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Global Topics & Trends

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

Housing crunch underpins solid European residential investment outlook

Europe’s fundamental mismatch between voracious housing demand and limited supply is driving massive investment growth in the residential sector and will continue to generate opportunities even amid geopolitical and economic uncertainties, according to a new report by Colliers.
Wednesday, 20. April 2022

European housing markets remain dynamic

European residential real estate remains the most dynamic of all real estate classes in Q1 2022. However, war, inflation and the ongoing Corona epidemic are slowing economic development. The expected increase in interest rates, a significantly low supply of products and ongoing urbanisation are decisive factors in this regar...
Monday, 4. April 2022

US real estate market becoming yet more appealing for German investors

The US real estate market is rich in opportunity for German investors. The world’s biggest national economy is an extremely well established and highly professional market that tempts investors with higher rates of return than those available on the German market. However, you need to know the local market in order to keep fr...
Monday, 28. March 2022

European non-listed real estate performance hit record levels

European non-listed real estate delivered a record-breaking performance in Q4 2021. The INREV pan-European Quarterly Asset Level Index posted record high quarterly total returns of 4.85%, driven by exceptional capital growth of 3.99%, which accounts for over 80% of the total performance. This represents a one-year rolling tot...
Thursday, 17. March 2022

Office and retail to re-emerge as more investable propositions in 2022

The sharp divergence between the favoured and unfavoured sectors of European real estate, which has arisen over the past two years out of the Covid-19 pandemic, will begin to reverse in 2022, according to the latest Investment Strategy Annual published by LaSalle Investment Management.
Wednesday, 9. February 2022

London, Hong Kong and Tokyo top table for occupier office costs

Savills analysis of prime office costs in global markets around the world has shown that occupier demand for the best space has generally maintained rents, and that London’s West End has seen the ‘all-in’ cost to an occupier of office space rise above Hong Kong and top the table.
Wednesday, 26. January 2022

Investors reveal strong appetite for real estate in 2022

Institutional investors plan to invest at least €68.2 billion in global real estate this year, according to the 2022 Investment Intentions Survey published today by ANREV, INREV and PREA. The majority of this new capital comes from European investors (52%), whilst their counterparts from North America and Asia Pacific account...
Wednesday, 12. January 2022