Issue 1-2022

Reaching new heights

When land is scarce and expensive, vertical extension of existing buildings is an attractive option. It makes economic sense and protects the environment – but there are often structural and legal hurdles to overcome. By Christian Hunziker

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Global property investment bounces back

Major European real estate investors have the US and Asia-Pacific firmly back in their sights after a hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic. Union Investment is also renewing its focus on its international activities after creating a new department called Investment Management Global. By Judi Seebus

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New team in Vienna

Vienna is the home of Union Investment’s newest real estate subsidiary. A new management team in Austria is tasked with continuing to drive

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Investment climate: Real estate industry in flux

The real estate markets are currently being buffeted by change. The industry is already in adjustment mode, as demonstrated by the findings of the investment climate survey of 150 property companies in Germany, France and the UK conducted by Union Investment between November 2021 and January 2022.

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Green self-sufficiency

From living lab to future standard – innovative energy concepts show how neighbourhoods can become climate friendly, including solutions for existing building stock. By Christine Mattauch

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