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Letter from Brussels

Brexit has become one of the world’s most talked- and written-about events in the past few years. Early hopes for an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU that takes into account the needs of business have evaporated in recent months and, at the time of writing at least, it looks as if a very disorderly withdrawal is the most likely outcome. Read more

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Letter from Brussels

While a large part of the Public Affairs team’s efforts in Brussels are focused on monitoring, reviewing and commenting on proposed regulations with a potential impact on real estate investment, another important focus for the team is educating policy makers about the structure, operation and economic and social role of real estate investment in Europe, as well as recent developments in our industry. Read more

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Letter from Brussels

Here in Brussels, the major topic of conversation during the last few months has been the upcoming European elections, and interest is only expected to intensify during the months ahead. The vote for the new European Parliament will be held throughout the EU from 23 to 26 May 2019. Read more

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AIFMD review in full swing

AIFMD, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, was developed in steps and finally came into full effect in July 2014. Its adoption marked a watershed in the regulation of real estate investment in Europe and reflected regulators’ desire to increase systemic stability, transparency and investor protection. Read more

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Similarities and synergies of infrastructure and real estate investment

One of the primary goals of the INREV public affairs team is to leverage our presence in Brussels to help EU policy makers understand the important role of real estate investment in the European economy. Read more

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Dramatic political changes impact regulatory strategy

The past year has seen economic stability gradually re-establish itself in Europe. Higher growth, lower unemployment and relatively stable foreign exchange rates have brought a measure of calm to economies severely tested by the Global Financial Crisis. Meanwhile, though, major political shocks have led to unprecedented instability for policy makers. Read more

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New Tax and Regulatory Guide

IQ caught up with Nina Grunow, Legal Counsel – Transactions and Tax at ATP Real Estate, who told us why the new INREV Tax and Regulatory Guide is so useful and how members can get the most out of it. Read more

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Taking a Second Look

A number of financial regulations that were implemented following the Global Financial Crisis such as EMIR, AIFMD and Solvency II are now approaching their five-year review date. This is a standard requirement for new directives under EU financial sector regulation. Read more

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Navigating the shoals of Brexit

Hauke Brede shares his views on the risks and challenges of managing Brexit Real estate risk managers are more aware than anyone that the UK’s decision to leave the EU has added a new dimension of uncertainty to the market. Read more

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Where do we go from here?

After the US election last month and the Brexit referendum in June, policy makers in Brussels are getting nervous. The rise of nationalist populism and anger at the established political order are emerging trends that could have very far reaching implications for the EU. The grand experiment of an ever closer union among European countries is being questioned by voters across a wide range of member states. Read more