NEWSEC PROPERTY OUTLOOK AUTUMN EDITION 2020

Newsec Property Outlook describes and predicts the property market and its sub-segments in northern Europe. The report is free to download and has been published twice a year since 2001. Newsec Property Outlook has become a practical tool for investors, property owners and tenants within real estate. Every six months, the report provides an overview of Newsec’s perception of macroeconomic tendencies and the property market development.

Newsec Property Outlook Autumn 2020

FAST FORWARD

In this edition of Newsec Property Outlook, Newsec explores how the spread of Covid-19 is impacting the Nordic property market. One of the conclusions is that the Corona pandemic is strengthening and speeding up many trends.
Five of the key developments that have been accelerated by the Corona pandemic are: public properties becoming a top three segment in the entire Nordics, flexibility going global, the revitalization of regional cities, logistics and retail parks merging into one segment and that there is no alternative to property for investors.

KEY INSIGHTS

The transaction volume in the first six months of 2020 in the Nordics and Baltics amounted to EUR 15.9 billion, which is 10 percent weaker than the historical average
The volume has mainly been driven by the Swedish market, which accounted for close to 50 percent of the Nordic transaction volume in H1 and 60 percent in Q2, with volumes in line with the Swedish historical average