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Europe Property Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (May 2008) Product Image

Europe Property Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (May 2008)

  • ID: 656369
  • May 2008
  • Region: Europe
  • 32 pages
  • Mergent

This report updates the previous European Property report, this one focusing on the markets in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom
Current Environment - Key Points
- The global credit crunch hit the European property market hard over the six months ended January 31, with property growth in most countries falling by at least 10%
- European commercial mortgage-backed securities growth weakened, particularly in the UK, but strong investment activity continued to flow into eastern European countries
- Global financial turbulence led most property stocks across the region to suffer large losses over the six months ended January 31
- Most leading property companies continued to post healthy financial results in the third quarter of 2007, despite the property market downturn
- Fewer real estate companies listed on key stock exchanges, as poor equity market sentiment dampened investor sentiment
- The growing credit crunch slowed M&A activity across the region over the six months ended January 31, with only a few leading companies showing interest in acquisitions

Industry Profile - Key Points
- Strong economic growth, along with strong READ MORE >

Current Environment - Sector Overview - Sector Performance - Initial Public Offerings - Leading Companies - Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances Industry Profile - Industry Size and Value - Industry Focus - Residential Segment - Office Property - Retail Property - Real Estate Investment Trusts - Sector Investment - Policy and Regulatory Environment Market Trends and Outlook - The Credit Crunch Hits UK Property Growth - Cheap Flights Boost Italy's Property Market - More REITs for Europe - Buy-to-let Property Remains Buoyant - Market Outlook Country Profiles - France - Germany - Italy - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom Currency Conversion Table The Scope of this Report Comparative Data Key References Reports Coverage

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