Research - DECEMBER 7, 2017

CBRE reports positive economic environment for most of Europe through 2018 to 2019

by Jody Barhanovich

CBRE has released its CBRE 2018 Europe Real Estate Market Outlook report and predicts a positive economic environment for most of Europe through 2018 to 2019.

“The European economy is in good shape and this is reflected in property investor sentiment. Real estate investment is at elevated levels and while the market is in a prolonged stage of the cycle, Europe looks set for another year of robust investment activity in 2018, supported by positive occupier and investment market fundamentals.”

However, CBRE predicts there will be pressure on investors to deploy capital through 2018 and 2019 due to continued strong growth in assets under management, with France and the United Kingdom being the main markets offering potential for investment growth.

Operator consolidation across Europe in the alternatives sector will present real estate investors with new partnership opportunities as well as enhancing covenant strength, stated the report, and growth in appetite for “niche” sectors to drive returns as well.

“The unprecedented weight of money targeting operational asset classes means that 2018 is likely to be another very active year for specialist markets,” according to the report.

The report provides insight on the key trends CBRE’s experts think will affect the European property industry over the next 12 months. The report also gives detailed insight of each property type, including office, retail, industrial, residential and hotel. You can find the full report here.

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