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Alternative and Operational Real Estate

Bringing you the latest news, views and insight on the UK’s fastest growing investment sector

UK Student Accommodation: Five Big Trends in 2018

Jo Winchester discusses the five key trends for student accommodation in 2017 and what to look for in the year ahead.

EMEA Investor Intentions Survey 2018

Health Investor Survey 2018

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Demand dramatically outstripping supply

06 December 2017

We explore the disconnect between supply and demand and the opportunities this offers to investors. Investors determined to deploy capital will have to look at different strategies to access healthcare stock.

Investors look at sustainable growth

02 November 2017

With real estate interest in tenanted pubs never higher, more innovative structures being dreamed up and investors better able to assess the risk-return dynamics.

No hard border for leisure investment in Europe

01 March 2018

Activity in Western Europe increased in 2017 and Funds and private equity buyers are positioning themselves to capitalise on this in 2018.

UK Student Accommodation storylines

25 September 2017

In a year where the Election result and Brexit have dominated the headlines, both of which have potential implications for Higher Education in the UK, investment in the student accommodation has continued to be strong.

Long Income property out-performs mainstream real estate

08 February 2018

In the 12 months to December 2017, the CBRE Long Income Index delivered a total return of 13.5%. This compares with a figure of 11.8% for the CBRE Monthly Index.

European hotel investment market achieves record volume €21.6 billion

February 2018

The United Kingdom experienced the highest actual investment volume of all European countries at €6.2 billion in 2017. The UK experienced the highest actual investment volume of all EU countries at €6.2 billion.


Healthcare real estate transactions

2018 transaction volumes set to eclipse those seen in 2017
Renewed role for debt as a funding source 
Retirement villages firmly on investor map

CBRE bolsters national healthcare team

CBRE, the world's leading real estate advisor has appointed Joel Gazeres as a Director in its National Healthcare Team. He joins the firm from GVA.

CBRE advises Heineken on sale of 30 pubs

CBRE, the world's leading real estate advisor has advised Heineken on the sale of the 30 pubs in England, Scotland and Wales. The deal was required for competition reasons relating to its proposed takeover of Punch A.

Real estate investors name the UK as top target for hotel investment in 2017

485 European hotel investors reveal their target markets, challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.

Student accommodation adds up for investors in 2017

The UK student accommodation sector is continuing to attract capital from across the globe with is £2.85bn being invested so far this year according to the latest figures from Global real estate advisor CBRE.

CBRE makes new appointments to healthcare team

Global real estate advisor CBRE has announced a series of new appointments to its healthcare team.

Data centre colocation sees 27% year–on-year growth

The core European colocation hubs of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris had a strong start to the year, with 26.6MW of take-up and 38MW of new supply in Q1 2017 according to global real estate advisor, CBRE.

CBRE advises gold care homes on sale and leaseback

Global real estate advisor CBRE has advised Gold Care Homes on the sale and leaseback of 18 care homes for c£90m to an overseas real estate investor.

CBRE advises Parkdean Resorts on £1.35bn acquisition

Toronto-based Onex Corporation has completed the acquisition of Britain's biggest holiday parks business, Parkdean Resorts, for £1.35bn.
Dominic Smith
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Robin Honeyman
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