About Real Estate Investment
Real estate investment diversifies portfolios and delivers the returns needed by (institutional) investors, such as pension funds and insurance companies, to fund pension and insurance obligations. These long-term investments provide a critical contribution to the real economy in Europe.
Commercial property contributed EUR 312 billion to the EU economy in 2014, in fact, 2.5% of European GDP, and directly employs 3.8 million people – more jobs than in the banking sector and more than in automotive and telecomunications sectors combined.
Half of all commercial property is leased to businesses that need the flexibility of renting rather than owning their premises. The EU commercial property sector supplies 3.5 billion m2 of floor space to business.