Blogginlägg postade under 2009


2 februari 2009

Blogg 2009-02-02

We currently experience a sluggish global economy and a credit market that is cooler than the winter weather outside. Banks are hesitant to take risks and demand high interest rate margins and even tougher covenants. However, the property market of...

20 februari 2009

Mind the Gap

The difference between bond and property yields – often referred to as the yield gap, is frequently used as an indicator of when to invest in property. At times when investors focus on growth rather than return, the yield gap easily becomes...

31 mars 2009

The ones on their toes will come out on top!

What happens now, when the – according to some – overheated shopping centre market cools down? Will shopping centres be forced to close down and will we face empty store space? The shopping centre industry has had many good years, in Sweden we...

21 april 2009

A golden opportunity for the proactive

The economic downturn affects the retail market in the Nordic region in different ways. Regardless of what will come, there’s a golden opportunity to use the downturn to take market shares and position oneself for the future. One crucial question is...

24 april 2009

Changing World

Last week I was visiting my daughter in London. And a mother and a daughter in London means shopping!   To my surprise, I didn´t feel or see as many signs of the financial crises as I had expected. The shops were open, there were no sales and...

5 maj 2009

Active management needed to meet the competition

The harsher market needs new measures in retailing. The basic steps to succeed are to know your market and to be active, and when it comes to practice there are a few simple things you could try. Being a good neighbour and a team player is a good...

19 maj 2009

Newsec launches “Newsec student award”

The aim of the award is to bring Real Estate students closer to Newsec. Newsec is a knowledge based company, and as such it is important for us to have excellent student relations. The winner of Newsec Student Award 2009 will be announced at Newsec...

6 oktober 2009

Shopping on the other side of the lake

The initial, highly prejudice, reaction to shopping in Lithuania might be ’what is there to buy except amber? ’ But you would be very wrong in assuming that there is a shortage of good concepts in Eastern Europe. Some really good international...

7 oktober 2009

Euromoney Real Estate Awards, Newsec best in Corporate Real Estate advisory services in the Nordics and Baltics

Newsec has won the 1st position as advisor in Corporate Real Estate services in the annual Euromoney Real Estate Awards. In addition to all professional services for investors and property owners Newsec has put a lot of effort and innovation to...

22 oktober 2009

"Stick to what you've got!"

I recently attended an international conference in Paris and had long conversations with foreign investors, property owners and advisers. What struck me was how everyone was reasoning the same way: “Stick to what you’ve got! ”  In other words: take...

22 oktober 2009

I hope I’m wrong

The transaction volume of the Swedish market during the first six months of 2009 was 0.9 billion euro, which is the lowest level for the last ten years.  It’s a drop of 80% compared to the same period the year before. These figures can be found in ...

29 oktober 2009

Admiring a reinvented Akropolis

Planning a study trip to Vilnius I was asked the question if there were enough shopping centres in Eastern Europe worth seeing. Having seen the coastal town Klaipeda crowded with half empty externally located retail parks, shopping centres and...

3 november 2009

Inflation scenario

Inflation expectations among economists are quite different right now. One side agrees upon the outlook for moderate price level increases, whereas the other side expects high inflation figures due to recent highly expanding monetary policy...

14 december 2009

How the right Manager will save you time and make you more money

You may have tried to do it yourselves. Noticed that there is no time. What to do? Real estate professionals specializing in Asset and Property Management may be the best solution. The right choice can lead to cost savings and working community...