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The towering influence of long-term demographics

Long-term demographics will be one of the key challenges for the developed world over the coming decades, and their impact is already visible in our societies and economies. Read more

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Giving flex offices due credit

Flex operators don't just provide space but also liquidity, which comes with its own risks and benefits. Read more

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Is the past a good guide to the future?

Those seeking to trade on former glories may appear to be living in the past. So is there any point in looking at performance track records? Read more

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What’s your vintage?

Having grown up in the Baltic States, where beer is the dominant brew, I’ve come to appreciate wine rather late in the day. It was during my gap year in the US that I discovered the intricacies of wine tasting, and though still partial to the occasional pint of lager, each passing year finds me relishing wine more and more. Read more

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The beauty parade: which European cities will gain the most from Brexit?

It is much too early to predict the consequences of Brexit for London’s economy and employment. Of course, this will largely depend on what type of Brexit (hard, soft, medium...) takes place, and what these broad descriptions mean in detail. Read more

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Defined contribution pensions

Next month, INREV will publish a study on defined contribution (DC) pensions and the role of non-listed real estate. The study hopes to achieve two objectives: Read more

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How Likely is a Normalisation of Monetary Policy?

The global financial crisis caused deep recessions in many countries all over the globe. While Germany and the US recovered quickly from the crisis, most European countries’ GDP is still below its potential. Read more

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The Investment Logic of Logistics

Technological innovation is having a big influence on the way we work, shop and receive goods. This is having a significant impact on the demand for real estate assets, rendering some functionally obsolete while new types of property are emerging as attractive investments. Read more

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Fund Termination Study

Over the next two years 72 closed end funds are due to terminate, effectively putting €11 billion of net assets onto the market. Read more

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The best of intentions

The 2016 Investment Intentions Survey compiled by INREV, ANREV and PREA found investors willing to move up the risk curve as they increased their exposure to real estate. In spite of growing concerns about where we are in the cycle, appetite for the real estate sector remains strong. Read more