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

C&W predicts jump in European investment

Investment into European property will rebound with 6.3% growth in volumes in 2017 despite rising inflation and political volatility, forecasts from Cushman & Wakefield’s 2017… Read more »

E Europe

Centres of excellence

The top 100 richest cities in the world account for around one-third of global GDP. To access 25% of available global output, you would need… Read more »

E Europe

Let’s talk about tax

1. New UK interest restriction rules From April this year, new rules will limit corporation tax deductions for UK corporate borrowers. The ceiling for allowable… Read more »

E Europe