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Fifth annual research report which surveys key real estate decision makers to provide invaluable insight into business strategy, real estate mandate and workplace trends that are impacting the industry, while reporting what trends are being predicted for the occupier market over the next 48 months.
There are large differences in reported levels of satisfaction with asset services, between companies that had renewed leases, or intended to, and those that had moved or planned to.
These findings, based on a survey of around 500 companies in the UK and the Netherlands, found particularly large differences on certain aspects relating to the physical fabric of the building and its management – including processes for reporting faults and giving notice of works, as well as provision of lifts and climate control. Occupiers’ experience of these factors, taken together, may push them towards a “tipping point” that leads to relocation, even where they are broadly satisfied with other aspects of the location.
These issues are likely to affect occupier thinking and behaviour irrespective of the stage of the cycle, and it is vital for investors and service providers to appreciate those items to which occupiers are most sensitive. Since landlord tenant relationships are increasingly multilocational and multi-market, this appreciation needs to be widespread.
The latest Four Quadrants editorial meeting saw a gathering of real estate professionals with over 100 years of collective industry experience. The theme was a familiar one: ‘What point have we reached in the real estate cycle?’
The answer, however, is never straightforward and never the same. The trend of significant investor interest in the asset class continued across all four quadrants during the second quarter leading to elevated activity. This crystallised in large volumes of raised funds in both the public and private equity markets and more aggressively priced bond issuance in parallel with further increases in volumes and margin compression in the private debt markets.
By: Michael Haddock, Senior Director EMEA Research
The investor demand behind Europe’s recent nearly-twofold increase in CRE investment has come from all over the world. However, U.S.-based buyers’ acquisitions of European CRE has leapt from 2011’s €9 billion to €38 billion in 2014.