‘A growing investment opportunity in Germany’

Thomas Veith, Partner Real Estate, PwC

Thomas Veith, Partner Real Estate, PwC

Thomas Veith, Partner Real Estate, PwC, tells Real Estate Day that in the last one or two years banks have been more reluctant to fund new developments and this had led to the growth of mezzanine funds, focusing on commercial and residential development


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‘The real estate financing market is booming’

Markus Beran, Head of Origination International Investors, Berlin Hyp AG

Markus Beran, Head of Origination International Investors, Berlin Hyp AG

Markus Beran, Head of Origination International Investors, Berlin Hyp AG, tells Real Estate Day that there has been a change in approach to how to assess financing risk and banks are now more cautious because of potential interest rate rises


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‘Everyone wants to be in Berlin’

Michael Becken, Managing Director, BECKEN Invest GmbH

Michael Becken, Managing Director, BECKEN Invest GmbH

Michael Becken, Managing Director, BECKEN Invest GmbH, tells Real Estate Day that investors tend to go for the capital or other cities in Western Germany, even though cities in the East of the country like Leipzig and Dresden have really come up in the last few years


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”We’re positive on the debt market’

Fredrik Dackheden, Head of Transactions, Croisette Real Estate Partner

Fredrik Dackheden, Head of Transactions, Croisette Real Estate Partner

Fredrik Dackheden, Head of Transactions, Croisette Real Estate Partner, tells Real Estate Day that most investors have easy access to capital, a lot more bonds and preference shares are being issued and debt portfolios are being diversified within the real estate segment


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‘Out of alternatives and back into more defensive stock’

Robin Hutchinson, UK Asset Management, Nuveen Real Estate

Robin Hutchinson, UK Asset Management, Nuveen Real Estate

Robin Hutchinson, UK Asset Management, Nuveen Real Estate, tells The Real Estate Day that they invested early in sectors which have now become institutionalised like student housing or care homes so now they are profit taking and divesting out of a few to deploy capital into safe areas


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‘Alternatives are becoming mainstream’

Reno Cardiff, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

Reno Cardiff, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

Reno Cardiff, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield, tells Real Estate Day that sectors like student housing, care homes and private residential for rent are attracting more and more interest from investors and operators and will keep growing in the short term


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‘A lot of activity from Asia coming into Europe’

Richard Divall, Head of Cross Border Capital Markets, EMEA, Colliers International

Richard Divall, Head of Cross Border Capital Markets, EMEA, Colliers International

Richard Divall, Head of Cross Border Capital Markets, EMEA, Colliers International, tells Real Estate Day that the currency advantage is making the Continent very competitive and attracting many investors from South Korea and Singapore


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‘We have a target of 10,000 family homes across England’

Duncan Sutherland, Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital

Duncan Sutherland, Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital

Duncan Sutherland, Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital, tells The Real Estate Day that their strategy of being a Private Rented Sector provider has paid off and that the first PRS REIT has attracted £1bn from 60 investors, including pension funds and individuals


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‘A land of opportunity at the heart of the UK’

Rachel McQueen, CEO, Marketing Lancashire

Rachel McQueen, CEO, Marketing Lancashire

Rachel McQueen, CEO, Marketing Lancashire, tells The Real Estate Day about the attractions of Lancashire, a well-connected and economically diverse region with some strong industries like aerospace, automotive and advanced manufacturing and a thriving logistics sector


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‘We are the Government’s housing accelerator’

Duncan Sutherland, Board Member, Homes England

Duncan Sutherland, Board Member, Homes England

Duncan Sutherland, Board Member, Homes England, tells The Real Estate Day about their strategy to provide enabling infrastructure, disrupt the market and speed up the process in order to encourage quality building and innovation and provide the 300,000 new homes the UK needs


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