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Capital Markets European Living Snapshot | April 2022

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Europe’s fundamental mismatch between voracious housing demand and limited supply is driving massive investment growth in the residential sector and will continue to generate opportunities even amid geopolitical and economic uncertainties, as reported in our new report, European Living Snapshot.

The report finds that residential investment volumes surged 89% over the course of 2021, and for the first time crossed the 30% line as a proportion of real estate investment in Europe. Underlying this growth is what the report describes as “strategic levels of under-supply to meet urban household formation and growth.”

In response to this increased activity in the living sector, we have looked closely at 10 key European markets to provide the context for this uptick in investment. Covering Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK this guide will provide insight into market conditions and where the opportunities lie for investors. Download the full report below.


Capital Markets European Living Snapshot | April 2022

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