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Market Reports Europe

2021 a record year for European real estate investment

Investment into European real estate reached an all-time high in 2021, according to CBRE. The data shows that €359bn was invested into commercial real estate in 2021, up 25% on 2020 and up 8% on 2019, the previous record year. Q4 2021 was also a record quarter for European real estate investment, with volumes totaling €136bn,...
Friday, 21. January 2022

UK sees strongest growth in logistics rents across Europe

The rampant growth in rents across the logistics sector continues amid a broader recovery in markets as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to wane, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest DNA of Real Estate research for Q3 2021.
Monday, 15. November 2021

Investment total volume can exceed the threshold of €1bn also this year

According to Colliers, the total transaction volume of commercial real estate in the Baltics during the first six months of 2021 reached approximately 672 million euros, an increase of 42% compared to the corresponding period of 2020. Colliers foresees transaction volume in 2021 exceeding the EUR 1.0 billion level achieved in...
Thursday, 5. August 2021

Food and grocery the new core in retail property investment

According to Savills, the food sector is becoming the new core in retail property investment. Last year, for the first time, investments in supermarkets, hypermarkets and food discount stores accounted for a record 21% of total European retail activity, up from a five year average of 7%. Despite the decline of retail sales gr...
Wednesday, 12. May 2021

Industrial property demand rises at record rates in Europe

Overall sentiment in Europe’s commercial property market was less negative in Q1 as a steadier backdrop appeared to emerge. But this was largely down to improvements in the industrial property sector. That’s according to new data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Monday, 3. May 2021

European investment volumes hold up better than expected

Commercial real estate investment volumes in Europe reached €275bn in 2020, according to CBRE. This represents a 17% decrease from €331bn in 2019, a better performance than was initially anticipated in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thursday, 14. January 2021

Germany and Sweden see significant increases in care home investment

Investment into Swedish and German care homes between January and September 2020 has increased by 80% and 21% year-on-year respectively, according to Savills latest research. These two countries also accounted for 42% (Germany) and 23% (Sweden) of the total investment volume of €3.6bn in the European care homes sector during ...
Wednesday, 25. November 2020

European Logistics take-up increases 19% in Q3 2020

Take-up of European logistics space reached 6.9m sqm in Q3 2020, an increase of 19% compared to the same period last year, which saw total take-up of 5.8m sqm, according to the latest research from CBRE.
Thursday, 12. November 2020

European logistics continues to grow during pandemic

Europe’s commercial real estate markets maintained their trend of slowed rental growth and yield development across most markets in Q3 2020 according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest DNA of Real Estate.
Tuesday, 3. November 2020

European hotel transaction activity dominated by regional players

New European hotel transaction data from Cushman & Wakefield reveals that the first half of 2020 saw a marked increase in investors retreating to their home regions amid COVID-19 related uncertainty, with 78% of the recorded €5.7 billion in transactions (a year-on-year fall of 55%) originating from within Europe.
Wednesday, 9. September 2020

RE Investment Market Germany determined by large-scale portfolio transactions

Investments of €27.8 billion were channeled into the German real estate investment market in the first quarter of 2020. Compared with the previous year’s quarter, this marks a substantial increase of 97 percent that was mainly attributable to two large takeovers. Ado Properties and Aroundtown acquired majority holdings in Adl...
Thursday, 16. April 2020

European Real Estate investment volumes reach €69.5bn in Q3

Total real estate investment in Europe reached €69.5bn in Q3 2019, representing a decrease of 4% on the same period last year and 14% fall year-to-date, according to the latest data from CBRE. This brings year-to-date investment volumes in Europe to €192bn against a total of €223bn for the same period in 2018.
Wednesday, 30. October 2019

Media and tech companies drive demand in European office market

According to Savills, the proportion of office space taken up by technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies across the European office market now stands at 17%, an increase by 2% year-on-year (yoy). At the same time, prime CBD rents have increased by 5.1% yoy in Europe as historically low vacancy rates meet rising take-up...
Tuesday, 29. October 2019

Fall in bond yields continues to drive European real estate investment

According to Savills latest research, lower government bond yields have been the influential driver of office yield compression across Europe’s markets, which has had a huge impact on the lending community across Europe. Lending rates to CBD offices have dipped below 1.5% per annum on most of Europe’s core cities, with c. 60%...
Thursday, 24. October 2019

Main european commercial real estate markets holding up very well

Economic growth in Europe has slowed more than expected in 2019, mainly due to the rising trade tensions between the US and China. All told, growth in the Eurozone could come in at around 1.1% in 2019, compared to 1.9% in 2018. “The main feature to watch within Europe will be the geopolitical situation in countries like the U...
Tuesday, 10. September 2019

Capital flows into European multifamily housing

Multifamily housing is the second largest sector for real estate investment in Europe, and could become the dominant sector, according to new research by global real estate advisor CBRE. International investors are putting record volumes of capital into multifamily housing in Europe. With €52bn of cross-border capital committ...
Friday, 9. August 2019