Global real estate advisor, CBRE, has today launched its first ever EMEA Investment Guide, providing an overview of the commercial real estate market in 36 countries. The report was launched at EXPO REAL 2016 at CBRE’s Global Investment Briefing.

The report, which covers 36 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a benchmark document which outlines both the economic and real estate fundamentals of different countries across the region. The report highlights key market strengths in each country as well as prominent investor groups, most desirable assets and a detailed overview of the land, taxation and legal obligations required in each country.

The comprehensive guide is the first of its kind and will provide real estate investors with critical information they need when considering property acquisitions across the region. According to the guide, offices proved the most investable assets, being the most popular choice amongst investors in 21 of the 36 nations. Other popular assets included shopping centres, residential, hotels and light industrial and warehouses.


Jonathan Hull, Head of EMEA Investment Properties at CBRE
The EMEA Investment Guide 2016 is the definitive introduction to investing in commercial property in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It explores the terms of buying, selling and leasing commercial property in 36 countries across the region. In each country we look at the economic and property fundamentals that underpin property investment and offer an overview of the land system; foreign investment policies; and property taxes associated with buying, selling and owning commercial property.

From Q3 2015 to Q2 2016, a total of US$122 billion was invested into EMEA markets. This is testament to how popular these markets continue to be for investors looking to deploy capital into real estate. Whilst investment levels are lower than 2015, prime assets in core markets across the region remain key targets for capital, and cities such as London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels have continued to attract foreign investment, particularly from the Middle East and Asia. However, both the UK and Germany, Europe’s top two sources of capital, have increased their investment into other European markets. This is particularly true of UK investors, whose cross boarder investment grew 66 per cent from H1 2015.
Jonathan Hull, Head of EMEA Investment Properties at CBRE