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Chart: Europe’s Top Ten Markets

By on March 26th, 2018

It’s no surprise that Europe’s perennial top two largest transaction markets over the past decade have been London and Paris. However in the lower ranks there has been a changing of the guard.

The rise of Madrid, which ranked as Europe’s fourth biggest market in the last two years, emphasizes Spain’s return to prominence. Stockholm has moved in the reverse direction, dropping from the number three spot in 2014 to ninth in 2017, due to a slowdown in domestic institutional investment activity.

The top 10 in 2017 was dominated by five German markets, which is a reflection of the federal, decentralized nature of Germany in comparison with the centralized U.K. and French markets.

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A ranking of the top 25 markets in Europe appears in Europe Capital Trends, which is published quarterly. To get more information about becoming an RCA client, contact us

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).