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Global Topics & Trends

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

Europe needs additional 3.5m sq m of last-mile space

Knight Frank predicts rising online retail sales across Europe’s top seven e-commerce markets will increase by 48% over next five years, driving additional requirements for last mile fulfilment.
Thursday, 6. October 2022

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