Neil Bane, head of the equity division of Johnson Capital speaks about taking advantage of distressed opportunities.
Bane is an expert on structuring and placing cross-border financings and equity raising transactions and he plans on expanding the Johnson Capital debt and equity practice into Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
He believes that this cycle brings great opportunity as developers are taking advantage of distressed opportunities in various countries. The focus is mainly on Western Europe as it is seen as fertile ground for future growth due to bottoming out. Apart from Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany, attractive with its rather strong economy, Turkey will be a key area of interest moving forward.
Bane also mentions the importance of owners to look for retailers that have fused new media and internet technology with the “in-store” experience.
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