Europe, big cities & real estates exploding costs/ bank crisis / demographic burden Is there a way out ?The Deutscher Immobilienkongress 2012 - German Real estate congress - atBerlin was a really interesting 2 day convention with a lot of specialized workshopsfor the different areas ( hotels, office, residential care home/ retirement homes, urbandevelopment ) and the overall European situation.We spoke about a challenging project of the Italian capital "Rome" and a possible"new" approach of planning and decision-making of complex city & and area projectscalled " IL Protocollo della qualità urbana di Roma Capitale (Records/ protocol ofurban quality of Rome..)It was really challenging discussing and seeing in all speeches /presentations thesame trends:Requirements will change heavily: • Demographic evolution ( smaller & older population with specific need for older people) • Multifunctional needs ( city and living concepts request integrated services including "kindergarten", shopping-centre, flexible workplace, nurse-services, fitness & sports..)Some results/ observations: • Multi-storey dwelling will remain one living standard for the future a single real estate is only part of a urban district. The smallest entity for sustainable planning is a urban district • Urbanisation is efficient (waste less energy / increase productivity ..) • There is no ideal concept, but individual local solutions • Still we are searching for the right way • We need new models for making the system affordable Integrating projects ( Home Improvement Disrict/ Business Improvement District) have success & will expandSummarizing the facts I believe we are still at the beginning of a new planningera in general. We have to find news models / procedures to integrate allparties ( citizens, workers, economy, banks, city users, public administration ).Integrating means not only to hear and understand the needs, but to shareresponsibility, costs and investments.
We need additional measurements/criterion instead of money speaking aboutresources like investing time, know-how, other goods and services ( e.g. nursing,taking care, assisting others, security, social welfare).In other words: we have to activate all parties to find sustainable solutions. Thesolution itself will be an individual/ local solution as a process, where we find avital relationships between all partiesNow believe it or not. The Rome: protocollo della qualità urbana is exactly thisapproach:Thanks to private sponsors of different companies, AUDIS and even German AarealBank with their Rome office realized in conjunction with the City and experts to buildup a quality check-list with 31 goals and 41 criteria for 9 areas ( urban,architecture/ public areas/ economic/ social/ environment / energetic/ cultural /landscape ).The quality protocol indeed is more than a checklist, but a user’s guide with clearroles, comitments for Public Administration and other parties.Even the future roles / processes of Public Admin are described/ proposed.The clear focus of it is to deliver a fact-based integrated criteria and solutionpaper as a decision basis for the politics (separating in this procedure fact / expertwork from political work).Doing this helps and improves the process for all qualified parties involved.
On the other hand integrating banks and funds is perfect to assure, that conceptshave a sustainable, long-term value and are satisfying from the "risk-management" aspects of value & finance.The aspect - that a bank with its own small but very professional advisory team -takes part in it, is taking over responsibility in levelling risks/ change both for society/the city & investments is encouraging for me.The old contrarian position was a mistake and securitization to bundle assets andassumptions based on excel-sheets without taking care of the “real assets” creating“fictive value” brought a lot of destruction.The new integrating model seems not only for Rome and Italy, but also for othercountries a solution. Let’s hope, that these projects will be realized - not regardingparty politics. Each city (wether politically right or left) need this instrument for thelong term success.We are working in the area of real estate, advisory and turnaround, optimizingprocesses and finding new solutions for a region or for companies operating in a trulyEuropean context. A European context that has become ever more significant in thecurrent times of challenges. Are you ready ?Are you interested on our Consulting and Interim Services? I will appreciate afeedback eMail. CONact Market Entry Management GmbH http://www.conact.de http://www.RealEstateInnovation.info CONact is a member of RealEstateInnovation - European companies in the Real-Estate Industry_______________________________________________________________________________ CONact Market Entry Management GmbH • Zum Feldberg 1-3 • D-61389 Schmitten - Germany Managing director: Jörg Horst Kowollik • Commercial Register:Königstein i. Taunus • HRB 108422• TAX-ID 003 230 64523 •VAT-ID: DE 180 611 892 Office Rome • Via Ciampino 15 • 00040 Ardea(RM)• Italy More presentations at: Slideshare.netCONact