France features prominently on investors' radar screens. The gilets jaunes protests seem to be a distraction rather than a deterrent. Capital is focusing on growth picking up and on president Emmanuel Macron's determination to deliver on his promises of reform. To what extent has positive sentiment put the country back on the map for investors? Will investment volumes increase further? What will investors be looking for? The residential sector is seen as attractive. Demand for housing is high and the recent sale of public housing into the private sector - the first in decades - attracted strong interest from foreign institutions. SNCF, the State railways, sold a €1.5 bn portfolio. Will there be more? What impact will reforms have on the property sector? Paris has recently aggressively positioned itself as the alternative to London, luring big banks like Hsbc - to what extent will it benefit from Brexit? Office take-up in Paris has increased and vacancy rates have been going down. Is this positive trend likely to continue? What will the impact on real estate of big infrastructure projects like Grand Paris and the prospect of the Olympic Games in 2024? Will investors looking for more opportunities and better yields look beyond Paris? What are the prospects for France's regional cities like Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille or Lille, which feature prominently in the global lists of the best places to live? France is also playing an increasingly important role in Europe's fast-growing logistics sector. What are the prospects? What about the hospitality sector, as France continues to be a major tourist attraction? Come to this time-efficient briefing for the opportunity to listen to market experts debate these and other issues, and get to ask your own questions.
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