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Property Influencer: Jacqueline Faisant

Property influencer Jacqueline Faisant shared insights about where best to invest during troubled economic times.

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Our latest Property Influencer Jacqueline Faisant is chairman of BNP Paribas REIM in France. She has held various positions in finance at the Credit Local de France, Caisse des Dépôts group, and AEW Europe.

As Managing Director of BNP Paribas Estate Investment Management, Faisant is responsible for all operational teams, including mutual funds, private equity, product development and investor relationships.

She was in attendance at MAPIC, where she shared her insights on Europe’s retail real estate market in this exclusive video interview. According to Faisant, opportunities still await in pockets of Europe, especially in areas which may not be trendy, but offer lucrative investment possibilities.

She’s also a firm believer in the future of integrated online and physical shopping, and says smart retailers must recognise this market evolution, or risk being left behind.

Short on time? Skip straight to the questions that interest you here!

What do you do specifically?

Do you see that there’s going to be a slowdown in Europe, and what is your forecast for the next 12 months?

When you talk about being prudent, do you have special strategies which you employ?

What types of innovation are we likely to see in the retail sector?

What types of collaborations will be more important in the future?

Jacqueline Faisant will be speaking at MIPIM 2012 during the conference: “France: how to refurbish the existing stock”.

Read more about the French investment market boom!

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