‘Good senior housing must allow for mobility and a social network’

Guydo Reyneveld, Groupius Wonen

Guydo Reyneveld, Groupius Wonen

Guydo Reyneveld, Groupius Wonen, tells The Real Estate Day that they started off with an exclusively urban product in the city centre but they are now expanding to neighbourhoods on the outskirts or to secondary cities, provided that residents can go out, shop, mix and engage with other people


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‘Grand Paris is a great long-term bet’

Andrew Angeli, Head of European Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors

Andrew Angeli, Head of European Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors

Andrew Angeli, Head of European Strategy and Research, CBRE Global Investors, tells The Real Estate Day that pension funds and institutions with a long-term horizon like the large infrastructure project which will improve the market for offices as well as residential


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‘Nice offers great opportunities for investors’

Guillaume Turcas, Managing Partner, FARO CAPITAL PARTNERS

Guillaume Turcas, Managing Partner, FARO CAPITAL PARTNERS

Guillaume Turcas, Managing Partner, FARO CAPITAL PARTNERS, tells The Real Estate Day that 3/4 of international as well as domestic capital goes to Paris but there is more interest in the regional cities, where investors should find a partner with local knowledge


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‘There is a lot of finance available in Paris’

Serge Bacconnier, Deputy Head Paris Office Berlin Hyp AG

Serge Bacconnier, Deputy Head Paris Office Berlin Hyp AG

Serge Bacconnier, Deputy Head Paris Office Berlin Hyp AG, tells The Real Estate Day that there are no problems in financing transactions in the capital’s CBD and also for value-add and the real topic is the price investors are prepared to pay and whether to go up the risk curve


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‘Paris rents are very solid’

Hugues Moreau, Partner, Real Estate/Mergers & Acquisitions, GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL

Hugues Moreau, Partner, Real Estate/Mergers & Acquisitions, GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL

Hugues Moreau, Partner, Real Estate/Mergers & Acquisitions, GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL, tells The Real Estate Day that the vacancy rate is low and product lacking in the centre of the city, while in other areas new developments may lead to some uncertainty on take-up


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‘More foreign investors are targeting the French market’

Paul Raingold, Founder & President, GCI

Paul Raingold, Founder & President, GCI

Paul Raingold, Founder & President, GCI, tells The Real Estate Day that historically domestic capital has accounted for 70% of the deals but the situation has changed and the split is now more 50/50 because the letting market is strong and the tax regime more attractive


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‘Affordability of rent is the most important factor’

Ron van Bloois, Partner, HEVO

Ron van Bloois, Partner, HEVO

Ron van Bloois, Partner, HEVO, tells The Real Estate Day that in the Netherlands individuals are responsible for paying their rent in senior housing and care homes and therefore getting the level right guarantees a sustainable cashflow for the investor


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‘A complete range of products and projects in UK healthcare’

Samantha Rowland, Director – Healthcare, Savills

Samantha Rowland, Director – Healthcare, Savills

Samantha Rowland, Director – Healthcare, Savills, tells The Real Estate Day that there are often changes in the design and the final mix, which could be part rent, part shared ownership o outright sale and the next step is trying to produce the optimum return for investors and operators


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‘We see an increased flow of capital into senior living and healthcare’

Candice Blackwood, Partner, Real Estate Group CMS

Candice Blackwood, Partner, Real Estate Group CMS

Candice Blackwood, Partner, Real Estate Group CMS, tells The Real Estate Day that European pension funds, US REITs and Asian capital are all looking to invest into our ageing Western demographics which also allows them to tick the sustainability box and comply with ESG regulations


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‘The market is becoming more liquid and more competitive’

Stefaan Gielens, CEO, Aedifica

Stefaan Gielens, CEO, Aedifica

Stefaan Gielens, CEO, Aedifica, tells The Real Estate Day that huge amounts of money are coming into Europe because of the ageing phenomenon, targeting Germany but also the Netherlands, while in a few years the Belgian market has been transformed from a fragmented to a mature market


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