IPD Conference explores impact of credit crunch on residential sector (EUR)

The 2nd Annual IPD European Residential Investment Conference, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam at the end of this month, will take a closer look at how the impact of the credit crunch has changed the way we view residential property as an investment, and what the prospects for the major European residential markets are likely to be going forward.

In challenging times for all sectors of real estate, this event promises to provide both investors and fund managers with a clear and timely assessment of the state of residential markets across the European continent.

The conference will focus particularly on social housing and its financial convergence with the investment mainstream, and how the borders between social and institutional housing are getting more and more blurred with newer classes of student and senior housing making a valuable contribution to the portfolio.

The conference will bring together leading players and analysts in the European residential sector, to highlight emerging key trends and explore the kinds of vehicles and instruments that are likely to appeal to investors in the months and years to come.

Key speakers include Dirk Brounen, Associate Professor of Finance and Real Estate Finance at Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Marcus Cieleback, Head of Research at Patrizia AG, and Guy Neplaz, Co-President of CBRE France.

Jacqui Daly, Director of Residential Research at Savills, will talk about overcoming barriers to institutional investment in residential property. She comments, "Residential is an important investment sector for institutions operating in mainland Europe, accounting on average for 22% of institutions real estate exposure. Why it's appealing to investors, what motivates their interest, how it performs in relation to other sectors and where the opportunities lie in the future, are all key issues that will be addressed at this year's IPD European Residential conference".

The 2nd IPD European Residential Investment Conference will take place on 30-31 October at the Renaissance Hotel, Amsterdam.

Source: IPD

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