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An age-old solution to a modern-day problem

Given its sizeable contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, the real estate industry is grappling with  how it can balance meeting the need for additional space as economies and societies grow with mitigating the climate crisis. Our growing economies need new and refurbished buildings but construction activity alone accounts for 11% of annual global carbon emissions according to the World Economic Forum.1   Read more

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The rise of life science

IQ recently spoke to John O’Driscoll, European Head of Transactions at AXA IM Alts about life sciences real estate, a sector that is gaining increasing favour among investors. Read more

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A new life for Rome's office buildings

Rome’s tourist demand keeps on rising, with 9.8 million arrivals and 29 million overnight stays confirming the city1 as the top Italian destination. This growth is prompting significant changes in the city’s hotel stock, particularly for certain parts of the sector. Its composition is changing: the 5-star and luxury segment has recorded the biggest increase in supply, while the number of 1 and 2-star hotels is decreasing. Read more

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Lessons from around the world

During the INREV Annual Conference earlier this year we interviewed Bob Faith, CEO of Greystar but for those who missed it, IQ recently caught up with him about the growing interest among investors in student housing across Europe. Read more

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Healthcare: ready to enter the mainstream?

Last November, the INREV Autumn Conference discussed the rise of emerging sectors. Alternative sectors now account for almost a third of portfolios. notably, healthcare, senior living and education facilities are becoming more prominent, albeit from a low base1. Read more