RCA Insights

European Deal Activity Slips Further in Q2

By on August 2nd, 2018

Following a slow first three months of 2018, Europe’s commercial real estate investment market continued its downward trend into the second quarter, the latest edition of Europe Capital Trends shows. Investment volume fell by 20% compared to the same period a year prior, in a slowdown that persisted across all sectors except for development sites.

Of the top 20 markets, 11 registered lower investment activity compared to a year earlier. Germany and the U.K. both declined. Positive year-over-year change numbers for France were more indicative of a slow 2017 than a strong 2018.

There were some bright spots in the European market, however. The Netherlands registered its third strongest quarter on record. RCA CPPI data indicates that prices in the Netherlands remain well below 2007 levels, making the market attractive to both international and domestic players.

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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).