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Global Topics & Trends

European transactions falls to 11-year low in Q1 2023

European commercial real estate investment tumbled last year to the lowest level since 2012. High interest rates and lacklustre economic growth preserved a wide disparity in pricing expectations of buyers and sellers, depressing transaction activity, according to the latest Europe Capital Trends report from MSCI Real Assets.
Thursday, 1. February 2024

A lack of alignment hinders the decarbonisation of European real estate

„A lack of alignment between owners and occupiers is hindering the decarbonisation of European real estate“, says ULI in a new report. Unaccounted for embodied carbon in leased new build, underestimated scale of aggregate emissions from real estate, and a lack of engagement between occupiers and owners are among the barriers...
Tuesday, 23. January 2024

AEW expects European real estate revival in 2024

AEW releases its European Annual Outlook for 2024, examining the impact of the rapid and significant downward valuation movements during 2022 and 2023, and the prospect of a revival in 2024. The outlook is based on its current macroeconomic base case scenario which assumes that inflation comes down and a recession is avoided....
Thursday, 30. November 2023

Global healthcare sector set to grow

The global healthcare sector remains buoyant and is expected to grow despite a challenging economic outlook, according to Knight Frank. Investors remain confident in the long-term opportunities presented by the sector, with investment in care related real estate reaching c. $38 billion in the year to June 2023, accounting for...
Thursday, 23. November 2023

New York’s Fifth Avenue retains top ranking

New York’s Fifth Avenue has maintained its position as the world’s most expensive retail street, with Milan’s Via Montenapoleone climbing to second in the global rankings, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest ‘Main Streets Across the World’ report.
Tuesday, 21. November 2023

Technology can revitalize aging office buildings in CEE

Smart usage of technology in office buildings, accompanied by market indicators such as modern office supply per capita and low vacancy rates, continue to impact positively on the current condition of the office sector in Central and Eastern Europe. However, post pandemic effects, high inflation, increased energy costs and ge...
Tuesday, 21. November 2023

Europe: Residential rents continue to rise

The growing divergence between rising residential rents on huge unmet demand for homes and falling property values is continuing to widen in Europe’s €1.6 trillion* housing markets. The gap between rents and values shows no signs of closing, as the supply of new homes stutters and investors and owner-occupiers retreat in the ...
Thursday, 9. November 2023

Energy consumption has dropped across most sectors

Deepki has today released the latest findings of its annual „ESG Index“. The Index gives values for the average, top performing 30% and top performing 15% in terms of energy consumption and CO2eq emissions for different typologies across the real estate sector in the UK, France, Germany, Benelux, Italy and Spain, as well as E...
Wednesday, 8. November 2023

No sector or market in Europe escapes slowdown

European commercial real estate registered the seventh consecutive quarter of falling investment in July through September, ensuring no market or sector had escaped the slowdown by the end of the first nine months of 2023, according to the latest Europe Capital Trends report from MSCI Real Assets.
Friday, 27. October 2023

Tech budgets are growing faster than headcount

Commercial real-estate decision makers are prioritizing technology and AI to advance sustainability goals according to new data from JLL, who has published its new Global Real Estate Technology Survey 2023.
Thursday, 19. October 2023

Investors are willing to undertake a more aggressive investment strategy

According to a survey conducted by Savills involving real estate investors with total Europe and Middle East assets under management (AuM) exceeding €500bn, almost a third of investors are looking to adapt a more aggressive, value-add, investment strategy over the next 12 months. This is up from 14% on last year’s survey, wit...
Monday, 2. October 2023

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