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With Emmanuel Macron in power, foreign investments into French office buildings are on the rise. Paris profits in particular. Photo: Feel good studio / Shutterstock.
Paris profits from Macron effect 
13. August 2018
With Emmanuel Macron in power, more and more foreign investors target the French property market. Especially Asian investors, among them Japanese capital, are interested in the French office sector. Meanwhile, local investors lay their hopes in coworking spaces.
With Deutsche Bank's departure, the London stock market would lose half of its euro clearing business. Photo: dade72 / Shutterstock
Fear of “no deal” for UK would spur City exodus
6. August 2018
Deutsche Bank announced to move half of its clearing activities from London to Frankfurt, weakening one core branch of the London stock market. A prospect of things to come?
The Edge produces more energy than is needed for heating, cooling, charging electronical gadgets and vehicles of the co-workers.
Smart Beacons: The Edge and Cube Berlin
30. July 2018
Artificial intelligence and sustainable construction revolutionize the way we build offices. We take a look at two smart office complexes: The Edge in Amsterdam and cube berlin in the German capital.
“Financial politics will not be next year’s biggest problem”
23. July 2018
A look at the prospects for interest-rate policy and its consequences for the (international) property industry by Dr. Gertrud R. Traud (Helaba).
Once completed, Whisper Valley will comprise 7,500 residential units in zero-energy single- and multi-family homes arranged over an area of more than 2,000 acres.
Whisper Valley: Sustainable Showcase Project in the USA
16. July 2018
Once completed, Whisper Valley will comprise 7,500 residential units in zero-energy single- and multi-family homes arranged over an area of more than 2,000 acres.
Supermarkets like Lidl are increasingly active in the property business.
Interview: The “Living Above a Supermarket” Strategies of REWE, Lidl & Co.
10. July 2018
More and more, supermarkets are digressing into the real estate business. Stephanie von Keudell interviewed Stephan Koof, Germany Expansion Manager of the Rewe Group, and Alexander Thurn, Property Manager at Lidl Deutschland, and asked them to explain where the trend toward “living above a supermarket” is headed.
European investors partly withdraw their shares from the British real estate market. Photo: Ivan Marc : Shutterstock
UK puts on a brave pre-Brexit face
2. July 2018
With less than a year to go, the risk of a hard Brexit is still on the horizon for the UK. So far there have been few signs that foreign investors are turning their back on Europe’s largest real estate investment market, but some believe the UK has ‘sliced off a big chunk of its competitive advantage’.
In Poland, also smaller cities like Legnica are very interesting for real estate investors. Foto: Henryk Sadura / Shutterstock.
Poland attracts foreign real estate investments
25. June 2018
Polish exhibitors have been participating in EXPO REAL since its very inception. Poland is meanwhile leading the statistics of exhibitors from CEE countries. This is consistent with the country’s significance at the international level. Here are some fresh impressions of a trade fair and conference in Warsaw. 
The focus of EM-Power is renewable energy production and efficient energy usage.
Storing Instead of Feeding In – Smart Energy Supply for Buildings
7. June 2018
According to the latest United Nations statistics, 55% of the world’s population live in cities; by 2050 this share is expected to go up to 68%. This means that cities have a key role to play in the energy transition. Renewable energy sources, efficient technology, and digitalization produce a wide range of solutions. Decentralized energy generation seems to offer particularly great opportunities.
Regarding cyber security, the real estate industry faces big challenges. Photo: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.
Transitioning to Digital, But Doing It Safely
4. June 2018
New business models, network processes – the digitalization of the real estate industry is gaining momentum, but is enough thought being given to data security? This is an area where many companies need a real culture change, one that starts at the top.
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