Benelux Snapshot

Gert-Jan Kapiteyn, Director Research & Strategy, comments: “The five-year return outlook for prime property in the Benelux has improved further and ranges between 6.4% and almost 9%."

We are pleased to bring you our quarterly Benelux Property Snapshot. Key points include:  The Benelux economies have shrugged off a recession and office occupier markets are beginning to pick up  Retail spending has remained under pressure, largely due to a gradual rise in unemployment rates, although there are signs of recovery beginning to show  Pricing of the logistics property has seen the biggest change of all commercial property sectors, with prime yields having risen from a low point of less than 6% to over 8% now  Sentiment has improved among property investors. Prime yields in the Benelux have stabilised and are likely to compress in the next few quarters