Real Estate Gazette: Finding profit in uncertain times

Issue 36

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We are clearly living in interesting, uncertain and – for some – anxious times. But there are also new real estate concepts, market trends and development projects, technologies and investment opportunities to consider.

In the latest issue of the DLA Piper Real Estate Gazette, we discuss various legal issues related to rent controls and implications for investors; unattainably high housing prices, meaning millennials are being drawn to innovative co-living arrangements and innovation in hotels and hospitality creating opportunities to expand market share.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue and that you find it useful.

If you would like to know more about any of the topics covered, please feel free to contact the authors directly.

In this issue

  • Ich bin ein Mieter: Finding profit in rent-capped times
    22 November 2019

    Rent capping may receive a warm welcome from generation renters but what are the implications for investors in the Private Rented Sector and burgeoning Build to Rent market? We examine the capricious situation in Germany's capital – and look at other major cities around world.

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  • The rise of co living in 'the world's least affordable housing market'
    22 November 2019

    Hong Kong is renowned for its unattainably high home prices. For millennials in the territory, owning a flat in the near future remains a long shot. With new co-living options providing a way through for residents, new real estate opportunities exist for developers, owners and operators.

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  • Nitrogen, the environment and Dutch real estate
    22 November 2019

    Real estate faces multiple global and national investment challenges, from climate change and trade wars to Brexit. The Dutch real estate sector has its own challenges, despite the fact that the market is performing well. In the quest for profit, these issues create market uncertainty. A good understanding of the challenges is key in making the right investment and development decisions.

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  • 'More than' real estate? Workplace communities
    22 November 2019

    Uncertain business confidence, increased competition, fluctuating space requirements and a strained construction market mean real estate must work hard and operate at the highest and best use. This includes achieving the highest rental, ensuring it remains fit for purpose and stacking the odds in occupiers' favor so you can be "more than" real estate. It's also about adopting smart design and maximizing income streams.

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  • New forms of investing in real estate
    22 November 2019

    Alternative asset classes are increasingly desirable investment products in Poland. Can they mean good news for investors in difficult times?

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  • The new face of senior living in Portuguese real estate
    22 November 2019

    The graying populations of most developed countries is a fact. The senior community, also known as baby boomers, is between the ages of 52 and 61. People are more active and in better health than previous generations, working and living for longer. As we undergo this paradigm shift, it's crucial for investors to analyze the real estate, healthcare and social needs of this new type of senior living, which is growing day by day, so opportunities can be secured and risks avoided.

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  • Triple net agreements: Out of step with tenancy law
    22 November 2019

    In recent years, the frequency of triple net lease agreements has increased steadily on the Swedish property market, with properties covered by such agreements becoming more attractive as investment objects. At the same time, we see a growing imbalance with tenancy law. Do such agreements actually comply with the Rent Act?

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  • Innovation in hotels and hospitality
    22 November 2019

    Hospitality is a dynamic industry, constantly changing to meet guest expectations. As a result, a premium is placed on innovation. Hotel owners and operators are always on the lookout for new products that can meet and even anticipate the evolving needs of guests.

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  • Is our landlord and tenant (business premises) act fit for purpose? A landlord's perspective
    22 November 2019

    It's hardly novel to stress that in this economic environment, tenants are struggling to meet their monthly financial obligations on the premises they rent. With falling demand and sales, and rising energy and fuel costs, monthly defaults on rentals to landlords may become a pervasive feature of Zambia's commercial real estate landscape.

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  • Unlocking the opportunity: Prospects for student accommodation
    22 November 2019

    Is the development of student accommodation an attractive investment option for real estate investors in Zimbabwe's private and public sector? Despite the economic challenges currently faced by the country, the prospects for growth in student real estate are real and growing.

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