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Peter Allen

Director, Head of Residential Investment

Yolande Barnes

Head of Savills World Research

Mike Barnes

European Research Associate

Jeremy Bates

Head Office London - Executive Director

Tim Bretten

Director European Property Management

Sophie Chick

Director, World Research

James Coghill

Director, Head of Residential Capital Markets

Marcus de Minckwitz

Director, Omnichannel Group - Head Office London

Matthew Fitzgerald

Director, Cross Border Tenant Advisory EMEA

Oliver Fraser-Looen

Head of European Retail Investment

Lucy Greenwood

Associate Residential Research and Consultancy

Jeremy Helsby

Group Chief Executive

Marie Hickey

Director of Savills Commercial Research

Tristam Larder

Joint Head of Regional Investment Advisory EMEA

Cal Lee


Eri Mitsostergiou

Director, European Research

Kevin Mofid

Head of Industrial Research

Emily Norton

Head of Rural Research

Mat Oakley

Head of European Commercial Research

Mark Ridley

Group Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Roberts

Director, Residential Capital Markets

James Sparrow

Chief Executive Officer, Savills UK and EMEA

Paul Tostevin

Director World Research


European investment volumes fall 33% below the 5-year average in Q3 – Savills

As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate the economic headlines, European commercial and residential investment volumes reached €44.5bn during Q3 (...)


European logistics continue to attract capital - RCA

Amid the numerous uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the European logistics sector continues to attract a high level of capital, the latest data (...)


The health crisis should boost demand for logistics space - Savills

E-commerce has played an essential role in the lives of many Europeans since the lockdown and has reached an unprecedented proportion of total retail (...)


Turnover leases and omnichannel strategy set to dominate the retail sector - Savills

A new report from Savills indicates that turnover leases and an integrated omnichannel strategy will lead the way as the European retail sector returns (...)


Covid-19 impact to speed up European online retail sales by one year - Savills

Prior to Covid-19, the Western European average online retail sales penetration was forecast to reach 15.3% by 2022. However, the Centre for Retail Research’s (...)


The European senior housing sector not overly affected by the pandemic- Savills

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a limited impact on the senior housing industry and investors have retained a strong appetite for the sector, a (...)


As appetite for logistics grows, industrial and retail yields are converging - Savills

Industrial may have been historically the highest yielding sector of the three established commercial real estate sectors, but because investor demand for logistics has (...)


European multifamily investment activity is expected to remain strong in 2Q20 - Savills

Multifamily investment activity in the first quarter of 2020 approached €11.6bn in the 12 European markets monitored by Savills, the firm says in a (...)


With lockdowns easing, investments should resume in 2H20 - Savills

As the world is starting to get out of lockdown and a majority of countries are loosening restrictions, occupier demand has been the first (...)


Serviced apartments better positioned to weather the storm – Savills

Even though serviced apartments have not been immune to the Covid-19 crisis, the asset class has displayed a degree of relative outformance, a recent (...)


Expo Real transforms into a two-day "Hybrid Summit"

In response to the special circumstances arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Expo Real is transforming to offer both physical and virtual meeting places under (...)


Retail sale and leaseback transactions expected to pick up post Covid-19 - Savills

Retail sale and leaseback (SLB) transactions are expected to pick up again after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, according to Savills latest Market in (...)


Confidence boost in the flex office sector - Savills

In its second sentiment survey of flexible office providers from across the world, Workthere, Savills flexible office specialist, found that 42% of respondents are now (...)


Global market sentiment shows encouraging signs - Savills

Savills’ most recent Global Market Sentiment Survey, an internal survey of the firm’s research heads across 31 global country markets, indicates 19% reported a (...)


Global transaction volumes falling, but occupier terms favourable – Savills

In less than a month, the property market disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has reached almost every corner of the globe. With occupiers (...)


Savills withdraws proposed dividends to preserve cash reserves

In view of the current uncertainty over the impact of Covid-19 on global real estate market activity in the coming months, global real estate (...)


Korean investments in Europe jump 120% in 2019, France the leading beneficiary - Savills

South Korean investments in Europe increased by 120% in 2019 to reach €12.5bn (compared to €5.6bn in 2018), according to recent Savills data. France (...)


Euro office take-up falls 4% as space shortage pushes new demand to fringe

European office take-up will reach 9.2m sqm by the end of 2019, down by a marginal 4%yy as a shortage of available space pushes (...)


Outlets: is the enduring retail asset coming out of its niche?

“In the current wider retail malaise context, outlet centres investment activity has been relatively strong over the course of the past five years, and (...)


Neptune portfolio of Amazon logistics assets said sold to Korean group for €400m

The Neptune portfolio of Amazon-leased logistics properties in Barcelona, Paris and Bristol, has been bought by a Korean-led consortium for around €400m, BIE sources (...)


Korean investors said spending record €6.2bn on European property in IH19

South Korean investors spent a record €6.2bn on European property in first half 2019, 10% of all cross-border deals, and are starting to look (...)


Paris's Lumière office complex said bought by Primonial, Korea's Samsung for €1.2bn

Likely to be France's deal of the year, Paris's largest office complex, Lumière, has been acquired by fund manager Primonial and Korea's Samsung SRA for (...)


Sweden's Heimstaden extends NL housing with €97m buy from Germany's Patrizia

Sweden's listed Heimstaden continued its aggressive accumulation of housing assets, adding 18 Netherlands properties from Germany's Patrizia for €97.4m. The announcement comes almost simultaneously withHeimstaden's acquisition of residential property in (...)


Half Europe's 2yr 10m sqm office pipeline is pre-let as vacancies sink - Savills

Almost half of the 10m sqm European office pipeline for 2019 and 2020 is already pre-let, says adviser Savills. First quarter vacancies are down (...)


US Harbert's Project Bishop Dutch office portfolio purchase said at €80m

At a price said to be just under €80m, US-based Harbert Management has acquired a Dutch portfolio of office assets known as Project Bishop (...)


Yield spreads, low rates to keep European real estate attractive to investors - Savills

Yield spreads around Europe will remain attractive in European real estate, and with interest rates expected to stay low, investment capital will continue to (...)


European investors are going to beds

"Demographic change, rising house prices and supply shortages have established residential alternatives as desirable investments with positive rental growth prospects," says Savills in its (...)


Nuveen, Value One in €600m European student housing JV

Nuveen Real Estate and developer Value One have agreed a €600m joint venture investing in pan-European student accommodation, seeding the vehicle with three assets. The (...)


Europe’s second cities set for growth in flexible office space - Savills

Europe’s smaller capital cities are set for higher growth in flexible office space in the next few years as the serviced-office market matures in (...)


European office rents to rise by 3.4% as jobs climb, stock stays low - Savills

European office rents should rise by 3.4% on average this year, fuelled by a continued climb in employment and a lack of prime stock (...)


Savills, seeing retail merging with logistics, launches Omnichannel Retail team

Savills is expanding its client offering to include a dedicated Omnichannel Retail team combining retail and logistics expertise, expecting the segments to merge together (...)


Nordics to benefit from data explosion, centre investment demand - Savills

The Nordic region, especially Norway, will benefit from the explosion of data in the next few years and accompanying huge data centre investment, says (...)


CEE inflows rise to €12bn in 2017; yield compression to continue - Savills

Eastern Europe last year attracted almost €12bn in real estate investment, up 7% from 2016 as economic growth stayed robust, says global adviser Savills. It (...)