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Paris tops ranking for European real estate investment

Monday, November 11, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Paris tops the list as the overall favorite for prospects in 2020, with Berlin and Frankfurt also in the top three, according to the PwC and Urban Land Institute (ULI)'s annual report on emerging trends in real estate in Europe.

London is tipped as Europe's fourth most attractive city for real estate investment in 2020, with Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh ranked just outside of the top twenty.

Logistics once again tops the sector rankings for investment and development prospects with several residential-led sectors also dominating the top ten.

Europe's property leaders continue to have faith in real estate as an attractive and in-demand investment class, despite strong political and economic headwinds, according to the latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2020 report.

With interest rates set to stay lower for longer and bond yields in many European countries in negative territory, real estate income retains its broad appeal to investors, especially in comparison to other asset classes. Equity and debt are expected to remain plentiful for most real estate sectors.

With ongoing political tensions as a result of which economic growth is stagnating, there is little evidence of complacency given the inherent risks in a late-cycle market where values are above historic levels, with market participants careful how they deploy capital with a focus on cities that offer liquidity and stability.

Lisette Van Doorn, C......................

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