Issue 1-2021

Leveraging strong momentum

Dr. Michael Bütter has been CEO of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH since 1 October 2020. In an exclusive interview with head of communications Fabian Hellbusch, he sets out the company’s ambitious growth objectives and growth strategy.

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Collaboration is key to success

Only a few months after it was founded, the ESG Circle of Real Estate (ECORE) industry initiative already has around 40 members. Their shared objective is to establish a reliable, widely acceptable industry standard for measuring the sustainability performance of properties and portfolios.

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Next stop art

Around the world, subway stations provide access to rapid transport. But some go further and offer a richer urban experience. By Elke Hildebrandt

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Soaring and dramatic, skyscrapers are landmark structures in major cities worldwide and allow vertical densification of urban areas. But in terms of urban mobility, high-rise buildings represent impractical cul-de-sacs, hence the appeal of skybridges. By Elke Hildebrandt

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Challenging conditions

The Covid-19 pandemic battered European real estate investment transactions in 2020, which fell 27 percent over 2019 to total just under €255 billion. But this headline figure masks significant variation. By Steve Hays

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