Whether our clients are acquiring, selling, managing or investing in property, good decisions depend on accurate, carefully analysed information. Our team makes a close study of real estate globally, delving into specific sectors and markets as well as exploring broader real estate trends. We report back to our clients via publications, reports and presentations.
Why do they choose to work with us?
The research team has access to data, market intelligence and human expertise from a worldwide network of CBRE offices. The EMEA research team alone numbers 106 people in 43 EMEA countries and incorporates a specialist cross-border research team. The findings we report to our clients have a depth - and a value - that other firm’s researchers cannot match. It’s how we give our clients a competitive edge.
Which specialist services do we offer?
Regular local market analysis and reports
Analysis and reporting of regional and global trends
Germany is seen as a safe haven for global capital. Demand for real estate on the increase gives reason to expect further high transaction volume in 2017.
Employment numbers in the service sector continue to increase, resulting in record office letting take-up volumes in 2016. Above all, in the top cities modern office space is in short supply and is driving a further rise in rental prices.
For many years, the retail investment market has been characterised by unwavering strong demand and a decreasing availability of product. As a result, investor focus is shifting increasingly to alternative investment opportunities.
Thanks to the continued robust fundamentals, the initial signs for 2017 are positive for both the logistics letting and investment markets.
There is an upswing in Germany’s hotel sector thanks to the solid economic growth and rise in the numbers of guest overnight stays.
Institutional investors are increasingly focussing on healthcare, which is a highly cyclical but fast-growing investment niche, but requires detailed market knowledge because of the statutory legislation involved.
The German residential market is becoming increasingly popular among national and international investors. The action scope of investors is expanding on second tier cities, project developments and the student housing Segment.
In the Ile-de-France region, the office space market took off in 2016: since take-up was satisfactory, vacancy rates dropped and nominal rents rose in central districts. This equilibrium has yet to stabilise, and at the moment, commercial incentives granted are at their highest level.
2016 was dynamic regionally. Pre-lets and owner-operated properties have been the drivers of the office market in the absence of suitable new stock. In the medium term, the market should welcome a number of new projects.
• 2016 - a year of surprises for the real estate sector with Brexit, the US election and Budget tax changes particularly topical
• Phenomenal activity in all occupier markets on the back of strong job creation numbers and favourable demographics
• Very strong rental growth achieved in all sectors of the Irish market
• Investment & hotel spend surprised on the upside
• 2017 - A combination of seismic events has muddied the waters, to the extent that the trajectory of the Irish real estate sector remains somewhat uncertain
• Ireland is expected to see economic growth of at least 3.5% being achieved this year compared to 2% in the US and 1.6% in the UK
• Further easing in total returns from Irish commercial real estate in 2017 with income supporting growth in the absence of yield compression
The report - ‘Top trends in facilities management – how society, demographics and technology are changing the world of FM’- is intended to help occupiers think through how they achieve their strategic goals, through their real estate and facilities.
In 2016, the production of new mortgages for home buyers peaked with approximately 221 billion euros of new mortgages being granted to home buyers in the 12 months ending ctober 2016. Re-mortgaging and debt re-purchases, which increase the amount of new loans produced without impacting total debt, accounted for half of mortgage production in the last six months. Borrowing interest rates fell on average to 1.31% (excluding insurance) across the market according to the Observatoire Credit Logement CSA in November. In parallel, the mortgage period increased, the proportion of loans exceeding 25 years rising to 33% in 2016.
With technology changing our world at unprecedented speed, many people
are feeling apprehensive about the future and questioning what it holds for
themselves, their children and the generations to come. Those operating in
the real estate sector are not immune from this profound sense of uncertainty.
As a business, CBRE is increasingly using data mapping to identify patterns that help us
– and our clients – to better understand what tomorrow might look like. More specifically,
our Master Planning team has identified a series of economic, demographic, societal
and technological trends which can give us useful pointers towards future real estate
Despite the success of diversied portfolios, which enable investors to spread risk, investors remained focused on well identied sectors, that is, areas offering deep letting markets and, in some instances, a potential improvement in rental values. Paris and the Inner Western suburbs (the Western Crescent and La Défense) accounted for a record share of investments with 68% of the market. This pattern of market segmentation is very different to the one seen during the peak of the last property cycle when geographic diversication was more generalized.