MIPIM 2018

About 26,000 real estate and property development professionals from 100 countries attended MIPIM 2018. 

fDi Magazine reported on the main topics of discussion, interviewing dignitories, FDI and industry 
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Editorial review: MIPIM 2018
Dozens of projects were showcased at the annual real estate event in Cannes, with local authorities from Europe and beyond trying to catch the attention of investors despite quite a few political and economic uncertainties. Courtney Fingar, Jacopo Dettoni and Sebastian Shehadi shared their insights from Cannes as 2018 edition comes to an end.
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MIPIM 2018 Interviews

pride and prejudices

Paris Region president takes pride in challenging prejudices

Paris Region president Valérie Pécresse is keen to inform would-be investors of the area's many charms, but is also aware that doing business in France comes with many preconceptions for outsiders. She explains to Sebastian Shehadi how these barriers are being broken down.

From Locations

Gaziantep’s mayor eyes construction hub status

The Turkish city of Gaziantep has been under pressure having to accommodate as many as 500,000 refugees coming from Syria. Despite the challenging circumstances, mayor Fatma Şahin tells Jacopo Dettoni that the city remains well positioned for investment and opportunities from a future reconstruction of Syria.


Lund’s mayor applies some science

Mayor of Lund Anders Almgren tells Sebastian Shehadi how the Swedish city is making the most of its university to attract FDI in scientific research investment.

Helsinki airport

Helsinki mayor looks to lift city's profile

The mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, sees great potential for the Finnish city as a transport hub, claiming it can become Asia's gateway to Europe. Sebastian Shehadi asks the questions

Bath Royal Crescent

Mayor touts west England's credentials in aerospace and innovation

Tim Bowles, mayor of the west of England, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the region’s strong economic story, evidenced by the high number of people and businesses moving there.

investment promotion
From Locations

Investment promotion 4.0

IPAs are enhancing their tech strategy with geographic information system platforms, proptech applications and even virtual reality to cater for increasingly sophisticated site-selection processes. But will data-driven innovation ever replace the personal touch? Jacopo Dettoni investigates. 

From News

European commercial property investment spikes ahead of Mipim

European commercial property investment rose by 13% in the third quarter of 2017, according to research from Knight Frank.

From News

Osaka presses ahead with urban regeneration plans

Several large-scale urban development projects are underway in Osaka to cater to a growing population living downtown and boost the city’s status as a business destination and knowledge hub

From News

E-commerce giants boosting Poland's industrial market – JLL report

The likes of Amazon and Zalando have been leading the charge into Poland in recent years, as is shown by a report by JJL into space leased in the country's industrial market.

Lawrence Yeo

View from Asia: A strong property picture

Asia's property sector is growing at a predictably variable rate in the region's various countries, but the overall picture is a healthy one, writes Lawrence Yeo.

Mazdak Rafaty

View from the Middle East and Africa: GCC real estate sector awaits effect of VAT

The rollout of VAT in Gulf Co-operation Council countries is subduing real estate in the region, as Mazdak Rafaty reports.