European Investors in the magazine – Page 10

  • Distant  lights
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    Distant lights

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    Investor mettle is being severely tested as the gloom around London office deepens. It is not all bad news, but timing will be critical, says Andy Schofield

  • Beyond the Square Mile
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    Beyond the Square Mile

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    Investors claim to be peering at the bottom of the London property market. Some are already looking for sane prices for sparse assets – and they include pension funds as well as opportunists. Shayla Walmsley reports

  • Limited ambition
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    Limited ambition

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    In Italy real estate is out of favour among institutional investors. The older-established funds are reducing their allocations and the new-style funds have limited opportunities to invest in property. Christine Senior reports

  • New Scope
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    New Scope

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    Allocations to real estate by institutional investors in France have been modest and diversification limited. But efficient REITs and the new OPCI have stimulated investment. Christine Senior reports

  • Priceless property
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    Priceless property

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    As transactional data has almost entirely dried up, the true market value of real estate is shrouded in uncertainty. Richard Lowe speaks to three pension funds about what this means for their existing portfolios and investment strategies

  • Stand firm
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    Stand firm

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    A new survey by the Pensions Management Institute and Prupim offers some good news – UK pension funds are sticking with real estate despite the turmoil in their home market. But as Richard Lowe discovers, more surprising is what they want to see from their investment managers

  • Unlikely winner
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    Unlikely winner

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    Iceland’s pension funds aren’t in the front line of the crisis but some investments are in grave danger now. Those seeking a safe haven may allocate more to what is tangible – and understandable. Cue real estate. Gail Moss reports

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    Caution and creativity

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    In these pressured times Danish pension funds need to do more to convince their boards of the case for real estate investment, Gail Moss finds

  • Cool Finns unfazed
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    Cool Finns unfazed

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    Allocations are edging upwards in spite of the turmoil. The introduction in Finland of REITs, scheduled for next year, may boost prospects, as Gail Moss reports

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    Building commitment

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    In spite of the downturn, Swedish investors are increasing real estate allocations. But the focus is still domestic, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds

  • Back to basics
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    Back to basics

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    The Norwegian Government Pension Fund’s real estate investment is a bright spot in a landscape where most institutions are scaling back their ambitions. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports

  • Dans l’intérêt commun
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    Dans l’intérêt commun

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    The French Real Estate Association represents its growing international membership across a range of issues and the agenda for the future is packed, as the association’s chairman, Jean-Paul Dumortier reports

  • Riding through the storm
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    Riding through the storm

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    Recent months have illustrated the unpredictability of the real estate investment markets. William Hill tells Richard Lowe how Schroder Property dealt with the turmoil of 2007-08 in the UK and is now looking to take advantage of the recovery when it comes

  • Market wrongs and EU REITs
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    Market wrongs and EU REITs

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    Is it time to give up on a pan-European REIT? Shayla Walmsley considers the arguments

  • Opportunity knocked?
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    Opportunity knocked?

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    In difficult times there is usually no shortage of predatory funds waiting to snap up a distress sell or to spot a niche opportunity. But with liquidity all but dried up, Mark Faithfull asks: is there anyone lending?

  • Go further
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    Go further

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    Led by retail, Turkey’s investment potential is growing fast but increasingly investors will have to look well beyond Istanbul for the best opportunities, Ermina Topintzi finds

  • Boring becomes interesting again
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    Boring becomes interesting again

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    German real estate is often described as an unexciting, stable core market. But with the market correcting, investors are now seeing it as an opportunity. Barbara Ottawa reports

  • Potential unfulfilled
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    Potential unfulfilled

    November 2008 (Magazine)

    If German real estate is an interesting investment story, how do we access it? German Special Funds, Luxemburg Special Funds, G-REITs – a structural comparison for the foreign investor is provided by Thomas Gütle

  • All eyes east
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    All eyes east

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    Some of Europe’s eastern markets are showing strong progress but investors must watch prices as risks increase in some areas. Mark Faithfull reports

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    Getting focused

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    ING Real Estate’s fund of funds business goes global and Asia Pacific products continue to accumulate. In Europe, lower expected returns from core direct new fund launches towards distressed opportunities, alternatives assets and sector-focused strategies.