RealCast: New schemes for London, Iberian BTR hots up, logistics players proliferate

Nicol Dynes, Dan Innes, Paul Strohm and Richard Betts

In the spotlight this week:

British Land and Singaporean Sovereign Wealth Fund GIC have won planning permission for a tower development in the City of London, the latest of several such schemes in London. Meanwhile, the team that created New York’s The High Line, converting disused rail track into parkland, have been appointed to do the same in London’s Camden.

Investing in Iberia used to be a choice, now it is almost compulsory for serious investors as Real Asset Media’s recent Iberia briefing heard. Speakers particularly explored the potential for housing on the peninsula, where build to rent has rising potential in just one of the shifts caused by the health crisis.

Elsewhere, biotech and life sciences property is increasingly interesting, and logistics goes from strength to strength. The announcement that US firm Trammel Crow is targeting the logistics development sector in Europe followed news from AEW, DIC Asset and Tritax Eurobox. However, the question is being posed: is logistics pricing too indiscriminate?

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