Wände und Wege bieten Orientierung. Es sei denn, sie gehören zu einem Irrgarten oder Labyrinth, dann sind sie auf faszinierende Weise irreführend. Von Elke Hildebrandt
Mixed use is today’s magic formula for redeveloping empty department stores and poorly performing shopping centres. But every location has specific needs, and simplistic solutions will fail. By Petra Nickisch-Kohnke
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation of real estate processes, with established companies in the industry increasingly recognising the need for collaboration with proptechs to exploit data as the new gold. The alternative is to fall behind in the race as the pace of market evolution surges, challenging long-established practices and mindsets. By Judi Seebus
Everybody’s darling is now everybody’s challenge. Since the start of the pandemic, hotel operators, their banks and lessors have been working together to lead the asset class out of the crisis. By Maria Pütz-Willems
Optimism has returned to the major European real estate markets. That is the key finding of the most recent real estate investment climate survey conducted by Union Investment in Germany, France and the UK. There are many indications that the property markets are at the beginning of a new cycle, despite the pandemic not yet being fully behind us.
In the US, they’re already one of the hottest real estate investments, with Europe also seeing growing interest in life science facilities. However, investor demand exceeds supply, particularly in Germany. By Birgitt Wüst