Capital Economics

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Growth in German prime industrial rents will be held back by a weakening economic environment, and occupiers prepared to look outside traditional industrial locations which offer better value for money, according to a new update from... Read more


Germany - Transparency, Logistics

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Capital Economics issued a note this week saying that the cooling in German export growth was leading to a poorer outlook for the German economy and increasing the downside risks for occupier markets. Read more



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A report published last week by Capital Economics suggests that German office capital values are likely to peak in 2018, although the report concludes that after rising steadily for years, a sharp correction seems unlikely. Read more



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A new report from the European commercial property team at Capital Economics provides food for thought as to where office rents are going, particularly in Frankfurt. Read more


Residential Real Estate

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A recent report from Capital Economics asks, "Should we be concerned about German house prices" – an issue that has been occupying a lot of minds since the market started rising ten years ago, and has hardly paused for breath since. Read more


Retail Warehouse

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A new report by Capital Economics examines the rise in German industrial take-up, and concludes that prime rents will continue to edge up over the next two years. Read more


Shopping Centre

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A new report from property advisers Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) shows that 36,000 sqm of new shopping centre space will be completed in Germany this year, with another 67,700 sqm to be added in 2018. Nonetheless, German retail rents are expected to... Read more


Yield, Ertrag, Rendite, Money

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A recent report by consulting group Capital Economics on German industrial/logistics yields attracted our attention – in particular, how the spreads over office investments have come down to new lows. The study highlights how Berlin, among major... Read more


Real Estate - Office

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Despite a fall in investment activity in Germany in 2016, 2017 will not see the start of a stamped to the exit by investors, says a report on the German real estate market earlier this month by Caüpital Economics. While record low yields may... Read more



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The shock decision for the UK to leave the EU is unlikely to cause a significant decline in overall property investment activity in Europe but it could boost demand for its core region as investors try to avoid Eurosceptic markets, according to... Read more



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A separate study produced by UK research group Capital Economics also takes a bullish view on the direction of German prime high street retail rents. The researchers see further growth in rent levels as growing populations in Germany's biggest... Read more



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After a record take-up for German logistics in 2015, a new report from UK research firm Capital Economics suggests that occupier demand in German urban areas is likely to hold up well again this year. This is despite a fall in Q1 of the logistics... Read more



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A new report on European Commercial Property predicts that the European Central Bank will feel compelled to take even more stimulus measures above and beyond last month's loosening, resulting in more benefits for prime property as a high-yielding... Read more



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A new report by London-based Capital Economics sees German industrial occupier demand set to moderate in 2016 after this record-breaking year of 2015. However, supply constraints that are more aligned to distribution than production lead the... Read more


Genf - Schweiz

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Switzerland office rents still have plenty of room for further falls over the coming quarters despite touching current historic lows, according to macroeconomic research group Capital Economics. Positive rental growth is still some way off into... Read more