DEAL

Benson Elliot and GCI complete 22,000 sq m pre-let of major Paris office redevelopment

Benson Elliot and GCI complete 22,000 sq m pre-let of major Paris office redevelopment

A joint venture between Benson Elliot, a London-based private equity real estate manager, Générale Continentale Investissements (GCI), a Paris real estate investment group, Canadian institution Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) and 21st Capital, has pre-let the entirety of its Latitude office building to Sopra Steria. 

RESEARCH

Real estate assets to fall by up to 10 per cent or more in value, but will bounce back by 2021, says Duff & Phelps

Real estate assets to fall by up to 10 per cent or more in value, but will bounce back by 2021, says Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps, a provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, has published a survey revealing that nearly four in 10 investors (39 per cent) expect commercial real estate assets to fall between 5-10 per cent in value in 2020, whilst nearly a third (31 per cent) predict a fall of 10 per cent or more as a result of the pandemic.

GUEST ARTICLE

Knowing where to look – investment opportunities in London’s post-Covid-19 offices

Knowing where to look – investment opportunities in London’s post-Covid-19 offices

By Jonathan Gilbert, Investment Partner at Hartnell Taylor Cook – For decades, London property has been an attractive prospect for both domestic and overseas investors. Whilst the oversea investment in residential property has always been well established in London, in the last 15 to 20 years, there has been a shift to also incorporate commercial assets.

SURVEY

Arinite study assesses how much SMEs will save from post-Covid switch to remote working

Arinite study assesses how much SMEs will save from post-Covid switch to remote working

A survey of CFO and Financial leaders from March by Health & Safety Consultants Arinite has revealed that the majority of businesses are planning to shift 5 per cent of their staff to remote work permanently post-Covid. With five months of working from home, Arinite analysts predict that these numbers are closer to 20 per cent.