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Sweden is Europe's most liquid commercial property market

New research from DTZ shows Sweden regained its position as the most liquid1 European commercial property market in 2012 with turnover at 9% of its invested stock. Norway (8%) and the UK (6%) were ranked second and third most liquid markets in Europe in 2012 respectively. They were followed by Poland (6%) and Germany (5%). Despite having the second-largest invested stock in Europe, France was only ranked as the 10th most liquid market.
Top 10 liquid markets in Europe, 2012
Rank County Liquidity
1Sweden9,2 %
2 Norway7,6 %
3UK6,4 %
4 Poland5,7 %
5Germany5,2 %
6 Luxembourg4,1 %
7Ukraine3,9 %
8 Finland3,8 %
9Belgium3,5 %
10 France3,0 %

Nigel Almond, Head of Strategy Research at DTZ commented: “Sweden’s position at the top may come as a surprise given its position as the eighth-largest investment market in Europe at €106bn, around a sixth of the size of the UK. Commercial real estate investment activity in Sweden has reboun...[…]