Realcast: Resi’s new entrants, filling the pandemic gaps, BL’s academic achievement

In the spotlight this week:

Mark, formerly Meyer Bergman, partners Credit Suisse to form a European residential platform initially targeting smaller scale assets in Germany and The Netherlands; US brand Common, one of the biggest co-living brands in the States, plans to break into the UK market before heading for Spain and Ireland.

While we learn that more independent retailers and food outlets are stepping into the gaps left by chain stores in the UK’s high streets, private equity firm Alchemy Special Opportunities and asset manager Tri7 are looking for value-add opportunities arising from the disruption caused by covid British town centres.

British Land builds an engineering college in London’s docklands in just six weeks, while in the Netherlands, the world’s largest floating office building is soon to open in Rotterdam.

Meanwhile, the ULI and Germany-based business school IREBS unveil research into how we will live in our cities after the health crisis, and Patrizia joins forces with infrastructure specialist Whitehelm Capital in a move that underpins their mutual interest in sustainability.

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