Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2012

January 2012

A joint undertaking of PwC and the Urban Land Institute, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe is a trends and forecast publication now in its ninth edition. The report provides an outlook on European real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues.

An economic crisis has left the European real estate industry in limbo, with preferred markets chosen more on their potential as safe havens than high-growth hubs, and with highly specialised non-core investments gaining attention as alternatives to traditional property types. The report says that the prospects for any turnaround this year hinge on how recent regulatory measures will affect banks’ willingness to make commercial loans, and whether another financial industry collapse caused by sovereign debt issues ultimately triggers a widespread release of assets by banks to investors.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2012 represents a consensus outlook for the future and reflects the views of more than 600 individuals who completed surveys and/or were interviewed as part of the research process for this report. The views expressed herein, including all comments appearing in quotes, were derived from these surveys and interviews and do not express the opinions of either PwC or ULI. Interviewees and survey participants represent a wide range of industry experts-investors, developers, property companies, lenders, brokers, and consultants. PwC and ULI researchers personally interviewed 310 individuals, and survey responses were received from 386 individuals.

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