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Global Topics & Trends

Decline in performance of European non-listed real estate market

The INREV Pan-European Quarterly Asset Level Index has revealed a decline in performance for the European non-listed real estate market in Q2 2022. Delivering a total return of 2.69%, performance was significantly lower than the previous quarter when total returns amounted to 4.01%.
Monday, 19. September 2022

Skyrocketing rents underline resilience of logistics real estate

Demand for logistics real estate is not slowing in Europe, driving significant upward price growth. This development is further fuelled by increased construction and financing costs in the new-build segment. Overall, 70 percent of the examined European markets registered substantial growth since the end of the second half of ...
Tuesday, 6. September 2022

European real estate funds to release €9.6 billion over next three years

According to the INREV Funds Termination Study 2022, 34 European closed end, non-listed real estate funds will terminate between 2022 and 2024. As a result, €9.61 billion of gross asset value (GAV) could be pumped back into the market. This compares with just over €10 billion identified for 2021 to 2023, in last year’s study....
Thursday, 1. September 2022

Real estate at critical juncture to embrace dynamic workplaces

As businesses continue to evolve their workplaces to best meet the needs of their employees, JLL’s global Future of Work Survey finds that 72% of decision makers believe the office is critical to doing business. The research shows that over the next several years companies anticipate hybrid work to become the dominant model a...
Tuesday, 23. August 2022

Europe continues steady increase in new hotel openings

According to the latest Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), analysts report that at the close of the second quarter of 2022, Europe continues to show steady growth in new hotels opening in 2022, opening 188 new hotels with 28,350 rooms in the first half of the year. Continuing the upward t...
Tuesday, 23. August 2022

European real estate investment acutely impacted by geopolitical crisis

Heightened geopolitical risk, persistent high inflation, and a possible recession will place European real estate under acute pressure in H2 2022. However, the asset class is expected to continue to provide longer-term stability for core investors via carefully curated portfolios, as well as offering new opportunity for inves...
Friday, 5. August 2022

Where can real estate investors find 5%+ yields in Europe?

As inflation and debt costs in Europe continue to rise, investors in real estate are having to look harder for the returns they need, according to Savills. To help with this, the international real estate advisor has identified a variety of asset classes in 14 local markets that still offer 5%+ yields.
Wednesday, 27. July 2022

Working from the office versus work from home: which is more energy efficient?

New analysis from Savills reveals that for European office workers who commute by public transport, over the course of a whole year, it is generally more energy efficient to travel into the office than to work from home despite there being a lot of variables at play, such as domestic energy efficiency, commute distance and ty...
Friday, 10. June 2022

Global market for data centres can hardly cope with rapid increase in demand

The global Internet industry has been growing at an exponential pace in the past few decades, driven by increasing numbers of applications and wide adoption in every aspect of work, play and life. The amount of data, too, has increased exponentially— particularly during the past 10 years. Numbers of global Internet users have...
Thursday, 9. June 2022

Scandinavian investors target living sector in continental Europe

Investment volumes into Europe’s ‘living sectors’, including purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), co-living, multifamily, senior living and healthcare, have increased greatly in recent years. According to Sid Hussain, Associate Europe, Savills Operational Capital Markets, one trend of particular interest is the signifi...
Tuesday, 7. June 2022

London and core mainland European occupier markets will support office values

According to Savills latest research, London City and West End, and core mainland European cities’ occupier markets will support office values. This is driven by a combination of low vacancy rates and landlords’ ability to pass rents on to their tenants. At the same time, the international real estate advisor expects to see m...
Wednesday, 1. June 2022

Savills expects over 5.7m sq m of new European office space to be completed in 2022

According to Savills latest research, over 5.7m sq m of new office space will be completed in Europe in 2022, of which 49% is currently prelet. A further 5.1m sq m of space is scheduled for 2023, of which 23% is already prelet. In total over the next two years, this marks a 43% increase per annum on the average level of compl...
Thursday, 5. May 2022