Posted By Jeremy Eddy
Director, European Retail Capital Markets
Jones Lang LaSalle
Another year and fortunately it does not feel like the last few…
The kick-start to the market was Expo in Munich last October where the confidence of the German market became infectious. In November at MAPIC we really felt that the market was starting to move again, with activity returning across the region. As we have moved into Spring 2011 we now feel we are entering a period of real growth.
I have always wondered if there is a strong correlation between the weather in Cannes and the market performance in the following quarters. I for one will be packing my shades this year and hoping for sunshine.
The Capital Markets team is coming to MIPIM this year with great confidence. We have a significant book of sales that we are delighted our clients have entrusted us with. We see a real depth in the buying community across all buyer types and we have come through the last few years with our teams intact and an unrivalled track record and client base.
At Jones Lang LaSalle we have embraced our clients’ demands for real local expertise coupled with regional and global reach. This year we will have a very strong country representation as well as our unique EMEA Capital Markets and International Capital groups, with delegates from the US, Asia and MENA regions. All of these are backed up by our Global Capital Markets Research team led by Paul Guest.
Be sure to attend one of the events organised in our beach facility and if not let’s catch up on the Croisette. I will be the one wearing the shades hopefully!