Focusing purely on German Class A cities means missing chances Münster, Cologne and Stuttgart top the new city ranking Dublin scores highest among the non-German cities New strategies are required for the mid-price segment
European retail markets are mostly in good shape at the start of the year. However, retail investors in Europe will need to adjust to a growing gap between robust retail markets and those that are subject to high risk in the long term. As Union Investment’s Global Retail Attractiveness Index (GRAI) shows, there are 25 points between the current top performer, Portugal, and the weakest market in Europe, Belgium.
• Slow and cumbersome decision-making processes are a primary obstacle • Building use phase offers the biggest potential for cooperation • Building performance benefits the most from Technology
Buoyed by a positive outlook among consumers and retailers alike, the majority of retail markets worldwide remained in good or very good shape during the second quarter of 2018.
Property investors believe the cyclical turning point will soon be reached in European real estate markets. Accordingly, professional investors are increasingly worried about misallocating capital. Yield targets are being reassessed.