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Global Topics & Trends

Global real estate AUM falls to €3.7 trillion

Total global real estate assets under management (AUM) fell to €3.7 trillion in 2023, a 3.8% decline from the €3.9 trillion reported at the end of 2022, according to the Fund Manager Survey 2024, published today by ANREV, INREV and NCREIF.
Tuesday, 4. June 2024

​​Europe remains the top pick for global capital investors

Despite global investment volumes remaining at the lower end of their 10-year average in Q1, signs of improvement were seen across EMEA with European markets dominating the top 10 destinations in receipt of global capital – according to Colliers' latest analysis of cross-border 'Global Capital Flows – Q1 2024'.
Wednesday, 29. May 2024

European commercial real estate investment activity remained muted

European commercial real estate markets remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2024 as hopes for aggressive interest rate cuts faded and investors stayed on the sidelines. Even so, a steady flow of smaller deals and even some large-scale transactions pointed to healthy residual appetite, according to the latest Capital Mar...
Wednesday, 24. April 2024

Investors poised to invest in European hotels sector

The European hotel investment market is set to flourish this year, with 70% of investors planning to increase capital allocation to the sector, according to CBRE’s 2024 European Hotel Investor Intentions Survey. A further 25% of respondents intend to maintain their asset allocation levels.
Tuesday, 23. April 2024

London hits top spot as most expensive city for construction worldwide

London has narrowly overtaken Geneva to top the rankings once again as the most expensive city in the world in which to build, according to the latest Arcadis 2024 International Construction Costs (ICC) report, released by the global design and engineering consultancy today.
Tuesday, 16. April 2024

C&W expects European living sector to boom over next five years

Investment in the EMEA living sector has the potential to reach €70-85 Billion per annum over the next five years, according to new insight from Cushman & Wakefield. More than half of respondents to the firm's EMEA Living Sector Survey currently have over 20% of their real estate portfolio allocated to the sector, and nearly ...
Wednesday, 27. March 2024

Investors looking to allocate €63.8bn+ to the 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 €700bn+, these investors alone will be looking to allocate €63.8bn to the European Living sectors over the next three years.
Tuesday, 12. March 2024

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