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Global Topics & Trends

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

Survey reveals significant impact air quality plays in property selection

DWS in partnership with Global Action Plan (GAP) today announced the key findings from their latest white paper titled: The Value of Clean Air. With air pollution the single largest environment health risk in Europe, over 5,000 participants were surveyed in what is the first landlord-sponsored research to understand the impor...
Tuesday, 13. December 2022

Ingka Centres unveils its new global food and beverage concept

Ingka Centres, part of the Ingka Group (which includes IKEA Retail and Ingka Investments), yesterday unveiled its new global food and beverage concept, Saluhall. Named after the Scandinavian-style ‘Market Hall’, Saluhall will reinvent the traditional shopping centre food offer with a Scandinavian twist, bringing delicious, pr...
Wednesday, 30. November 2022

Global economic stress to drive increased sale and leaseback activity

Despite a slowdown in commercial real estate (CRE) markets, a tough macroeconomic backdrop and tighter lending conditions are set to make property an increasingly attractive means to raise capital, leading to opportunities for corporates and investors alike, according to new research from Colliers.
Tuesday, 22. November 2022

Equity-rich buyers eye window of opportunity as global office market activity slows

Investment into the world’s office markets fell sharply in Q3, however, in its latest Capital Markets Quarterly report, Savills says that there is plenty of capital still circulating poised to target both the best assets, as well as any areas of discount, as debt-backed buyers withdraw and others pause decision-making.
Monday, 14. November 2022

European transactions become more complex

Real estate transactions in Europe are becoming more complex. This is the conclusion reached by a study conducted by Drooms. In the study, the company evaluated more than 4,000 transactions that took place between 2019 and 2022 as well as surveying around 170 real estate experts in Europe.
Wednesday, 26. October 2022

Unsettled mood in Europe’s retail markets

In a tough trading environment, retail markets across Europe have been affected in varying degrees by the direct and indirect impacts of price increases that are being driven by shortages of raw materials and higher energy costs and amplified by the war in Ukraine, which has now been raging for more than six months.
Monday, 24. October 2022