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Paris Edging London as Europe’s #1 Real Estate Market

By on October 23rd, 2019

Paris has overtaken London as Europe’s #1 commercial property market, preliminary Real Capital Analytics data shows. The U.K. had already lost its status as the largest European country for investment activity to Germany in 2016, but until this year London had held on to its position as the top market.

London’s downgrade is also reflected in the wider U.K. market, where volume for the first three quarters of 2019 has fallen by close to 30% year-over-year. This puts the U.K. in second place behind Germany in the list of most active countries. Investment volume fell in Germany too during the first three quarters of the year, but by a smaller margin.

Read RCA’s upcoming Europe Capital Trends report for the full investment activity results and analysis of the drivers behind these headlines.

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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).