Europe REIT Industry - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe REIT Industry is segmented based on the sector of exposure (Retail, Office, Industrial, Healthcare, Diversified, Others), and by country (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Rest of Europe) - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020-2025).

Market Snapshot

Europe REIT Industry (2020-2025)
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 1.5 %

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Market Overview

REITs are companies that own (and often operate) income-producing real estate, such as apartments, warehouses, self-storage facilities, malls, and hotels. Their appeal is simple: The most reliable REITS have a track record for paying large and growing dividends. Still, that potential for growth carries risks that vary depending on the type of REIT. European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), as a partner of Real Estate Equity Securitization Alliance (REESA), plays a key role in the continued growth of the REIT approach to real estate investment across the region. 

IPOs have been subdued over the past 12 months and this is partly due to global political and economic uncertainties such as Brexit. Continued growth in the European listed real estate with M&As and the rise of the alternatives sector remain to be the important drivers of REITs industry.

In the United Kingdom, there are 56 REITs with a market cap of 89.5 billion USD and in Europe (excluding the UK) there are 151 REITs with a market cap of 420 billion USD as of September 30, 2019. 

Scope of the Report

An understanding of the Europe REIT industry, regulatory environment, REITs, and their business models, along with detailed market segmentation, product types, revenues and dividends, current market trends, changes in market dynamics, and growth opportunities. In-depth analysis of the market size and forecast for the various segments.

By Sector of Exposure
Retail REITs
Office REITs
Industrial REITs
Healthcare REITs
Diversified REITs
Other Sector Specific REITs
By Country
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

COVID-19 Impact on REITs Performance in Europe

The pandemic has driven many unwarranted bad results across economies and the REITs industry in Europe is no exception. Also when the markets are low, a good estimation can create abnormal results. In a volatile environment, core-income producing assets in safe-haven locations across Europe are likely to remain in demand. With risk-free rates near historic lows, real estate’s comparative yield advantage is even more compelling, and the recent fall in Sterling is significant enough to materially enhance the attraction of UK real estate for overseas purchasers. Meanwhile, a pause in construction and a likely reduction in future construction finance will magnify the overall lack of new stock in the UK for some time. 


REITs Importance in Residential Real Estate Investments in Germany

Germany is the largest real estate market in Europe. About half of the real estate properties located are residential by nature. With Special Funds and REITs occupying the majority stake in residential real estate investments in Germany, REITs have an important role to play in the industry. Also given the pandemic conditions, the existing REITs with exposure in Germany have suffered a negative 16% performance in their market capitalization during January 2020 to April 2020. Thus providing the right time for new investments.  


Competitive Landscape

The report includes an overview of REITs operating across Europe. We wish to present a detailed profiling of a few major companies which cover product offerings, regulations governing them, their headquarters and financial performance. Currently, some of the major players dominating the market are listed below.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Insights on Returns And Dividends - Key Performance Indicators for REITs

    3. 4.3 Insights on Proptech and Its Impact on the Industry

    4. 4.4 A Brief on Regulatory Environment

    5. 4.5 Market Drivers

    6. 4.6 Market Restraints

    7. 4.7 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 Porters 5 Force Analysis

      1. 4.8.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.8.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.8.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.8.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.8.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    9. 4.9 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Sector of Exposure

      1. 5.1.1 Retail REITs

      2. 5.1.2 Office REITs

      3. 5.1.3 Industrial REITs

      4. 5.1.4 Healthcare REITs

      5. 5.1.5 Diversified REITs

      6. 5.1.6 Other Sector Specific REITs

    2. 5.2 By Country

      1. 5.2.1 Germany

      2. 5.2.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.2.3 France

      4. 5.2.4 Sweden

      5. 5.2.5 Switzerland

      6. 5.2.6 Belgium

      7. 5.2.7 Spain

      8. 5.2.8 Finland

      9. 5.2.9 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Market Competition Overview (Market Concentration And M&A Deals)

    2. 6.2 REITs Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Vonovia SE

      2. 6.2.2 Deutsche Wohnen

      3. 6.2.3 Segro REIT Plc

      4. 6.2.4 Gecina REIT SA

      5. 6.2.5 Aroundtown SA

      6. 6.2.6 Leg Immobilien N AG

      7. 6.2.7 Swiss Prime Site AG

      8. 6.2.8 Covivio SA

      9. 6.2.9 Klepierre Reit SA*


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe REIT Industry market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe REIT Industry is growing at a CAGR of 1.5% over the next 5 years.

Vonovia SE, Deutsche Wohnen, Segro REIT Plc, Gecina REIT SA, Aroundtown SA are the major companies operating in Europe REIT Industry.

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