European residential markets are subject to a high degree of diversity, resulting from differences in both institutional and regulatory factors. Local market knowledge and the acceptance of potential political risk are therefore key in building a residential investment strategy. Historically, from an institutional perspective, domestic investment into Europe’s few organically grown, developed rental markets, such as Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, has been favoured. As a result, European institutional stock and, therefore, transaction volumes are relatively concentrated, with Germany and Sweden generating 58% of residential investment volumes across the continent.
Source : AXA Real Estate