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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.

CORONAVIRUS

How did the investment fund industry stand up during the Covid-19 crisis?

How did the investment fund industry stand up during the Covid-19 crisis?

By Kieran Fox, Irish Funds – We are all well aware of the human and public health cost which Covid-19 has had since March of this year when its impact reverberated around the globe. Although general consensus is that we still have some way to go until there is a vaccine or other resolution to the pandemic, central banks and regulators are now beginning to look into the effect the crisis had on capital markets during the early days of its impact and seeking to learn lessons from this. 

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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.

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Many happy returns? There's no 'one-size-fits-all' solution to getting employees back into the office, says Lee Baron's Carl Whayman

Many happy returns? There's no 'one-size-fits-all' solution to getting employees back into the office, says Lee Baron's Carl Whayman

By Carl Whayman, Chief Executive, Lee Baron – The debate about getting people back into the office continues apace. However, the messaging on both sides seems to me to be rather simplistic and the voices of employers and employees who have been successfully working remotely over the last six months are not adequately represented within the political debate.