With Amsterdam as one of the gateway markets of Europe, the Netherlands was one of the best performing European investment markets in 2017 with a record investment volume of € 19.5 billion. And with a strongly performing economy and expanding occupier markets, the prospects for 2018 are sound. Investors’ risk appetite will increase in the year to come, putting more unconventional locations and investment classes more firmly on the radar. The crucial question will be whether there are enough high-quality properties on the market to satisfy investor demand.
- Future growth outpacing 5-year average showing positive momentum for the Dutch economy.
- Key differences current upturn versus previous upturn are lower LTVs, softer pricing outside prime segment and more cautious investor behaviour.
- Strong investor demand, but scarcity of product putting investors under pressure to find creative ways to deploy capital.
- Lending terms increasingly favourable and growing appetite for debt in real estate transactions.