REflexions - Issue 10
Real Estate - October 2019
Welcome to this tenth edition of REflexions, with its wide range of insights into trends and developments in the real estate (RE) market across the globe.
After 9 editions in the familiar shape, we present this edition for the first time in a new format, and move from an EMEA magazine to a global Deloitte Insights publication. This will not only reflect the international presence of the industry. We will be able to tackle a wider range of topics from and for all parts of the Globe, to provide you with relevant comprehensive insights into real estate.
Published in spring and autumn, each edition will revolve around 4 topic areas: market views, technology, a spotlight on a geography and a focus on a specific market segment.
‘Market views’ presents insights into the RE investment from leading figures in the industry. In this edition, we present two interviews. One is with James Seppala, Blackstone’s Head of Real Estate Europe, in which he explains the company’s proactive approach to RE investment, and the use of real-time data from across its global network in support of decision-making. He also comments on the importance of culture in shaping the company’s success in RE investment, and how challenging opportunities are given to individuals, even at relatively junior levels, to develop the business; on the implications of interest rate changes for investing in growth; and on investment in technology.