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Global Topics & Trends

Europe set to see significant investment into industrial outdoor storage space

According to the latest Spotlight report, The Emergence of Industrial Outdoor Storage in Europe, Savills anticipates significant growth in industrial outdoor storage space (IOS) in Europe with investment in the subsector of the industrial & logistics market set to grow by 4.5% annually over the next five years.
Thursday, 28. September 2023

Recovery of European retail markets gains breadth

As early as the first quarter of 2023, Union Investment's Global Retail Attractiveness Index (GRAI) showed tentative signs of recovery in individual European retail markets. This recovery gained strength and breadth in the second quarter. After the trend pointed upward in the first quarter for six of the 15 European countries...
Wednesday, 6. September 2023

Global luxury house prices recover as rate uncertainty eases

Average annual prices rose 1.5% across the 46 markets covered by the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index in the 12-month period to June. The result marked an improvement on the prior quarter with 57% of cities seeing prices rise over the quarter.
Wednesday, 23. August 2023

Strong H2 expected for European data centre market

It is anticipated that there will be 4GW of installed capacity in Europe’s top colocation data centre markets by the end of 2023, a 17% rise compared to the previous year, according to CBRE.
Tuesday, 22. August 2023

ULI Europe Awards for Excellence finalists announced

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced six finalists in the 2023 ULI Europe Awards for Excellence, which recognise exemplar built environment projects in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
Monday, 7. August 2023

Hyper-personalisation enters the multidimensional world of retail markets

How does hyper-personalisation differ from personalisation which has ruled the retail market for years? The former leverages transactional and behavioural data and AI systems to foresee consumer needs more precisely, to reach out with a bespoke and personalised offer, and to deepen existing brand-customer relationships and bu...
Tuesday, 1. August 2023

Semiconductor production set to generate 10.8m sqm of warehouse demand by 2030

According to Savills latest Spotlight, Semiconductors and the Logistics Sector, Europe’s share of semiconductor production will need to more than double to reach the EU Chips Act’s target of 20% of global output by 2030. The EU has set aside €43 billion to attract investment into semiconductor fabrication labs, which Savills ...
Monday, 31. July 2023

Carbon pricing rapidly gaining ‘much needed’ traction in real estate

Global real estate leaders surveyed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC believe that the potential of carbon pricing to drive decarbonisation in real estate is at risk of being limited by voluntary application and rates that are not high enough to influence behaviour.
Thursday, 20. July 2023

Decade-long bull run in European residential markets under pressure

The decade-long bull run in European residential investment markets driven by ultra-low interest rates, is coming under strong pressure from ECB rate hikes, with valuations stagnating due to the wide gap in expectations between most buyers and sellers, but there are now signs of bigger deals being done and a new lower consens...
Monday, 22. May 2023

Corporates raised over €25 billion from real estate sales

The sale of company-owned real estate across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) raised €25.6billion in 2022 across more than 700 transactions, according to JLL’s latest Raising Capital from Corporate Real Estate report.
Thursday, 20. April 2023

Investors looking to significantly increase allocation into European living sectors

According to a survey conducted by Savills Investment Management and real estate advisor Savills involving real estate investors with total assets under management (AuM) exceeding €1trn+, almost half (42.6%) are predicting the proportion of their AuMs allocated to the European living sector to increase significantly by 2025. ...
Wednesday, 15. March 2023

Double bottleneck in property markets

There are still no signs of easing in the transaction markets, with investors either short of capital or unable to find the right property. That is also the key finding of a recent survey by Union Investment of 150 property companies and institutional real estate investors in Germany, France and the UK.
Monday, 30. January 2023

Underperforming loans rise to their highest ever recorded level

JLL has released its December 2022 European Banking: Credit Portfolio Update report which reveals that whilst the average European NPL ratio fell to 1.8 per cent at the end of Q2 2022, Stage 2 underperforming loans increased to 9.5% - up from 8.9% at the end of 2021 and the highest level recorded since IFRS 9 Financial Instru...
Tuesday, 20. December 2022