year-...
Thursday, 15. November 2018

Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay returns to the top as world’s most expensive retail street

For the first time in five years, Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay has replaced New York’s Upper 5th Avenue as the world’s most expensive retail street by rental value, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield. The annual ‘Main Streets Across the World’ report, now in its 30th year, tracks 446 of the top retail streets around the g...
Wednesday, 14. November 2018

European and Asian cities lead in Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index

London is the most sustainable city according to the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index from Arcadis. European cities dominate the top of the overall Index, occupying eight of the top ten spots, with Singapore and Hong Kong complementing the top ten as Asian representatives. New York, San Francisco and Seattle are the only U.S. ci...
Friday, 2. November 2018

Global real estate allocations continue to climb

Global appetite for investment in commercial real estate remains strong, particularly among institutions in the Asia-Pacific (“APAC”) and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) regions, according to Hodes Weill & Associates and Cornell University’s sixth annual Institutional Real Estate Allocations Monitor. After exceedi...
Thursday, 25. October 2018

Will ecommerce kill off retail in the CEE region?

According to Colliers International latest Logistics & Retail research report “Survival of the fittest”, the answer to the above question is no. There is room for online and conventional channel retail to continue co-existing side by side in the short to medium term in the CEE-6 markets. The solid further € 71.5bn expansion o...
Thursday, 25. October 2018

Real estate debt funds still a favoured source of capital

The 2018 INREV Debt Funds Universe report, reveals the continuing strength of real estate debt funds. The full Universe of 67 vehicles – eight more than last year – recorded a total target gross asset value of €33.0 billion – up from €30.2 billion in 2017.
Thursday, 18. October 2018

Willingness to target real estate and diversify global portfolios are set to continue

Short and long-term European rates are expected to be benign for the foreseeable future limiting any negative impact on property markets, despite news of the recent bond sell-off in the US which could signify an end to the very low interest rate environment that has dominated the current property cycle. Strong occupier expans...
Tuesday, 9. October 2018

Outlet malls grow in popularity with investors

Outlet malls will continue to grow in popularity with investors, as the sector is underpinned by constrained supply and growing demand, offering some of the most attractive risk-adjusted returns in the real estate market, according to TH Real Estate's latest research report Think Global: Outlets. The research highlights that ...
Monday, 24. September 2018

Real estate credit conditions ease across Europe

CBRE’s latest European Debt Map analyses commercial property lending data for twenty countries across the continent to end Q2 2018, and marks a year since inaugural publication. In the last 12 months, credit conditions in the wider economy have generally eased – and CBRE’s unique data shows that real estate is no exception....
Tuesday, 18. September 2018

Retail investment: Wheat separated from chaff amid global upturn

Buoyed by a positive outlook among consumers and retailers alike, the majority of retail markets worldwide remained in good or very good shape during the second quarter of 2018. The ongoing economic boom is creating a number of lucrative growth markets that offer diverse investment opportunities. At the same time, the retail ...
Tuesday, 18. September 2018

Hotel construction pipeline in Europe continues to accelerate forward

Lodging Econometrics’ (LE) analysts report another year of accelerating growth for Europe’s hotel construction pipeline which is at the highest level since LE began recording in 2007. The total pipeline stands at 1,388 projects/219,251 rooms for the second quarter of 2018. It is an impressive 18% increase year-over-year (YOY)...
Monday, 17. September 2018

Continuous growth of European city tourism

The 14th edition of the European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report includes key figures from 126 European cities and provides benchmarking insight into bednights sourced from Europe's main markets in addition to analyses of city tourism compared to national tourism, bed supply, occupancy, and tourism densities. Overall, t...
Thursday, 13. September 2018