Coronavirus: response by Real Asset Media

The breakneck pace of the global economic and social fallout from the coronavirus outbreak has been unrelenting in the last days and weeks. From closed international borders and schools, to postponed conferences and sporting events, to travel restrictions and ‘social distancing’, life is rapidly changing around us. We are all having to adjust our normal patterns of work and life to protect the most vulnerable in our families, local communities and the broader global community.  

We launched Real Asset Media last year with a commitment to share thought leadership, insight, strategy and research. To help create a better understanding of different sectors and locations and foster positive connections, promote dialogue, business and investment. 

Now, more than ever, it is vital that the industry can continue to share insight and thought leadership, stay connected and maintain communication. Rather than allow the necessary travel bans and isolation measures create distance between colleagues, clients, peers and partners, we should strive for the opposite: to make a concerted effort to share and engage more; to participate in the discussion of how our industry will come through the current global health, social and economic crisis. 

Our aim is to continue to support the market by sharing industry strategy, research and insight as well as encouraging dialogue and creating connections – but now through a virtual community.

New series of virtual events & video interviews

As a response to these exceptional times, we are increasing our commitment and resources to help keep you updated, informed and connected. Our upcoming events schedule is being expanded and all our events have moved online so that, as a speakers or guest, you can join the conversation from wherever you are in the world. And we invite you to join us.

We want you to help lead that conversation. We are launching a series of video interviews and virtual briefings which will focus on our industry’s response to the coronavirus. We want to look at all angles: from the macro environment, to capital flows, leasing demand, and finance. Furthermore, we want to examine the bespoke sector challenges and what might be the solutions. We want to hear from our industry’s burgeoning technology sector about their ideas about how our smart cities of the future will learn from the current pandemic. While the outlook is challenged, out of disruption can come great innovation.

We want to pull together from all our clients, partners, conference attendees, readers and viewers, to provide a broad response to the challenges ahead and the lessons we are learning. We want to start the conversation about what a post-COVID-19 working world should look like. As the most interconnected global society in history, what are we now learning about ourselves as people, communities, businesses, and as an industry? We hope these conversations will be authentic and valuable as we collectively navigate these uncertain times.

Stay connected and share your Insight 

Please do get in touch with us. Let us know your views, your corporate strategies, your perspectives on how things might shake out. Your input will guide the themes for the series of virtual briefings and events. We are also working on a special report designed to integrate all your shared insights. Please share your thoughts with the editor of this special report, James Wallace.

The solution to the coronavirus crisis will likely require global coordination between world governments, medical scientists, healthcare professionals, technologists and logistics operators. This crisis brings into sharp focus how the world has become a mutually interdependent global network which functions best through cooperation, coordination, flexibility and transparency. This requires sharing ideas and insights. In that spirit, we invite you to share your ideas and insight for our industry. We look forward to hearing from you. And, above all; stay safe, resilient and positive. 

Richard Betts
Founding Partner, Group Publisher

Thorsten Herbert
Founding Partner, Managing Partner

International Campus enters partnership with Investment Briefings

Investment Briefings, the leading European real estate seminars and events brand powered by Real Asset Insights, has announced it has entered into a partnership with International Campus for 2019 and beyond.

Investment Briefings, co-founded by Thorsten Herbert and Richard Betts, provides informative real estate events across the spectrum of topics attended by senior investors, advisers and lenders. The briefings are held in the main cities in continental Europe and in London as well as in China and New York.

Rainer Nonnengässer, CEO, International Campus, said:

“Having a long and successful history working with Richard and Thorsten, we are excited to continue with Investment Briefings. Great topics, high calibre audiences and a professional organization”

International Campus is a fully integrated continental European real estate development and asset management platform focused on student accommodation, housing for young professionals and micro living in top cities. The Group has a strong presence in Germany, the Netherlands and Austrians and it is currently expanding into Central and Eastern Europe and actively looking at Italy and Spain. Last year Canadian asset manager Brookfield took a controlling stake in the company.

 If you would like to speak to Investment Briefings about organising real estate seminars and events centred around your organisation’s corporate priorities, please contact us here.

Colliers International renews partnership with Investment Briefings

Investment Briefings, the leading European real estate seminars and events brand powered by Real Asset Insights, has renewed its partnership with Colliers International throughout 2019.

Colliers International relationship with Investment Briefings is now in its 8th year.  Investment Briefings, co-founded by Thorsten Herbert and Richard Betts, provides informative real estate events across the spectrum of topics attended by senior investors, advisers and lenders.

Richard Crook, Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA at Colliers International said:

“I am delighted to renew our collaboration with the Investment Briefings team for 2019. We use Investment Briefings extensively for seminars across Europe, in particular the UK and CEE, and we hugely value this partnership. The team are a dream to work with. They always find the highest calibre of speakers for us to partner with, and always bring a high quality of attendees to the audience. We are delighted to work with them in their new venture as they remain an essential part of our marketing and business development mix.”

Thorsten Herbert, Managing Partner at Investment Briefings said:

“We are thrilled that Colliers has renewed its long-standing partnership with us and look forward to collaborating with Richard and his senior management colleagues to develop engaging and informative seminars and events which get to the heart of the trends and big issues facing the European real estate sector this year and beyond.”

 If you would like to speak to us about organising real estate seminars and events centred around organisation’s corporate priorities, please contact us here.



Investment Briefings and Infabode forge new partnership

January 4th, 2019: Real Asset Media, Investment Briefings and Infabode are today delighted to announce a new partnership, which will help increase the amount of high quality media that is available to the real estate industry.

Infabode will deliver trending content to Real Asset Media, the new publishing platform for the Investment Briefing community, launching in January 2019. With the partnership also seeing Investment Briefings share content from their new publications and contribute industry-leading video content to the Infabode platform. This will significantly increase the industry reach for Real Asset Media and Investment Briefing video partners, while also adding unique content and video interviews to the Infabode network.

The two companies will also work closely together in the promotion of the Investment Briefing events and will continue to explore other mutually beneficial opportunities, as both businesses look to add value to the real estate community.

Matt Partridge, CEO and Founder of Infabode comments “We are thrilled to partner with Investment Briefings and Real Asset media. Their main focus is on content creation, while Infabode’s focus is on the distribution of high quality information, so this partnership makes perfect sense.”

Richard Betts, Group Publisher and Co-Founder of Real Asset Media & Investment Briefings comments. “Our goal is to share our unique content with a global audience and so we are delighted to partner with Infabode and allow the readers, viewers and listeners of Infabode, Investment Briefings and Real Asset Media to benefit from industry-leading content”

About Real Asset Media & Investment Briefings /

Real Asset Media, is the new publishing arm of Investment Briefings, the leading pan-European event provider, creating forums in the major centres of Europe to link local market investment expertise with pools of capital in the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Scandinavia and beyond into the US, North America, M/E and Asia. Investment Briefings also runs a series of events at the main exhibitions and trade fairs including MIPIM. MAPIC, Transport Logistics, Business Arena, Provada as well as a dedicated stand, The International Investors Lounge, at EXPO Real.

Real Asset Media will launch a series of new publications designed to meet the needs of the current market. With a focus on sharing thought leadership, and creating personalized news and data resources, Real Asset Media launches a daily newsletter, The Real Estate Day, a special focus quarterly publication, Real Asset Insight, distributed at the major events including MIPIM and EXPO Real, as well as Living Retail focused on the retail, F&B and leisure industry. With 16,000 registered readers, listeners & viewers, and attendees, Real Asset Media and Investment Briefings is the chosen resource for leading cross-border decision-makers.

About Infabode

Infabode enables individuals to find information on the global real estate market online in one place. Founded by CEO, Matt Partridge, Infabode aims to become the go-to place for real estate research and information. Users can choose the industry sub sectors that they wish to subscribe to, creating a customised newsfeed and a personalised user experience. They can access content completely free of charge as well as adding their own opinions.

Today, the platform now holds over 450,000 pages of industry information and research, from over 600 content providers. With content currently being provided by the likes of Savills, Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers, JLL, TH Real Estate, BNP Paribas, KPMG and many other leading companies within the industry, Infabode provides Real Estate businesses with the opportunity to disseminate their market insights and research more widely.

Further announcements will be made on

Richard Betts

Managing Partner
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Thorsten Herbert
Managing Partner
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