‘Europe should adopt China’s can-do attitude to projects’

Harry Hoodless, Regional Board Director, Broadway Malyan

Harry Hoodless, Regional Board Director, Broadway Malyan

Harry Hoodless, Regional Board Director, Broadway Malyan, tells Real Estate Day that his long experience in Asia has taught him that things get done much more quickly there than in Europe, partly because there is confidence and optimism and a positive mentality

‘We invest in digitalisation and big data’

Ruben Sacerdoti, Director, Business Internationalisation, Emilia Romagna Regional Government

Ruben Sacerdoti, Director, Business Internationalisation, Emilia Romagna Regional Government

Ruben Sacerdoti, Director, Business Internationalisation, Emilia Romagna Regional Government, tells Real Estate Day that the highly-industrialised region is now shifting to a more service-based economy, with Europe’s biggest data centre being established just outside the capital Bologna

‘We will see a lot of rental growth in the next couple of years’

Joseph Ghazal, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Prologis Europe

Joseph Ghazal, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Prologis Europe

Joseph Ghazal, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Prologis Europe, tells Real Estate Day that despite political headwinds the trend is for rental growth for logistics assets in Europe as vacancy rates are low, land is becoming scarce and replacement costs are increasing

‘From the high street to trendy neighbourhoods’

Danielle D’Ambrosio, Executive Vice president, Thor Equities

Danielle D’Ambrosio, Executive Vice president, Thor Equities

Danielle D’Ambrosio, Executive Vice president, Thor Equities, tells Real Asset Insight that they used to be a big high street retail group but now they are branching out into neighbourhoods where millennials want to live and creating an experience with food and beverage as an essential part

‘We look at all cities that have upside potential’

Jarek Morawski, Director, Research and Analysis, Grosvenor

Jarek Morawski, Director, Research and Analysis, Grosvenor

Jarek Morawski, Director, Research and Analysis, Grosvenor, tells Real Estate Day that they are interested in two types of investment: up and coming suburbs in established hubs like Paris and smaller cities like Liverpool that have successfully transformed their centres making them more lively and liveable

‘Germany is a very exciting market for e-commerce’

Ingo Steves, Managing Director, Northern Europe, Gazeley

Ingo Steves, Managing Director, Northern Europe, Gazeley

Ingo Steves, Managing Director, Northern Europe, Gazeley, tells Real Estate Day that big companies like Amazon and Zalando want to increase their exposure to the German market because it has a big consumer base, industrial hubs, good infrastructure and strong logistics clusters

‘Investors in Germany are being more selective’

Marcus Cieleback, Chief Economist, PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

Marcus Cieleback, Chief Economist, PATRIZIA Immobilien AG

Marcus Cieleback, Chief Economist, PATRIZIA Immobilien AG, tells Real Estate Day that foreign investors’ demand for German assets continues to be high, but they are aware of the economic challenges the country faces and want to be well-placed for when they materialise