European real estate market investment prospects 2020, by sector

This statistic displays the investment prospects ranked out of 5 on the real estate market in Europe in 2020, by various industry sectors. Retirement/assisted living facilities have been ranked as the best prospect of any sector in the real estate market with a score of 4.37 out of 5. At the other end of the scale are out of town shopping centers, which have been scored at 2.47 out of 5.

Investment prospects on the real estate market in Europe in 2020, by sector

Score (1 to 5= excellent)*
Retirement/ assisted living4.37
Logistic facilities4.35
Student housing4.25
Self-storage facilities*4.19
Private rented residential4.17
Data centres*4.14
Affordable housing4.13
Flexible/ serviced offices4.12
Serviced apartments4.11
Industrial/ warehouse4.03
Science parks*4
Housebuidling for sale3.92
Central city offices3.92
Social housing3.84
Business parks3.39
Suburban offices3.34
High street shops3.02
Retail parks2.9
City centre shopping centres2.87
Out-of-town shopping centres2.47
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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents

905 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

industry experts, including investors, fund managers, developers, property companies, lenders, brokers, advisers and consultants.

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview, online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey was made up of respondents from twenty European countries and made up from the following professional industries. The source adds that respondents could choose more than one category, so percentages do not add up to 100. Real estate service firms (29 percent), Private property company or developer (26 percent), Fund/investment managers (25 percent), Institutional/equity investor (13 percent), publicly-listed property company or REIT (10 percent), Bank, lender or securitized lender (5 percent),homebuilder or residential developer (5 percent), real estate operators (4 percent) or other (5 percent).

The source adds the following information "Respondents scored sectors' prospects on a scale of 1=very poor to 5=excellent, and the scores for each sector are averages; the overall rank is based on the average of the sector's investment and development score."

* A significantly lower number of respondents scored this sector

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