Publications & downloads

On this page, you can get quick access to a wide variety of Union Investment's property publications.
Brochure

Brochures

Would you like to know more about our real estate activities? Our brochures give you a summary of our investment strategy and asset management approach - with an introduction to all our team members.

places&spaces

Places & spaces

For 20 years, our property magazine has combined high-quality property journalism with Union Investment’s expertise. You will find issues from 2006 on in our archive.
 

Melia Hotel

Studies & surveys

We regularly survey the mood among real estate investors in Germany, France and the UK. Find out what hotel investors are getting excited about in our Hotel Investment Barometer.

Brochures and books

Would you like to know more about our real estate activities? Our brochures give you a summary of our investment strategy and asset management approach – with an introduction to all our team members.

Asset Management

Asset Management Brochures

Proactively managing a unique property portfolio. Worldwide.

Proactively managing a unique property portfolio. Worldwide.

Asset Management
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Exceptional properties – always in prime locations. Across Europe.

Exceptional properties – always in prime locations. Across Europe.

Asset Management Europe
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Outstanding properties – always top addresses. All over the world.

Outstanding properties – always top addresses. All over the world.

Asset Management International
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Attractive shopping centres – always good for business. Across Europe.

Attractive shopping centres – always good for business. Across Europe.

Asset Management Shopping Center - Retail
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Outstanding hotels – always with exceptional comfort. In Europe and North America.

Outstanding hotels – always with exceptional comfort. In Europe and North America.

Asset Management Hospitality
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Ambitious projects – always featuring sustainable quality. Worldwide.

Ambitious projects – always featuring sustainable quality. Worldwide.

Project Management
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Investment Management

Investment Management Brochures

Sharing the rewards of forward-looking investment.

Sharing the rewards of forward-looking investment.

Our blueprint for successful real estate investment.
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Leveraging our strengths in the DACH region. We know how.

Leveraging our strengths in the DACH region. We know how.

Investment Management Europe
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Leveraging pan-European investment diversity. We know how.

Leveraging pan-European investment diversity. We know how.

Investment Management Europe 2
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Seizing investment opportunities in the Americas. We know how.

Seizing investment opportunities in the Americas. We know how.

Investment Management Americas
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Seizing investment opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. We know how.

Seizing investment opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. We know how.

Investment Management Asia-Pacific
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Delivering successful retail investment. We know how.

Delivering successful retail investment. We know how.

Investment Management Retail
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Implementing innovative hotel solutions. We know how.

Implementing innovative hotel solutions. We know how.

Investment Management Hospitality
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Books

Sustainability - An Emerging Movement in the European Real Estate Sector.

Sustainability - An Emerging Movement in the European Real Estate Sector.

An assessment based on the Prime Property Award 2007- 2012.
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Places & spaces

For 20 years, our property magazine has combined high-quality property journalism with Union Investment’s expertise. You will find issues from 2006 on in our archive.

2017

Places & spaces  from 2017

places&spaces No 02/2017

places&spaces No 02/2017

France's growing real estate markets: The economic figures make Paris and many regional cities appealing for international investors - Logistics properties: Investment opportunities along the supply chain - Blockchain: Technologies with tremendous potential for change - Micro Living: Temporary living is becoming an asset class
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places&spaces 01/2017

places&spaces No 01/2017

Hotels: the new asset stars.They are popular all over the world since tourism and properties are booming. The hotel concepts that hold the greatest promise - Secondary Cities: Where investors see opportunities in the US office market - Digitalisation: How PropTechs and the real estate industry are getting together - Portfolio strategy: What property professionals expect from the Extended market cycle
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2016

Places & spaces from 2016

places&spaces 02/2016

places&spaces No 02/2016

Risk management: Real estate funds respond to the glut of liquidity Office worlds: New spaces for creative thinkers Mexico: An attractive place for investors Dynamic Structures: Digitalisation is changing how spaces are used Investors view innovative retail as a good opportunity
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places&spaces 01/2016

places&spaces No 01/2016

Urban Universe: Investors are also fascinated by buildings that combine many urban uses under one roof - Observe Why real estate experts aren’t expecting a market downturn yet - Evaluate Why investors in Poland are interested in more than just Warsaw - Meet: How hotels surprise their guests with new worlds of experience
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2015

Places & spaces from 2015

RAUM&mehr 02/2015

places&spaces No 02/2015

Show of strength Berlin’s office market is picking up – and is benefiting from the German capital’s increasing economic power - The Emerald Isle is recovering Ireland has overcome the crisis that sent its property markets plummeting - Bustling office districts A look at successful office districts with an urban feel - The euro falters The impact of exchange-rate fluctuations on investors
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places&spaces 01/2015

places&spaces No 01/2015

Early bird:Why it is worthwhile to invest in hotel projects - Premier league: What unites the office cities of London, New York and Tokyo - Constant flow: How data management fits into the real estate business - Bridging the gap: The strategies property investors follow to balance security and risk
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2014

Places & spaces from 2014

places&spaces 01/2014

places&spaces No 01/2014

Growth markets:Which Asian countries are attracting investors’ interest - Customer magnets:How owners make their shopping centres future-proof - Forecasts:How researchers detect dangerous price bubbles in the property market
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2013

Places & spaces from 2013

places&spaces 02/2013

places&spaces No 02/2013

Topics: Investors’ favourite - Logistics properties are turning into an asset class of their own. Hopes for a recovery - How Spain, Italy and Ireland are tackling the effects of the crisis

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places&spaces 01/2013

places&spaces No 01/2013

Topics: Constant change:What real estate companies can learn from industry - Worthwhile investment: How budget hotels win over guests and investors - History with a future:Why it pays to invest in older buildings,and how to make them fit for new purposes
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2012

Places & spaces from 2012

places&spaces 02/2012

places&spaces No 02/2012

Topics: Credit remains tight: Europe’s real estate investors are seeking new financing partners - Lucrative storage facilities: Logistics properties win over professional investors with attractive yields - American prospects:The property markets in the USA and Canada have bottomed out, and South America is catching up
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places&spaces 01/2012

places&spaces No 01/2012

Topics: The split market - Europe’s debt crisis is creating a new North-South divide / Welcome to the club - Turkey’s property market comes of age / Spreading the risk - Multi-tenant buildings offer more security
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2011

Places & spaces from 2011

places&spaces 02/2011

places&spaces No 02/2011

Topics: New arrival - Poland’s investment markets are establishing themselves; Making the switch - More and more companies are opting for green electricity; Scope for - Property developers and investors find new ways of collaborating projects
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places&spaces 01/2011

places&spaces No 01/2011

Topics: Reliable:Germany offers security for real estate investors - Exemplary: Hotel operators and investors forge an environmental alliance The core of a market: Everyone is talking about core but every investor defines the term differently
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2010

Places & spaces from 2010

places&spaces 02/2010

places&spaces No 02/2010

Topics: Demography - How population trends impact on property markets - Tenant loyalty - How landlords seek to convince their clients- At the heart of Europe - Paris is Europe’s number one office location, making it twice as hard for other french regions to compete with the capital
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places&spaces 01/2010

places&spaces No 01/2010

Topics: Confidence -US market at a turning point - Ray of hope - Sustainable energy concepts - Building bridges - Investors and property managers pull together in the crisis
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2009

Places & spaces from 2009

places&spaces 02/2009

places&spaces No 02/2009

Topics: Sustainability - Economically advantaged- Property valuation- The method debate is a mock battle- Modern marketplaces - Shopping centres need to offer shopper experiences if they are to attract customers and investors
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places&spaces 01/2009

places&spaces No 01/2009

Financial crisis - Property industry facing the consequences - Raising the curtain - Transparency has become an advantage in competition - Slowdown - The financial and economic crisis puts a brake on growth in Central and Eastern European property markets
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2008

Places & spaces from 2008

places&spaces 02/2008

places&spaces No 02/2008

Financial Crisis - New strategies are needed - Airport Cities - When airports become places to live and work - In Flux - The Japanese property market holds both opportunities and risks
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places&spaces 01/2008

places&spaces No 01/2008

MEGA-SECTOR-LOGISTCS - How property investors are profiting from worldwide growth - SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS - Why certification systems are setting new standards- NORDIC COOL - Why Scandinavia is attracting attention,from international property investors
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2007

Places & spaces from 2007

places&spaces 02/2007

places&spaces No 02/2007

SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS- Why the real estate sector needs to set new benchmarks DEMOGRAPHICS ANDOUTSOURCING- How the demand for office space in Germany is set to change FINANCIAL ENGINEERING- How open-ended real estate fundscan optimise their returns
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places&spaces 01/2007

places&spaces No 01/2007

FLOURISHING MARKETS - Why Asian metropolises are attracting international investors - BUILDING SKYWARDS - Why the high-rise boom is still far from over - GLOBALISATION - Why capital and property markets are growing closer together
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2006

Places & spaces from 2006

places&spaces 02/2006

places&spaces No 02/2006

BREAKTHROUGH IN THE CITY- Why London's skyline is about to radically change- IN TRANSITION- Why quality of life is essential for urban districts- NEW CONFIDENCE- Why open-ended real estate funds are back in demand
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places&spaces 01/06

places&spaces No 01/06

SHOPPING AS AN EVENT- How the retail trade catersto changing consumer behaviour - MAPLE LEAF COUNTRY - Why Canada is of interest toforeign investors - DIFA ROUNDTABLE - More and more real estate investors are thinking globally
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RAUM&mehr - Spezial Januar 2006

RAUM&mehr - Spezial Januar 2006

Sonderausgabe zum Thema Investmentkultur- Europäische Vielfalt - DIFA veröffentlicht Studie zur Investmentkultur in Europa - Boomende Märkte - Immobilieninvestments in Europa brechen alle Rekorde - Im Interview - RICS-Präsident Steve Williams über Mentalitätsunterschiede
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Studies & surveys

We regularly survey the sentiment among real estate investors in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Read what moves hotel investors in particular in our Hotel Investment Barometer.

2017

Studies & surveys from 2017

Study on the property investment climate in Europe - Measurement II/2016

 

Increasing popularity for lower property yields • Investment climate with a strong damper in the UK • Trust in French real estate market reverses

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2016

Studies & surveys from 2016

Investment Barometer Spring 2016

Compared to autumn 2015, optimism is only slightly dampened. This brings the overall index down to just short of the 4,000 mark. Nevertheless, the overall index - as well as all sub-indices - achieved the second-highest value since the beginning of the survey in autumn 2013. Sentiment in the hotel industry remains good, though somewhat more modest than in autumn 2015. All indices remained at a high level, though assessment for the sector as a whole are more cautious than for the participant's own business.
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Study on the property investment climate in Europe 2016

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2015

Studies & surveys from 2015

Investor survey 2015: Searching for returns: real estate investors take profits

- International pressure to invest opens up selling opportunities - Trend towards higher risk and cross-border investments - Investment Climate Index climbs in Germany, France and the UK
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4th hospitalityInside INVESTMENT BAROMETER Spring survey

The continuing pressure on demand in the hotel market most likely motivates hoteliers and hotel property experts to diversify regionally in secondary and tertiary markets. New leaseholders and brands are less in demand, and a higher commitment in country markets with higher risks is definitely last on the list.
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Press releases

Press releases

Transactions, financial statements, strategies - find out here what the market needs to know about our real estate business.

places&spaces newsletter

Newsletter

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