‘Many exciting things are happening in Belfast’

Sean Dolan, Development Manager, Belfast City Council

Sean Dolan, Development Manager, Belfast City Council

Sean Dolan, Development Manager, Belfast City Council, tells The Real Estate Day that the city has a fast-growing knowledge-based economy and is set to add 46,00 new jobs and 66,000 new residents by 2035 with a new focus on city-centre living


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‘We are sweating our assets’

Buddy Roes, COO & Northern Europe Managing Director, Logicor

Buddy Roes, COO & Northern Europe Managing Director, Logicor

Buddy Roes, COO & Northern Europe Managing Director, Logicor, tells Real Estate Day that as more and more investors want to enter Germany, Europe’s largest logistics market, yields will remain under pressure and the same is happening in the Netherlands


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‘REITs are a very important step for 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 new law that will introduce REITs this year marks the introduction of a new internationally recognised vehicle which will improve liquidity and the reputation of the Portuguese real estate market


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‘There’s a lot of capital that is still interested in the UK market’

Jessica Hardman, Managing Director, Head of UK Group, DWS

Jessica Hardman, Managing Director, Head of UK Group, DWS

Jessica Hardman, Managing Director, Head of UK Group, DWS, tells The Real Estate Day that despite the ‘destructive phase’ the country is going through there are still many investors that see the long-term opportunities in the market and want to take advantage of a shrinking pool of competitors


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‘It’s a really interesting time for investing in the UK’

David Inskip, Head of UK Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors

David Inskip, Head of UK Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors

David Inskip, Head of UK Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors, tells The Real Estate Day that those who are not deterred by political uncertainty can find good opportunities in different sectors from retail that has seen a lot of disruption to the two-tier office market


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‘We believe in rental growth in Europe’

Rob Sim, Managing Partner, Europa Capital

Rob Sim, Managing Partner, Europa Capital

Rob Sim, Managing Partner, Europa Capital, tells The Real Estate Day that low vacancy rates across the Continent mean high demand and good liquidity and that debt financing for new shorter lease buildings in Europe is more available than the UK


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‘Co-working is a big theme that is here to stay’

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

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

Adam Irányi, Head of Investment Europe II, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, tells Real Estate Day that core office investors must understand the business model and be 100% convinced about the asset itself to be ready for possible downward scenarios and tenants leaving


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‘There’s a lot of capital that is still interested in the UK market’

Jessica Hardman, Managing Director, Head of UK Group, DWS

Jessica Hardman, Managing Director, Head of UK Group, DWS

Jessica Hardman, Managing Director, Head of UK Group, DWS, tells The Real Estate Day that despite the ‘destructive phase’ the country is going through there are still many investors that see the long-term opportunities in the market and want to take advantage of a shrinking pool of competitors


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‘We are still optimistic on the UK’

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 there is more caution and investors are looking for defensive income but sectors like logistics, retail warehousing and multi-let industrial near the big cities are still very robust


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‘Residential is a strong trend across Europe’

David Inskip, Head of UK Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors

David Inskip, Head of UK Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors

David Inskip, Head of UK Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors, tells The Real Estate Day that at this stage of the cycle investors are looking for more structural themes and are increasingly interested in the sector, while in the UK affordable housing is a particularly strong sector


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