Investment

PLANS OF INVESTORS AND OWNERS

BNP Parisbas Real Estate recently published “At a glance: UK shopping center & out of town retail market, December 2016.” One of the headlines is that investment volumes fell by around a third compared to 2015 for both the retail warehousing and shopping center markets.

Investment in German retail properties is declining. The transaction volume is increasing significantly only in retail parks. Retail parks currently offer good investment opportunities in the UK as well.

According to Stephan Austrup, Head of Retail in Germany at TH Real Estate, omni-channeling and digitalization are key drivers of change. In all acquisitions and in business plans for existing portfolios, he therefore considers the impact of this change on retail formats, retailers’ required floor plans, and whether the property provides the necessary layout flexibility.

The Scottish city has witnessed the highest number of new restaurant openings in the United Kingdom outside London. Anne Murray, Group Manager Inward Investment at InvestGlasgow, is helping retailers to use this to counter competition from the internet.

In this interview with ACROSS, Anne Murray from InvestGlasgow and Stephen Bibby from Cushman & Wakefield explain the Scottish city’s investment opportunities.

In the course of 2015, around €18.1 billion were invested in German retail properties, according to analysis by the real estate consulting firm CBRE.

In a new research report, TH Real Estate provides a summary of the European retail property market and explores the opportunities that the sector offers investors across the UK and the Continent.

Miguel Pereda, Board Member of Lar España, announced new transactions over the upcoming months in an interview with ACROSS. The Spanish company intends to invest more than €1 billion before the end of this year.

The traditional shopping center market in the country appears to be becoming saturated and investors are now seeking other “niche” retail formats.

Kesko Corporation, the Swedish life insurance company AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB, and the Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company have agreed to set up a joint venture called Ankkurikadun Kiinteistöt Oy with equal shares.

Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV announced that it acquired an additional three assets in Portugal and Spain, which will be managed by its European retail platform, Multi Corporation.

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