Europe overview: investment in numbers

Continental Europe sees a surge in appetite for all asset classes while the UK market grapples with the uncertainty brought about by Brexit. Janie Manzoori-Stamford delves deep

Continent overview






41.9 yrs

Urban population Rural population Projected GDP growth rate of Fastest-growing economy: Ireland Total wealth of ultra high net worth individuals Population growth rate per hour of Fastest-growing city: London Median age of population


Investment data

Total H1 2015

Total H1 2016

% change YOY

Capital market flow total $166.9bn $117.5bn -29.6
Domestic investment $77.6bn $64.8bn -16.6
Cross-border investment $89.3bn $52.7bn -40.9

Source: Real Capital Analytics

Ageing and urbanisation in Europe


EU27 population aged 65+ (%)

Proportion of people living in cities in Europe (%)

2000 15.7 70
2015 18.5 73.4
2030 23.6 80

Source: Eurostat

Did you know?

There has been a 25% year-on-year rise in investment in non-traditional assets over the past five years.

Need-to-know trends


The biggest story of 2016 has been Brexit. Uncertainty remains in the UK market…

Other News


Tax, ‘toppiness’ and the non-existent Trump bump. Just what is happening in the US real estate market?

Whatever you might think of the US’s new president, many expected Donald Trump’s election to boost business and US growth in general. CBRE’s head of… Read more »

E Europe

Innovation is the catalyst for change

Having a voice is one thing. Making sure it is heard is an altogether trickier business, even if you are a world-renowned architect responsible for… Read more »

E Europe

Smart cities need intelligent infrastructure

Cities are under a lot of pressure. Once upon a time it was perfectly acceptable for global metropolises and the buildings they comprised to stand… Read more »

E Europe