About the survey

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe, a trends and forecast publication now in its 11th edition, is a highly regarded and widely read report in the real estate industry. Undertaken jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, the report provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, cities, property sectors, and other real estate issues throughout Europe.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe® 2014 reflects the views of over 500 individuals who completed surveys or were interviewed as a part of the research for this report. The interviewees and survey participants represent a wide range of industry experts, including investors, fund managers, developers, property companies, lenders, brokers, advisers, and consultants. ULI and PwC researchers personally interviewed more than 280 individuals and survey responses were received from 299.

Survey responses

  • Fund/investment manager 30%
  • Private Property Company or developer 26%
  • Real estate service firm 24%
  • Institutional/equity investor 10%
  • Publicly-listed property company or REIT 10%
  • Bank, lender, or securitised lender 9%
  • Homebuilder or residential developer 3%
  • Other entity 12%

Survey responses by geographic scope of firm

  • European firm focused primarily on one country 61%
  • European firm with pan-European strategy 24%
  • Global firm with global strategy 23%
  • Other 6%

Survey responses by territory

  • Czech Republic 1%
  • Cyprus 1%
  • Austria 1%
  • Ireland 2%
  • Finland 2%
  • Denmark 2%
  • Switzerland 3%
  • Sweden 3%
  • Poland 3%
  • Norway 3%
  • Greece 3%
  • Turkey 4%
  • Spain 4%
  • Portugal 4%
  • France 4%
  • Belgium 4%
  • Italy 5%
  • Russia 6%
  • Netherlands 8%
  • UK 17%
  • Germany 19%