‘Residential is a huge area for us’

Andrew Allen, Global Head of Investment Research Real Estate, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Andrew Allen, Global Head of Investment Research Real Estate, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Andrew Allen, Global Head of Investment Research Real Estate, Aberdeen Standard Investments, tells The Real Estate Day that the supply and demand imbalance makes it interesting not only to invest in ‘cradle to grave’ solutions but also in creating much-needed product


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‘We pick cities where young people want to be’

Hugo Black, Partner, Acquisitions, Europa Capital

Hugo Black, Partner, Acquisitions, Europa Capital

Hugo Black, Partner, Acquisitions, Europa Capital, tells The Real Estate Day that they focus on demographics and job creation and choose to invest in student housing and residential assets mainly in Northern European cities that have a huge growth potential


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‘A lot of opportunities in the Nordics’

Adam Irányi, Head of Investment Europe II, Union Investment Real Estate

Adam Irányi, Head of Investment Europe II, Union Investment Real Estate

Adam Irányi, Head of Investment Europe II, Union Investment Real Estate, tells Real Estate Day that they particularly like the office market in Helsinki and Stockholm, where rental growth has been strong and is forecast to remain strong for the next three to four years


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‘We manage the largest open fund in Portugal’

Pedro Coelho, Chairman, Square Asset Management

Pedro Coelho, Chairman, Square Asset Management

Pedro Coelho, Chairman, Square Asset Management, tells Real Estate Day that the company has done well since it was founded 15 years ago, recording 20% growth a year, also managing distressed portfolios, mainly residential, and investing on behalf of foreign investors


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‘How to regenerate hotels in secondary cities’

Asli Kutlucan, Chief Development Officer, Cycas Hospitality BV

Asli Kutlucan, Chief Development Officer, Cycas Hospitality BV

Asli Kutlucan, Chief Development Officer, Cycas Hospitality BV, tells Real Estate Day that Europe’s key cities like Amsterdam are suffering from over-tourism, so one solution is to spread tourists out and invest in hotels in places like The Hague and open up new markets


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‘Retail offers cherry-picking opportunities’

Nicole Bangstad, Research Analyst, Savills Investment Management

Nicole Bangstad, Research Analyst, Savills Investment Management

Nicole Bangstad, Research Analyst, Savills Investment Management, tells The Real Estate Day that, contrary to the prevailing pessimism about the sector, some segments such as the high street, retail parks, convenience and the discount sector are doing very well


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‘Sustainability trumps everything for us’

Raimund Paetzmann, Vice President Corporate Real Estate, Zalando SE

Raimund Paetzmann, Vice President Corporate Real Estate, Zalando SE

Raimund Paetzmann, Vice President Corporate Real Estate, Zalando SE, tells Real Estate Day that they look at every aspect, from packaging to solar power and every aspect of the supply chain, and are prepared to pay more to make sure their sustainability goals are achieved


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‘Spain is in a pretty positive place at the moment’

Reno Cardiff, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

Reno Cardiff, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

Reno Cardiff, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield, tells The Real Estate Day that the real estate market is seeing strong investor demand across all sectors, from offices to logistics, with international capital focusing on core and core plus in addition to value add


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‘Foreign investors see opportunities in Spain’

Maria Jesús Fernández, Executive Director, ICEX – Invest in Spain

Maria Jesús Fernández, Executive Director, ICEX – Invest in Spain

Maria Jesús Fernández, Executive Director, ICEX – Invest in Spain, tells Real Estate Day that billions of euros of international capital continue to pour into the Spanish real estate market for direct investments, M&A and greenfields projects in different sectors


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Investment trends in Paris

ROMAIN GOWHARI, EXECUTIVE VP, HEAD OF TRANSACTIONS FRANCE, HOTELS & HOSPITALITY, JLL

ROMAIN GOWHARI, EXECUTIVE VP, HEAD OF TRANSACTIONS FRANCE, HOTELS & HOSPITALITY, JLL


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