Tue Sep 14 CEST (10 months ago)
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The real estate market in the Netherlands continues to attract strong interest from domestic and foreign investors despite political tensions and the negative impact of the pandemic. GDP growth is returning and the economy is bouncing back from the pandemic-induced recession. Occupier markets are expanding. In Amsterdam, office take-up remains high, driven by demand from the IT and business services sector, but vacancies have increased because of the working from home trend. What is the outlook? Will the battle for core products continue? The housing market remains red-hot and even the pandemic could not cool it down. Will it overheat? Investors continue to be interested in the resi sector, especially multi-family for rent. Will their buying spree continue? As building activity cannot keep up with demand, will the market become even tighter in cities like Amsterdam and Utrecht?
The Netherlands has been a pioneer in sustainability and ESG. Upgrades are being done at three times the rate of recent years, but more stringent legislation will make many assets unlettable. Will there be a divide in the market between ESG-compliant buildings and obsolete assets? Will Amsterdam retain its current competitive position in the market? To what extent has Amsterdam benefitted from Brexit? Have tourism and hospitality rebounded after the pandemic? What about logistics? What is the outlook for 2022?
Real Estate Finance Benelux Berlin Hyp AG, The Netherlands
Managing Partner, Primevest Capital Partners, The Netherlands
Jaap van der Bijl
CEO Altera Vastgoed NV, The Netherlands