Europe Real Estate Market Report by Property (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Land), Business (Sales, Rental), Mode (Online, Offline), and Country 2024-2032

Europe Real Estate Market Report by Property (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Land), Business (Sales, Rental), Mode (Online, Offline), and Country 2024-2032

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Europe Real Estate Market Size:

The Europe real estate market size is projected to exhibit a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.78% during 2024-2032. Rapid urbanization, demographic shifts toward an aging population shaping the property demands, the bolstering growth of the e-commerce industry, the expanding development of sustainable and green buildings, significant advancements in PropTech, and a prevailing low-interest-rate environment represent some of the key factors driving the market.

Report Attribute 
Key Statistics
Base Year
2023
Forecast Years
2024-2032
Historical Years
2018-2023
Market Growth Rate 2024-2032 3.78%


Europe Real Estate Market Analysis:

  • Major Market Drivers: Economic growth, increasing foreign investments, and rapid urbanization are the major drivers of the market across Europe. Economic stability in key markets is boosting confidence and spending along with the rapid urbanization which is driving the demand for residential and commercial properties in cities. Moreover, foreign investments, especially from Asia and North America are contributing to the growth of the market.
  • Key Market Trends: The increase in sustainable and green building projects driven by environmental regulations and tenant demand for eco-friendly spaces represents the key trends in the market across Europe. The rise of flexible workspaces and coworking environments reflects changing work habits. The increased focus on mixed-use developments, integrating that is dangerous, commercial, and recreational spaces, is reshaping urban landscapes across the region.
  • Competitive Landscape: The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Competitive analysis such as market structure, key player positioning, top winning strategies, competitive dashboard, and company evaluation quadrant has been covered in the report. Also, detailed profiles of all major companies have been provided.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: The market faces various challenges including economic uncertainties, regulatory changes, the impact of Brexit on investment flows, and the rising construction costs and labor shortages. However, the market also faces several opportunities such as the increasing demand for sustainable and energy-efficient buildings, driven by tenant preferences and regulatory incentives.


Europe Real Estate Market Trends:

Rising Economic Growth and Stability

The robust economic performance in European countries enhances consumer confidence and increases spending on real estate. A stable economy attracts both foreign and domestic investments which is boosting the demand for commercial, industrial, and residential properties, thus driving the growth of the market across Europe. According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have increased by 0.6% in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2024, following declines of 0.3% in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) and 0.1% in Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2023. Compared with the same quarter a year ago, GDP is estimated to have increased by 0.2% in Quarter 1 of 2024. This is further fueling Europe real estate market statistics significantly.

Rapid Urbanization

The rising trend of urbanization is leading to a higher demand for housing, retail facilities, and office spaces in major cities which is contributing to the growth of the market across the region. The demand for new infrastructure and real estate development is increasing as more people are moving toward urban areas which is further facilitating the market demand. According to data from the European Commission, Europe's level of organization is expected to increase to approximately 83.7% in 2015. Trends in the total population of EU27 and the UK from 1961 to 2018 show a decline in the share of the population living in rural areas over the total population, while towns and cities experienced a smooth and constant increase. Built-up areas are likely to expand by more than 3% between 2015 and 2013, reaching 7% of the EU territory by 2030. This is expected to boost Europe real estate market Forecast over the coming years.

Increasing Foreign Investment

The increasing foreign capital, particularly from Asia and North America is driving the market growth and stimulating development projects across various real estate sectors. Europe remains a prime destination for international investors seeking stable returns. According to Business France, the French government’s business promotion agency, foreign investment in France increased by 7% in 2022 in comparison with the previous year. Foreign investors concluded 1725 transactions in France, resulting in 58,810 jobs being created or maintained. Among them, The United States was the leading foreign investor in France with investment in 280 new projects creating or sustaining 17,107 jobs. the United States also accounts for 15% of the 155 research and development (R&D) and engineering projects led by foreign investors in France. This is expected to influence the Europe real estate market revenue in the coming years.

Europe Real Estate Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the market, along with forecasts at the regional and country levels for 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on property, business, and mode.

Breakup by Property:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Land
     

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the property. This includes residential, commercial, industrial, and land.

The residential property sector in Europe is driven by rapid urbanization which is increasing the demand for housing in major cities, along with economic stability and rising incomes which is further boosting homebuying capacity. In addition to this, demographic trends such as an aging population and the influx of young professionals create varied housing needs. Low interest rates make mortgages more affordable, encouraging home purchases. Foreign investment also plays a role, as international buyers seek properties in stable European markets.

The commercial property sector in Europe is driven by economic stability and business expansion which is increasing demand for office spaces, retail centers, and industrial facilities. Urbanization fuels the need for commercial development in growing cities. Foreign investors, attracted by Europe's stable markets, significantly contribute to capital inflow. The rise of e-commerce boosts demand for logistics and warehousing spaces. Technological advancements and sustainability trends also shape the sector, encouraging the development of smart, eco-friendly commercial properties.

The industrial property sector in Europe is driven by e-commerce growth, urbanization, and technological advancements. The rise of online shopping increases demand for logistics and warehousing spaces to manage supply chains efficiently. Urbanization fuels the need for industrial facilities near cities to support local economies. Technological innovations, such as automation and smart logistics, enhance operational efficiency and attract investment. Foreign investments and government incentives for infrastructure development further boost the industrial real estate market across Europe.

The land property sector in Europe is driven by urban expansion, infrastructure development, and agricultural demand. Urbanization increases the need for land to develop residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Government investments in infrastructure, such as transportation and utilities, boost land value and attractiveness for development. The agricultural sector's demand for arable land supports rural property investments. Environmental regulations and sustainability trends also influence land use, promoting green spaces and eco-friendly developments. Foreign investment further contributes to the sector's growth.

Breakup by Business:

  • Sales
  • Rental
     

A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the business have also been provided in the report. This includes sales and rental.

The demand for sales in the Europe real estate market is driven by economic stability which boosted purchasing power and consumer confidence. Rapid urbanization increases the need for residential and commercial properties in cities. Low interest rates make mortgages more affordable, encouraging home purchases. Foreign investment seeks stable returns in European markets. Technological advancements in property management and online sales platforms enhance the buying process, further stimulating demand. Demographic changes, such as aging populations and young professionals, also drive varied property needs.

The demand for rental business in the market across Europe is driven by rapid urbanization which is increasing the need for rental properties in growing cities. Economic uncertainty and high property prices make renting a more viable option for many, especially young professionals, and emigrants. Lifestyle preferences for flexibility and mobility among millennials and Gen Z boost rental demand. Foreign students and short-term expatriates also contribute to the growing rental market, particularly in major urban centers.

Breakup by Mode:

  • Online
  • Offline
     

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the mode. This includes online and offline.

The rising convenience, changing consumer behaviors, and technological advancements are driving the demand for online mode in the Europe real estate market. Online platforms offer easy property searches, digital transactions, on virtual tours, enhancing user experience. Technological innovations such as VR and AI provide detailed property insights and immersive experiences. In addition to this, younger, tech-savvy buyers and renters prefer online solutions for efficiency and accessibility which is driving the demand for digital real estate services.

The demand for offline mode in the market across Europe is driven by personalized service, trust, and the complexity of transactions. Many buyers and renters prefer face-to-face interactions with agents for personalized advice and guidance. Physical site visits and in-person negotiations build trust and confidence in property transactions. Complex legal and financial processes often require hands-on assistance. Older generations and high-net-worth individuals often favor traditional methods, valuing the expertise and assurance provided by experienced real estate professionals.

Breakup by Country:

  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Others 
     

The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major markets in the country, which include Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others.

In Germany, the Europe real estate market growth is driven by strong economic performance, rapid urbanization, and foreign investment. Germany’s robust economy boosts consumer confidence and the property demand period of rapid urbanization increases the need for commercial and residential development in cities like Munich, Frankfurt, and Berlin. Low interest rates make financing more accessible, encouraging property purchases. Germany's stable political environment and attractive returns draw significant foreign investment.

In France, the market across Europe is driven by economic recovery, foreign investment, and urbanization. The improving economy of France is boosting consumer confidence and the demand for property. Rapid urbanization is increasing the need for commercial and residential demands in cities like Lyon, Marseille, and Paris. France's appeal as a cultural and economic hub attracts significant foreign investment. Government initiatives promoting sustainability and urban regeneration further stimulate market growth, enhancing the attractiveness of French real estate.

In the United Kingdom, the market across Europe is majorly driven by economic resilience and rapid urbanization. The UK's stable economy and financial sector are boosting property demand, especially in cities like Manchester, Birmingham, and London. Urbanization increases the need for commercial and residential developments. Significant foreign investment, particularly in London enhances market dynamics. Low interest rates make borrowing more affordable, encouraging property purchases.

In Italy, the market is primarily driven by its improving economy which increases consumer confidence and property demand. The strong tourism sector boosts demand for vacation homes and short-term rentals, particularly in cities such as Milan, Florence, and Rome. Italy’s cultural appeal attracts significant foreign investments. Low interest rates make financing more accessible thus encouraging property purchases. Government incentives for property renovation and historical preservation also stimulate market growth, enhancing the attractiveness of Italian real estate.

In Spain, the market is majorly driven by its recovering economy which is boosting property demand and consumer confidence. The thriving tourism industry increases demand for vacation homes and rental properties in popular destinations such as Madrid, the Costa del Sol, and Barcelona. Spain’s appeal the foreign investors, particularly from the UK and Germany, stimulates the market growth. Government initiatives promoting sustainable development further enhanced the real estate market in the region.

Competitive Landscape:

  • The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Competitive analysis such as market structure, key player positioning, top winning strategies, competitive dashboard, and company evaluation quadrant has been covered in the report. Also, detailed profiles of all major companies have been provided.
  • The competitive landscape of Europe real estate market is characterized by a mix of well-established players and emerging developers. Several companies leverage substantial capital, extensive portfolio, and advanced technology to maintain market leadership. Meanwhile, smaller innovative focus on niche markets such as sustainable development and flexible workspaces. The increasing foreign investment, particularly from North America and Asia also intensifies the competition. For instance, In November 2023, Covivo, a diversified European real estate operator, announced that it had entered into exclusive negotiations with AccorInvest to consolidate their jointly held hotel properties and business assets.


Europe Real Estate Market News:

  • In October 2023, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a subsidiary of Anywhere Real Estate Inc. announced its international growth momentum in 2023, expanding into three new countries and territories welcoming 42 international companies as the brand continues to deliver exceptional service to even more consumers worldwide.
  • In February 2023, Keller Williams (KW), the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, announced continued robust worldwide growth and expansion into Germany.
  • In November 2023, ELM Group announced the major acquisition of retirement property which sees the property management company stand to substantially increase the number of estates it owns across the country.


Europe Real Estate Market Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical Trends and Market Outlook, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Future Market Assessment:
  • Property
  • Business
  • Mode
  • Country
Properties Covered Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Land
Businesses Covered Sales, Rental
Modes Covered Online, Offline
Countries Covered Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Others
Customization Scope 10% Free Customization
Report Price and Purchase Option Single User License: US$ 3699
Five User License: US$ 4699
Corporate License: US$ 5699
Post-Sale Analyst Support 10-12 Weeks
Delivery Format PDF and Excel through Email (We can also provide the editable version of the report in PPT/Word format on special request)


Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the Europe real estate market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the Europe real estate market?
  • What is the breakup of the Europe real estate market on the basis of property?
  • What is the breakup of the Europe real estate market on the basis of business?
  • What is the breakup of the Europe real estate market on the basis of mode?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the Europe real estate market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the Europe real estate market?
  • What is the structure of the Europe real estate market, and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the Europe real estate market?


Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s industry report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the Europe real estate market from 2018-2032.
  • The research report provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the Europe real estate market.
  • The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within the region.
  • Porter's five forces analysis assists stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the Europe real estate industry and its attractiveness.
  • The competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.

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