The March edition of PropertyEU Magazine finds that foreign investors are widening their definition of core property in Germany as competition heats up for prime assets. Office assets in secondary cities outside the ‘big seven’ are on the radar of international investors, while low-budget hotels provide another potential growth market.
Other features in this edition:
Retail slowdown - uncertain economic conditions and falling consumer spending are taking their toll on retail property, with net asset values showing the first signs of a slowdown in growth.
Polish magnet - Warsaw has become a favourite with cross-border investors and developers, thanks to its robust economic fundamentals. But financing remains an obstacle
AXA’s debt drive - AXA Real Estate is steaming ahead with its pan-European debt strategy, plotting over €2 bn of investments for 2012
Swedes in London - Swedish investment company Cityhold is targeting a €1.1 bn portfolio in the UK, France and Germany
Frankfurt skyscrapers - Against a backdrop of above-average vacancy rates, Frankfurt will see two new office towers grace its skyline by 2015
The networker - Ulrich Höller’s boundless energy and wide range of interests have given the CEO of DIC Asset a broad network
Top developers - Goodman heads the PropertyEU ranking of top developers in Europe for the first time in the five-year history of this overview
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