RCA Insights

Chart: Flipping Mad in Amsterdam

By on May 14th, 2019

The number of properties being flipped is surging in Amsterdam, where prices last year grew the fastest of any leading European metro area. In 2018 there were 59 flips – deals where the prior sale was less than 24 months before – up from 10 in 2015.

The number of flips surpasses the peak of the market in London in 2015, when investors sold 34 properties having owned them for less than two years. In London the number of short holds has steadily dropped, down to just eight properties in 2018.

In Germany the phenomenon of flipping is negligible, likely an indicator of the dominance of domestic institutional investors. These owners typically hold their properties for around six years, according to Real Capital Analytics data.

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This analysis first appeared in the latest edition of Europe Capital Trends. If you are an RCA client you can log into the RCA website to download the latest reports and data files.

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Tom Leahy

Tom Leahy

Senior Director, EMEA Analytics

Tom Leahy joined RCA in 2014. In his role as Senior Director for the EMEA region, Tom is responsible for the development and expansion of the market analytics service for RCA’s European clients.

Prior to joining RCA, Tom was an Associate Director and then Head of Research at UK-based property consultancy, Lambert Smith Hampton. He started his career as an analyst at research consultancy Property Market Analysis (PMA).