Exterior of conference area, showing attendees With about 23,000 attendees this year, MIPIM’s growth has been steady rather than explosive, Rean told reporters. (Photo: V. Desjardin/Image & Co.)

CANNES, FRANCE—The overall mood among MIPIM exhibitors and attendees this year has been upbeat, albeit with a sense of clarity, Reed Midem’s Filippo Rean told reporters Wednesday. “There’s a very good energy this year, and it’s a good energy because it’s realistic,” said Rean, director of the real estate division Reed Midem, MPIM and MAPIC Markets. “Nobody’s forgetting the challenges.” He summed up the overall tenor of this year’s conference as “positive but realistic.”