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October 31, 2022
After years of low inflation and low interest rates, stable economic growth and positive financial returns, the European economy is now facing a new paradigm, where the monetary policy is turning contractive.
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September 30, 2022
In this blog post, the EPRA Index and Research team takes a peak at the dynamics of the IPO activity in Europe during a 10 year period between 1 January 2013 and 31 August 2022.
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August 19, 2022
Global financial markets have faced a very challenging environment this year. High inflation, raising interest rates, slow economic growth and political uncertainty erased the post-pandemic recovery.
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July 12, 2022
Economic growth, inflation and nominal interest rates remained relatively low and stable across Europe in the past 15 years, but the global pandemic and the war in Ukraine have changed this picture, representing a challenge for listed real estate, but the industry is well prepared for it.
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May 12, 2022
In the latest blog post, our Indexes & Research team looks at the first semi-annual review of the recently launched EPRA Developers Research Benchmark and assess its evolution and performance so far.
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April 21, 2022
The bond issuance by listed real estate players has experienced a strong growth across Europe in recent years, and we could even say that green bonds are on track of becoming a new financing standard for many players in the market.
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March 15, 2022
European listed real estate markets continued to recover. The market size has grown in almost all European markets, with Sweden, the UK, Belgium and Norway seeing the highest quarterly growth.
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February 14, 2022
Inflation is in the eye of the storm for the majority of analysts and investors analysing expected returns and strategic asset allocations for 2022. We believe we are likely to see a moderate inflation cycle in Europe in 2022 and 2023 that should represent a positive driver for corporate profits and returns of the listed real estate industry across the continent.
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September 04, 2019
By 2050, 70% of the global population will be living in cities. But many city-dwellers feel trapped and hesitate to find new accommodations or jobs. City centres must remain accessible and welcoming, especially for the middle classes, which are an economic driver - writes Méka Brunel, CEO of Gecina.
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May 15, 2019
Against a backdrop of low interest rates and an ageing population yields that are significantly higher than government bonds are particularly attractive to institutional investors such as pension funds. This is one of the reasons we have seen increased allocation to European listed real estate from institutional investors in recent years.
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April 25, 2019
Listed real estate produced the second highest average institutional investment returns in the Netherlands (2005-2016) across eight major asset classes, an EPRA-sponsored study by researchers CEM Benchmarking of European institutional investors has concluded.
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March 08, 2019
To unlock capital, face new global challenges such as climate change and immigration, and build the cities of tomorrow, the European Union needs to encourage more stable and cross-border investments aligned with its long-term objectives. EPRA believes that the listed real estate sector is part of the solution.
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December 03, 2018
In the wake of the recently published IPCC report, which made for chilling reading, it is clear that we need to take prompt action and deliver on the findings if we want to avoid a future with catastrophic consequences.
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November 05, 2018
Real estate plays a crucial role in all aspects of our everyday lives. Listed real estate companies are the guardians of many of the highest quality assets in our cities and their contribution to the EU economy is more vital than ever.
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November 30, 2017
In late November the European listed real estate sector came together for a Sustainability Workshop. The topics discussed were, among others, sustainable finance and the future of a more sustainable economy in Europe, ESG disclosure and green bonds.
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November 29, 2017
EPRA’s Investor Outreach programme, which connects listed property companies with investors, may benefit from new European Union regulations that tighten up the rules governing corporate access, which come into force next year.
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May 01, 2017
Dominique Moerenhout shares his initial thoughts on where EPRA’s focus will be
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December 05, 2016
How can real estate businesses create a better balance of men and women in their leadership teams and reap the rewards this would deliver?
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June 06, 2017
Europe needs deeper capital markets to strengthen investment in the long term, including investment into publicly listed property companies. Read EPRA's take on the Capital Markets Union
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