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Buildings that think for themselves

It is now well documented and widely agreed that the Internet of Things (IOT) is fundamentally changing the way businesses operate and how consumers engage with companies, while at the same time opening up new business opportunities and models. Read more

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PropTech: Innovate or die

The global commercial real estate market may be worth as much as €130 trillion (1), but it is a conservative asset class that has historically been slow to embrace technological advances, at least compared to other industries. Read more

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Embracing regime change

INVESTOR VIEWPOINT Investors are seeking assurances about high levels of good corporate governance. This development has been supported by INREV’s corporate governance self-assessment test, which is based upon the Corporate Governance Module and its seven basic principles. Investors are doing this to protect their capital interests and to enable them to be more accountable. Read more

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Consolidation raises the stakes

How is recent consolidation impacting today’s GP/ LP relationship? And how will the business model evolve in the next 10-15 years? Read more

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Redemption quest

Is the industry facing a liquidity crisis? Investors believe  so, according to the latest Investment Intentions Survey. Two experts explore whether they're correct. INVESTOR VIEWPOINT To me this outcome is surprising, not because of the liquidity issue itself but because of this being an issue at this point in the cycle. Read more

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Value judgement

With real estate in ever increasing demand across Europe, our investor and fund manager give their views on where and how to find value Read more

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Short term gains?

Debt is back in the market. Here our investor and fund manager share their views on whether taking on leverage again is worth the risk Read more

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The right place

Our investor and fund manager give their views on different fund raising roles. Do placement agents add value over internal capital raisers? Read more

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Missing in Action

Investors are finding the lack of available product among funds is a key challenge in the current market, so do our investor and fund manager agree? INVESTOR VIEWPOINT Q. What do investors want? A. Not what they are getting. Read more

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Back to the banks? Debt funds compete for loans

With banks starting to return to the lending market, our investor and fund manager examine what they think the prospects are for the emerging debt funds sector Investor viewpoint The numbers would suggest that this is a trend that cannot be stopped. There are more than 40 European debt funds, either raising capital, investing or already invested. This amounts to €26 billion. Read more