January 18, 2023

Auditorium Montagne du Parc BNP Paribas Fortis
Rue Baron Hortastraat 4, 1000 Brussels

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Let’s sound out the real estate investment market!

2022 has been a year of contrasts for The Real Estate Market.

It was the second-best year ever in terms of investment volume. In both the office and the logistics segments we recorded mega-sized transactions, sometimes with sharp valuations. In addition, the Living segment thrived with portfolio disposals as well as projects acquired by institutional funds.
Nevertheless, some headwinds are escalating:

  • The geopolitical context remains challenging. As most economists are warning, the surging inflation will drive the world economy into a (short?) recession in 2023. What will be the impact on property investment? Are there segments less in tune with the new market mix than others?
  • The successive rate hikes by the Federal Reserve and by the ECB have lifted interest rates to a decade high. Property yields are following the same path and have reversed their lengthy downward trend. Is there a false note of music between the return expected by sellers and what buyers are ready to pay?
  • Financing remains available (but not at the same cost) and is subject to more scrutiny from banks, especially regarding the sustainability aspect. What will be the banks’ attitude toward transaction financing in 2023?

A positive note: international investors continue to allocate capital to property. Unlike in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, there is abundant equity still available.
Behavioral shifts of end users are shaping demand and investment opportunities. People are seeking to live, work and play in places that have strong sustainability credentials and an exceptional user experience. Which new regeneration strategies create long-term value and future-proof your real estate by driving a positive impact for users and the wider community?

How will investors react to this new market sound? What will be their short and long-term visions? Which market players will determine the sound mix of tomorrow?
These are the fundamental questions of the 2023 edition of Investors Forum.

In short “Will property investment in 2023 be a Highway to Hell, or a Stairway to Heaven?”

Let’s rock with the Investors Forum 2023.

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