Our annual publication informs about the Geneva real estate investment market and thus increases transparency in the market.
After an extremely dynamic 2018, Geneva's direct real estate market experienced a calmer 2019, with the market cooling down by 27% to around CHF 2.2 billion (excluding company sales - share deal) compared to 2018. However, this decline must be put into perspective, as 2018 was a record year. Compared with 2017, the investment volume in 2019 was roughly the same.
The lower volume is mainly due to the low number of large transactions. In fact, only 20 transactions of more than CHF 25 million were recorded in 2019, representing a total of around CHF 1.1 billion (52% of the investment volume). Among these were only six of them with a volume of more than CHF 50 million. In 2018, 31 transactions totalling more than CHF 25 million were completed, of which 15 transactions had a volume of more than CHF 50 million per unit.