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Philip Charls steps down as EPRA CEO

We interview Philip Charls about his working career as he steps down after 10 years as EPRA CEO.

 

China REITs are coming

Chinese government officials had hoped to establish a REIT system about 10 years ago, but the 2008 financial crisis thwarted their plans. Over the past few years, however, new real estate investment products have started to emerge offering the promise that a REIT regime will be established in the country.

 

Meet Dominique Moerenhout, the new CEO of EPRA

Dominique Moerenhout, EPRA’s new CEO, came to our Brussels office mid-January to meet the team. We took this opportunity to ask him a few questions before he officially joins us, in early March.

 

Customer is the new tenant

Life at the ‘sharp end’ as a London landlord means tenants are customers who demand communication, innovation and flexibility, Workspace CEO says.

 

Happy 10th birthday UK REITs!

To wrap-up the momentous year we travelled to London to interview David Sleath, President of the British Property Federation and CEO of SEGRO. We discuss the evolution of UK REITs on the eve of their 10th anniversary and how they get to maturity.

 

Listed property stocks looking attractive

Europe’s listed property sector is attractively priced following a sell-off in October and as operating fundamentals remain healthy, said Patrick Kanters, Global Head of Real Estate & Infrastructure at APG Asset Management, the investment manager for giant Dutch pension funds.

 

Dutch REIT pioneers ready for promotion

The Netherlands was the pioneer of European REITs with its Fiscal Investment Institution regime the first created in 1969, but it has not sustained its place in the European league of listed real estate markets.

 

A new REIT legislation for Poland?

Poland ticks most of the boxes for a successful introduction of a REIT regime. Hence, EPRA was pleased to hear, roughly a year ago, that the government started to work on REIT legislation. In this article, we look at the details of the proposal.

 

Europe’s burgeoning student housing sector

Listed property companies seize growth opportunities in Europe’s burgeoning student housing sector. Read the interview with Xior Student Housing and Empiric Student Property CEOs.

 

Brexit "pre-negotiations"

People speak about a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit. Theresa May announced that she is aiming for neither, but a customised relationship between the UK and the EU which could be translated as a clean Brexit. Many outcomes are possible. For now, what we can expect is a dirty Brexit.

 

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