The European real estate sector is set to continue being one of the great investment options for big business in 2019, although not all markets will be the same.
This is one of the conclusions that we can draw from a report by the consultancy firm PwC and the Urban Land Institute, after carrying out a survey of real estate firms, investment funds, financial institutions and other professional investors.
Which markets offer the best rate of return on property investments? This year, and for the first time, Lisbon leads the ranking of the best European cities to invest in real estate. The Portuguese capital has stolen Berlin's place, moving up eleven places from last year. The German capital is second on the list, followed by Dublin. Just behind the top 3 is the Spanish capital, Madrid, which goes up one place from the previous year’s ranking.
After the Spanish capital, the best European cities for investment are Amsterdam, Hamburg, Helsinki, Vienna and Munich, which close the top 10. Paris occupies the eleventh position, followed by Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Athens, Oslo, Lyon, Prague, Zurich, Stockholm and Milan. This year Barcelona comes off the list of the 20 best cities in Europe and falls to 27th place. However, it is above Rome, London, Moscow and Istanbul.
These are the 5 most outstanding metropolises and their places in the ranking: