Investor sentiment in Europe is still strong

Jonathan C Hull, CBRE, tells Investment Briefings that the late cycle is causing concern but not stopping investments in offices and logistics.

Investments keep coming into the UK and European property markets despite concerns about the late cycle and political uncertainty, said Jonathan Hull, managing director, EMEA Capital Markets, CBRE.

‘The late cycle is mentioned all the time, in every meeting you go to, but people still keep investing,’ he told Real Asset Day. ‘This is because people are struggling to see where else they could invest and generate the same kind of returns that they can get in real estate across the major sectors’. 

The office and logistics markets in particular are doing really well, he said, and they have been ‘very consistent’, giving investors some certainty, while retail ‘continues to cause some concern’.

Investor sentiment continues to be strong, he said: ‘We see strong inflows from Asia and from the US into EU markets’.

The UK is a slightly different story. ‘The UK is further ahead of the cycle compared to many other European countries,’ he said. ‘The UK has seen strong transactional volumes in 2018 but it is true that people recently have looked at the market and have been a little more cautious.’

Contact the editor here.

OUTLOOK 2019 (Warsaw) – CEE expects positive year as markets reach plateau

A record number of attendees joined our OUTLOOK 2019 Investment Briefing at the Warsaw offices of Colliers International and both audience polls and the research presentation suggested a plateau in markets for 2019 with investment volumns expected to be similar to 2018.

A record number of attendees joined our OUTLOOK 2019 Investment Briefing at the Warsaw offices of Colliers International and both audience polls and the research presentation suggested a plateau in markets for 2019 with investment volumns expected to be similar to 2018. Audience polls also highlighted political risk as the major concern and logistics as the sector most likely to see the highest growth. It was a very interactive discussion with the expert panel and we will bring you the insights, research presentation and video highlights of the discussion over the next two days in The Real Estate Day.

The Real Estate Day brings you unique insights from industry leaders and key associations as well as offering the chance to select the market sources you trustand create your own time-efficient customised newsfeed. All your favourite sources in one efficient newsletter.

We have automatically included some of the most respected news sources for your newsletter but please do personalise The Real Estate Dayby simply updating your preferred sources.

Please do send us your company news to Newsline and if you are interested in partnering or would like to be included as a Thought Leader interview please give me a call or send me an email.

Welcome to The Real Estate Day

Welcome to The Real Estate Day, the daily newsletter focused on saving your valuable time and sharing thought leadership, insight and strategy.

Welcome to The Real Estate Day, the daily newsletter focused on saving your valuable time and sharing thought leadership, insight and strategy. 

The Real Estate Day brings you unique insights from industry leaders and key associations as well as offering the chance to select the market sources you trust and create your own time-efficient customised newsfeed. All your favourite sources in one efficient newsletter.

I’m delighted that James Wallace has joined Nicol Dynes as part of our editorial team to share his thoughts on the markets and I hope you enjoy the insights shared in our daily Thought Leader section of interviews with key industry leaders – starting today with Pertti Vanhanen at Aberdeen Standard Investments. 

We have automatically included some of the most respected news sources for your newsletter but please do personalise The Real Estate Day by simply updating your preferred sources.

Please do send us your company news to Newsline and if you are interested in partnering or would like to be included as a Thought Leader interview please give me a call or send me an email.