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Deloitte publishes “REflexions,” a new magazine dedicated to the real estate investment management industry

Press release

20 May, 2015 - In order to keep investors across the European and the Middle-East and Africa region (EMEA) appraised of developments and future trends in the real estate investment management world, Deloitte is launching its first biannual magazine dedicated to real estate professionals: REflexions.

“Real estate cannot be lumped together with other asset classes, it demands a voice of its own,” explains Benjamin Lam, EMEA Real Estate Funds Co-Leader at Deloitte. “REflexions is exactly that, a specialist magazine linking real estate professionals throughout EMEA and providing them with specialist views on the ever-changing landscape of real estate funds - written by experts for experts.”

The magazine features outlooks on developments within the sector, market trends, articles on technical aspects- such as tax and regulation- and brings the reader closer to leading figures in the real estate funds world via detailed interviews.

The first issue of REflexions takes a closer look at the UK real estate market by discussing what 2015 will bring compared to the excellent performance of 2014. The magazine features an exclusive interview with Pieter Hendrikse, CEO & Chairman of CBRE Global Investors in the EMEA region, and gives an overview of the developments within the real estate investment management industry also seen in the light of the merger between ING Real Estate and CBRE Global investors in 2011. To accommodate the growing focus on risk management in real estate investment management the magazine examines why risk is now on the top of the agenda for owners, developers, managers, investors and regulators. The first issue also looks in more detail at the changing requirements in terms of IT, cross-border distribution focusing on AIFMs, impacts and opportunities of BEPS, and several other key topics.

“Real Estate investment markets vary from country to country, each having their own characteristics and ultimately risk profile.  As pricing in certain markets hardens, many international investors look across borders to consider a wider range of investment opportunities”, said Robin Williamson, managing director, Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited.

“Middle Eastern real estate investors have for many years been major players in the international real estate investment arena, having invested no less than GBP 3.457  billion in the UK commercial property market last year alone.  REflexions is designed to inform our readers about Asset Management trends across certain markets and provides valuable insights, in how other Asset Managers approach new markets”, added Williamson.

David Brown, EMEA Real Estate Funds Co-leader, further details: “As we look to see what the rest of 2015 has in store, one thing is for sure: it looks to be another highly dynamic year. I am confident that REflexions will aid our readers in navigating the fast-changing world in which we find ourselves and help them gain valuable insights to prepare for future success.”

The full first issue of REflexions can be downloaded at:

Press contact
Nadine El Hassan
Middle East Public Relations
Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)
Tel: +961 (0) 1 748444
Fax: +961 (0) 1 748999


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