New FDI publication featured in the latest Real Asset Insight

There is an increasing recognition that the real estate sector could play a much greater role in foreign direct investment (FDI) projects around the world. There are major opportunities for institutional investors to participate in projects that influence economic development on a national scale.

Real FDI - May June 2023

These were among the conclusions of Ismail Ersahin, chief executive and executive director of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), interviewed in the launch edition of Real FDI, the latest publication by Real Asset Media and included in the April/May edition of Real Asset Insight.

In the inaugural edition of Real FDI, editor Courtney Fingar also examines the potential for logistics real estate in FDI projects as the adjustment in supply chain infrastructure evolves. And she interviews the mayor of Ukrainian city Kharkiv, which has endured severe destruction following the Russian invasion, about plans for the city’s reconstruction for which a masterplan is already being drafted, with help from western Europe.

The latest edition of Real Asset Insight was published in time for the massive Transport Logistics show, held recently in Messe Munchen, the convention centre familiar to Expo Real attendees.

Logistics real estate is the focus of this edition which reveals that although the logic of using warehouse roofs as a physical platform for hectares of photovoltaic panels is unassailable, realisation of the concept is not without difficulties.

This edition also features an interview with logistics property specialist Verdion’s CEO Michael Hughes about the company’s origins, trajectory and plans for the future.

And in other sections of the magazine the growing role of institutional investors in the residential sector, and in the senior housing and healthcare pages we interviewed Korian executive director of senior residence services Arnaud Choulet about the company’s emerging Casa Barbara concept.