The virtues of Europe’s real estate market make it attractive to investors worldwide. It offers breadth, depth and reliable income streams, all of which investors covet. But as it emerges from the immense disruption of the past two years, what trends and challenges lie ahead for those who operate within it? Some of the answers to these questions are revealed in new research conducted by virtual data provider Drooms, which gauged the thoughts of real estate professionals across Europe.
In the fifth episode of The Real Estate Club podcast, Professor Sotiris Tsolacos of The Business School, formerly Cass, is joined by Rossana Woods, MD of Drooms UK and Andy Saull, Head of Research and Strategy at Pi Labs to discuss data digitalisation and venture capital investment in PropTech.
Mergers and acquisitions are firmly back on the agenda. The COVID pandemic caused widespread uncertainty, but with positive news about a vaccine becoming widely available in 2021 and now that the US presidential election is over, the way is clearer for takeovers, especially of those companies that were weakened by the pandemic’s impact.
Who's feeling festive during lockdown? EG tech and global reporter Lucy Alderson asks all the burning questions in this week's Tech Talk Radio. Keeping on the subject of lockdown, Alderson also flags EG's 2020 mental health survey analysis (which will be featured in this week's magazine) which looks at how Covid has impacted real estate professionals this year, and what lessons we can learn from a tough year for all.
Six months on from the lockdown instigated in March 2020 due to the onset of Covid-19, Drooms has surveyed approximately 540 institutional real estate investors in Europe to examine how the pandemic has impacted the adoption of digitisation within the European property market.