Issue 43: 27th November 2019

    Millenium builds momentum

    Spanish investor Millenium Hotels Real Estate is making a major splash in the Spanish hotel market, demonstrating that the country still provides strong pickings for those seeking value-add opportunities. The group, which listed as a SOCIMI (Spanish REIT) on the Spanish alternative market in July 2019, recently declared six-month figures with an ebitda of EUR1.3m. [...]

    Fractional fractures

    Recent events have again shone an uncomfortable light on the use of fractional investment in the hotel world, with small investors exposed to the risks inherent in backing newer, unproven real estate operators. In November, UK media headlines suggested investors in Signature Living were being deprived promised repayments. Comments from Signature founder Laurence Kenwright suggested [...]

    Japan set to enjoy Olympic year

    Japan is set to be the first Olympics to experience the impact of Airbnb as an accommodation partner. The International Olympic Committee and Airbnb have signed a deal to collaborate around nine Olympic events, in a bid to solve the challenge of peak demand for bed space in host cities. The inevitable spike in demand [...]

    Co-living opportunities on the rise

    Co-living is coming and offers a potentially large new sector for investors keen to tap into new accommodation trends. Recent research points to the living concept becoming a global, not just a Western phenomenon, spurred on by the growth of cities, pressure on housing, living costs and changed expectations from a new generation of city [...]