Europe

Alternative assets make up 25% of European transactions

MIPIM 2016: Alternative real estate assets are now firmly ensconced in the mainstream, reflecting 25% of total European real estate investment activity in 2015, according to the latest analysis from Savills.

The figure is up from just 15% in the last market peak in 2007.

The firm said that European alternative assets had been steadily rising in popularity over the past 15 years, with allocations increasing by approximately 25% year on year, as investors look beyond traditional office, retail and industrial property for higher returns. Niche alternative assets, such as student accommodation, senior housing, healthcare/clinics and…

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