- October 1, 2020: Vol. 14, Number 9

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€515m invested into European senior housing in H1

by Marek Handzel

€515 million was invested in European senior housing assets in the first half of 2020 — a year-on-year increase of 25 percent.

Savills says the sector’s long-term fundamentals are proving resilient despite the pressure put on it by the COVID-19 crisis. In its August Market in Minutes report, the advisory firm reports that investor appetite for later living real estate remains supported by the strong fundamentals including Europe’s ageing population, new living arrangements, growing wealth and an overall lack of housing.

Investment activity over the past five years into the sector has been mainly concentrated in France and the UK. Both countries took 68 percent of market share (38 percent and 30 percent, respectively), followed by Italy (9 percent), the Netherlands (7 percent), Sweden (5 percent), Germany and Belgium (4 percent each).

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