Julie Cruz

Julie is managing editor of REFI Europe, and is based in our London office. Julie joined Property Investor Europe, as was, in January 2016. Prior to this, Julie worked as a reporter for Bloomberg News in Frankfurt, and also had a spell in media relations at Henkel, the German consumer brand. She has a masters in business from ESCP Europe and a BA in politics and economics from Sciences Po Aix. Julie speaks five languages.

Dubai-based developer Damac has secured £175m of financing for the luxury residential Damac Tower in London’s Nine Elms development. This latest commitment to the Versace-branded tower, which is valued at €645m, shows that investors remain confident about the London property market
R+V, one of Germany’s largest insurers with €91bn of assets under management, plans to increase its allocation to real estate and infrastructure, joining a number of other German institutions, which are turning to alternative investments to generate higher returns in a low yield environment