Distribution of property investment in Europe 2019, by sector

Multiple factors play a role in an investor’s or developer’s decision to invest: availability of land or assets, construction costs, economic conditions, currency volatility, interest rate movements, and many other. While many investors specialize in a specific type of real estate, market demand also influences their choices.

Investment in real estate in Europe

With high market demand and low vacancy rates, offices account for a large portion of the European real estate market. As of the first three quarters of 2019, approximately 42 percent of all property investments went into the office sector, which was more than the total investments in the retail, residential, and hotel sector combined.

European leaders on the real estate market

As of the first quarter of 2019, European investment in commercial property totalled more than 33 billion euros. Nine European countries exceeded one billion euros in commercial property investment, with the United Kingdom, Germany and France heading the ranking. Looking at individual European cities, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and London were the ones with the highest investment and development prospects on the real estate market for 2020. According to industry experts, among the main issues impacting investments were construction costs, availability of suitable assets/land, and European economic growth.

Distribution of property investment in Europe in 2019, by sector

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

1st to 3rd quarter of 2019

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