Optimism has returned to the major European real estate markets. That is the key finding of the most recent real estate investment climate survey conducted by Union Investment in Germany, France and the UK. There are many indications that the property markets are at the beginning of a new cycle, despite the pandemic not yet being fully behind us.
In the US, they’re already one of the hottest real estate investments, with Europe also seeing growing interest in life science facilities. However, investor demand exceeds supply, particularly in Germany. By Birgitt Wüst
The pandemic triggered a flight to safety, but value-add and manage-to-core strategies are now looking more attractive again. Investors appreciate the associated flexibility – not least in terms of adding green features. By Christine Mattauch
Fewer lettings, higher vacancies, growing challenges: the European office property market is feeling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet there are still attractive investment opportunities. Despite all the prophecies of doom, the office market is very much alive. By Christian Hunziker
Investment in senior living properties is set to increase, particularly in the mid- to high-end segments. Aging populations, growing wealth and lack of supply are driving demand and investor appetite. By Paul Allen
A potent mix of favourable fundamentals is attracting a record number of investors to residential assets. With demand for build-to-rent properties continuing to outpace supply, astute investors are putting on their hard hats and teaming up with project developers to access new product. By Judi Seebus