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60 seconds on four reasons to invest in European real estate

Duncan Owen puts forward the investment case for continental European real estate markets, which includes burgeoning growth in a number of key cities and higher income potential.


Duncan Owen

Duncan Owen

Global Head of Real Estate

Why invest in continental European real estate markets?

There are four principal reasons:

  • European real estate markets are large, with significant liquidity and good levels of transparency.
  • Europe’s economy is finally turning the corner and government finances are improving.
  • GDP for a number of key cities and companies is at two to three times the average of the eurozone, meaning investors can pick locations that could offer superior growth.
  • European real estate offers an income return higher than is available in many other Western markets, as well as providing protection from inflation.