Nordic Investor Intentions Survey 2024

CBRE shares our recent report covering the Nordic Investor Intentions Survey 2024.

Executive summary

The CBRE Nordic Investor Intentions Survey 2024 reveals key insights into the investment landscape in the Nordic region. Firstly, investment activity is expected to increase in 2024, with 83% of respondents expecting to maintain or increase their purchasing activity. Despite challenges stemming from mismatched buyer and seller expectations, higher interest rates, and tighter lending conditions, investors are optimistic about an upward trend in capital allocation to real estate, especially among the smallest firms. The most popular investment strategies are value-add, core plus, and opportunistic.

Key Points: 

  1. Discounts are anticipated across all asset classes, particularly in secondary office locations, retail, and shopping centres.
  2. The survey shows a strong adoption of ESG criteria despite a challenging macroeconomic and geopolitical landscape.
  3. Alternative real estate asset classes such as student housing, senior living, life sciences, and data centres are becoming increasingly popular, with 72% of investors showing interest.
  4. Industrial and Logistics (I&L) is the preferred sector in 2024, preferred by 43% of investors.
  5. Stockholm and Copenhagen are seen as the most attractive Nordic markets in 2024. 

Read our full report for a detailed overview of our findings.

Survey Criteria

CBRE’s 2024 Nordic Investor Intentions Survey was conducted between November 6th, 2023, and November 30th, 2023. 888 Europe-based investors participated in the survey, 226 of the respondents indicated interest in the Nordics, while 103 were domiciled in the Nordic countries. The survey asked respondents a range of questions regarding their buying appetite and preferred strategies for sectors and markets in 2024.

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Nordic Research Team

The Nordics Research Team

The Nordics Research Team

The CBRE Nordics Research Team knows the Nordics inside and out.

Dragana is an experienced professional with over 13 years of experience in the real estate sector. She leads the research operations for the Danish market. The Danish research department covers all market segments and works closely with other Business Lines by using research to drive client-based initiatives. Dragana also collaborates with the Danish marketing department and supports the achievement of marketing goals for various products and services. Besides being responsible for leading research functions in Denmark, Dragana also supports CBRE’s pan-Nordic research.
Mobile phone: +45 (0)3135 7484

Lars leads Norwegian research activities and works closely with the business lines to create value for customers by utilizing quality research and market insights. He is a Senior Analyst at CBRE Research Norway and has 5 years of experience from Wealth Management and Banking in the Family Office segment, which gives a valuable combination of analytics and relationship management.
Mobile phone: +47 4737 6525

Annika holds the position as Head of Research, Sweden. Annika has long experience working with research in the real estate industry. She has deep knowledge of real estate investments, market data management and a special interest in ESG, finance and global macro economic impact on the local market.
Mobile phone: +46 (0) 76 89 93 252

Jussi (M.Sc.Econ, CEFA) is the Head of Research, Nordics. He also leads all research activities in Finland and works together with the business lines to provide clients and the wider market with high-quality research and value-added market insights. Jussi has over 10 years of experience in Wealth Management and Capital Markets and has a unique skill set that combines financial and capital markets and data science knowledge.
Mobile phone: +35 8 40 537 5760

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