Real Estate Outlook 2019

The Netherlands has become a core market for international investors. We’ve been in the top 5 of countries with the highest number of foreign investments for several years. International parties are especially impressed with our country’s transparent legislation, political stability, professional investment market and strong economy.

Another record year

2018 was a record year with an investment volume of 20 billion euros. For the first time, the office market came in second to investments in the residential market sector. Although 2019 is expected to be yet another good year, growth is slowing down.

Smaller transactions

There are more and more private investments in commercial real estate. The number of ‘midcap’ transactions up to € 20 million has grown to 3.1 billion since 2014. 2019 will also witness a growing number of smaller transactions.

Outside the Randstad area

More investments are being made outside of Amsterdam. This trend will continue in 2019, with more investments in Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and also in medium-sized cities.
Read more about the developments in the various sectors.