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Reflections on the real estate sector from our correspondents around the Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States region.

BRICKS & MORTAR: separating noise from reality in Russia’s real estate sector

April 11, 2018

Russia's stocks, bonds and currency is in meltdown, but for the real estate market the risks are less immediate. The occupational markets are now largely ruble denominated so ruble volatility is less of a problem.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Hungary property market recovers; development needs to catch up

December 7, 2015

The Hungarian real estate market has recovered from the 2008 global crisis, yet the volume of new commercial and residential property coming on the market is yet to catch up.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Cannes MAPIC event upbeat despite pall of terror attacks

November 27, 2015

The buzz of activity during the event is a direct reflection of the current buoyant state of the retail industry, in marked contrast to the conservative and subdued five to six post-crisis years.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Staying sober in Southeast Europe – for now

November 5, 2015

Drunk on cheap money, investors threw caution to the wind as they hunted returns in Southeast European real estate in the boom before the 2008 crash. Can they stay sober this time round?