MIPIM 2021 - Scheduled to June 7-10


Paris, 9 October, 2020 – Reed MIDEM, organiser of the world’s premier international real estate event, today announces that the next edition of MIPIM will take place Monday June 7 to Thursday June 10, 2021 in Cannes. MIPIM 2021 had been scheduled for March 16-19. 

‘’Following discussions with clients about travel restrictions and quarantine, and having looked at the availability of the Palais des Festivals MIPIM venue next year, we have decided to hold the event in June,’’ notes MIPIM Director Ronan Vaspart. ‘’70% of our exhibitors have already decided to confirm their participation for 2021.  We look forward to welcoming the international real estate community back to Cannes.’’
Paris Real Estate Week: a programme fully focused on
the future of cities 

Executives from Nexity, Berenberg Bank, Gecina, the European Union and Urban Splash will speak in the conference programme.

 Hamburg joining forces with the Métropole du Grand Paris in the Propel by MIPIM exhibition area to take discussions about urban innovation to a European level
Paris, 9 July, 2020 - What kind of cities do we want to live in, and how can public and private urban development companies respond to these aspirations? The health crisis has rendered these questions even more tangible, and they will drive discussions and reflection during Paris Real Estate Week .

To kickstart the debate, MIPIM has partnered with industry publication Business Immo to produce an exclusive white paper that examines the issue of metropolisation from different angles. Entitled "Metropolisation: acceleration or deceleration", it is available online at MIPIM Connect. (Note to Editors: Please contact us if you cannot access the white paper).

Organised by Reed MIDEM, Paris Real Estate Week will be held in Paris from 14 to 17 September 2020. It will include Propel by MIPIM on 14 and 15 September at the CENTQUATRE and the MIPIM Urban Forum on 16 September at the Seine Musicale (Boulogne-Billancourt).

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will give the inaugural speech at the MIPIM Urban Forum on 16 September at 9am and will share his vision of the city of tomorrow and the challenges of demography and urbanisation.
They'll be speaking at Paris Real Estate Week...

Rudy Aernoudt, Chief Economist, European Commission  Gilles Babinet , CEO, LAITAO  Maud Bailly, Chief Digital Officer, Accor  Daniel Berger, Investment Director, Real Estate (Europe), AustralianSuper  Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman, Urban Splash  François Bonneau, President of the French region Centre-Val de Loire  Méka Brunel, CEO, Gecina  Philippe Chiambaretta, Architect and Founder, PCA-STREAM PCA-STREAM  Cécile De Guillebon, Renault VP, Real Estate & Facility Management • John Eckert, CEO, Five Guys  Régine Engström, Directrice des Partenariats Stratégiques NSE et Directrice de la RSE, NEXITY  Catherine Guillouard , Chairwoman and CEO, RATP Group  Dan Hughes, Director, Alpha Property Insight  Michaël Knaute, Director Sustainable Cities, Paris&Co • Giorgio Manenti, Managing director, Eastdil Secured  Dr Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank  Jonathan Sebbane, CEO, Sogaris  Marie-Cécile Tardieu, DG, Business France  Cecile Tricault, Regional Head Southern Europe, Prologis  Steve Wozniak, Co-fondateur d’Apple
The key topics to be covered in the conference sessions include the following:

Sustainability and mobility
Due to the ecological transition, we are being forced to question the way we behave in cities and to rethink existing models, particularly with regard to mobility, urban density, infrastructure and land use planning
  • Climate emergency: time for radical change - 16 Sept. at 2:45pm, Seine Musicale
This panel, co-organized by the C40, will focus on the thorny issue of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, which produce 40% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and consume 30% of the world's resources.
  • The urban mobility equation: challenge & solutions - 15 Sept. at 3:30pm, CENTQUATRE
A panel about the role of urban actors in the transformation of a city and of urban space planning. Key representatives try to find solutions to the current technological, economic, and ecological challenges.
  • Urbanization vs. ruralization, is the city big enough? - 14 Sept. at 9:15am, CENTQUATRE
A conference exploring the radical transformation of rural areas on a global scale in terms of climate change, migration and preservation.

Governance and economic development
  • Revisiting governance models - Wednesday, 16 Sept. at 11:00am, Seine Musicale
Representatives from European cities will share the lessons learned from the health crisis and the initiatives implemented to make their cities more resilient in terms of housing, density, planning and infrastructure.
  • Forum pour la ville, Forum for the city, Wednesday, 16 Sept at 2:00pm. Seine Musicale
This forum dedicated to decision-makers from French local authorities will encourage the sharing of experiences and provide an initial assessment of the impact of Covid-19 on the French real estate situation.
  • UK real estate in the new normal/post Covid-19 – What next? 16 Sept. at 12:30pm (lunch), Seine Musicale
This special session dedicated to the UK market will discuss the consequences of the health crisis on real estate investments in the UK in a context of economic recession and Brexit.

Planning and infrastructure
Cities will also be analysed from the user point of view. Due to the health crisis, we are being forced to question urban routines and rethink current urban models. Several conference sessions will deal with this topic:
  • Cities of tomorrow: the new approaches of urban design - 15 Sept. at 11:45am., CENTQUATRE
  • Addressing tomorrow’s challenges - 16 Sept. at 12:15pm., Seine Musicale
  • What makes a city great? - 16 Sept. at 4:00pm., Seine Musicale

Check out the programme of Paris Real Estate Week on our website.

More information on Propel by MIPIM on our website.

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Health & Safety - Reed MIDEM and Reed Exhibitions are pooling their combined experience to establish a robust programme of advanced measures to ensure all events meet the safety requirements set by the relevant local authorities and the benchmarks established by Reed Exhibitions based on the best practices and experience learned from their 500+ events.
French Government and public health guidelines are being closely followed. In the coming weeks Reed MIDEM will be issuing guidelines for safely gathering and exhibiting in the Palais des Festivals and other event venues. Measures will cover a wide range of protocols including physical distancing, increased medical facilities, as well as enhanced cleaning, sanitation and hygiene.

About Reed MIDEM - Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong SAR, Propel by MIPIM – NYC in partnership with MetaProp, Propel by MIPIM - Paris and Propel by MIPIM - Hong Kong for the tech and real estate industry; MAPIC and LeisurUp in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy and The Happetite in Milan, and MAPIC India in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions - Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. Our events, organised by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

These companies will be exhibiting at Propel by MIPIM: Métropole du Grand Paris, Paris & Co, E.ON, Saint Gobain, Schneider Electric, ArcelorMittal and numerous startups 
Paris, July 6, 2020 - Trending strongly at Propel by MIPIM this year, sustainability and quality of life are two aspirations among city-dwellers that the health crisis has underscored recently by calling our lifestyles into question. From biodiversity, energy saving, and vegetalisation to making it easier for users to buy, rent, build, and manage real estate, the exhibitors at Propel by MIPIM will all be proposing solutions tailored to current user preoccupations.

Organized by Reed MIDEM, Propel by MIPIM will be the flagship event of La Week on September 14 and 15. It will take place at the CENTQUATRE in Paris, bringing together the leaders in property, technology and public authorities on the theme of innovation. There will also be an exhibition area, conferences and networking opportunities.

The diversity of innovations proposed by Propel by MIPIM exhibitors as a response to the challenge of sustainability is the key attraction of this event, which brings together both international companies and startups. Innovation is also a central topic among public authorities, with Métropole du Grand Paris attending Propel as an exhibitor along with the incubator Paris & Co. Investors and asset managers will also be present in the exhibition area with Keys AM (France) and PI Labs (UK).

Reducing environmental impact
Innovating to reduce environmental impact is driving companies such as Accenta (France), which proposes to use renewable energy produced in summer to heat buildings in winter, and Schneider Electric, which uses automation and digitalization to manage energy consumption in a more controlled manner. BeeOdiversity (Belgium) is developing projects combining bee engineering, technology and the involvement of all stakeholders, while Up4Green (France) offers expertise in integrating plant life into property projects and the energy company E.ON (Germany) focuses on smart grids and customer solutions to drive the energy transition in Europe, including major projects such as Citigen in London.  

Intelligent materials
Saint Gobain will be exhibiting its new SageGlass® glazing, which is electronically tinted to adapt to a building’s sunlight and ambient temperature. This improves the comfort and well-being of the occupants while considerably reducing the amount of energy consumed for air conditioning, heating and lighting.

Another international exhibitor, ArcelorMittal will present  Steligence®, a radically new concept for using steel in construction to create a more sustainable life cycle for buildings and make them easier to assemble and potentially dismantle.

Flexibility, simplicity and comfort
Making life easier for users is the ambition of Cubicasa (Finland) which helps design a detailed plan of a residential or office space simply using a smartphone. Welcomr (France) offers a dematerialized and secure solution for managing remote access to a space or a building. While Roomhero (Germany) will design and fit out homes and offices using a fully online process.

Several conference sessions at Paris Real Estate Week, which includes Propel by MIPIM, will be dedicated to the themes of sustainability and quality of life at work:

Monday, 14 September
·     10.15 - 10.45: Change management in action
·     10.45 – 11.30: Why people are the real driving force behind innovation
·     14.30 – 15.00: When real estate is committed to a greener future

Tuesday, 15 September
·     10.00 – 11.15: Design thinking: circular and collaborative economy
·     13.00 – 13.45: Climate change risks management: new approaches and opportunities
·     15.30 – 16.15: The urban mobility equation: challenge and solutions

Wednesday, 16 September
·     09.00 – 09.45: Evaluating environmental risks, a scientific approach
·     14.45 – 15.30: Climate emergency: time for a radical change

"This year again, Propel by MIPIM will engage in discussions and suggest solutions which have never before been so relevant. At the end of a major period of uncertainty and questioning, we are pleased to be able to stage an event that will resonate closely with the issues of the weeks, months and years to come. New talents as well as established companies will have their say in jointly building a better urban environment" says Nicolas Kozubek, Director of Propel.

More information on Propel by MIPIM on the website.

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Steve Wozniak to give a moderated chat at Propel by 
MIPIM 2020 in September in Paris
Paris, 2 July, 2020 - Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, will deliver a much-anticipated moderated chat at Propel by MIPIM in Paris on Tuesday 15 September at 2:30 pm, at a time when innovation, changing models, and the importance of technology have never be stronger.

Propel by MIPIM is the flagship of the Paris Real Estate Week which takes place on 14-17 September 2020.

Thinking differently to deliver innovative solutions, is the DNA of forward-thinking entrepreneurs such as Steve Wozniak, who revolutionized the world of technology

Throughout his career, Steve Wozniak has shown how a business successfully transforms and flourishes through the capacity to innovate. More than ever, technology is an integral part of our lives and the real estate industry is no exception. Its entire ecosystem is reinventing itself.

Paris Real Estate Week (the Week) will be the first event enabling real estate leaders to make an initial assessment of the Covid-19 impact on the industry and discuss future prospects. Propel by MIPIM, which focuses on innovation in real estate, will be held on September 14 and 15 at the CENTQUATRE in Paris, complete with an exhibition space, conferences and networking opportunities.


Paris, February 29, 2020 – Reed MIDEM, organiser of MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, today announces that the 2020 edition of the event has been rescheduled and will take place June 2-5 in Cannes.

MIPIM’s original March 10-13 dates are changing due to growing concerns related to the coronavirus (Covid-19).

“The well-being of our clients and staff is our priority. Given the evolving context, the best course of action is to postpone MIPIM to June,” said Reed MIDEM Chief Executive, Paul Zilk.

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly.  We believe these new dates will provide the international MIPIM community with the opportunity to achieve their business objectives. We are grateful to our clients for their support and constructive input during this challenging period, and we look forward to talking with them in the coming days about MIPIM in June,” added Paul Zilk.
Information concerning MIPIM 2020

Paris, 28 February 2020 – As of today more than 90% of exhibitors remain committed to attend MIPIM. Therefore, we re-confirm that MIPIM will run as scheduled on 10-13 March.

Our decision is based on current facts and guidance from local, national and international authorities including the World Health Organization. There is no travel ban in place across France, and France and Cannes are not identified as areas of concern. 

We are pleased to confirm that our programme of content remains inspiring with major keynotes and senior figures including mayors, political leaders and key stakeholders from the real estate industry. Investor participation continues to be strong with many reaffirming their support.

MIPIM will have a dedicated medical team in place in Cannes and will be working with the city and health authorities to ensure that any delegate will have access to full medical treatment and guidance in the unlikely event that it is required. 

We look forward to welcoming participants and we remain committed to ensuring that all MIPIM attendees have a safe and productive stay in Cannes.

Any clients with specific concerns should contact their local MIPIM representatives.

Notes to editors

Medical measures introduced by Reed MIDEM in Cannes include :
·    Communication of World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations regarding hand, respiratory and best hygiene practices, available online by clicking here, with reminders onsite (signage, dedicated staff training)
·    Strengthened collaboration with local partners (airport, hotels, City of Cannes) to ensure vigilance and health/safety processes
·    Reinforced medical team at the venue
·    Increased standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the venue, including hand disinfectant gel in all public zones within the Palais des Festivals
·    Additional support to exhibitors who wish to adopt specific hygiene measures for their stands

Discover key insights and investment opportunities from U.S. industry experts Maggie Coleman of JLL, Barry Cosgrave of K&L Gates LLP,Chad Gleason of CCIM Institute and Craig Morris of Pentavirate this #MIPIM.

More on the Fundiscovered America panel session here: http://ow.ly/MfBj50yvewu
MIPIM 2020: the largest gathering of international real-estate investors

Paris, 19 February 2020 – More than 6,380 international investors and representatives of financial institutions will be attending MIPIM, creating a unique event for promoting property projects to this much sought-after community.
MIPIM is home to 40 of the world's top 100 real-estate investment funds, representing over €650 billion in assets under management. And 80 of the world's 100 largest investment fund managers, with €2.6 trillion in assets under management, will also be present at MIPIM (source: IPE Research).

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM, the world’s leading real-estate market event, will be held in Cannes from 10 to 13 March 2020.
France, a market of opportunities for investors
According to the PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2020 study, investors will be focusing their efforts on cities that offer liquidity and connectivity while paying close attention to political instability. In terms of real-estate investments, the French capital is the clear favourite, closely followed by Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid and Amsterdam.
In this context, MIPIM has co-produced with Business Immo Europe a white paper on France’s high-level attractiveness for international investors. It highlights the reasons behind this enthusiasm for France, focussing on Paris and four other French metropolitan centres - Lyon, Lille, Aix/Marseille and Toulouse.

Nordic Investment Summit
The Nordic region is an attractive geography for international investors and for the first time at MIPIM, the Nordic Investment Summit will be held on the 11th of March. Organised in partnership with NREP, the summit will bring together the Nordic investment community, local and public authorities and international investors interested in the Nordic markets. This closed-door summit will be an opportunity to learn more about the specific features of this market, identify investment opportunities, and create new synergies. Confirmed speakers include Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, Director of Urban Development at NREP and former Mayor of Copenhagen (Denmark), Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku (Finland), Anna Jerlmyr König, Mayor of Stockholm (Sweden) and Jenny Lindholm, Head of Nordics, Allianz Real Estate.

The RE-Invest & RE-Allocate Summits
As every year, the RE-Invest Summit will bring together 60 major international institutional investors behind closed doors on the 10th of March. This year the discussions will focus on risk management according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
Building on the success of its first edition, the RE-Allocate Summit will take place on the 11th of March. This event is designed for family offices and other funds investing locally so as to increase their awareness of property trends and opportunities. This year's theme will focus on the urbanization of cities and its impact on property investments.
Investment Conferences
Investment is always a popular topic on the conference programme, which includes numerous sessions on this theme:

Investors participating in MIPIM 2020 include some of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (United Arab Emirates), Mumtalakat Holding Co (Bahrain), Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Malaysia), Qatar Investment Authority, Oman SGRF (Sultanate of Oman), Temasek International (Singapore). Public and private pension funds will also be attending MIPIM, including Alecta (Sweden), PFA Pension (Denmark), AP1 and AP2 (Sweden), KLP Eiendom (Norway), Bayerische Versorgungskammer (Germany), Ilmarinen (Finland), Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and QuadReal (Canada) but also private companies such as The Blackstone Group (USA), Allianz Real Estate (Germany), Credit Suisse (Switzerland), or APG AM (Netherlands).

To consult the full list of investors and financial institutions attending MIPIM 2020 to date, click here
Click here to consult the infographics on the key investment figures at MIPIM.

For more information, please visit the MIPIM website and our pressroom.mipim.com

The conference programme is available here.
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10-13 March 2020, Cannes, France
Rivera 7, Stand R7C17, Palais des Festivals

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) is set to showcase a number of fully investible schemes from its investment portfolio at MIPIM 2020, the world’s largest annual property conference, held in Cannes between 10th and 13th March.

Investors and developers from across the globe will hear about the array of investment propositions that build upon the Sheffield City Region’s strong heritage of innovation-led manufacturing and engineering as the region plans to transform areas with commercial, residential and leisure opportunities, plus creation of an internationally recognised innovation district for wellbeing research and learning. With ambitious masterplans and the opportunity of land available for housing and employment, plus development finance in place across the whole city region, the Sheffield City Region team will demonstrate why now is the time to get involved with this exciting journey of transformation.

Investors and developers are invited to meet with the Sheffield City Region team at MIPIM and discover more about Sheffield’s distinctive assets, namely:
  • Heart of the City II - Sheffield
  • Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
  • Castlegate – Sheffield
  • Unity Project - Doncaster
  • Barnsley West
  • Aero Centre Yorkshire – Doncaster

International investors and real estate professionals looking to select sites with investment or development potential in the Sheffield City Region will also have the opportunity to discuss the new Locate in SCR web tool at MIPIM.  This powerful online tool enables investors to make smart decisions about their investment and relocation needs and makes it even easier for them to identify, evaluate and choose different locations in our region for their next UK property and portfolio addition.

Rachel Clark, Director of Trade and Investment at the Sheffield City Region, explains: “Sheffield City Region is open for business. At MIPIM, we’ll be showing our strong proposition to investors and developers – how we are the place to live, work and invest.

We are excited to discuss our plans to transform the region and MIPIM provides an excellent opportunity to engage with international partners - and forge new investment partnerships on a global stage.”

Dave Smith, Chief Executive of the Sheffield City Region, said: "MIPIM gives us an ideal platform for demonstrating how we collaborate and build long term partnerships with investors and developers.  As we have seen in the past, the connections we make at MIPIM can be powerful and long lasting, leading to future opportunities for investors, for companies looking to relocate in the UK and for enhancing our partnerships within the Northern Powerhouse.”

For full information on this year's MIPIM programme, visit the Sheffield City Region specialist investment website www.scrinvest.com/MIPIM.  If you’d like to make an appointment with one of the SCR investment team at MIPIM, contact 0114 220 3444.
Keynote by Nicolas Sarkozy for MIPIM 2020 opening 

Paris, 13 February 2020 – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will inaugurate MIPIM 2020, the world’s leading property market, at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes at 3pm on Tuesday the 10th of March. 

This event translates MIPIM's ambition to become the leading summit for forward thinking on major urban issues.

Mr. Sarkozy is known worldwide for his committed vision of geopolitical and territorial issues, and for his major achievements such as the Grand Paris project, future-oriented investments, and a number of major popular events in France (such as the Euro 2016 Football Championship and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games).

His approach to demographic issues and major territorial balances will provide food for thought for the 28,000 visitors expected to attend the 31st edition of MIPIM 2020 and its central theme "The Future is Human."

Nicolas Sarkozy's address will precede the first edition of the "MIPIM Political Leaders' Summit", which will bring together a hundred or so elected representatives from international metropolises (including the Mayors of Madrid, Helsinki, Warsaw, Tallinn, Florence and Stockholm) to discuss ongoing societal revolutions.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM, the World’s Leading Property Market, will be held in Cannes from 10 to 13 March, 2020.

For more information, please visit the MIPIM website and our pressroom.mipim.com

The conference programme is available here.
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There is no Planet B: MIPIM 2020 joins call for sustainability and social empowerment 

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Paris, 6 February, 2020 – The twin themes of people and the planet will come under scrutiny at MIPIM 2020, with a comprehensive focus on social and environmental issues.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM, the World’s Leading Property Market, will be held in Cannes from 10 to 13 March 2020.

 The global sustainability challenge has moved centre stage in recent times, thanks to the advocacy of an entire generation fighting against climate change. The topic is also a major issue for the real estate industry, conscious of the costs of consumption and emissions at every stage in the property cycle.

ESG responsibilities, which embrace matters of gender and diversity, too, invite the private and public sectors to build future cities that are better for everyone. MIPIM will host that debate, giving voice to key urban leaders.

Since its launch in 1990, MIPIM has provided a forum for some of international real estate’s fiercest trends. Following on from last year’s theme of sustainable responsibility, MIPIM 2020 argues that ‘the Future is Human’, promoting solutions for people and the planet through:

  • A Political Leaders’ summit featuring around 80 global city mayors
  • Half a dozen conferences covering everything from energy to inclusivity
  • Urban responses to climate goals from key exhibitors, including the Cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen
  • A spotlight on exemplary schemes in the MIPIM Awards competition

Sustainable solutions for one planet

During MIPIM 2020, a conference programme styled with expert panellists will tackle the environmental question from all angles. Climate emergency: time for radical change (March 12, 16.30), co-organised by C40 & Architect Declare, will address the problem of buildings generating 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, while using 30% of global resources.

Building resilient & inclusive cities (March 11, 15.15) brings urban experts into the equation, including Alice Charles of the World Economic Forum, and two city leaders – Frank Jenson, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, and Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence and VP of EUROCITIES. The debate will explore sustainable urban planning and ambitious climate goals. 

Better governance for better societies

With more than 550 cities and local authorities from all over the world represented at MIPIM, social challenges and governance issues will be under the spotlight. Introduced by by Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm and President of EUROCITIES, the Political Leaders’ Summit (March 10, 15.30), a closed-door event co-organized with EUROCITIES, will allow some 80 mayors and other public representatives from around the world to share ideas and learn from their neighbours about how to create resilient cities that champion their citizens. 

“At MIPIM, we are committed to showcasing young leaders and promoting parity to illustrate the change we want to see in the property world. Sustainability is inseparable from social empowerment,” said Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM.

The Gend'Her networking event (March 11, 15:00), dedicated to gender balance in the real estate industry, will hear about the benefits of diversity from inspirational speakers, while the Young Talent networking event (March 11, 18:00) for all real estate professionals under the age of 35, aims to build a bridge between the decision makers of today and tomorrow. MIPIM has also been collaborating for several years with prestigious universities from around the world such as ESSEC, London Business School, University of San Diego, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Ecole Urbaine Sciences Po and SKEMA Business School. This year, MIPIM will welcome some 50 students who will contribute to the MIPIM experience and have the opportunity to exchange with executives from leading international real estate companies.


At the MIPIM 2020 İstanbul tent organized by the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce,
global business leaders will become familiar with unique opportunities offered by leading companies of well-established sectors in İstanbul.

The İstanbul projects shaping the future of the globe, large scale public and mega projects, giant housing projects, office buildings and shopping centres ready to generate rent income as well as hotel, dormitory and nursing home projects.

MIPIM participants and visitors will find the opportunity to fulfill their projects and dreams at the İstanbul Tent thanks to the distinctive service approach of the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Wozniak to give keynote speech at MIPIM 2020

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Paris, 8 January, 2020 – Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, will speak at MIPIM on Wednesday 11 March at 10 am at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM, the World’s Leading Property Market, will be held in Cannes from 10 to 13 March 2020.

To build our future, leaders in real estate need to anticipate the rapidly changing requirements of the user and to adopt new ideas. Thinking differently to deliver innovative solutions is the DNA of forward-thinking entrepreneurs such as Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple, who revolutionized the world of technology.

Such challenges and opportunities present a wider space: to develop creativity, encourage innovation and to think differently.

Throughout his career, Steve Wozniak has shown how a business successfully transforms and flourishes through the capacity to innovate. More than ever, technology is an integral part of our lives and the real estate industry is no exception. Its entire ecosystem is reinventing itself.
Double win for Hong Kong West Kowloon Station by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas at A&D Trophy Awards 2019
At the 2019 A&D Trophy Awards Ceremony held on 2 December, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas was conferred the Best of Category Award - Transportation Hub and Excellence Award - Public Space.
Sitting on a prominent site immediately adjacent to Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, as one of the largest below-grade rail terminuses in the world, serves as a gateway to Hong Kong as well as a terminus to the high speed rail network of Mainland China. The design was inspired by the idea of forces converging on Hong Kong – wind, pedestrian flows, traffic and tracks coming into the station. Much attention has been given to architectural layering and orientation. The placement of the station entrance at the south-west corner provides more frontage and value to the commercial areas, takes advantage of better views of the harbour and eases access, reflecting the urban reality of Hong Kong and the need for efficient use of land and floor area resources.
The designer, Andrew Bromberg, maximises civic gestures both externally and internally. At the heart of the station is the enormous 20m-belowground central void. The main interior space is 180m long, with an average width of 65m and a maximum height of 45m. The roof is supported by large, tree-like column-bundles, lifting up 4,000 panes of glass, filling the station with light and allowing a first glimpse of the city even from the lower levels of the station. With the walkable rooftop, aligned with shrubs and trees native to Hong Kong, Bromberg has managed to introduce altogether six hectares of accessible open space to the densest urban realm in the world. The station has become an integral part of Hong Kong, profoundly transforming the way people interact with the city.

Planet Smart City creates the first loyalty program with blockchain technology

Launched at Mipim, Planet Smart Chain lowers household management costs and facilitates transactions while ensuring maximum security

London – 29th March 2019 – First of its kind in the real estate sector, Planet Smart Chain, an advanced proof of concept developed by Planet in partnership with One Step Beyond Group, encourages and rewards smart citizens for virtuous behaviours and engagement, linking different services within the community.
If a smart city citizen adopts, for instance, energy saving habits, it can result in points allocation that can immediately be used for car sharing services or to redeem shopping discount vouchers. Similarly, the reward mechanism can be associated with the exchange of services between citizens motivated to help in their community, as is the case with thetime banking, which is the practice of reciprocal help exchange which uses units of time as currency.
Each transaction is recorded in a unique and safe manner preventing fraud and abuse. In addition, participants can record and access transactions in real time, crediting points more quickly and transparently.
Planet Smart Chain is based on blockchain technology, which is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively. By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data. This is the main reason why the system can guarantee transparency, security, and real-time data management.

Daniele Russolillo, Deputy CEO Planet Idea states: “Planet launches the pilot project PLANET SMART CHAIN, in collaboration with our partner One Step Beyond, which enriches the Planet digital platform with new features that will guarantee trust and transparency in transactions in cases such as fidelity programs for neighborhood activities, management of contracts, or acquisition of goods and services through our neighborhood app. The next 3 quarters will be key to speed up the roll out among the communities empowered by Planet".
EmeryStation West lease with Novartis

EMERYVILLE, CALIF., March 28, 2019 – Wareham Development announced that it has executed a lease for 78,000 square feet over several floors of the newly-constructed 265,000 square foot EmeryStation West laboratory/office/transit project at its EmeryStation research campus in Emeryville.

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), which is focused on the discovery and early development of definitive therapies for life-threatening diseases,  plans to move the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases and its global drug discovery teams focused on drugging “undruggable” targets in collaboration with the Novartis-Berkeley Center for Proteomics and Chemistry Technologiesinto a new 78,000 SF office and laboratory on the eighth and ninth floors at EmeryStation West later this year.

Switzerland-based company Novartis has had an Emeryville presence since it bought the Chiron Corporation, another long-term Wareham tenant, over a decade ago.

“Several divisions of Novartis have been domiciled in various Wareham properties over the years,” says Wareham partner Geoffrey B. Sears.  “We are delighted to continue the relationship and welcome NIBR to EmeryStation West,” he adds.
Wareham Development was represented by the Kidder Mathews team of Timothy Mason, James Bennett and Eric Bluestein.  Novartis was represented by Newmark Knight Frank.

Traditional landlords risk being left behind as tenants continue to be attracted to flexibility and co-working, says Colliers International
EMEA, March 18, 2019 – Landlords have never been under such scrutiny, said Colliers International. Tenants want more flexibility, increasingly diverse locations, heightened service levels and a culture that puts their business needs at the heart of their real estate choices.

Robert Campkin, EMEA Head of Corporate Capital Solutions, Colliers International, said: “Investors are increasingly working to be more in tune with their end users, tenants. The traditional relationships between landlords and tenants left some occupiers feeling neglected. Development of co-working and flexible office space has put an onus on tailoring specific solutions to each individual tenant. It’s good to see more Landlords now considering tenants as customers, heightening their service levels and efforts to accommodate a business’ bespoke requirements.

“Occupiers are in an ongoing war to attract the best talent to their businesses and smart businesses are sweating their building’s capabilities to offer the best experience to their end users, as well as maximise the value they can create from their tenancy and covenant strength.

“Hotel owners and operators succeed when they understand what their guests want. It’s a similar situation with Landlords and tenants with landlords needing to provide the right product both from a physical perspective, but also deal creativity to provide businesses with the right environment to face their own challenges and requirements.”

Wolfgang Speer, Head of Office and Occupier Services, Colliers International, Germany, said:  
“Germany has long been one of the more conservative European markets, yet the last three years has seen an unprecedented surge in co-working spaces throughout the country. Tenants are themselves more under pressure that they have arguably ever been due to changing markets and customers habits evolving thanks to wider trends such as ongoing digitalisation. Property owners are facing ever increasing demands and competition over what they can provide to their tenants, which has led them to evolve their proposition or face being left behind accordingly.

“The large co-working providers found a gap and have successfully, smartly exploited it in Germany. Providing tenants with the flexible space they need to operate, paired with a level of service that one might expect in a hotel has left landlords who are late adopters scrambling to adapt.”

Carter Jonas and Alliance Partners Provide an European Overview of Commercial Property Market Conditions

Carter Jonas, the UK property consultancy, in conjunction with its international network of strategic alliance partners, has provided an update on recent developments and trends in the commercial property markets from across their regions – UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland.


Scott Harkness, Head of Commercial, Carter Jonas, said“Over the last twelve months the performance of the commercial office market remained resilient. Whilst take-up levels decreased in some regions, a number of substantial pre-lets recorded in 2017 were actually delivered last year. Additionally, there was some understandable quietening of activity, which has extended into this quarter, as 29 March and the date of Britain’s purported departure from the EU looms.

“That said, one of the most pressing issues impacting the market is a shortage of quality stock. Whilst occupier sentiment remains strong, this continues to have an upward impact on rental levels and for Grade A space is creating a landlords’ market that offers fewer tenant incentives. Across most of our markets availability has decreased. As an example across Oxfordshire, total availability fell from 840,000 sq ft to 646,600 sq ft in 2018 and there is now little space available on the county’s three main science and technology parks.

“In many of the country' major business hubs, the pace of delivery is a key issue. Whilst more stock will come forward in the medium to long-term, in the short-term a lack of accessibility to prime space, in the right location, is a pressing concern for many occupiers.

“Investor appetite remains strong, particularly in our university and research and development centres. More than £1 billion transacted across the Leeds City Region in 2018, a significant increase on the £765 million invested in 2017 with 25% of transactions in 2018 being by overseas investors. In Cambridge investments in 2018 totalled £315 million, a significant increase on 2017 figures.

“Life Sciences continue to be a critical growth area for the U.K. and substantial steps have already been put in place by the government to cultivate the sector.

“However, it is critical that there are steps taken which support the provision of affordable housing, particularly in high-value locations, alongside the more obvious requirements for enhanced transport infrastructure and the further development of collaborative environments between research, academia, business and developers.

“Despite the Brexit headwinds, demand for commercial space, especially in areas where there are strong knowledge-based economies, remains undented. Having advised a number of investors on their development strategies, we expect to see the growth of key science and technology hubs across the country.”


Guido Nabben, German Property Partners, said: “International investors will continue to take considerable interest in the German real estate market. Political and economic risks such as Brexit or the simmering trade conflict with the USA help to reinforce the impression that the German real estate market is a “safe haven” in Europe.

“Accordingly, institutional investors will continue to direct a ‘wall of money’ into cities such as Frankfurt and Berlin, thus enlivening the markets there. Not only that: irrespective of the recent rises in top rents for commercial properties in Germany’s top seven cities, rates remain reasonable compared with what is demanded in other countries. The sturdiness of the real economy and unabated demand for space are keeping rents up.”


Ron van den Berg, Partner, Van Gool Elburgs said: “Within Europe, the Dutch economy is one of the strongest growing. This is set to continue in the coming years, though a slight easing is expected. Over 2018 growth was primarily driven by domestic spending and export, which will also be the drivers for the coming years. Therefore the outlook is fairly favorable, albeit it that potential pitfalls like Brexit will have an impact on the economy. The extent to which the Netherlands will benefit from Brexit or not is very much dependent on what sort of deal the UK and the EU come up.

“Looking at the commercial property market, over the last couple of years national and international investors have been very active in Dutch real estate. A positive sentiment over the course of the last four years has led to a stable income return, albeit with big regional differences. Private equity have purchased mostly value add real estate and now are able to exit on improved conditions. Over 2018 investment volumes have been high which has led to a further tightening of prime yields.  Interest in Dutch real estate will continue over 2019, however the overall volume might lag that due to shortage of product. In some locations a shortage of quality offices is visible. Further demand of office space at the prime locations has led to a shift from a tenant friendly to a landlord friendly market. As a result rent prices increase and incentives levels have dropped. Since the pipeline of new developments cannot keep pace with demand, further pressure on the market will continue. An increase in the volume of companies moving to the Netherlands only adds pressure to this situation. Despite the fact that Brexit is creating some uncertainty in the investment market, direct negative consequences are not likely.”


Duncan Lyster, Managing Director of Lisney said: “Activity levels in the office occupational market remains extremely strong.  2018 had the largest take-up on record and at 360,000 sqm was the fifth consecutive year where it was stronger than the 20-year average (205,000 sqm).  To put 2018’s figure in context, it represents 9% of the total office stock in Dublin.  Some activity relates to Brexit but a greater proportion is due to Dublin’s continued strength in attracting FDI, particularly North American tech companies.  What is notable is the large amounts of space being taken by such occupiers.  Over half of all accommodation transacted in Dublin last year was by tech companies and their average lot size was 60% greater than all other sectors combined.  The largest office letting in Irish history was completed towards the end of the year when Facebook took over 80,000 sqm of accommodation at the edge of the CBD.  All global tech giants have a presence in Dublin and if two of the best-known companies are combined, Facebook and Google, they occupy or own 5.9% of Dublin’s office stock; and could expand further in the short-term.  Based on our experience in the first two months of 2019, demand will remain very strong this year.  However, a falling vacancy rate and insufficient construction means that supply will be the biggest issue.  Occupiers seeking large amounts of space may need to engage in a pre-letting agreement to fulfil requirements.

“Recent reports show that Dublin is topping the list for financial services companies relocating activities from the UK with close to 30 firms having committed to moving some operations to Dublin as a result of Brexit.  High profile names include Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, XL Insurance, Morgan Stanley and Aberdeen Standard Investments.  While this is positive for the Dublin office market, it should be noted that many of these companies already had a presence in Dublin and are only expanding their footprint.  Additionally, most are only taking relatively small amounts of additional accommodation.  The Central Bank of Ireland has confirmed that it has received more than 100 Brexit-related applications for authorisations for banking, investment, trading and insurance activities to sell into the EU.  We understand that just 30% of London-based companies have so far publicly committed to a relocation destination and as such, there remains opportunities for the Dublin office market to attract some of these in 2019.” 

MIPIM: Oslo puts green investment on stage
Oslo is the European Green Capital 2019.
Major CBRE report shows a city in growth.

Cannes 13 March 2019: The city of Oslo will celebrate its role as European Green Capital 2019 with a series of bespoke investor sessions and research announcements at MIPIM 2019. Oslo Metropolitan Area (OMA) is the host for the programme aimed at international investors, highlighting the City's many green initiatives and investment potential. The Norwegian capital is one of the annual event's best known city stands, showcasing the most significant real estate and urban development businesses, projects and investment opportunities in the capital. The senior Oslo delegation is led by the Governing Mayor, Raymond Johansen.

Mayor Johansen commented: "We are extremely proud to carry the European Green Capital title this year. We take the responsibility extremely seriously, and recognise that we are a role model for other cities across the Continent. There is no better forum to do this than at MIPIM, celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Oslo is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe and it just goes to show that cities can grow fast without negatively impacting on the climate."

The other key theme for MIPIM 2019 is the investment potential of Oslo as a region, evidenced by a new report by CBRE Norway (copies available). The report shows that, amid slower growth in Europe, the Norwegian economy continued to accelerate in 2018, with rises in employment, inflation and wage growth. GDP growth is expected to remain over 2 per cent in 2019, and as the economy continues to flourish, demand for commercial real estate will increase. The Norwegian real estate investment market is highly liquid and investment volumes are at record levels. Foreign share has been over 27 per cent over the last few years and, given the stable economy and political landscape, Norway is set to remain an attractive market in coming years.

John O. Solberg, Managing Director of CBRE Norway, commented: "While many markets in Europe are slowing down, the Norwegian real estate market is going from strength to strength with investment levels still at historically high levels. 2019 has started on a high note with several major acquisitions by international investors, and we expect to see more over the course of the year. We also see continued rental growth, especially in the office segment."

Erling Fossen, Chief Executive Officer of Oslo Metropolitan Area, added: "At MIPIM, Oslo seizes the opportunity to showcase both its potential to international investors and its role at the forefront of sustainability. Our goal is to show that Oslo is very much the place to be in 2019 and beyond."

Oslo was awarded European Green Capital 2019 as a recognition of the long-term, holistic approach that the City has on diverse topics ranging from biodiversity, public transport, social integration and citizen health. The European Commission names one city a year that demonstrates long-term commitment to improving the environment.

Tackling climate change is one of the city's top priorities and amongst its ambitious goals is cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 95% and be carbon neutral by 2030. One of the most important governance tools the City has to ensure emissions targets are reached is its 'Climate Budget' – launched in 2016 as one of the first cities in the world. This is a binding document in which carbon emissions count towards its climate budget in the same way that money counts towards a financial budget. Throughout 2019, the City will showcase a number of ambitious initiatives to confirm its status as a pioneer in sustainable development.

In addition to a busy schedule on the Oslo stand OMA will be hosting two flagship panels at Hotel Barrière Le Majestic: Oslo Investor Summit (Wednesday 13th March at 10 a.m.), in which a mixture of domestic and international investors discuss Oslo investment opportunities, and Oslo's Green Real Estate Revolution (Wednesday 13th March at 11 a.m.), which will showcase some of the most ambitious green real estate projects currently underway in the city.

Oslo Metropolitan Area is exhibiting at stand P-1.M50/N51.

New Commonplace research points the way for better engagement with younger people in the making of places

New research undertaken by the leading digital platform for places, Commonplace, and launched at MIPIM 2019, demonstrates that the trope that younger people are apathetic and disinterested in their physical environment is outdated; but, because most planning conversations happen away from where this demographic feels comfortable, they have become misleadingly defined as a ‘hard to reach’ group.
Commonplace connects residents, developers and local authorities to discuss the needs and potential improvements to an area. The responses of people under the age of 35 from twenty of the 300 Commonplace Conversations in the UK were sampled, chosen to reflect a variety of locations and project types (housing, highways, town centre regeneration, neighbourhood plans and private development). In total, these Conversations have attracted over half a million people.
The results showed that this group is in fact insightful, analytical, practical and full of energy for positive local change. But their voices are often inadvertently blocked - because the planning conversations happen away from the places they find comfortable. Whilst for the over 55s it might be a local meeting, for the under 35s it is online.
One of the more startling findings, given the growing dominance of online shopping, relates to the high interest in the availability and variety of local High Street shops. Of the topics discussed, this was the single thing they talked about the most, with just over 8% of responses referring to it explicitly. This was the case in both cities and rural towns.
Other key findings included:
●  Overall younger people are most interested in the amenities that a place has to offer - whether that means shops, children’s play areas or green spaces. Over 25% of the responses discussed these aspects of their neighbourhood;
●  The are least vocal about economic factors when talking about changes to their area. Less than 18% of responses talked about issues such as the availability of affordable housing, training and employment;
●  They are keen to discuss the ease of getting around their area, whether on bike, walking or by car. Their current user experience, particularly of road safety, is reflected in comments, many of which related to specific to unsafe aspects of the roads (e.g. junctions) and make suggestions for improvements.
●  Younger people who live in rural areas are much more focused on health and well-being than their more urban counterparts (almost double: 29% of the discussions in rural towns compared to 15% in cities)
Mike Saunders, CEO of Commonplace, said: “Our research is heartening. Younger people are waiting. And waiting, and waiting... to be talked to about the place they live, work or socialise. But too often when it comes to these local conversations, there is nobody listening to them.
“Young people are the future of every area, and there is a huge opportunity to engage with them using the right mixture of tools and techniques. Our research shows that when they are offered a high-quality online opportunity to interact, they do so with gusto.”

March 13, 2019
At Cannes MIPIM, Jean Luc Moudenc, Mayor of Toulouse and President of Toulouse Métropole announced the 15 innovative urban projects winners of the call for public-private projects "Draw-Me Toulouse". Bringing together several objectives in their proposals, the winners had to: integrate an artistic and architectural dimension into their project, enhance the heritage, integrate elements of nature, adapt to the new uses of the City, support housing areas and soft mobility, as well as contribute to the energy and ecological transition of the territory. Through this call, one major objective for Toulouse Métropole: to invent a new future in atypical places and for some neglected by the evolutions of urban life.
Category 1: Large-scale developments
CATEGORY 2: Outstanding Sites or High Potential
WINNER FOR THE CRYPT OF SAINT AUBIN: light house, from shadow to light
Category 3: structuring sites with metropolitan STAKES
Category 4: Communal sites
WINNER for the SITE ex-champion supermarket- aussonne:tremplin aussonne
WINNER FOR THE site heart of city saint- jean: “AT THE PLACE OF THE HEART”

New global capital looking at real estate could hit $2.5 trillion by 2020, says Colliers

Diversification, reliable incomes streams and FX hedging are top of the agenda as
risk-adjusted pricing levels in Europe offer a highly attractive alternative to other global regions

EMEA, March 12, 2019 – There is a growing global war chest of capital for real estate, with institutional investors looking to increase their real estate allocations and new sources of capital emerging, according to Colliers International’s latest report. Increasing allocations to real estate from global institutions reached at least $840 billion in 2018, adding to the $370 billion in closed-end funds waiting to be deployed to real estate in 2019.

The growing influence of sovereign and family wealth would double this allocation, and this only represents a 10.4% allocation to real estate. As allocations continue to expand alongside levels of wealth, new capital looking at real estate could hit $2.5 trillion by 2020. 

Global real estate assets under management (“REAUM”) doubled over the latter half of the investment cycle from 2014, with the top 100 global fund managers increasing REAUM from $1.6 to $3 trillion. However, growth in REAUM for the top 10 global fund managers has been at a slower pace than the top 100 (60% and 88% respectively) pointing to increasing capital diversity.

Of the additional 298 real estate funds closed last year, combined with existing dry powder, the bulk of money is now aimed at opportunistic, and value-added plays. At the defensive end of the risk spectrum, debt funds continued to grow, with available capital in funds up to $61 billion as of March 2019. Colliers’ analysis of a range of global investors, shows that at least two thirds either have, or are in the process of, deploying more funds in debt vehicles and structures, some with a particular focus on development.

Richard Divall, EMEA head of Cross-border Capital Markets, Colliers International, said: “Despite economic growth cooling and a subsequent slow down in investment activity, global real estate assets under management continue to rise and real estate allocations are up. There is a more cautious approach to investment as a result of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tensions between China and the US, but new sources of global capital continue to emerge despite consolidation amongst the larger real estate fund managers. The source of active global capital remains in the hands of institutions and private equity, but there are signs of a shift in spending power over the next five years as family offices, sovereign wealth funds and foundations increase their interest in the sector.

“The other big trends we are seeing is increasing momentum into the logistics and residential sectors, which have been the fastest growing sectors globally and in Europe. There has also been a big shift into development, as constrained availability drives a need for new product, while falling yields are cutting into standing assets returns.”

Europe has been a direct beneficiary of the increase in global capital diversification, particularly in terms of fresh capital from Asia, which accounts for 30% of cross border investment notably from Korean, Singaporean and Hong Kong based investors with increasing interest from Japan and Australia. It is expected that Asian capital will continue to increase as a result of positive foreign exchange conditions and the hedging benefits of buying in Europe.

The same hedging benefits apply to North American capital, which invested heavily across continental Europe in 2018 with similar levels expected this year. Europe accounted for five out of the top six destination countries for US capital in 2018 – Spain, UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands most notably in the city metros of Madrid, London, Paris and Amsterdam.

Big global cities dominated the deployment of capital with New York and London leading the charge, ahead of Los Angeles, Tokyo and Paris. A further four markets – Hong Kong, Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago join the global gateway club of nine that have amassed more than $100 billion of investment over the last cycle.

Damian Harrington, head of EMEA research, Colliers International, said: “A striking trend across many major global cities is the growth of international, cross-border capital yet there are clear differences by geography. London really stands out as a truly global city with around 70% of investment generated outside of UK borders encompassing an increasingly balanced source of capital from the Americas, Asia and Europe. Many of the major US markets are almost the reverse including New York, although central Manhattan has been a magnet for cross-border capital, accounting for closer to 45% of activity in recent years, with diverse sources of European and Asian capital taking positions in the market.”

“Within Europe, the major German cities of Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt alongside Stockholm form the European contingent of the next big group of global cities witnessing between $50-100 billion in investment activity since 2008, with Madrid and Amsterdam picking up momentum. The role of cross-border capital continues to grow across European cities and is at or well above the 50% mark. Although European and EMEA-domiciled funds continue to dominate, North American investors play a role everywhere. Asian-domiciled activity is starting to expand into more locations including the core German, UK and Paris markets, but also further afield into Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon, Helsinki and Warsaw. As the influence of Asian capital grows alongside the diversity of investor, we expect to see a bigger influx of capital into a range of key European cities, especially those with a good story to tell.”

Cabinet Minister to head large
UK delegation at MIPIM 2019

UK real estate leaders to share
post-Brexit vision with MIPIM delegates

Paris, 5 March 2019 - MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, is welcoming Alun Cairns MP, UK Government cabinet member and Secretary of State for Wales, to its 2019 programme.

He will be joined by Sir Edward Lister, Chairman of Homes England, in a panel discussion on the future of real estate investment in the UK in the context of Brexit on Thursday 14th March at 4pm.

Alun Cairns will form part of a UK delegation heading to Cannes that is expected to be larger than the 5,585 UK participants that attended MIPIM in 2018. The minister will take part in the UK Government’s MIPIM programme of conferences, events, debates and roundtables, which are designed to showcase the strength of the UK property sector to the global investment market.

MIPIM 2019 will see a strong contingent of the UK’s regional leaders, who will be discussing their local plans. On the morning of Wednesday 13th March, Andy Burnham (Manchester), Andy Street (West Midlands), Steve Rotheram (Liverpool), and Tim Bowles (West of England) will take part in a panel of Mayors to discuss the investment opportunities in their regions. MIPIM 2019 will also host the first Scotland Pavilion.

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation said:“The UK Government’s presence at MIPIM sends a clear signal to global investors – the property sector is one of the fundamental building blocks of our economy and society, and it has a key role to play in ensuring a positive future for the UK. This conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together senior decision makers from the private and public sectors to discuss the issues and opportunities facing our industry, and supports us in attracting more investment and unlocking further regeneration to the benefit of businesses and communities across the UK.”
Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM noted: "The UK remains a country of choice for international investors. This is why we expect the UK to once again have the largest number of delegates at MIPIM 2019. With the conference taking place just a couple of weeks before the UK is expected to leave the European Union, securing vital investment in the UK real estate sector has never been more important. That’s why it’s so significant that we have the UK Government represented at MIPIM to discuss the way forward for the UK property industry in the context of Brexit and clarify the situation for the 5,400 international investors who will be in Cannes.”

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPIM, will be held in Cannes from 12 to 15 March 2019. With around 26,500 delegates, including 5,400 investors present, including sovereign, pension and institutional funds, MIPIM brings together the largest number of investors at any international real estate business event in the world.

According to data from IPE Research, MIPIM hosts 40 of the world’s top 100 real estate institutional investment funds representing €650 billion in assets under management. MIPIM also welcomes 80 of the world’s top 100 overall investment fund managers with assets under management worth €4.6 trillion.

“When you consider the volume of investment funding represented at MIPIM and add to it the fact that the real estate industry contributes some £94 billion annually to the UK economy and directly employs one million people, it is understandable that British real estate leaders, politicians and city administrators see the event as a huge opportunity to showcase investment opportunities and strategies through Brexit and well beyond,” commented MIPIM’s Ronan Vaspart.

2019 will be MIPIM’s 30th edition, and it has chosen ‘Engaging the Future’ as its central theme. This will be explored by focusing on future economic growth, community cohesion and sustainability. Through its wide-ranging conference programme and various summits, it will be looking at the key issues, challenges and trends that will impact the global real estate industry. 
12-15 March 2019
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Paris, 28 February, 2019 - Ministers and representatives from more than 560 cities and local authorities from around the world will gather at MIPIM to promote their territories to international investors and developers. Discover a selection of key political leaders who will be at MIPIM 2019 here. 

A Hungarian development of record value is appearing at the leading property exhibition of the world, the MIPIM
The local government of Budapest, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) and the Property development’s round-table association (IFK) are establishing a joint stand at the world’s top-notch professional property exhibition. At the MIPIM that is going to take place in March 12-15 in Cannes the Hungarian booth is presenting the exclusive investments that are going to define the city image 20-30 years later. The material of the exhibition tells that the number of Hungarian cities capable to attract investments even at international level is increasing, while even the Hungarian regions began to develop. Due to the unprecedented increase of the property developments, the calculable regulatory background and the outstanding ROI of the region the interest toward Hungary keeps increasing every year. The investment value of the projects going to be presented exceeds 4 billion EUR. The Liget Budapest Project, the biggest European cultural investment will be presented at the Hungarian stand as a stand-alone ‘township’.

Hungary’s capital-attracting capacity is proved by the world-class projects that are going to be presented at the MIPIM. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the exhibition, by focusing on the future-proof feature, the Hungary of the future will be presented. Besides the investments taking place in Budapest, the developments ofDebrecenMiskolcPécsSzeged and Zalaegerszeg will be presented as well. In order to stimulate the inflow of foreign operating capital the focus is on the supporting environment, the local working opportunities, and the highly qualified workforce respectively the existence of the conditions of the quality life for the employees. The big property developers – AtenorFutureal GroupGránit Pólus GroupGTC Hungary, HB ReavisHorizon DevelopmentWING – will be present at the exposition with their developments that are shaping the city image and going to be handed over in 2020. Hungary appears with an unprecedented rich portfolio before the professional audience, and the investment value of the developments exceeds 4 billion EUR. The main objective consists of presenting the attractive investment environment by making use of the synergies between the key state, self-governmental and private developments.
According to Mr Gábor Bagdy, Deputy Mayor of Budapest, this year the city is promoting developments – besides the Liget Budapest Project, which generates enormous interest every year – that are re-positioning districts where there are significant development opportunities. The main goal of Budapest is to become one of the best, most liveable and safest capitals of Europe. The joint intention of the government and the city leadership is in tune with this goal, which aims to make Budapest one of the three leading sports capitals of Europe by 2030. International sporting events organised in Budapest such as the 2023 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and being European Capital of Sport this year, greatly add to the city’s reputation, and provide sports infrastructure to the citizens of Budapest. “Key state and local government developments are strengthening Budapest’s position on the tourist map of Europe and the world, and contribute significantly to the increase of the country’s capacity to attract capital – said the deputy mayor.
Mr Róbert Ésik, President of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) pointed out that For HIPA MIPIM is especially important, since it gives us the opportunity to present Hungarian real estate development projects to international investors at one of Europe’s most significant events of the sector. This enables us to strengthen our real estate infrastructure which is of key importance for economic development. HIPA focuses on three areas in the real estate segment which are fundamental for the influx of foreign direct investment: the development of industrial and logistic infrastructure, the construction of category “A” office buildings, with a special focus on Hungarian university cities, and the development of a quality hotel infrastructure serving business and health tourism.
The Hungarian stand may encounter outstanding interest even in regard of the Liget Budapest Project after the Museum of Ethnography that is being constructed within the largest cultural investment of Europe had become the world’s best public building at the International Property Awards and it had also gained the special award for the World's Best Architecture. According to Mr Benedek Gyorgyevics, CEO of Városliget Zrt. which is responsible for the realisation of the Liget Budapest Project the professional elite of the entire world is watching the development since there is no other cultural investment of such scale that is accompanied by park rehabilitation. The changing of the 99-hectare area and the infrastructural development of the surrounding areas can be measured at city-architectural scale. He added that the renewal of the popular public park Városliget, besides the fact that it attracts a lot of tourists, may bring more investors and developers to Budapest.   
According to the President of the Association of Property Developers’ Round Table, Mr Ernő Takács, the stable property investment demand is strengthened by the outstanding performance of the Hungarian economy and the durably positive economic forecasts, too. According to CBRE, the world's largest real estate advisor, last year the Hungarian real estate market has closed 2018 with EUR 1.7 billion investment – this has made the last three years the most productive period in the history of the Hungarian market. After last year’s 5% increase of the economy the analysts predict their forecasts of this year to be between 3.5-4.0% which is by far more than double of the 1.6% value expected in the Euro zone. This positive forecast is strengthened by the business climate indicator measured at the beginning of the year where the highest value in the European Union was shown in Hungary. Due to the unprecedented increase of the property developments, the calculable regulatory background and the outstanding ROI the interest toward investing in Hungary keeps increasing every year – he specified.
In 2018 we closed the most fruitful three years of the Hungarian property market, there has never been such a big volume for such a long period in the investment market. Last year was the third strongest year of the property development market, with an investment of 1.7 billion EUR. This year’s prospects are promising and in 2019 the developers are expecting another strong year. According to the OECD’s recent report the property developments mean one of the main guarantees for the dynamic development of the Hungarian economy, in this way they contribute to the outstanding output of the region of the V4 countries and within entire Europe.
The results of HIPA are also reflecting Hungary’s capital-attracting capacity that is increasing every year: in 2018 the Agency closed an outstanding year, a record number of 98 projects came into the country that mean a record capital investment of more than 4.311 billion EUR. This exceeds the previous year by 23% and it means the creation of more than 17 thousand new jobs. The results contribute to the outstanding performance of the V4 countries, too: in the period passed since 2010 the economic growth of the V4 countries has been almost double the European Union’s average.

·       The website of the Hungary-Budapest-stand with design plans and videos: http://www.budapest-at-propertyexpos.com/ 
·       The design plans of the developments going to be presented at the Hungary-Budapest-stand:

Budapest, 26 February 2019; the Municipality of Budapest, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) and the Association of Property Developers’ Round Table
Obtaining the building permit for e-Valley
2019 launches the kick-off for Europe's largest e-logistics base dedicated
to e-commerce and hybrid business.

The Europe’s biggest e-logistic smart hub in Nord Pas-de-Calais and North.
Paris, February 26th - A new milestone has just been reached for BT-Immo, promoter of the e-Valley project, concerning the conversion of the former site of the 103 air base in Cambrai.
For the first time in Europe, with more than 700,000 sqm of warehouses on 355 hectares, the creation of a real ecosystem entirely dedicated to e-commerce and hybrid business will see the light of day and make e-Valley the French pioneer in this field: more than just a storage space for e-merchants and e-logisticians, it will also offer an unequaled level of services.
The storage area will be upgradeable according to needs thanks to an adjustable "cell" system (from 6,000 to 700,000 sqm).
The "everything on the spot": subcontractors, packaging, transport, repair workshops, fuel, a hotel, restaurants, shared or booked offices, an auditorium ... Everything will be done to guarantee the players on the site, that they will benefit from the most powerful new generation e-logistic parks fully connected.
E-Valley's objective is to support the strong growth of e-commerce and offer its various stakeholders, an exceptional logistics tool adapted to their activities.
An optimal geographic location ...
Located in the Hauts-de-France region, the leading European consumption basin with 78 million consumers within a radius of 300 kilometers, close to major cities and European ports, its geographic location is optimal.
The e-Valley project will benefit from an exceptional environment open to the world thanks to a vast network of infractures (highways, airports, commercial ports, the Canal Seine-North and railways).
Close to major cities:
  • 1 hour from Lille, 2 hours from Paris by the A1
  • 1h30 from Brussels, 3 hours from Cologne by the A2
Near major European ports:
  • 1h30 from Calais by the A26,
  • 2 hours from Antwerp I'A2
and accessible through an quadri modal:
e-Valley will offer accessibility to all means of transport: 
  • rail
  • roads
  • the drones
  • and the river through the Canal Seine-Nord Europe which will link the Oise to Dunkerque Escaut canal, from Compiègne to Aubencheul-au-Bac, near Cambrai. It will enable to welcome pushed units 185 on 11.40 meters, which can contain the equivalent of 200 trucks.
A true economic partner and committed to sustainable development for the Hauts-de-France region.
The ambition to train and hire the local workforce is essential for e-Valley.
Due to its scale and design, e-Valley will create more than 1,500 job opportunities in a fast-growing e-commerce field with growth business.
Substantial resources to facilitate recruitment, training and conversion will be set up:
  • A training center for the e-commerce and logistics trades
  • CAT (Sheltered workplace)
  • Offices on Pôle Emploi and Proch'emploi sites (the made to measure package created by the Region to link Hauts-de-France jobseekers and employers).
The question of sustainable development is not outdone. The choice of reducing the ecological footprint is clear with: shared buildings and services, waste recycling,environmentally friendly vehiclesLED lighting and the production of e-Valley honey with the setting-up of hives on the roofs warehouses.
The next steps:
  • Launch of the works (2019)
  • Delivery of the first warehouses: 3rd quarter of 2020

MIPIM 2019 makes room for the next generation with the very first ‘Young Leaders Summit’ debate on tomorrow’s cities
Paris, 18 February, 2019 - For its 30th editionMIPIM is launching the Young Leaders Summit, innovatively staged as a major intergenerational debate on the future of cities and skills development. Through this event, focused entirely on upcoming generations, MIPIM plans to overview the next 30 years from the perspective of sustainable growth.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a Reed Exhibitions subsidiary, MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, will be held in Cannes from 12 to 15 March, 2019.

The Young Leaders Summit will focus on two areas. Firstly on the results and analysis of a survey conducted by the make.org institute -"a general interest accelerator" - on tomorrow’s cities, followed by a presentation of a study carried out in partnership with the Fondation Palladio on the talents, profiles and skills needed to drive growth in the property industry.

The Make.org survey covers more than 20,000 French and international participants, men and women aged 16 to 34, including the MIPIM community. The key topics were mobility, ecology, urban agriculture, energy, and quality of life. The results of this survey will be released on 13 March and will help launch a lively and engaging intergenerational debate. Here is a preview of the themes chosen by the younger generation:
  • Promoting ecology on a daily basis and respecting the environment
  • Increasing mobility
  • Reinventing city-centre shopping
  • Making buildings more eco-friendly
Dateline 13 March to explore all the results and participate in developing the charter for the "city of tomorrow."
  • 10 am: Convergence or divergence in tomorrow's cities? Emerging trends and priorities for young and old. Active link to learn more about the speakers 
  • 11 am: Which talents, profiles and skills are needed to help grow the property industry? What are the job and business opportunities? How can we develop the relevant property business skills? Active link to learn more about the speakers
  • Starting 4.30 pm: the "Young Leaders" working group on "design thinking" will present the results of its brainstorming session and then draw up the charter for tomorrow's cities. This working session will be followed by a networking reception.
Contributors to this groundbreaking summit, drawn up in partnership with  GECINA include Roman Kulik, Junior Real Estate Developer at Zoku, Axel Dauchez, Founding President of Make.org, andAlexandra Notay, Fund Director at PfP Capital.


Paris, 7 February 2019 - Major international real estate projects, representing all segments of real estate – offices, residential, hotel and tourism, commercial, industrial and logistics among others – will be showcased during MIPIM 2019.

Click here to download a selection of 108 real estate projects from 30 countries that will be showcased at MIPIM 2019. Among these projects, you will discover the 5th extension of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, Montréal’s first smart vertical community in which occupants will be able to live, work and play, or Tokyo Tokiwabashi 2027 large-scale redevelopment in the Tokiwabashi District in front of Tokyo station.

Below are other projects also showcased at MIPIM this year:
Cidade Matarazzo, São Paulo (Brazil)
Presented by Cidade Matarazzo
Matarazzo is a mixed-use project in the São Paulo megapolis. The project consists of the refurbishment of a former hospital and maternity unit, buildings that are part of the city’s heritage. The project will provide a combination of retail space, gastronomy, entertainment and hospitality, a cultural space – Casa da Criatividade – and a theatre and exhibition hall.
Busan Eco Delta Smart City, Busan  (South Korea)
Presented by K-water (Korea Water Resources Corporation)

Busan Eco Delta Smart City, located at Nakdong Delta waterfront, is meeting the challenge of creating a 21st century smart waterfront city. Designated a National Smart City Pilot Project in January 2018 the project will apply cutting-edge smart city technology to make ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Retail & Leisure
Gateshead Quays, Gateshead  (UK)
Presented by Gateshead Council

Situated on a 4ha site overlooking the River Tyne, the project will provide entertainment, conference and exhibition facilities, close to Sage Gateshead and the Baltic centre for contemporary art, and will cement the cultural and leisure offer at Gateshead on a global scale.
New Headquarters of Continental, Hannover (Germany)
Presented by City of Hannover

The new Continental campus will comprise eight buildings which will be connected by four bridges. The longest of these, having a span of 71 meters, will extend over Hannover’s Hans-Böckler-Allee. The new buildings symbolise Continental’s ability and willingness to transform itself and the plans from Munich-based architects Henn realise Continental’s values and goals.
Paris, 4 February, 2019 - The MIPIM Awards 2019 finalists have been chosen. The 12-member jury has selected 45 projects from 21 countries that now go forward to the finals of the international real estate industry’s premier awards.

The 2019 finalists reflect the global appeal of the MIPIM Awards. France has the most projects (six) heading to Cannes, with five each from Germany and China, four from the UK and three from Spain and the Netherlands.
MIPIM Awards Jury 2019


©Andrew Bromberg at Aedas


BEST FUTURA MEGA PROJECT - Hangzhou-Sports-Tower


©Bond Bryan


© Eric Martin, Laurent Benoit, Olivier Leroi, Pierre Carreau

The jury, chaired this year by Méka Brunel, CEO of Gecina, reviewed over 200 entries from a record 58 countries and shortlisted the finest projects in each of the 11 competition categories. 
The winners will be announced at the MIPIM Awards ceremony on Thursday, 14 March at 6.30pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. 

The winners will be selected by both MIPIM delegates voting in Cannes for projects of their choice and by the jury. The winners will be selected on a 50:50 basis combining delegates’ votes cast on-site and the jury’s own votes.

Members of the MIPIM Jury Awards 2019 are: 
  • Méka BRUNEL, CEO, Gecina (France) & Chairman of the jury
  • Chris BROOKE, President, RICS (Hong Kong)
  • Serge FAUTRE, CEO, AG Real Estate (Belgium)
  • Paolo GENCARELLI, Head of Group Real Estate and Procurement, Poste Italiane (Italy)
  • Marco HEKMAN, Managing Director Continental Europe, CBRE (The Netherlands)
  • Frank KHOO, Group Chief Investment Officer, City Development Officer (Singapore)
  • Tinka KLEINE, Senior Director Private Real Estate, PGGM (The Netherlands)
  • Barbara KNOFLACH,  Deputy Chief Executive & Global Head of Real Estate Investment Management, BNP PARIBAS Real Estate (Germany)
  • Sergey KUZNETSOV , Chief Architect, City of Moscow (Russia)
  • Lee MORRIS, Design Director and Head of Architecture, Atkins (UAE)
  • Guy PERRY, Vice President, Urban Planning and Design, McKinsey & Company (UAE)
  • Jean-Michel WILMOTTE, President & Architect, Wilmotte & Associés (France)
Ban Ki-moon to give opening
keynote speech at MIPIM 2019
Ban Ki-moon

Paris, January 24, 2019 - Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will give the opening keynote speech at MIPIM on Tuesday 12 March at 2:00 pm in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. He will share his vision of the new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to increasing pressures involving energy and water.

The 30th edition of MIPIM will be held on March 12-15, 2019 in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

Ban Ki-moon served two consecutive terms as UN Secretary-General from 2007 to 2016. Born in the Republic of Korea, he is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

One of the Secretary-General’s first major initiatives was the 2007 Climate Change Summit, followed by extensive diplomatic efforts that have helped put the issue at the forefront of the global agenda. His visits to hard-hit areas around the world, persistent advocacy on the issue and even a march through the streets of New York for climate action, helped to push the world to act. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, adopted in December, 2015, was signed by a record number of leaders on 22 April 2016 – Mother Earth Day – and became effective on 4 November 2016.

“For the 30th edition of MIPIM we have taken ‘Engaging the Future’ as our central theme and that includes addressing the issue of how upcoming generations will live and work in increasingly populated urban environments. Ban Ki-moon has championed sustainable development and his opening keynote address is expected to set the tone for this very unique MIPIM,” says MIPIM Director Ronan Vaspart. “We are honoured that the former UN Secretary-General will raise the curtain on MIPIM 2019.”

The future of real estate to be highlighted at groundbreaking 30-year edition of MIPIM

Paris, December 17, 2018 - MIPIM 2019’s central theme, “Engaging the Future,” will focus on envisioning the next 30 years of the real estate industry with an emphasis on sustainability. 

The 30th edition of MIPIM will be held on March 12-15, 2019 in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. 

Every year, MIPIM gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for a four-day event of networking, learning and insightful discussion through various conferences and exhibitions. MIPIM 2019 is expected to be attended by over 26,000 participants and more than 5,400 investors.

Building the Future with Real Estate

This special edition of MIPIM will highlight global and societal topics impacting the real estate industry. The central theme will be explored by focusing on future economic growth, community cohesion and sustainability. Revenue streams in the real estate industry are rapidly evolving within the digital era. As a result, companies and investors are changing their approaches to real estate as an investment and product service. At MIPIM 2019, panelists will seek to answer key questions such as “What are the best strategies for long-term benefits?”, “What are the best strategies to ensure optimal quality of life?” and “What practices are the most environmentally responsible and how can we utilize existing resources optimally?” 

Creating a Sustainable Real Estate Industry
Environmental sustainability will be a key theme at MIPIM 2019. High energy prices, climate change and new government regulations are actively changing traditional industry platforms and practices. Panelists will analyze how the real estate industry is being transformed by these factors and discuss strategic ways to adapt and invest moving forward. Additionally, they will discuss how disruptive technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data optimize real estate management and profitability in the digital era.   

Young Leaders Summit to Focus on Transitioning Economy
For the first time, MIPIM will feature a Young Leaders Summit focused on millennials and their impact on the real estate industry today and in the future. In the real estate industry, millennials are today’s end-users and tomorrow’s decision-makers. The Young Leaders Summit will analyze the modern sharing economy and its focus on connections and new methods of investing in addition to greater environmental awareness. 

“We are excited to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of MIPIM at this year’s conference,” said Ronan Vaspart, Director of MPIM “This year’s theme will look at the next 30 years of real estate and how the industry can contribute to creating a technologically advanced, sustainable and innovative future. We look forward to hosting the world’s leading experts from an array of sectors to explore this important topic.”

"The real estate sector is in the midst of a technological revolution. Catalysts of this transition include shifting demographics, climate change and advanced technology. The value of a building now lies in its purpose, not its physical construction. MIPIM 2019 will inspire attendees to challenge their understanding of the future of the real estate sector through countless insightful discussions and presentations.”
Aedas-designed The Beacon scores double win in Europe

Aedas-designed The Beacon in Hong Kong was crowned the Best Tall Building Project at LEAF Awards 2018 and highly commended for Best Sustainable Project at Blueprint Awards 2018 in Europe.

Executive Director Cary Lau drew inspirations from the city’s post-war structures to design The Beacon, setting an excellent example of contemporary interpretation of traditional architecture. In the early post-war years, it was common to create illegal iron balconies for residential units in Mongkok, a hyper-dense neighbourhood in Hong Kong, to maximise view and area. The building design reinterprets these structures in a modern way – the irregular protrusions create unobstructed views for each unit. Also inspired by the home gardens which people created on those iron balconies, a green wall on the podium façade is designed to further connect the building with the historical cityscape and offer more greenery at the pedestrian level.

High-res project images can be downloaded from:

The LEAF Awards recognise innovative architectural designs that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural and design community; while the Blueprint Awards celebrate the brightest and best in the industry.

Vilnius unveils Europe’s boldest smart city project at Expo Real Munich

Munich, 10th October 2018, The City of Vilnius has unveiled its comprehensive smart city project at Expo Real in Munich, Germany, Europe’s largest B2B trade fair for real estate and investment. The Lithuanian capital was invited to present at the fair as this year’s city guest.

"Vilnius is the capital of open data. Although the topic is often discussed across the continent, no other European city has implemented such a radical open data policy. Three years ago, we turned our idea of having Europe’s boldest open data policy into a reality. Today, it is a non-negotiable standard. We see it as a prerequisite for developing innovative solutions for private businesses,”says Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius.

Representatives from Vilnius also participated in various panel discussions of the fair’s Intelligent Urbanization Forum, which explores the challenges and possibilities that the real estate industry and cities face with the rapid trend towards urbanisation. With one of every three people expected to live in big cities by 2050, it is particularly important for them to become smarter at collecting and reacting to data, making full use of technology in order to improve living conditions and mobility for its residents.

Eglė Radvilė, Chief Advisor for Strategy and Digital Initiatives, was in charge of presenting Vilnius’ progress to date and future vision as a smart city, in which a progressive policy of open source data plays a central role. According to Radvilė, the vision of the city is to create efficiencies that will save time and make life more comfortable for residents and guests, at the same time facilitating the ability of businesses to settle and operate in the city. This vision goes hand in hand with the World Economic Forum’s Digital Transformation Initiative, launched in 2015 to offer insight into unlocking the benefits of digitalisation in business and the wider society.

Vilnius has a radical open data policy that gives anyone access to critical data in real time. This has facilitated a clearer view of traffic and transportation options, promoting car sharing and public transport and decreasing the likelihood of traffic jams. At the same time, the city has given citizens the medium to give relevant feedback about city issues. With the mobile app Tvarkau Miesta, residents can report overflowing bins or objects blocking public roads, among other things.

“The citizens of Vilnius are bold, ambitious and want rapid changes. Vilnius is not only open with its data, but also open to feedback and new ideas that can lead to problem-solving for city issues. The city has opened a three-way conversation between governance, business and the citizens, but feedback from visitors is also considered greatly important. City guests are becoming increasingly aware of the modern, digitised solutions and open approach to governance. A lot of them make use of the available tools during their visits, for instance to pay for parking with their phones," said Inga Romanovskienė, Director of Vilnius’ Tourism and Business Development Agency.

Lè Architecture by Aedas wins hearts of global design enthusiasts

Aedas-designed Lè Architecture in Taipei, Taiwan, received the most public votes for Commercial-Office - High Rise (16+ Floors) and won Architizer A+ Popular Choice Awards 2018. This year the highly publicised campaign received over 400,000 public votes from more than 100 countries and territories.

Designed by Global Design Principal Dr Andy Wen, Lè Architecture in the Nangang district of Taipei is set to redefine Taipei’s rapidly developing skyline. Its design drew inspiration from the shape of the river pebbles along the Keelung River, developing a unique aesthetic concept that conveys the idea of roundness and elegance, as well as strength and character. The building's egg-like shape implies it is an incubator of knowledge and a metaphor of intellectual revival, which integrates well with the local context and marks an important milestone in the revitalisation of the fast-emerging Nangang district. The 60-metre tall office building employs multiple strategies to add greenery to the façade and is focused on minimising energy demands which enabled it to achieve a LEED Gold certification.

High-res project images can be downloaded from:

The Architizer A+ Awards promote and celebrate the year’s best architecture and products, with a mission to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. This year’s shortlist was presented online for design enthusiasts from around the globe to vote for their favourites.

The emblematic CEDET building developed by IMMOBEL Poland in the heart of Warsaw is fully leased prior to delivery 

IMMOBEL Poland is finalizing the revitalization and development of the legendary 22,328 m² CEDET building located in the very heart of Warsaw. The office area of this emblematic project is now 100 % leased prior to delivery: the first tenants, including WeWork, will enter in the second half of 2018.

A new place to work and shop 
IMMOBEL Poland - a daughter company from the IMMOBEL Group, famous for its unique projects in city centres (Brussels, Paris, Luxembourg, Warsaw), completed the revitalisation of the CEDET building after 3 years of renovation works. This new 22,328 m² refurbished complex of office spaces (15,266 m²) and retail (7,062 m²) will provide its occupiers a resourceful place to work and shop in the heart of the Polish Capital. From the beginning of the process, the company paid attention to the historical and cultural value of the location, so that the building would regain its former glory. 

“The revitalisation of the CEDET building is a result of future-oriented thinking by ensuring its adaptation to the current reality and needs combined with respect for its history. We wanted the building to be an important place in Warsaw and a meeting location for its inhabitants, as it used to be in the past. Today, I can confirm that we achieved our goal and we will provide the inhabitants of Warsaw with a beautiful building increasing the value of the urban space in that area, making it more lively and attractive”, said Jacek Wachowicz, CEO of IMMOBEL Poland. 

WeWork as a new Flagship and its first location in Central Europe
 In the new office part of CEDET, the WeWork company is going to open its creative common work space, which will be its first facility in Central Europe. Large and small companies will have over 4,000 m² of innovative space at their disposal, located over two levels, together with an internal patio of over 270 m². “Poland has always had a creative workforce and successful businesses. Today, Poland is a rapidly developing economy home to big businesses, an active market for small-to-medium-sized enterprises, and millions of entrepreneurs. Our mission is to give our members the space, community, services, and flexibility they need to bring energy and inspiration to their work, while fostering collaborations with like-minded people who can help their businesses grow and succeed. We’re proud to work with IMMOBEL on our first location in Poland and 12th city in Europe. This convenient location is right next to the Centrum underground station, so our members can travel easily throughout the city. The building is beautiful and will be an amazing opening for WeWork in Warsaw”, added Mikhail Konoplev, General Manager, WeWork Central & Eastern Europe.

Interiors of selected WeWork locations, left to right: Berlin, Los Angeles, New York. Source: www.wework.com 

The full lease and upcoming delivery confirm IMMOBEL’s 2018 target
 “IMMOBEL is currently building more than 800,000 m² of projects. Thanks to the full lease of CEDET, we can now focus on its disposal which, if successful, will contribute positively to the 2018 results and allow IMMOBEL to reach its foreseen business plan. We will be communicating on 12 September 2018 our halfyearly results; we are confident as we see numerous residential projects hitting their sales targets and our reinforced teams are working heavily on developing and enlarging our pipeline”, added Alexander Hodac, CEO of IMMOBEL Group. 

Important information
 • Investment name: CEDET
 • Investor: IMMOBEL Poland Sp. z o.o. 
 • Location: Warszawa, ul. Krucza 50, at the crossing of ul. Krucza, al. Jerozolimskie and ul. Bracka
 • Program: services, shopping, offices 
 • General contractor: Korporacja Budowlana Doraco 
 • Designer: AMC – Andrzej M. Chołdzyński & RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky
 • Total area: 22,328 m² 
 • Underground area: 12,000 m² 
 • Shopping and services space: 7,062 m² 
 • Office space: 15,266 m² • Number of floors: 11 floors (7 overground and 4 underground) 
 • Number of parking places: 138 • Construction started: beginning of 2015 
 • Official opening: 16 May 2018 


Cannes, 15 March, 2018 -
 The 28th MIPIM Awards took place today during MIPIM, the world’s property market. The results were announced at a gala ceremony held in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. 

The MIPIM Awards 2018 winners are:

The Maersk Tower
Copenhagen, Denmark
Developer: The Danish University and Property Agency (BYGST) and the University of Copenhagen
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
SLA (landscape), Rambøll (Engineer), P & Partners (Client Consultant), aggebo&henriksen, Cenergia, Gordon Farquharson and Innovation Lab    


Catholic-Social Institute Michaelsberg Abbey
Siegburg, Germany
Developer: Archdiocese of Cologne 
Architect: meyerschmitzmorkramer 


The Chapelle International logistics centre
Paris, France
Developer: SCI Sogaris Paris Les Espaces Logistiques Urbains
Architect: A.26 Architectures
Other: Ports de Paris, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Eurorail

Marina One, Singapore
Developer: M+S Pte Ltd, Singapore, a company owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Temasek Holdings, Singapore
Architects: ingenhoven architects / ingenhoven LLP, Singapore (Design architect)
Other: Gustafson Porter+ Bowman London (Landscape Architect), Architects61 Singapore (Project Architect) 

Feltrinelli Foundation & Microsoft House
Milan, Italy
Developer: COIMA
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Interior Design & Space Planning
Herzog & de Meuron with COIMA Image for Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, DEGW for Microsoft House  


Antwerp Port House
Antwerp, Belgium
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Occupier: Antwerp Port Authority
Other: Bureau Bouwtechniek, Mouton, Ingenium, Interbuild, VBSC, Groven+

Îlot Sacré
Brussels, Belgium
Developer: Galika Human Estate
Architect: DDS+
Other: Valens (General Contractor), SGI Consulting (Structural Engineer), EMS Yvan Beaufays (M&E Engineer)

Bologna, Italy
Developer: Prelios SGR – Pai Fund
Architect: Thomas Bartoli


Porta Nuova
Milan, Italy
Asset Manager: COIMA
Developer: COIMA, HINES
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Boeri Studio and 20 design architects from 8 different countries selected through design competitions: Inside Outside, Land, Lucien Lagrange, Munoz&Albin, Piuarch, Studio MP2 Associati, William Mc Donough, COIMA Image, Gehl Architects, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel & Partners, Arquitectonica, Caputo Partnership, Cino Zucchi Architetti, De Lucchi, MCArchitects, Edaw   

National Museum of Qatar
Doha, Qatar
Developer: Qatar Museums
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Project Management Consultant: ASTAD

Mui Dinh, Vietnam
Developer: Cap Padaran Mui Dinh Ecopark
Architect: Chapman Taylor
Other: VO GIA Architects


Catholic-Social Institute Michaelsberg Abbey

Siegburg, Germany
Developer: Archdiocese of Cologne 
Architect: meyerschmitzmorkramer 

Chaired by Méka BrunelCEO of Gecina (France), the MIPIM Awards jury was composed of 12 influential professionals from the sector:

Serge FAUTRE– CEO, AG Real Estate (Belgium) 
Paolo GENCARELLI – Head of Group Real Estate, Poste Italiane (Italy)
Marco HEKMAN – Managing Director Continental Europe, CBRE (The Netherlands)

John HUGHES– President, RICS (UK) 
Frank KHOO – Group Chief Investment Officer, City Developments Limited (Singapore) 
Tinka KLEINE – Senior Director Private Real Estate, PGGM (The Netherlands) 
Barbara KNOFLACH – Deputy Chief Executive & Global Head of Investment, BNP Paribas Real Estate (Germany) 
Lee MORRIS – Design Director and Head of Architecture, Atkins (UAE)
Managing Partner , SPEECH (Russia) and Tchoban Voss Architekten (Germany)
Jean-Michel WILMOTTE – President & Architect, Wilmotte & Associés (France) 
Olle ZETTERBERG – CEO, Stockholm Business Region (Sweden)

Cannes, 14th March 2018, PropTech Baltics has announced the launch of RealBox (www.proptechbaltic.com/realbox) the first PropTech ‘sandbox’ in the world, aimed at companies worldwide and inviting them to test and pilot their projects in Lithuania. The innovative concept, announced during the MIPIM real estate exhibition in Cannes, France, is a global first of its kind and is aimed at all PropTech companies including service parking, RE management, VR and big data.

RealBox’s objective is to tackle an industry-wide issue. PropTech companies need to test their technology and concepts with trial runs before going to market - this usually involves finding property partners and spending time and money into figuring out and carrying out the needed improvements. RealBox helps companies cut the time and costs needed to run pilot tests by providing set-up free of charge.

There are 48 buildings and over 930,000 square metres available as sandbox environments in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania’s two largest cities, including residential, mixed-use and commercial buildings. Among these are 4 of Lithuania’s largest shopping centres with a total surface of over 300,000 square metres.

Justina Jursyte, RealBox project lead and Co-Founder of PropTech Baltic, said: "PropTech is growing at enormous rates, generating ideas and solutions that will change how we think about property and property solutions in the future. With RealBox, we are offering a playground for all PropTech companies, regardless of their field, to come to the Baltics and try their ideas in practice."

Basing RealBox in Vilnius was a strategic decision. The Lithuanian capital is fast becoming a significant European hub for technology companies and innovation. Opening a company in Lithuania is extremely easy. Its favourable legal and tax environment has attracted companies such as Barclays and Western Union. The likes of Uber and Sentiance have also recently flocked to the Lithuanian capital to make the most of its pool of young talent, excellent infrastructure and low operational costs.

Mindaugas Statulevicius, CEO of the Lithuanian Real Estate Development Association and Co-Founder of PropTech Baltic, added: Vilnius is being increasingly recognised as one of the most exciting capitals in the world. Even though recently created, PropTech Baltic has seen rapid growth, and is ready to take another step forward. We’re happy to open our doors and invite the global tech community to test their pilot projects in Lithuania with RealBox".

“Vilnius is already known as one of the biggest fintech hubs due to its attractive regulations and open-data policies. Our capital counts with various platforms that foment the growth of PropTech, including one of the first Blockchain centres in the world. With RealBox, Vilnius is well on its path to becoming one of the most significant PropTech hubs in the world,” commented the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius.

Vilnius and Vastint signed an MOU for a role model project to serve both business and public interests

Today at MIPIM conference at Cannes a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Vilnius Mayor Remigijus ?ima?ius, Board member at Vastint Holding B.V. Steen Sodemann, and General Manager at Vastint Lithuania K?stutis Vedeckis marking the cooperation in the development and reconstruction of the Lazdynai district in Vilnius.

 The parties agreed to cooperate in creating a private and public partnership dedicated to designing and building a unique 8 ha recreational area in the Lazdynai Forest. The future Lazdynai recreational park will be situated between a dense residential neighbourhood and the innovative Business Garden Vilnius, which is being designed and developed by Vastint Lithuania.

?This is a perfect example of investment and collaboration with city authorities to serve both business and public interests. I hope that this agreement will become a role-model for future investors how the mutually beneficial cooperation should be arranged? - said the Mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus ?ima?ius.

Commenting a signing ceremony General Manager of Vastint Lithuania K?stutis Vedeckis said that:  On behalf of Vastint, I want to say that we are excited to start working with Vilnius authorities on this unique project. We believe that together we will identify true needs of community and will choose most environment friendly and efficient solutions in the park that will meet public and business needs.

Vilnius Triumphs at ?fDi Intelligence? awards ? among TOP 3 Cities of the Future

Today, March 13th (Tuesday), at Cannes in the biggest real estate contact fair MIPIM 2018, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus ?ima?ius collected the award for Vilnius City. Vilnius? investment attraction strategy has been recognised as one of the best in Europe. Vilnius became the third best European city of the future in the elections of European cities which are most attractive for foreign investment of announced by the magazine fDi Intelligence, published by an investment expert division of Financial Times.

fDi Magazine preparing the awards has been recognised by the international community as a barometer of the attractiveness of cities and regions for investment. Ratings of the fDi Magazinepublished every two years have become a starting point in mutual competitions for new investment among European regions and cities.

In the rating drawn up according to the investment attraction strategy, Vilnius was ranked the third within the category mid-sized European cities of the future. In this category, Vilnius was ahead of cities such as Liverpool, Bilbao, Port, Newcastle, Pozna?, Ostrava, and Brno. In this rating, Vilnius has been outscored only by Bordeaux (France) and Szczecin (Poland).

According to the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus ?ima?ius, such high recognition in this rating opens up even more doors and helps to find new investments within the sight, as well as gives weight in negotiations with new investors.

?Foreign experts notice and appreciate consistent and focused efforts of Vilnius to create a new generation city, open for state-of-the art technologies and hungry for the bravest ideas. These efforts have already given their fruit ? we are not only visible, but also leading in our category. It means that other cities are already looking at us as a role model, whereas investors ? as an opportunity. We will not miss these opportunities ? we will use each of them for the creation of Vilnius, the city of the future,? told Mr. ?ima?ius.

fDi Intelligence which is the division of Financial Times analysed the city?s strategy for attracting direct investments in the category of investment attraction, an ability to attract and retain foreign investment, also additional activities whereby the city ensures the quality of services. The Vilnius investment attraction strategy created by ?Go Vilnius? has been highly evaluated by an independent team of experts of fDi Intelligence, the composition whereof this year also included Douglas Clark, Director of the international consultancy company ?Location Connections?.

Beside the Hungarian capital the rural investments also have good return potential

Beside the property developments of Budapest four university cities introduce themselves in the world’s first real estate event, MIPIM in Cannes.

The organisers of the Hungarian stand expect great international interest on the part of property developers as well as concrete investments in the world’s first international real property business exhibition, at this year’s MIPIM in Cannes between 13-16 March 2018. This year not only the major projects in Budapest but the features investments and property development opportunities of four university cities (Debrecen, Miskolc, Pécs and Szeged) will be presented as well. The organisers emphasize that beside the capital the rural investments also have good return potential, the regulations are predictable, and corporate income tax which is the lowest in the EU   and stable economic growth provide a favourable investment environment. Besides presenting the developmental directions, goals and opportunities there is an exceptional interest in the Hungarian presence in connection with the Liget Budapest Project already in the execution phase, which is the largest scale park and landscape architecture task combined with institution development in the history of Hungary since the Millennium.

The Budapest-Hungary stand was established collectively by the Local Government of the Capital City Budapest, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) and the Association of Property Developers’ Round Table in order to promote deliberately the most exciting metropolitan and rural property investment opportunities. Hungary’s emphasized presence in the Cannes muster is justified by the extraordinary dynamics which characterizes the Hungarian property investment market.  According to the annual report of CBRE, the largest property consultant of the world, the value of investments in Hungarian properties has risen by 71% annually since 2012, opposite to the Central European regional average of 26%. In 2017 properties were purchased in Hungary by domestic and foreign investors in the value of EUR 1.8 billion, and this volume will presumably rise a bit further this year. According to the latest survey of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, EY and SSC Heroes 80% of the shared services centres settled in Hungary plan expansion in the near future, and 50% of the respondents would consider rural locations for the expansion. For the promotion of the above there are already infrastructural and office developments taking place, and the forecasts indicate numerous development opportunities.
Lajos Kósa, minister without portfolio responsible for the development of cities with county authority, emphasized: The Hungarian government has started the largest rural development programme ever called ‘Modern Cities Programme’, which is supposed to help the development of the cities with county authority. As the minister responsible for the execution of the programme my goal is to achieve that as many Hungarian cities become even more attractive habitats and attractive targets for the investors as possible in the following years. Debrecen received the great honour of being chosen by the Financial Times in its category the city possessing the most outstanding strategy to raise capital in Europe. We will receive the ‘European City of the Future’ award in the exhibition with László Papp, lord mayor of Debrecen. In the ranking of ten cities Debrecen came before five British, a Bulgarian, a Czech, a Serbian and a Finnish city.
Debrecen receives the award of the professional journal Financial Times FDI Intelligence in the category of the most promising city among the cities with two hundred thousand inhabitants. Not only Debrecen achieved nice results in the competition: Budapest became the 9th in the list of the European capitals of the future. According to Balázs Szeneczey, deputy lord mayor for urban development, Budapest has recently developed in a spectacular way, being recognised internationally for preserving the traditional values of the city, as well as creating new values. The complex projects of renewing districts shaping the future and image of the Hungarian capital are of unequalled scale across Europe. Last year the value of property developments in Hungary exceeded 2 billion Euros, 90% of which concentrated in Budapest. In the background of the expansion there are the concepts of long term urban development and predictable but sufficiently flexible regulation. The goal of our participation at MIPIM, the most renowned property business muster is for the Hungarian capital to become one of the main European stations of the international property developments.
Róbert Ésik, president of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency emphasized: the goal of HIPA is to draw the international audience’s attention to the emerging countryside locations besides presenting the property market of Budapest. Debrecen, Miskolc, Pécs and Szeged are popular targets of the greenfield foreign investments and capacity expansions, and they would like to draw the property developers’ attention to these locations with their presence in the exhibition.
Benedek Gyorgyevics, leader of the Liget Budapest Project and CEO of Városliget Zrt. says the whole European professional community monitors the Liget Budapest Project which is already in the execution phase. With the completion of the project the Városliget (City Park) and its surroundings can start recovery at the beginning of the 2020s.
He emphasized that a tourist attraction is created which is unique in Europe, there is no urban development project in the region of the same scale and quality today. He highlighted: last year was a milestone in the history of the Liget Budapest Project, when after six years of preparatory work the execution of the plans started.
Ernő Takács, chair of the Association of Property Developers’ Round Table says the property market investments and the results achieved in tourism prove to the potential investors and developers that Budapest has become a trendy investment target inside Europe, the prices are more favourable compared to other cities, therefore the profitability indicators are very attractive. The property development sector has started to expand considerably, the recovery continues in 2018 as well, it may exceed its successful course preceding the crisis.
At MIPIM the exhibitors of Debrecen, Pécs, Miskolc and Szeged emphasized the supportive environment, local job opportunities, highly qualified work force and the presence of conditions of a quality life for employees, as well as they highlighted the scientific-educational background available. 
Out of the big property developers of Budapest AternorFutureal GroupGranit Polus GroupGTCHB ReavisHorizon DevelopmentTriGranit and WING will present their planned or current developments which significantly transform the image of certain Budapest districts.

Budapest, 05.03.2018; the Local Government of the Capital City Budapest, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency and the Association of Property Developers’ Round Table

·       Website of the Budapest stand: http://www.budapest-at-propertyexpos.com/ 
·       Videos of some highlighted projects: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmhTtHJ2GcNiekhUi-Mnenw 
·       Visualisations of the developments presented at the Budapest stand: https://we.tl/PAhqFGGkQl
·       Budapest city presentation film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfKy91-Q7I8&t=21s 
·       Liget Budapest Project film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFChXzvOX2c&spfreload=5
·       YouTube channel of HIPA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCemkg6Gdc55w0DupcicJLA   

Paris, March 6, 2018 - With so many events scheduled for the 29th edition of MIPIM, we thought it would be useful to indicate some of the highlights that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Industry shaking events

The global real estate industry is undergoing radical change and MIPIM is providing an international platform for the debate, for issues to be aired and for progress to be made.

13/03 at 14h00 – Opening ceremony. Urbanity: New rules for new cities with Adora Svitak, writer, speaker and advocate of the cause of young people

13/03 at 14h30 – Thinkers and Leaders: Writing new urban rules 
Moderated by Adora Svitak
With James Alexander, Director, City Finance Programme C40 Cities Climate Leader Group; Amanda Clark , Executive Director, CBRE; Chris Marlin, President, Lennar International, Jean-Louis Missika, Adjoint à la Maire de Paris and Debra Mountford, Project Manager, OCDE

13/03 at 16h30 – Women’s networking cocktail: New ways of leadership
15/03 at 15h15 – Future of work: The benefits of inclusion 
15/03 at 16h00 – The Knowledge Economy on the UK Department for International Trade stand (C16.E)

Proptech & Innovation

13/03 at 11h30 (Press club, Palais 0) – Press meeting with Brickblock, a German startup who will soon be selling the world’s first tokenized real estate asset

14/03 at 10h00 (Press club, Palais 0) – Press meeting with Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM, and Filippo Rean, Director of the Real Estate Division at Reed MIDEM, to discuss MIPIM events and learn all about the new MIPIM PropTech Europe.

14/03 at 12h00 (Salon Croisette, Palais 3) – Press meeting with Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister of Israel and Co-founder of Reporty. This press meeting will take place at the end of the conference Smart and Safe City: The citizen at the heart of public action: challenges and dynamics
Official conferences:

Sustainability & Architecture

Sustainability at MIPIM is covering all aspects of urbanity, from mobility to town/city planning, to technology and architecture/design. Numerous initiatives in this field will be discussed and showcased at MIPIM, which is becoming a platform for sustainability discussions within the industry.

Official conferences: 

Investment & Finance

Major investors attending MIPIM 2018 will include some of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, public and private pension funds and insurance companies. Check out the list of the top-100 investors and financial institutions attending MIPIM 2018. 

Official conferences:

Brazilian government presents investment portfolio of US $ 1.7 billion to entrepreneurs in France

During the event, authorities and private players will detail the first phase of mega-hotel development in northeastern Brazil

CANNES (FRANCE) – Next March 15, at 11:30 a.m., the Brazilian Secretary for Tourism, Totó Parente, will announce projects worth US $ 1.7 billion for executives interested in investing in Brazil. The conference takes place during the world's biggest real estate event, MIPIM, in Cannes, France. The idea is to attract new investments to the country. The list of possibilities includes airports, racing circuits, hospitality complexes, biotechnology centers, ports, road and stadiums.

On the occasion, Mr. Wolf H. Hengst, executive director of the international hotel chain Six Senses, who signed an agreement with Gremi Group to operate two resorts and a high-end housing village in the Brazilian northeast, will detail the first phase of the development, valued at 550 million dollars. Also attending the press conference is Mr. Greg Hajdarowicz, president of the investment company Gremi International, which conceived the project and owns the area where resorts and high standard residences will be developed, located 90 kilometers from Natal.

This is the first Six Senses project in South America. The group was founded in 1995 in Bangkok, Thailand, and is internationally recognized for sustainable and luxurious constructions. Today it operates 11 high-end hotels and 27 spas around the world. The construction work is scheduled to begin next year, with a forecast of 400 new jobs and 4,000 indirect jobs.

All participants will be available to answer press inquiries on the spot. The interview will take place at the Ministry of Tourism booth at the world's premier real estate event, MIPIM, which takes place every year in March in the south of France.

Cloudscraper Exchange announces full European launch for commercial real estate markets

Building on its success following the public launch in February 2018 in London, Cloudscraper -  the only global commercial real estate exchange for buying, selling and financing -  announces expansion of coverage beyond Germany and the United Kingdom to include all of Central and Western Europe.

Cloudscraper combines the worlds of PropTech and FinTech’s into a unified trading and communications platform, revolutionising the commercial real estate sector, allowing all parties involved to make the management of disjointed deals and their participants issues of the past.

Cloudscraper has developed cutting-edge technology and tools to make the entire deal instigation, discovery and management processes substantially more efficient, simpler, and faster. Unifying all trading participants, Cloudscraper links trading opportunities, stakeholders, their advisors, and equity and debt capital into an integrated network with the realistic ability to realise asset sales in as little as one week.

For the first time, all components of the commercial real estate capital stack can be found and structured through one platform - equity, senior debt, mezzanine debt, loan syndication - even the ability to raise and trade joint venture equity - all with the ability to manage the entire due diligence process through a single hub.

The company, headquartered in London with offices in Tel Aviv, Dublin and Berlin, executed a highly successful ‘stealth’ period since its inception in 2014, attracting more than 100 global organisations representing assets in excess of $200 billion. Following the successful public launch February 2018, Cloudscraper has seen an almost 50% increase in users wanting to participate in the unstoppable dynamic and technological change occurring within the commercial real estate sector.

The market for Cloudscraper is immense. Global real estate assets are valued at some $217trn – 2.7 times the world GDP. It also represents 60% of all global assets, making it the largest asset class on the planet, while every year close to a trillion dollars worth of commercial real estate is traded worldwide.

“Cloudscraper’s purpose is to empower all parties by providing a single unified ecosystem that facilitates secure, standard and efficient communication and deal processes throughout the depth of the commercial real estate industry, whilst providing a hub for integration with existing systems and platforms.”

The current commercial property sales process can easily take six months or more - appointing a broker to find an indicative value for a building, going to potential buyers to get indicative interest, setting up a data room, calling for bids, approaching lenders, lenders undertaking due diligence, finally selecting a buyer and having them undertake due diligence; it is a very laborious process and Cloudscraper can change that.

Furthermore, Cloudscraper has also created the first-of-its-kind CS Ticker Symbol system to help provide order to the fragmented and chaotic global structure of the industry.
Cloudscraper CTO Martin Sekel says: “The complexities of building this platform have been extensive as we really are breaking new ground. Our aim was not to change the essence and tradition of the industry and its processes, but to evolutionarily digitize them into a single and unified solution.”

Cloudscraper CFO Matthew Webster comments: “The commercial real estate industry is set to undergo massive change and Cloudscraper will lead from the front. While technology has already demonstrably impacted the residential property market, the commercial world is tremendously lagging. Yet in this market too, professionals are desperately looking to find ways of utilising technology to make things quicker, easier, more accurate and cost effective.

“Companies are today reliant on tablets and mobile phones, so being able to access the right information, statistics and data conveniently and in real-time is integral to effective and productive operations.

“While the technology may have changed, the way people work has not – Cloudscraper allows all parts of the sum to connect easily, communicate and exchange data with minimal fuss, saving both time and money. We have adopted a holistic approach to everything we do to network and connect the real estate industry on a platform that will change the landscape forever.”

Cloudscraper Executive Chairman and CEO Moses Gottlieb states: “After over three years developing the technology, the company is ready for global roll-out – now is the time to leverage the Cloudscraper platform for market participants to stay relevant in an industry undergoing unstoppable dynamic change.”

Top-tier investors and financial institutions attending MIPIM 2018

Paris, February 28, 2018 - Over 5,300 international investors and representatives of financial institutions are heading to Cannes where MIPIM is a unique opportunity to promote real estate projects to this highly sought after population. 

Discover the top-100 investors & financial institutions attending MIPIM 2018.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM will take place in Cannes from March 13-16, 2018.

According to the “Investment market Europe 2018” Catella research, in 2018, the investment markets started as strongly as the year before and commercial investment volumes continue to increase in almost all European countries. This is a positive sign for the year to come.

Major investors attending MIPIM 2018 will include some of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (United Arab Emirates), Kuwait Investment Authority (Kuwait), Hong Kong Monetary Authorities (Hong Kong), GIC Private Limited (Singapore), Qatar Investment Authority (Qatar), Korea Investment Corporate (South Korea) and Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia). Public and private pension funds will also be attending MIPIM such as APG from the Netherlands, ERAFP – France’s number one public service pension scheme, Alecta (Sweden) and insurance companies such as CNP Assurances (France), Ping An (China) and Hanwha Life (South Korea). They will all attend the REinvest Summit on March 13, a closed-door event that brings together every year the top-tier international institutional investors. 

Investment is always a hot topic in the conference programme which includes several sessions on this theme:

Conferences focusing on investment in the official programme:

An Africa Forum, a Legal Forum and a PropTech Lab

Paris, February 21, 2018 - Three new events will feature as part of the MIPIM 2018 programme: the Africa Forum, the Regulation and Legal Forum and the PropTech Lab. With a driving ambition of being the precursor of new trends, these new targeted events will respond to the needs of the different segments of the real estate industry and offer new business and networking opportunities to its attendees. 

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM will take place in Cannes from March 13-16, 2018.

With over 100 countries now represented at MIPIM annually, attendees are able to get a clear overview of the international real estate market and where different markets are headed. For the first time ever, MIPIM is dedicating a half day on Thursday, March 15th to the continent of Africa, with two key panel sessions.

‘Africa: the urbanisation effect’ will explore how investors can anticipate the scale and nature of real estate demand in such a diverse continent, which will account for half of the world's population growth by 2050. Speakers include: Frederic Maury, Editorial Director, Jeune Afrique; Richard Barnes, Barnes Media International; Yomi Ademola, Head of West Africa, Rendeavour; Nicolas Willemin, Senior Investment Manager, PROPARCO and Eduardo Lopez Moreno, Director of Research and Capacity Development at UN-Habitat.

The second panel session: ‘Africa: key success factors’ will tackle the issue of how urbanisation can be developed without industrialisation? What are the key success factors? Speakers include Duncan Vink, Managing Director, UFF African Agri Investments-CPD; Namasivayen Poonoosamy, Managing Director, Board of Investment Mauritius ; Nick Langford, Head of Kenya, Rendeavour and Chris Igwe, Founder of Chris Igwe International.

MIPIM has a tradition of creating exhibition areas and forums dedicated to specific segments of real estate beginning with hotel and tourism, the MIPIM Innovation Forum, the Asia Summit, and the popular MIPIM RE-Invest summit. The expansion will continue at this year’s edition to include a closed door Regulation and Legal Forum(March 13th, 2 pm) where lawyers, solicitors and jurists will discuss how the European framework and national legislations impact the real estate industry. Wallis Goelen-Vandebrock, Head of Unit of Inclusive Growth, Urban & Territorial Development at Directorate-General for Regional & Urban Policy, European Commission, will open the forum on the new European directives that will impact the real estate sector. Patrick Gerry, Partner, Simmons & Simmons and Stephane Zecevic, Notaire, LNQV, will also be among the forum’s key speakers.

Also new this year, the PropTech Lab will be a complimentary event to the MIPIM Innovation Forum exhibition space, which introduces tech companies to the RE community. The PropTech Lab will take place on March 15th at 4:30 pm and will be a closed-door event that gathers RE and Tech decisions makers, in a round table format, to discuss the evolution and growth of the PropTech industry. Speakers include: Leonard Brody, Partner, BosaX Ventures; James Dearsley, Founder, PropTech Consult; Dan Hughes, Founder, Alpha Property Insight; Robin Rivaton, Founder, Real Estech Ventures; Wouter Truffino, Founder & CEO, Holland ConTech & PropTech and Aaron Block, Co-Founder and MD, MetaProp NYC. The round-table discussions will be followed a networking cocktail which will be open to all MIPIM participants. 

Having launched MIPIM PropTech in New York last year, MIPIM is hosting the first MIPIM PropTech Europe, scheduled to take place in June, in Paris. The new event will gather key decision makers from property with startups and technology companies.

“MIPIM is not only the assembly point for the international real estate industry every year, but also an opportunity for those real estate professionals with shared strategies and areas of interest to speak and exchange together. It is for this reason that we have created new rendez-vous events at MIPIM that will further satisfy the growing needs of our clients.” explains Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM.


A delegation of over 70 Belfast business leaders will return to MIPIM in Cannes next month, where they will present a portfolio of major real estate investment and development opportunities in the city to a potential audience of over 28,000 international property investors, developers and occupiers.

The trip has been made possible thanks to a record financial support of over £300,000 – 80% of which has come from private sector sponsors.

Over 30 organisations will represent the city at MIPIM and will deliver 15 events across the three days at MIPIM, each centred around a range of ‘key strengths’ that underpin the Belfast’s investment proposition, including: Talent, Tax, Technology & Innovation, Location, Fast Growth Sectors, Track Record for FDI, and Quality of Life.   

Jackie Henry, chair of the private sector taskforce leading the Belfast at MIPIM delegation, said that that the event presents an invaluable opportunity to highlight the momentum that is driving Belfast’s growth and success, and the wealth of investment and development opportunities on offer to inward investors.

“MIPIM 2018 will be about building upon the excellent success achieved through our attendance at the conference in the past two years. Once again, the Belfast delegation will champion our strong proposition as an outstanding city in which to live, work, visit, learn and, importantly, invest,” she said.

“We have structured a busy programme of engaging events that will enable us to showcase how and why Belfast is an attractive city for investors, and what is driving growth and regeneration in the city. 

“Alongside a programme of real estate project showcase events, we will be participating in a series of ‘special interest’ slots that will ensure the Belfast proposition at MIPIM is as compelling as possible.  This will include a panel session on the creation of new city neighbourhoods, chaired by Sir Howard Bernstein and a session featuring Eddie Irvine, focusing on the key accelerators of Belfast’s growth and success.
“With the support of Queen’s University Belfast, we will also be bringing one of our famous electric DeLorean cars to conference – which fits in very well with our focus on talent, innovation and the future of Belfast, and will help encourage strong footfall to our stand. “

Councillor Mairéad O’Donnell, chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, said: “This is a really exciting time for Belfast. This year alone we will see over 1,500 new hotel bedrooms and 2,000 student beds released into the market, Foreign Direct Investment continues to choose the North of Ireland as a great place to invest, and we have some spectacular growth happening across our technology and creative sectors. We believe that it is more important than ever that Belfast promotes itself on the global stage to ensure we attract increased investment to support our ambitious plans for this wonderful city.

“Investors, developers and employers who are familiar with Belfast can see first-hand the wave of transformation taking place in our city, and they are making positive decisions about their future here as a result.  We want to keep building on that momentum, but it can only be achieved through strong collaboration with our private sector, city partners and Invest NI. MIPIM is one way which shows how this collaborative partnership approach can really deliver for our city and we are confident that, collectively, we will reap the benefits in the years ahead.”

She added: “It is important as a city that we drive regeneration and investment to see our ambitions become reality, but it should not be about development at any cost. We want to develop the city in a way which is good for all of our residents and communities. Inclusive Growth is a cornerstone of the Belfast Agenda, ensuring we grow our economy in an inclusive way to tackle the inequalities that currently exist across housing and low wages. We welcome and encourage investment which helps deliver on inclusive growth and makes this city a great place for everyone who lives, works, visit or studies in Belfast.”

For the first time, this year’s Belfast delegation will include Signature Living – the Liverpool headquartered hotel developer that first encountered Belfast at MIPIM in 2016 and has since committed to developing at least four hotels in the city, including the George Best Hotel and Lanyon Hotel. 

“Over the past two years, I have seen first-hand how well the Belfast delegation promotes the city during the three days at MIPIM,” said Lawrence Kenwright, founder and chairman of Signature Living. “It was their positivity and enthusiasm about Belfast that ultimately caught my attention at the conference in 2016, leading to Signature Living now firmly establishing a long-term footprint in what we see as a vibrant, flourishing city.

“I look forward to joining the Belfast delegation to promote this great city and sharing my own positive experiences about the level of support and encouragement I have received as a new investor coming into this market.”

Organisations travelling to MIPIM 2018 include: Arup, Aurora Prime Real Estate, Belfast City Council, Belfast Harbour, Benmore Developments, Bruceshaw, Bywater Properties, Carson McDowell, Castlebrooke, Causeway Asset Management, CBRE, Cundall, Davidson McDonnell, Deloitte, Heron Bros, Invest NI, Killultagh Estates, KPMG, Lacuna Developments, Lanyon Communications, Mascott, McAleer & Rushe, Mills Selig, Queen’s University Belfast, Richland Group, Signature Living, Sirocco, Titanic Quarter, TLT, TODD Architects, Tourism NI, Translink, Tughans and Ulster University. 

Four major European retail and commercial property companies/organisations will be at MIPIM 2018:

  • Nakheel – one of the world’s leading developers with projects like Palm Jumeirah at EXPO Real this year. We are offering media interviews with a Nakheel representative to provide an overview of the portfolio and extensive pipeline in the Middle East, as well as commenting on the Middle Eastern market. http://www.nakheel.com/

  • Fortwell Capital – one of the UK’s leading property lenders. Since 2011, the company has partnered with a range of high profile UK developers to provide £1bn in loans. In 2018, Fortwell Capital is set to increase its lending to support even more developments following a refocus of its business which will see it finance larger, more complex projects, expand its reach beyond London and the South East, and partner with developers across residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes. We are offering media interviews with Executive Director, Dan Smith, and Head of Real Estate Finance, Arthur Jennings, who have established Fortwell Capital as a lender of choice for the UK’s real estate sector, and are leading experts on the UK real estate market and prevailing trends in real estate finance. http://fortwellcapital.com/
  • Oslo Metropolitan Area (OMA) - a non-profit organisation representing real estate and urban development businesses in the capital of Norway. Their vision is to develop the Oslo region into one of the most attractive urban regions for investment and establishment. They will exhibit at MIPIM and host a series of events covering subjects such as the investment potential of Norway and European Green Cities. We are offering media interviews with a range of spokespeople, including John O. Solberg, CEO of CBRE, commenting on everything investment; Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo, commenting on Oslo becoming European Green Capital 2019 and Hannah E. Marcussen, Oslo’s Vice Mayor for Urban Development, commenting on C40’s Reinventing Cities and car-free inner cities. https://www.oslometropolitanarea.no/ 

  • Grosvenor Europe
Grosvenor Europe has a core focus on mixed-use property, with strong expertise in retail and leisure, in some of Europe's most vibrant cities including: Paris, Lyon, Stockholm, Madrid, Milan and Liverpool. They draw on Grosvenor’s 300 years of experience in real estate and have a long term view of investments, which we manage vigorously to ensure we continually add value. Utilising their knowledge of our local teams, we strive to bring our ‘Living cities’ philosophy to life, creating places that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. We employ over 70 real estate professionals with local knowledge and expertise, providing international partners with access to local European markets. We seek to develop and maintain long-term relationships with our investment and development partners and with the communities in which they work. As at 31 December 2016 we had £2.9bn / €3.4bn of assets under management, including a portfolio of historical buildings in the heart of Lyon’s city centre in France, Liverpool ONE in the UK and Skärholmen Centrum shopping centre in Stockholm.
  • New West End Company New West End Company, which represents over 600 property owners, retailers and leisure occupiers in London’s West End. The next three years will be the most important for London in a generation, as the delivery of the multi-billion pound Elizabeth railway line creates opportunities for investment in the city on a scale never seen before. With the new Elizabeth line running through its heart, the West End is at the centre of this historic transformation and New West End Company is spearheading the effort to maximize the benefits of this significant infrastructure investment, which will secure the West End’s future as the world’s most attractive destination for global capital, business, culture, retail and tourism, and see London set a new benchmark for global cities in the 21st century. Jace Tyrell’s role at the centre of the London business community at this pivotal moment in the city’s history, makes him one of the foremost authorities on the UK’s capital city, and the projects, trends and policies that will determine its development and position on the global stage over coming decades.


Paris, 8 February 2018 - Major international real estate projects, representing all segments of real estate – offices, residential, hotel and tourism, commercial, industrial and logistics among others – will be showcased during MIPIM 2018.

Click here to download a selection of 97 real estate projects from 24 countries that will be showcased at MIPIM 2018. Among these projects, you will discover the refurbishment of a 1960s Milan residential complex into a smart urban ecosystem, an ultra-luxury mixed-use development with unique architecture located in Kenya and the Mui Dinh Ecopark on the east coast of Vietnam, a hospitality-led mixed-use development.

Below are other projects also showcased at MIPIM this year:
Mixed-use real estateTribequa, Bordeaux (France)
Presented by Bordeaux Euratlantique

Tribequa will be a 55,000‑sq m mix of offices, housing and other activities located in the Bordeaux Euratlantique district, near the TGV railway station. The project will also transform the former postal sorting centre into a 5,000‑sq m Congress and Exhibition Centre. The project was designed by Emmanuel Combarel from the ECDM agency.
Urban developmentShinagawa Development, Tokyo (Japan)
Presented by East Japan Railway Company
 East Japan Railway Company’s (JR East’s) Shinagawa development project will provide a new railway station near Shinagawa station, projected to open in 2020. Shinagawa has rapid access to Haneda airport and Shinkansen station and, through collaboration with the surrounding communities, JR East is developing plans to create a town with international appeal. 
OfficesPirhuset, Stockholm (Sweden)
Presented by Stockholm Business Region

The old harbours of Stockholm will be developed into a new sustainable urban waterfront, extending the historic city. Pirhuset, developed by Bonnier Fastigheter in cooperation with Stockholm city planning department, will be a new landmark and signature building for the city. The new building will be partly constructed on a new pier which will also provide a public plaza facing the water.
Residential real estateWestminster Works, Birmingham (UK) 
Presented by The High Street Group

Westminster Works comprises an eight-storey building accommodating 253 units. It is located within the Southern Gateway £1 billion regeneration zone brought forward as part of the high-speed rail network ‘HS2’ masterplan, linking Birmingham and London. Westminster Works offers city living within a vibrant new neighbourhood. The area is a major development opportunity to create a new destination delivering development with the highest sustainability credentials.
MIPIM 2018 announces bumper 
edition for hotel & tourism

Paris, January 31, 2018 - Rapid evolution in the hotel sector due to changing living habits and an increasing demand from a more urban, connected world population, means that hotel and tourism is booming at MIPIM. For its 2018 edition, the global property market will see striking new concepts mixed with industry bellwethers, alongside a number of countries setting up shop to attract investment in the sector. 

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM will take place in Cannes from March 13-16, 2018.

The MIPIM conference programme will host a variety of events including three main panel sessions, a hotel and tourism matchmaking session and an invitation-only hotel and tourism lunch, to generate as much networking and deal making as possible for attendees. 

Hotels with an urban view: room for innovation (March 15th at 10h00), is a stand- out conference session that will highlight those new hotel concepts opening to meet the demands of today’s highly discerning globetrotters. Discussion range across co-living concepts to generator hostels, as well as new luxury hotel offerings, which are taking on a leaner, smarter look. Speakers confirmed: Serge Trigano, President, Mama Shelter (a hotel chain which creates and choreographs lively accommodation and restaurant facilities that are seen as true urban refuges); Guy Nixon, Founder and Chief Executive, Go Native (which provides serviced apartments in the UK for corporate executives and leisure travellers) and Sharan Parischa, CEO, The Hoxton(an open house hotel concept, inspired by the streets and scenes that surround them). 

New exhibitors in the MIPIM hotel and tourism pavilion include Tui Group, Clink Hostel, Tyd and Beds & Bars. They will be exhibiting alongside returning key playersFMTG Development, Hyatt International, Meininger Holding, Melia Hotels International, Horwath Htl, Hilton Worldwide, Wyndham Hotel Group, Accorhotels, Easyhotel UK, Club Med and The Rezidor Hotel Group. The hotel and tourism pavilion will also play host to a number of countries exhibiting to attract the attention of major hotel investors. They include first timers Iceland and Turks and Caicos, as well as returning delegations from the Ministry of Tourism for the Dominican Republic and the Ministry of Tourism for Brazil.
Another not-to-be-missed hotel and tourism session is Investment: trends, analysis and insights: A look at the changing face of hotel investment (March 14th at 15h15).The panel session will hear from industry heavyweights including John Ozinga, Chief Executive Officer, AccorInvest Group SA about which markets are set to offer the best returns and how to uncover local specificities to help build a global portfolio.

“If the hotel and tourism sector puts considerable importance on the customer experience to further growth, the real estate dimension remains essential,” declares Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM. “MIPIM is a platform where real estate professionals from across the spectrum reunite. Hotel professionals have been exhibiting in greater numbers year on year in the hotel and tourism pavilion at MIPIM and seizing the opportunities on offer in terms of visibility, networking and business transactions.”

Paris, 29 January, 2018 - The MIPIM Awards 2018 finalists have been chosen. The 12-member jury have selected 44 projects from 23 countries that now go forward to the finals of the international real estate industry’s premier awards.

Click here to find the list of the MIPIM Awards 2018 nominees and the members of the Jury.  

Click here to see the pictures of the projects. 

The jury, chaired this year by Méka Brunel, CEO of Gecina, reviewed the 227 entries from a record of 55 countries and shortlisted the top four projects in each of the 11 competition categories. 

"This year we saw a real upscale of the projects in line with the MIPIM theme “mapping world urbanity”. Beyond their architectural qualities, these projects are making a new step towards connections between people in the cities. Innovation and environmental qualities are combined with beautiful design and thoughtful projects. It’s a real pleasure to see so many applicants from all over the world deploying their talents towards the same high standard purpose,” explains Méka Brunel.

The winners will be announced at the MIPIM Awards ceremony on Thursday, 15 March at 6.30pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

The winners will be selected by both MIPIM delegates voting in Cannes for projects of their choice and by the jury. The winners will be selected on a 50:50 basis combining delegates’ votes cast on-site and the jury’s own votes.

Presentations of each project are available in the MIPIM Pressroom
About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. 
Mapping World Urbanity
The Central Theme of MIPIM 2018

Paris, December 11, 2017 - MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, today unveils its central theme for 2018 – ‘Mapping World Urbanity.’

The expansion of urban areas is redrawing the world map, helping to reposition cities - rather than countries - as economic powers. The 29th edition of MIPIM will explore the future of urban living and how these changes will affect the strategies of the property industry.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPIM, will be held in Cannes from 13 to 16 March 2018.

The MIPIM conference programme will explore this chosen theme by posing the following three questions:

  • How will we live in cities in 2030/2050?
  • What will the new rules for investment and property development be in a world dominated by cities?
  • What are the best strategies for building future cities in a globalized world?
A global demographic challenge that calls for new urban models 
According to the United Nations, the world population should reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050. By 2050, 60% of the world’s population will be urban-based, with a rising life expectancy. Over the next 15 years, 60% of the population will be classified as middle class with higher incomes but also higher expectations, while 91% of the growth in world consumption will come from city-dwellers.

The major challenges for property professionals, both public and private, will be how to cope with this growth in city populations and offer housing, offices and leisure for all, while meeting the new expectations of these people in terms of services, mobility, infrastructure and sustainability.

The new role of cities in an urbanized world 
Today, cities have become economic and population centres with global reach, sometimes surpassing the nation to which they belong. They generate more than two thirds of global GDP, and a city such as London has a GDP equivalent to that of the entire Netherlands, the world’s 17th largest economy, while New York has a GDP comparable to that of Canada and Beijing to Sweden.

While the concept of global cities is not new, it is now a major discussion point as this  configuration reveals new challenges and opportunities for property professionals: increasing urbanization of the population; densification of transport; the need to improve energy efficiency in buildings by using more durable materials, while at the same time factoring in the economic, political and financial issues linked to globalization.

Urban sovereignty and connectivity 
This phenomenon of increased urban sovereignty is closely linked to the rise of global connectivity due to new technologies and the development of transport, leading in turn to increased financial flows and international trade. In this context, the concept of glocalization is more relevant than ever. Professionals need to understand the dynamics of local markets while taking into account the broader rules of international property investment. Despite global connectivity, there are still striking differences between markets around the world and these differences need to be understood and anticipated.

"From demography and sovereignty to connectivity and sustainability, cities are taking on a new dimension at MIPIM," explains Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM. "The key to successful property development is finding the right balance between international investment strategies and local opportunities. MIPIM 2018 will provide welcome input to help understand the issues of urban growth and outline the future of property in an urbanizing world," he added.


Paris, 9 November, 2017 - Reed MIDEM, organiser of MIPIM, MIPIM UK, MIPIM Asia Summit and the MIPIM PropTech NYC Summit, today announces the launch of the MIPIM PropTech Europe in June 2018. The new, two-day event will be held in Paris on June 19-20, 2018. Reed MIDEM launched the first MIPIM PropTech NYC Summit in 2016, in partnership with MetaProp NYC – the world’s premier real estate technology nexus. In October 2017, the second edition of the New York Summit welcomed 820 delegates representing 550 firms from 33 countries and was the flagship event of the NYC Real Estate Tech Week. Delegates were drawn from the Tech sector (50%), real estate (40%) and VCs/Investors (10%). MIPIM PropTech Europe will expand the New York concept to include a significant exhibition zone for Tech companies and startups to showcase their latest projects and ideas. MIPIM PropTech Europe will cover real estate’s complete value chain and asset classes including residential, offices, retail, hotel and leisure and industrial property. Tech sectors that will be represented include property analytics and data, investment and crowdfunding, smart cities, building technology, workflow solutions, BIM, 3D/Virtual Reality and blockchain. “New Tech companies are rapidly proving the importance of their ideas within the global real estate industry,” says Filippo Rean, Head of Real Estate Markets, Reed MIDEM. “The growing interest of the real estate industry for the Tech sector that we have been addressing these past years at MIPIM in Cannes, coupled with the success of the first two editions of the PropTech Summit in New York, has encouraged us to bring a dedicated event in Europe.” In 2015, MIPIM in Cannes chose ‘The Digital Revolution’ as its central theme, prompting many real estate companies to comment that this was the first time they had come face-to-face with leading Tech companies and startups within an event. Since then, MIPIM has been host of Tech innovators that have developed solutions devoted to smart cities, to smart offices, to the use of Big Data, the Internet of Things and Virtual Reality. “The real estate industry may have been slow to adopt new technology into its strategic thinking but that is changing fast and the real estate tech industry is maturing quickly. In Paris next year, MIPIM PropTech Europe delegates from a real estate background will discover some of the most innovative Tech solutions coming to market. At the same time, Tech startups and companies will access the legacy property sector to accelerate their development,” comments Filippo Rean, Head of Real Estate Markets, Reed MIDEM.

Real Estate Tech Trends from MIPIM

A stream of ongoing change

When asked about his foresight on emerging competitors in the real estate industry, the director of a large European property development company told PwC and the Urban Land Institute,
“Our biggest competitor or threat is a company that we do not know yet, which could be two friends working together in a garage.”
a wavering global landscape redefined by disruptive technology, geopolitical uncertainty, and demographic changes, real estate players and urban planners face new challenges. The world’s leading property market was an opportunity for different players to explore new options.
MIPIM 2017 explored major market trends and business opportunities.
For anyone attending, it became clear that the traditionally conservative real estate industry is starting to embrace change, in every aspect of the business.

The MIPIM Innovation Forum was THE place to identify innovative trends and key industry players.

Innovation is reshaping the way real estate projects are conceived, funded, built, marketed, managed, and even how property transactions are made. Here are some highlights from the show:
roject Conception. Japanese project Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City, winner of the Best Futura Mega Project 2017, embodies sustainability on three levels: environmental, human, and economic. It has the best green-building technologies and smart environmentally-friendly design, urban infrastructure that favors the physical and social health of its inhabitants, and a smart educational and business platform to enable new industries to drive economic growth.

Online real estate crowdfunding platforms offer innovative investment and funding alternatives

uilding. BIM management systems used with indoor and outdoor 3D mapping technologies increase efficiency, keeping projects on-schedule and on-design.
When it comes to outdoor 3D mapping, software developer Pix4D proposes drone-based systems and the Pix4D Crane Camera: an automated site visualization and documentation tool used with Pix4Dbim software. It creates 3D data for measurements, comparing the current site build with design drawings, monitoring the construction process with a cloud-based timeline, and sharing the results.

Pix4D offers photogrammetry-powered aerial surveying solutions for BIM monitoring

arketing. Marketing and property showcases are adopting new digital technologies such as interactive 3D content, 360° virtual tours, and virtual reality.
Pix4D revealed a sample website showing interactive 3D content created with its drone-based, photogrammetry-powered real estate solution, designed to engage clients online through a first-person experience.
London-based companies Eyespy 360 and Cubedots presented a self service 360° Virtual Tour Platform, and immersive virtual reality solutions, respectively.

Property showcase is incorporating new technologies

roperty Management and Transactions. Property inspection, maintenance assessment, asset management, tenant operations and transaction systems are also integrating new technologies.
Paris-based Air Support presented its services for drone-based inspection and site supervision.
USA-based MRI announced the acquisition of ResidentCheck, a provider of resident screening, which adds a new layer to their building and tenant operations tools.
Hong Kong-based home rental platform WeDeal introduced its end-to-end solutions for property owners and home rental seekers: from online property display to signing the rental agreement.
China World Trade Center Phase 3C by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas makes a double win at MIPIM Awards and The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards  

China World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, made a double win at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, this year in France – the project was crowned Best Futura Project at MIPIM Awards 2017 and awarded a Commendation in the Retail and Leisure category at The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards.

Anchoring the new central business district in the capital city is the China World Trade Center development which has grown organically over the past 30 years. Phase 3C is  the fifth and final phase for the entire development, and it is set to become a catalyst as a cultural centre to bring people together from within and beyond China World Trade Center by introducing a ‘Civic Green’ to the entire master plan and serving as a front door to the complex. It will also allow a continuous loop which ties the current and future subway lines together to enable and encourage connections over and under Third Ring Road.

The challenge and the motivation of the scheme is to allow the Civic Green, front door and retail loop to complement each other. The Civic Green is designed to be a sloped plan lifted above the ground, dipping down to the main entrance and allowing immediate access and visibility from all levels of the development. The front door, on the other hand, is carved to immediately descend down to the retail loop, extending the basement as part of the ground plane. A large exhibition center becomes the ‘attractor’ at the basement level to invite visitors down to the retail loop, while an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink under the Civic Green is another attractor from above. The programmes are thoughtfully planned to be more civic focused. In additional to traditional retail and food and beverage elements, there will be art studios, large exhibition spaces, an organic farm, cultural and educational facilities to enrich the site.


Cannes, 16 March, 2017 - The 27th MIPIM Awards took place today during MIPIM, the world’s property market. The results were announced at a gala ceremony held in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

Europe came close to taking all the trophies with winning projects from Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom and Belgium, which has been rewarded in 3 different categories.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM is currently taking place in Cannes.

GAPS – New psychiatric hospital
Slagelse, Denmark
Developer: Region Sjælland (Region of Zealand)
Architect: Karlsson Architects, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline

Paris, France
Developer: Paris Inn Group
Architect: Atelier COS
Nike European Logistics Campus

Ham, BelgiumDeveloper: Nike Europe Holding
Architect:  Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Other: Arcadis, Pauwels landscape

The Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow)

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDeveloper: Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Government, Roberto Marinho Foundation
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Other: Casa do Futuro, Banco Santander, BG Brazil, State Secretariat of Environment, FINEP

Warsaw Spire

Warsaw, PolandDeveloper:  Ghelamco Poland
Architect: Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Projekt Polsko-Belgijska Pracownia Architektury, Massive Design, Wirtz International Landscape Architects


Brussels, Belgium Developer: IMMOBEL
Architect: A2RC Architects / Jaspers-Eyers Architect

li01 - New construction of six apartment buildings, Liebigstrasse 1

Berlin, GermanyDeveloper:  SmartHoming GmbH
Architect: zanderrotharchitekten gmbh
Other: herrburg Landschaftsarchitekten

Victoria Gate

Leeds, United Kingdom Developer: Hammerson plc
Architect: ACME
Other: Sir Robert McAlpine, Gardiner & Theobald

Beringen, Belgium Developer: LRM, Democo Group, Group Van Roey, city of Beringen, province of Limburg, Retail Estates, Aedifica, Sportoase, Senior Living Group
Architect: UAU collectiv, KOPLAMP - architecten, A33 architecten, EILAND 7 architecten, Sweco Belgium, Lens°Ass Architecten, RE-ST architecten, Dhoore Vanweert Architecten, LD-Architecten, Carve, OMGEVING, Antea Group België, Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Other: LRM, Democo Group, Group Van Roey

China World Trade Center Phase 3C Development
Beijing, ChinaDeveloper: China World Trade Co., Ltd
Architect:  Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City
Kashiwa City, Chiba, JapanDeveloper: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Architect:  ZGF Architects LLP
Community Partner: Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha
Consultants: Nikken Sekkei, GLUMAC, City of Portland, Murase Associates, and EcoNorthwest

Beyazit State Library
Istanbul, Turkey Developer: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism / Aydın Dogan Foundation
Architect: Tabanlioglu Architects

Chaired by John FORRESTER, Chief Executive, EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield (UK), the MIPIM Awards jury is comprised of 11 influential personalities from the sector:

Meka BRUNEL - CEO, Gecina (France)
Amanda CLACK - President, RICS (United Kingdom)
Serge FAUTRE - CEO, AG Real Estate (Belgium)
Paolo GENCARELLI - Unicredit Group (Italy)
Frank KHOO - Global Head of Asia, AXA Real Estate (Singapore)
Tinka KLEINE - Head of Private Real Estate Europe, PGGM (The Netherlands
Barbara KNOFLACHDeputy Chief Executive & Global Head of Investment, BNP Paribas Real Estate (Germany)
Sergey KUZNETSOV - Chief Architect, City of Moscow (Russia)
Salwa MIKOU Co-founder Architect SIA-RIBA-DLPG , Mikou Design Studio (France) Guy PERRYPresident of Cities and Strategy, Essel Group India and Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company 

Opportunity knocks at buoyant MIPIM 2017

Investors confident despite uncertainties 

Cannes, 17 March, 2017 - 24,200 real estate and city leaders from 100 countries, including 5,000 investors and financial institutions, came together at the world’s property market MIPIM this week against a background of continued debate on how Brexit will impact the market.

In the midst of political change - fuelled by the US presidential elections, the Brexit vote, elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands – accelerating tech innovation and a growing global urban population, MIPIM chose The New Deal for Real Estate as its central theme, providing industry leaders and investors with the opportunity to discuss evolving real estate strategies.

According to Cushman & Wakefield, the amount of new capital available for global real estate investments stands at $435 billion – lower than in 2016 but still the second highest figure recorded since 2009.

Cushman & Wakefield identified the United States as the leading target for investors, followed by China and the United Kingdom. Real Capital Analytics reported that in 2016, some €30.15 billion of Asian capital headed to the US which invested some €14.4 billion in Asian real estate markets.At the annual MIPIM RE-Invest Summit, bringing together some 60 representatives from the world’s leading institutional investment funds, two thirds of participants said they would be net buyers in 2017. Combined, the RE-Invest delegates manage over $600 billion in real estate assets.

What was clear at MIPIM this week was that the British government, spearheaded by the Department of International Trade (DIT), in partnership with the British Property Federation, was sparing no effort to reassure investors that Britain’s real estate sector remains a key destination for property investment. For the first time in the history of MIPIM, the UK government was represented with its own pavilion and Britain’s ‘Invest in Great’ marketing slogan was highly visible. And at 960, the number of UK exhibiting companies and cities increased by 24% compared to 2016.

With the MIPIM doors barely open, senior representatives from Manchester, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm gathered on Manchester’s stand to debate the likely impact of Brexit.Manchester’s outgoing Chief Executive, Sir Howard Bernstein, said that at a time of uncertainty it was more important than ever for Manchester to promote the fact that it is open for business.

Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor of London, commented that the UK capital will continue to attract major investment. Referring to Brexit, Pipe noted “whatever happens, London will come through this.” The Deputy Mayor predicted that if real estate investors seek alternative destinations to London, they are likely to look at New York, Singapore or Hong Kong rather than European capitals.
Eric van der Burg, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam, argued that his city’s highly skilled, multi-lingual workforce and excellent infrastructure would attract international companies from the UK to Amsterdam.

Returning to MIPIM for a second time in two years, Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile de France Region, noted that all the public authorities in the Paris Region were represented in a single pavilion – a sign of a collective approach to attracting international investors and companies. She described the strategy put in place to attract investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world, insisting on the exceptional innovation ecosystem and the depth of the real estate market, as well as on the fact investors now don’t hesitate to bet on Paris Region. 

“Among the major development projects currently being built, the Paris Region have 3 million sq m of office space available and the biggest business park of Europe with 53 million sq m. We launched a massive investment plan of €30 billion to double the capacity of the Paris subway by 2030. On the education side, we launched €5 billion of investment to welcome 22,000 new high school students in the next 10 years and to renovate 6.5 million sq m of existing real estate,” declared Valérie Pécresse.

Mega-infrastructure projects were to be found throughout the MIPIM exhibition halls and pavilions. Istanbul Grand Airport promoted its gigantic Airport City Istanbul as a sustainable project that could serve as a model for other airport cities around the world. The airport on its own is costing around €7 billion. The Stuttgart 21 project provides underground and surface links to the city’s airport and trade-fair site and is budgeted at €6.5 billion. In Amsterdam, the first metro line to cross the Lj river is due to open in 2018 at a cost of €3 billion. Meanwhile work continues on the €30 billion Paris: Grand Paris Express which is due to be completed in 2030. Finally, London’s €17 billion Crossrail link between east and west London is heading for phased introduction by 2020.

With 5,000 investors and financial institutions in Cannes, MIPIM welcomed a growing number of institutional investors. Among them, over 60 pension and insurance funds and 15 sovereign wealth funds, including ADIA, QIA, GIC, Gingko Tree, KIC, Temasek, KIA, KWAP, Hanwha Life.
An armada of leading politicians descended on MIPIM in support of city, regional and national real estate projects. Among the senior politicians attending MIPIM, France’s Minister of Housing and Sustainable Habitat Emmanuelle Cosse was joined by Former French Prime Minister and Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppé, Gavin Barwell, Britain’s Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Russia’s Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Mikhail Men and Turkey’s Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Mehmet Ozhaseki.

“In addition to the core real estate business which is conducted at MIPIM, the event brings urban and political leaders together to support their domestic property industry and discuss some of the major challenges facing a world where 60% of the population will soon be living in cities,” commented newly-appointed Director of MIPIM, Ronan Vaspart.

The international scope of MIPIM meant that a plethora of major real estate projects were on show from around the world.

Outside MIPIM’s Palais des Festivals venue, Dubai-based developer Nakheel’s pavilion showcased €1.5 billion worth of real estate investment opportunities including the Palm 360, a 220-metre twin tower hotel and residential development within the Palm Jumeirah complex.

Next door, Dubai Holding unveiled a 20-year masterplan for a new Jumeirah Central district including six projects in phase one of the scheme. Dubai Holding used MIPIM to find investment partners for the mixed-use projects. When complete, Jumeirah Central will comprise 75 city blocks, 278 buildings and provide residential accommodation for some 35,000 people.

From Africa, Semer Investment Group (Emirates/Senegal) and Dubai-based architects FSS Consult unveiled Diamniadio Lake City – a residential business and leisure destination billed as the largest urban masterplan in sub-Saharan Africa.
  French city Bordeaux was in Cannes promoting its Brazza district project to build 5,000 new homes and 130,000 sq m of office, leisure, hotel and retail development. While Russia’s Regions Group brought its Dream Island entertainment and retail complex located south of Moscow on a 100 hectare site.

One of the more intriguing development projects launched at MIPIM was Vignole Island in the northern part of the Venice Lagoon. Controlled by Italy’s Ministry of Defence, the 200,000 sq m site will be offered to developers under 50-year concessions to develop hotel and leisure facilities.

“The diversity of projects presented at MIPIM from all around the world is breathtaking,” said Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division. “Whether in office developments, retail, logistics, hotel and tourism or residential, the opportunities for investors to strengthen or diversify their portfolios are huge.”

Five years after introducing tech innovation as a part of MIPIM, the MIPIM Innovation Forum moved to the centre of the exhibition hall to host 70 exhibitors across 1,500m². And investment in real estate-related technology was the subject of lengthy discussions as institutional investors sat together at this year’s RE-Invest Summit.

Tech companies competing in the MIPIM Startup Competition demonstrated the wide range of ways the tech industry is moving into real estate. New York’s Envelope won the ‘Cities’ category with its 3D urban map-based software allowing real estate companies to visualise, analyse and run scenarios on development potential under zoning constraints. In the ‘Transaction’ category, London-based Storefront took top prize. Storefront reports to be the world’s largest specialist in short-term retail for pop-up stores, shopping malls and showrooms. Final winner of the Startup Competition was Ravti in the ‘Building’ category. The US company produces software that tracks, manages and procures heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for CRE owners and operators.

“When tech elements were introduced to MIPIM some people were slightly bemused. Today, crowdfunding, big data, virtual reality, the internet of things, smart cities and smart buildings are part of the world of real estate. The growing influence of tech companies on the property sector has encouraged Reed MIDEM to launch the MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York on October 11, 2017, in partnership with MetaProp NYC,” said MIPIM Director Ronan Vaspart.

Upcoming MIPIM events include MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York, October 11, 2017; MIPIM UK in London’s Olympia, October 18-19, 2017 and the MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong, 28-29 November, 2017.MIPIM 2018 will take place on 13-16 March in Cannes.

The CHAMBON wins « Best Refurbished Building »

at the MIPIM Awards 2017, confirming IMMOBEL’s expertise in special urban renovation.

A place where past and future coexist in perfect harmony.

The historic Chambon complex won the award for Best Refurbished Building at the MIPIM Awards 2017 in Cannes on 16 March. The former headquarters of the Caisse Générale d’Epargne et de Retraite (CGER), located right in the centre of Brussels (500 metres from the GrandPlace), has been fully renovated to respond to the growing demand for highquality accommodation in the heart of the capital of Europe.

The Chambon building complex, named after the FrancoBelgian architect who designed the sites famous art deco Ushaped building, is a collection of multiple buildings, some of which are architectural wonders while others are newly built. The complex has been seamlessly renovated, with a view to sustainability and versatility. While 60% of the Chambon consists of accommodation, studios, luxury apartments, investment properties and student rooms, it also contains office areas, shops and two hotels.

The developer IMMOBEL and the architects A2RC and JaspersEyers have given this emblematic complex the former headquarters of the CGER dates from 1889 – a new lease on life, creating a complex that is a great place to live and work, which also features a large green space that can be accessed by occupants and local residents.

Marnix Galle, executive chairman of IMMOBEL, “thanks the jury and everyone who voted for the Chambon renovation. The centre of Brussels is becoming an increasingly popular place to live. We need to offer people highquality apartments, which are sustainable and which respect the historical fabric of the city. We are especially pleased that this aim was taken into account by the jury and voters.”

According to JeanMichel Jaspers (JaspersEyers), Michel Verliefden and Brigitte DHelft (A2RC), this award is the result of teamwork. It is also a recognition of our expertise. IMMOBEL asked us to give the Chambon a new purpose in the city. In our eyes, this MIPIM Award is proof that we have fulfilled our mission.”



Cannes/New York, 15 March, 2017 - Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC have announced the launch of the industry-wide Annual MIPIM PROPTECH SUMMIT and MIPIM Startup Competition in New York City on October 11.

The announcement was made today at a press conference at Reed MIDEM’s MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France. This exclusive summit will be the premier event of the 2017 New York City Real Estate Tech Week, a week-long program focusing on innovative and disruptive real estate technology.

Best-of-the-Best in Real Estate and Technology
Unveiled in 2016 to an invitation-only audience, MIPIM PropTech Summit is set to become the magnet for the best-of-the-best real estate entrepreneurs and technologists from around the world who want to share the latest innovation. The Summit will bring corporate real estate, investors and technology professionals together for a full day of panels featuring industry leaders and networking opportunities.

MIPIM PropTech Summit is also the first conference in North America to be a part of the renowned MIPIM series of events, which includes MIPIM UK, MIPIM Asia Summit, MAPIC, MAPIC Italy and the MIPIM flagship event in Cannes, France, a four-day exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 23,000 international attendees.“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Reed MIDEM in fostering business relations between the real estate and tech communities at the Annual MIPIM PropTech Summit,” said Aaron Block, Co-Founder and Managing Director at MetaProp NYC.“This event will give attendees a first look at the technology companies and key players who are embracing and changing the real estate landscape, and how they are turning traditional business models on their heads,” said Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division. 

International Global Real Estate Startup Competition Series
Reed MIDEM announced the winners of the final leg of the MIPIM Startup Competition today. The MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France is the final stop of the competition. It recognizes the most dynamic international startups offering real estate and urban management solutions with stops in London, Hong Kong and New York. Finalists included Ravti, Envelope and StackSource from the New York leg; Cunio, AddWeUp and Popular Street from Hong Kong; and Chainels, ParkBee and Storefront from London.

In addition to these elements of strategic thinking, the MIPIM conference programme will give attendees the means to turn ideas into action. 

The 2017 winners are:

  • Ravti for the Building category
  • Envelope for the City category
  • Storefront for the Transaction category
According to Filippo Rean, “When we first introduced the tech startup community to the real estate sector at MIPIM, 2012, PropTech was a relatively new concept. With all the new developments and rapid innovations within the last years, real estate professionals want to discover the latest technology that can help them in their business and international investors are looking to develop and grow their investment portfolios in PropTech. MIPIM and the MIPIM PropTech Summit bring them together to discuss the vast possibilities.”

The building's unique characteristics include the use of solar energy and the recycling of water from Guanabara Bay in the cooling system
The winners will be announced on March 16
Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the museum optimizes natural resources in the region

The Museum of Tomorrow is the first Brazilian museum to be shortlisted for the International MIPIM Awards in the category "Most Innovative Green Building”. A landmark of the revitalization of Rio de Janeiro's Port Region, the museum boasts a number of green features, including special technology to capture solar energy and the use of cold water pumped from the depths of Guanabara Bay to operate the air conditioning system. The winners of the awards’ 2017 edition will be announced at a ceremony on March 16 in Cannes, France.
Created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards is an international competition that selects the most remarkable projects already built or under construction worldwide. The award ceremony takes place during the MIPIM trade fair, the largest event for the real estate market in the world. During the MIPIM trade fair, participants can vote in the Awards Gallery for their favorite project in each category. The participants’ vote represents 50% of the total score, and will be added to the jury’s vote. The award ceremony will be held at the Palais des Festivals (which also hosts the Cannes Film Festival).
The MIPIM Awards 2017 has shortlisted projects from 22 countries in 11 categories, with four finalists per category. The Museum of Tomorrow is competing in the category "Most Innovative Green Building” with the Siemens headquarters in Munich; the residential building 119 Ebury Street, in London; and the Värtan Bioenergy CHP-plant in Stockholm.
“The mission of the Museum of Tomorrow is to engage visitors in building a tomorrow based on the ethics of coexistence and sustainability. Therefore, we adopted sustainability measures from the very start of its construction,” explains Hugo Barreto, secretary general of the Roberto Marinho Foundation, the organization responsible for developing the Museum of Tomorrow.
In 2016, the sustainable guidelines of the Museum of Tomorrow were also recognized with the Gold Seal LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), awarded by the Green Building Council - the main American institution for certifying green buildings. This was the first museum in Brazil to achieve the second highest level of classification – there are four: certified, silver, gold and platinum.
To obtain the LEED certification, the project and its construction were monitored by the Casa do Futuro (House of the Future), a consulting firm specialized in sustainability and new technologies in buildings.
Water savings of 9.6 million liters per year
The Museum of Tomorrow features sustainable architecture that interacts with its content. Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the museum optimizes the natural resources in the region. Some of the building’s unique green characteristics include special technology to capture solar energy and the recycling of cold water from Guanabara Bay for the air conditioning system. Every year the museum saves an estimated 9.6 million liters of water and 2,400 megawatts/hour (MWh) of electricity, enough to power more than 1,200 homes.
Water from the bay is captured by the museum and used for two purposes: to fill the reflective pools and feed the cooling system, which uses a heat exchange system. After the water is filtered and used to cool the Museum, it is returned to the ocean. The water used in the sinks, toilets, showers and rain water is also treated and reused, including the water generated by the dehumidification of air (the 'drip' from the air conditioning) - which can yield up to 4,000 liters of water per day.
Part of the energy used in the building is generated by solar power: large steel structures (the “wings”) installed on the mobile roof serve as a basis for the solar panels. Throughout the day, the wings move to follow the position of the sun. The museum design also maximizes the entry of natural light. The landscaping project designed by the Burle Marx landscaping firm includes native species that require little water and showcase the typical vegetation of the city's coastal area - the gardens measure over 5,500 square meters.
Waste management during construction
Since the start of the museum’s construction, various measures have been adopted to promote environmental sustainability. Procedures include the reduction and proper recycling of waste – for example, leftovers of the foundation piles were also used in building the sheds used during construction. This saved tons of steel. The selection of construction materials also followed environmental standards, prioritizing materials with recycled components, low toxicity, high durability and produced close to the site, in addition to the use of FSC certified wood.
The construction of the Museum is part of a series of projects of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro City, carried out by the Consortium Porto Novo, through the largest public-private partnership (PPP) in Brazil. 

The Museum of Tomorrow is an initiative of the City of Rio de Janeiro, created and developed in conjunction with the Roberto Marinho Foundation, an institution associated with the Grupo Globo, Master Sponsor Banco Santander and sponsor Shell. Other sponsors include Engie, IBM and IRB Brasil Resseguros and the Grupo Globo is a strategic partner. The museum is also supported by the State Government, through the State Secretary for the Environment, and the Federal Government, through the Finep program and the Federal Law of Cultural Incentive. The institution is part of a network of museums of the Municipal Department of Culture. The Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Gestão is the organization responsible for managing the Museum.

Hungarian Megaproject: the European Nominee for the MIPIM Grand Prize

The Hungarian capital will be among the most expected exhibitors of MIPIM 2017, the European property industry’s main international exhibition and fair. A co-exhibitor of the Hungarian stand, the Liget Budapest project has already earned the international recognition of the global real estate community, since it made it to the ‘MIPIM Awards 2017 Finalists’. The world-class preparation of Liget Budapest is hallmarked by the fact that Japanese star architect Sou Fujimoto will represent the Hungarian development at the event. Alongside the most significant project, over twenty property industry participants will be represented. Among the exhibitors an unusual and truly spectacular party is ‘FINA Budapest 2017’, the organizer of the Water World Championship taking place in the Hungarian capital this August. During MIPIM, the design concept of high-volume sports facilities and other developments related to the World Championship will be presented, together with already completed phases. The Municipality of Budapest, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA), IFK (the Hungarian Property Developers’ Roundtable Association), and the most significant consultants, analysts and legal representatives of the industry will also participate. During the 4 days of the event (14-17 March), over 100 conference programs and lectures will take place, with the participation of more than 50 cities and more than 2,600 exhibitors.

Europe’s ‘Best Futura Mega Project’: Liget Budapest

The Liget Budapest project is a unique development plan of the nearly 200-year-old Városliget, located in the heart of Budapest. Its objective is for Városliget – the cultural leisure park of Budapest – to become a green, liveable, modern part of the city, and at the same time to be an attractive touristic spot. This exceptional development is now among the finalists of the MIPIM Awards in the ‘Best Futura Mega Project’ category along with Japanese, a Brazilian and a Russian fellow competitor awaiting the jury’s decision in March. The current ‘shortlist’ status is already a remarkable recognition, with the project being the only nominee from the EU recognized among the top four. 214 nominations from 46 different counties were received in various categories for the renowned MIPIM Awards prize that is the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.

The project, once completed, will be a world-class, complex, family friendly cultural and leisure facility comprised of both restored and new museums, a theatre built for children and youth, an expanded 150-year-old ZOO, and a city park that is greener and more attractive than now, providing numerous new recreational opportunities. The development is realized with the participation of star architect studios such as SANAA and Sou Fujimoto Architects. 

„It is a remarkable success that the Liget Budapest project is among the world’s four best projects in its category.” – said László Baán, the Ministerial Commissioner who is officially in charge of the investment. He believes that the development, besides its complexity built on the foundations of the nearly 200-year-old traditions of using the area, grabbed the attention of the international jury with its individuality, the quality of the plans, its sustainable features and the financial return of the investment. This year is a milestone in the history of the project. After six years of preparatory work, the construction works will start this year, as well as the rehabilitation of the green areas. According to plans, in 3 years Budapest residents will have world-class institutions in a greener and more attractive city park that had been renewed in all aspects.

Sou Fujimoto Japanese star architect in Budapest

Sou Fujimoto’s name does not need to be introduced. He is the world-famous Japanese designer that the Wall Street Journal named ‘the world’s most creative architect in 2014’. The highly recognized expert will be at MIPIM with the Liget Budapest Project. He will hold industry presentations and lectures, and participate in panel discussions. In June 2015 the star architect signed an agreement to design the House of Hungarian Music, which is also being realized as part of the project, thus his name became one of the trademarks of the entire development. Sou Fujimoto – who is only in his early forties – has been the winner of several architectural and arts installation competitions from Japan through London and Miami. Among Sou Fujimoto’s most renowned works is the “Eiffel-tower of Asia” in Taiwan. He is famous and recognized for his light, airy, nature-inspired and inspirational buildings worldwide.

Breathtaking sports facilities and event venues of the Water World Championship

Among exhibitors from Budapest, a real curiosity, ‘FINA Budapest 2017’ (the organizer of the Water World Championship taking place this August) will be introduced. During the event, they will give an insight into the concept of the developments to be completed by the World Championship in August, and also introduce plans already implemented. The central venue of the sports competition (Duna Aréna) was already completed in February 2017. It can host 12,000 participants. Besides the central venue, a series of event and competition venues with breathtaking features will be completed within the next few months. An enormous diving tower – facing the Hungarian Parliament building – is being built on a section of the river Danube. The ice rink of Városliget will transform into the competition venue of synchronized swimming for FINA 2017. In addition to new developments, construction works are also carried out to modernize and develop already existing sports facilities, including the complete rehabilitation of Margaret Island (Margitsziget). Besides venues in Budapest, other parts of the country will also host competitions, such as Balatonfüred where the open-water swimming competition will take place. Visitors of MIPIM will get first-hand information about all the above listed developments.

The most important property industry players of Hungary will exhibit together

The Municipality of Budapest will be represented at the stand, as well as the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA). HIPA is a national investment promotion organisation governed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. The Agency is specialized in investment promotion activities that have a defining role in the program of the Hungarian stand this year. Representing 12 property market participants at the event, HIPA will introduce developments of outstanding quality both from Budapest and the countryside. ”Beyond promoting the Hungarian investment environment, our aim is to call the attention of  the most significant industrial sectors to the dynamically expanding Hungarian property market, as well as to the promising property development investments that have serious realization potential.” – said István Papp, Vice-President for Business Development at HIPA, reflecting on the event. IFK – the Hungarian Property Developers’ Roundtable Association representing 19 leading property development companies – will also co-exhibit at the stand. Atenor, Futureal, Gránit-Pólus, Horizon Development, Immochan, InfoGroup, Inpark - NIPÜF (National Industrial Park Operating and Development ), Hungarian National Trading House, Wing and SymbioLight will showcase their projects at the stand. Further partners and participants of the event are the International Law Firm Bird & Bird, CBRE, as well as Lohn.

Introducing the Original Co-Working Space

The City of London Corporation will launch a campaign at MIPIM tomorrow to improve, strengthen and update perceptions of the City. The campaign will show that the Square Mile is one of the world’s most exciting places to work and base a business.

The campaign will be supported by a prospectus presenting the Square Mile, themed: The City of London – the Original Co-Working Space. This plays on the City’s history of ‘coffee houses’ dating back to the 1600s, which gave rise to today’s Lloyd’s Market, alongside the growing sectoral diversity in the district and the current trend of shared workspaces.

The prospectus will be available at MIPIM from 9am on Tuesday 14th March on the City of London Stand, within the London Stand (C 15). Alongside the prospectus delegates are invited to pick up the accompanying Tech X The City report which examines the fast-expanding City tech sector and how to further accelerate it.

The prospectus showcases the true diversity of the City and its unique mix of the ultra contemporary and authentic history. For example, the Square Mile has the highest concentration of Platinum-rated WiredScore buildings and some 1.25 million sq m of new grade A office space under construction. Combined with 600 listed buildings and over 200 gardens, churchyards, parks and piazzas, the City is a truly unique business district.

Well-known personalities and brands based in the City are featured in the prospectus, including:

·         Sharon Ament, Director, Museum of London
·         Stella Ioannou, Co-Director, Sculpture in the City
·         Eugen Miropolski, Managing Director Europe & Israel, WeWork
·         Graham Stirk, Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
·         Shirine Khoury-Haq, Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd’s of London
·         Jason Grist, CEO, Booking.com
·         Anne Richards, CEO, M&G Investments

The campaign’s key messages include:

·         The City has a healthy ‘ecosystem’ of businesses, most of which are not the large corporates you might expect: 98.5 per cent of businesses in the City are small to medium sized businesses (SMEs).

·         The City remains a large-scale ‘co-working’ environment, with 60%–70% of its SMEs trading with others in the Square Mile.

·         The City of London Corporation is working constantly to further enhance the built environment with measures including:

-          Improving the public realm – e.g. traffic restrictions at Bank Junction that will improve safety and enhance the space for pedestrians and cyclists
-          Encouraging contemporary workspaces – e.g. supporting the Innovation Warehouse, accommodating co-working hubs such as WeWork and Bathtub2Boardroom.
-          Granting planning permission for high-quality, innovative buildings – e.g. in 2016 the City Corporation granted planning for 309,000 sq m of grade A office space at 22 Bishopsgate, 1 Undershaft, 2-3 Finsbury Avenue and 60 London Wall*.
·         The City is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of sectors and its new occupiers defy the stereotypical City image: e.g. Lego, Deliveroo, Bloomberg, Booking.com, Skyscanner and Salesforce, as well as tech start-ups.

·         The City is one of the best connected global business destinations: The world’s largest centre for financial transactions, Europe’s largest insurance hub, extraordinary transport connectivity (five international airports less than an hour away), world-leading free and unlimited wifi network being installed this year.

·         Culture is a huge and vital part of the City’s offer: The City of London Corporation invests £80m every year in heritage and cultural activities of all kinds. It is the fourth largest funder of the arts in the UK and supports the Barbican, the Museum of London and the Guildhall School of Music, among other cultural institutions.

·         The City of London Corporation will enhance its cultural offer with its Cultural Hub plan to link the three major cultural assets via public realm development.


Paris 6 March 2017 – Reed MIDEM, organiser of the internationally-renowned MIPIM and MAPIC real estate and retail real estate events, today announces the appointment of Ronan Vaspart as MIPIM Director.

In his new role, Ronan Vaspart is responsible for the portfolio of MIPIM shows in France (Cannes, March 14-17), the UK (London, October 18-19) and Asia.

Ronan Vaspart joins Reed MIDEM following 11 years at AccorHotels Group, during which he held a variety of senior management posts.

Commenting on the appointment, Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division said, “ Ronan’s multi-faceted experience at AccorHotels Group means he brings with him a wide range of expertise in marketing, project management, client services, digital development and innovation. He has worked extensively throughout the international market with particular experience in France, the United Kingdom and Benelux and I am confident that Ronan will play a pivotal role as we continue to develop the successful MIPIM brand.

“ These are fascinating times for international real estate with significant socio-political change, disruptive tech developments and exciting urban strategies involving smart buildings and smart cities. I’m thrilled to be joining the MIPIM team that devotes itself to being a business relationship broker for the global real estate community,” enthused Ronan Vaspart.

February 28th, 2017 

Two goals for SFS Group at MIPIM in Cannes: Meet French Developers and Expand throughout the European Market

Through its leading position as underwriting specialist in construction insurance in France, SFS Group is positioning itself to become the European reference in construction insurance for all steps of real estate projects: from signing a sale commitment to project hand-over. Thanks to its expertise and experience in the French market, SFS Group plans to present building insurance solutions at MIPIM to French developers and—with an eye toward business development—important European actors interested in customized offers.

SFS Group’s business is singularly focused on building insurance. Having operated in France since it was established in 2002, the company has adapted to a restrictive legal framework where building insurance is a necessity for construction professionals and general contractors. The company has provided more than 15,874 Structural Damage insurance contracts since it was established in 2002 and more than 925 Completion Guarantee Bond contracts since 2010.  Since the launch of the Planning Permission Bond, more than 2664 accomodations have been guaranteed .

SFS is specialized in building construction and relevant financial guarantees, making it an ideal interlocutor for real estate projects. It provides guarantees that fit any given issue for all key steps of the project.

Thanks to its underwriting agreements with reliable European insurance companies and with the contribution of its team of experts working every day to develop effective, high-performing solutions, SFS Group is able to respond to changing legislation and adapt its products to new French and foreign laws. One of its 2017 goals is to apply that unique expertise to the European level.

Frédéric Lamotte, Sales and Marketing Director of SFS Group, remarks: “MIPIM in Cannes is a wonderful opportunity for us to create relationships with people at all levels of development. The international dimension of the event will also let our teams meet industry professionals from the countries we’re interested in; namely, Turkey, Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Germany.”


Paris, 23 February, 2017 - Representatives from more than 500 cities and local authorities from around the world gather at MIPIM to promote their territories to international investors and developers.


İstanbul Chamber of Commerce’s İstanbul Real Estate Pavilion will provide a B2B meeting point for global investors in the most prestigious strip at MIPIM 2017

İstanbul, February 15, 2017 - İstanbul Chamber of Commerce ICOC will set up a real estate pavilion for İstanbul at MIPIM, The World's Leading Property Market. The pavilion will be in the most prestigious strip at the Market where leading financial capitals like Paris and London will also be located.

İstanbul Real Estate Pavilion at MIPIM that will take place in Cannes, France on March 14-17 2017 will be themed ‘two continents, one city’ and will welcomes its visitors to be a B2B meeting point for global investors from 90 countries and İstanbul’s real estate companies.

Time to sign new business contracts
President of İstanbul Chamber of Commerce, İbrahim Çağlar, stated that every inch of the 685 m2 İstanbul Pavilion was planned with great attention to detail to create a meeting space that is fit for purpose, bringing together global investors with İstanbul based real estate companies.

Çağlar said: “We have significantly enhanced İstanbul’s image in the past two years with our İstanbul Pavilion efforts. MIPIM’s long time visitors now have this wonderful image in their hearts and minds, and now is the time to reap the benefits by signing new contracts.”

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Entries for European Round Now Open

London, 15 September 2016 - MIPIM today announces that MIPIM UK will host the European pre-selection round of the 2nd annual MIPIM Startup Competition: the global real estate & urban management startup competition, in partnership with MetaProp NYC
The competition recognises the most dynamic international startups offering real estate and urban management solutions, and will bring the finest startups to MIPIM in March 2017 to compete in the finals
.Pre-selection for the MIPIM Startup Competition 2017, in partnership with MetaProp NYC - the world’s premier real estate technology nexus and RETech accelerator- will be hosted in three major international hubs for property tech: New York (October 5 at the MIPIM Proptech Summit), London (October 21, at MIPIM UK) and Hong Kong (November 30 at the 11th edition of MIPIM Asia).
“ The first-ever MIPIM Startup Competition was a resounding success last year. We intend to significantly strengthen the presence of real estate technology at our MIPIM events, with the launch of the first-ever Innovation Forum at MIPIM UK, as well as an inaugural Hackathon, co-organised by Future Proptech. We are also hosting our first-ever MIPIM event in North America in October - the MIPIM Proptech Summit, a day-long conference summit,- which will be exclusively focused on innovation and technology, in partnership with MetaProp” Filippo Rean, Head of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division explains.

Startups will have the opportunity to submit their application under 3 categories:

  • BUILDING: Facility management, services, design, architecture, occupancy management, energy efficiency, material
  • CITY: Transport, energy, construction, urban planning, architecture. 
  • TRANSACTION: Crowdfunding, investment management, marketplace.
A selecting committee will review all online applications from New York, London and Hong Kong and for each category, and will pre-select 9 startups (3 per category in each city).  
The pre-selected startups will then pitch their projects in front of an audience and a local jury, who will select 1 finalist per category in each country. Selected finalists in each category and in each city will receive professional mentoring before pitching their projects to an international jury during the MIPIM Startup Competition finals on March 15, 2017 during MIPIM in Cannes, sponsored by BNP Paribas.

Members of the selection committee for the 2017 MIPIM Startup Competition include:Prof. Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab; Zach Aarons, Co-Founder of MetaProp NYC and Project Manager at Millennium Partners; Samuli Siren, Managing Partner, Redstone Digital GmbH and Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division. 

Entries for the European Pre-Selection round are now open. The deadline for applications is September 26 and the pre-selected candidates will be announced on October 3 before pitching their projects to the local jury on October 21 at MIPIM UK.

MIPIM UK will take place on 19th-21st October 2016 at Olympia, London. 


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