Real Estate

The real estate market is a crucial part of the global economy. Residential real estate provides housing while also helping individuals and families build wealth. By providing offices, industrial, logistics, and retail space, the commercial real estate market serves a vital role in the development of the economy. As a form of investment, real estate generates cash flow by collecting rent from tenants. The value of properties and rents tend to increase over time, making real estate a hedge against inflation. Though the market is not immune to bubbles such as the notorious subprime mortgage crisis in the U.S. between 2007 and 2010, real estate is considered a stable asset class. The performance of the sector is heavily influenced by the cost and availability of mortgage lending. During the coronavirus pandemic, the global housing market grew substantially, fueled by low mortgage rates. However, as bank rates started to rise in response to inflation the market started to cool off.

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State of the industry

  • Industrial and logistic real estate in the United Kingdom (UK)
  • Potential cost to residential real estate from rising sea levels in European cities
  • Residential property in Europe: the status quo after COVID-19
  • Warehousing in Europe

Trending Facts & Insights

  • Number of existing homes sold in the United States from 2005 to 2023 (in million units)

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  • Average sales price of new and existing residential property in Europe in 2021, per country (in euros per square meter)

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  • Average interest rates for mortgages in the United Kingdom (UK) from March 2000 to September 2022, by type of mortgage

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  • Retail vacancy rates in the United States from 2019 to 2021 and forecast for 2022

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  • Volume of commercial real estate transactions completed in the United States from 2007 to 2020 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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  • Vacancy rate in the largest office markets in the United States in 1st quarter 2022

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  • Annual taking rent per square foot of industrial big-box property in North America from 2009 to 2021 (in U.S. dollars)

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  • Total commercial real estate investment volume in Europe from 2020 to 2021, by country (in billion euros)

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  • Leading real estate investment managers in Europe as of 2020, by assets under management (AUM) (in billion euros)

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  • Prime yield of office real estate in Central London, the United Kingdom in 4th quarter 2021, by submarket

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Industry Definition

Industry Definition

Real estate is private property in the form of buildings and land that can be used for residential or commercial purposes. Residential real estate includes single-family and attached houses, as well as apartments and condominiums. Commercial real estate refers to offices, industrial and logistic facilities, retail, and hospitality properties.
In this section, Statista provides the most relevant and up-to-date data on the financing, selling, and renting of real estate. Among the key market indicators are mortgage advances, house prices, rents, vacancies, take-up, investment volumes, market leaders, and digital innovation.

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