France technically recovered from recession in the second quarter, but structural problems remain which will weigh ongrowth. We view the quarter’s growth as short term volatilityrather than a turning point.
Occupier markets continue to worsen, with declining headline rental values, as landlords compete on price for demand.
Retail performance suffered as turnover in value terms declined during the second quarter of the year and the shopping centre footfall decline, which began in November 2012, continued.
In the second quarter, the Ile-de-France office market was, as usual, the most active investment market. Prime yields across most markets were reportedly stable.
Source : AXA Real Estate