Confidence of foreign investors
During the credit crisis, foreign investors withdrew, leaving only the Dutch players. The proportion of capital from abroad fell from 45% in 2007 to just 29% in 2008. This kind of withdrawal has not happened this time. In the first half of 2020, the share of foreign capital remained virtually unchanged, indicating that international players continue to have confidence in the Dutch real estate market.
Logistics and residential continue to perform well
The logistical sector is surviving the crisis relatively successfully. The vast majority of logistical operations are continuing as normal and the vacancy rate remains low. Together with the residential sector, this sector has been the least damaged by the corona crisis. This is in contrast to the hotel sector and retail market, which have been hit the hardest.
Better spread of investment volume across sectors
The increased spread of investments across the different sectors has made the real estate investment market more stable. In 2007, 68% of investments were in offices. In 2020, that figure was just 18%. Other sectors, such as residential, healthcare real estate, and industrial and logistical real estate have seen increased interest from investors in recent years.