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Real estate: resilient investment in a volatile market

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Two-speed recovery for Europe’s hotel segment

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The Glatt shopping centre – in constant transformation

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The intelligent home

Smart home is based on networking electronic devices in the home, a vision of the future propagated for years that will become reality in the LocTowers project in Locarno. The technology has three goals: more comfort and self-determination, more security and lower energy consumption.

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Sustainability

Lake water as a climate-friendly energy source

Lake Zurich is a popular recreational area for people living in and around the city. However, it also serves as a sustainable source of energy. ewz, a developer of intelligent, sustainable energy solutions, has been supplying more than 70 properties around Lake Zurich with “green energy” from the lake for heating and cooling.

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Stable growth in the European healthcare sector

Healthcare properties are one of the fastest growing areas in the enduringly attractive real estate sector, not least due to the rise of the silver generation. They offer great diversity – from nursing homes to medical practices – enabling strong diversification and attractive returns for long-term investments.

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Climate change and real estate: Deciding in self-determination and reducing risks

Self-determined decisions related to climate change don't just relate to long-term climate goals and ethically motivated consumer behaviour such as renouncing air travel or going vegan. Precisely where real estate investments are concerned, climate change considerations can also help in making the right asset selection and portfolio management decisions.

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Invest profitably with European real estate funds

European real estate funds offer a number of advantages - notably, a wide variety of attractive properties over a large region

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How demand for office space is changing in the UK – and who benefits

Flexible working will remain part of the new normal after the Covid-19 pandemic: employees will be able to decide where and when they work. This will lead to demand for office space at new locations. Investors who can offer suitable space in underserviced locations with growing demand can expect strong performance.

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