European Investors in the magazine – Page 11

  • A vital interface
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    A vital interface

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    Is the property industry too wary of the EU? The Union has a central role in bringing the industry together. John Frederiksen reports

  • Home or away?
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    Home or away?

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    Continental Europe is the obvious next step for UK pension funds keen to diversify their domestic-based portfolios. But, as Richard Lowe discovers, its deteriorating outlook has strengthened the case for ‘going global’ while many are seeking opportunities at home

  • Variations on a catch-up theme
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    Variations on a catch-up theme

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    CEE pension fund allocations to real estate are still small compared with those of their western European counterparts as the region’s pensions property patchwork gets to grips with the asset class.

  • The Black Forest
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    The Black Forest

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    A recent EPRA study found the quality of reporting of listed property companies in Germany below the European average. A new Feri survey finds variations within Germany, as well as serious transparency shortfalls in Austria and Switzerland.

  • Return to reason
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    Return to reason

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    The correction in European secondary hides sector and market exceptions to the ‘flight to quality’.

  • United we stand...?
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    United we stand...?

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Despite recent successes in co-ordinating efforts, the industry is still too fragmented. Greater coherence would achieve more, argues Liz Peace

  • Supertanker on world cruise
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    Supertanker on world cruise

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) – the Dutch pension fund for the care and welfare sector – is one of Europe’s largest investors, with €13bn of real estate assets under management.

  • Irrational fears
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    Irrational fears

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Unnecessary scepticism about foreign real estate means that Swiss investors are limiting their own scope. And are they placing too much emphasis on liquidity?

  • Loosening the straitjacket
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    Loosening the straitjacket

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Spanish institutional investors seeking to invest in real estate face huge obstacles, although the beginning of this year brought new hope, as Christine Senior reports

  • Portuguese explorers make a comeback
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    Portuguese explorers make a comeback

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Growing interest in overseas real estate is not the only sign of progress among increasingly sophisticated investors, says Christine Senior

  • Time to embrace service
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    Time to embrace service

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Despite the link between tenant satisfaction and investment performance, some industry customers feel undervalued. Howard Morgan asks why

  • For whom the bell tolls
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    For whom the bell tolls

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    For all the fanfare, the legislative launch of UK and German REITs could hardly have been worse timed. Mark Faithfull asks what next for crashing NAVs, Teutonic indifference and acquisitive cash funds

  • Pool position
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    Pool position

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    The SICAV is a reassuringly credible structure for risk-cautious pension funds. But the Luxembourg SICAV faces competition from an ambitious Belgian alternative.

  • Keep it simple
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    Keep it simple

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Securitisation is bereft of liquidity but there are faint signs of hope. Managers should note that investors will not be impressed with over-complex structures.

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    Latin attraction

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Milan and Rome offer Italy’s brightest prospects as occupiers become more sophisticated, but Rome remains challenging, says Ian Cundell

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    Good outlook for Europe’s under-achiever

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    The obscurity and unreliability of Italy’s real estate market should not deter investors. Those who persevere should fare well as the market becomes more mature. Alice Breheny reports

  • Life after the bull
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    Life after the bull

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Spain is a highly leveraged market and is suffering more than most from the credit crisis. The outlook is not particularly rosy either, writes Ian Cundell

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    Market report: Scant regard

    August 2008 (Magazine)

  • Navigating the private market
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    Navigating the private market

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Greece offers interesting opportunities but they are small, and landlord-tenant law poses additional challenges, as Ian Cundell reports

  • Healthy option
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    Healthy option

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Medical offices’ stable cash flows and compelling demographics make them a safe haven for investors in an economic downturn, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds