The continuing evolution of the European investment market

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The continuing evolution of the European investment market

Continental shift

With the dust having settled on 2015, we can now look back on the investment trends that defined the year and ask what 2016 might have in store.

Executive summary

There is certainly a lot to talk about: 2015 saw global real estate investment reach US$877 billion, the highest since 2007, driven by rising activity in both the Americas and EMEA. Yet beyond the headlines, the data point to a market that is evolving in terms of the sources of capital, the type of vehicles most active, and the type and location of properties being targeted.

In the EMEA region, although overall activity in 2015 was weaker than in 2007, Ireland, Italy, Norway, and Switzerland all saw investment exceed this previous peak. While parts of the region are yet to see activity recover to 2007 levels, a number of the larger markets including Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium are seeing double-digit growth.

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REflexions issue 3 - April 2016

REflexions is a bi-annual digest, dedicated to the real estate investment management professionals, which brings you the latest articles, news and market developments from Deloitte’s professionals and clients.

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