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Developments and trends in the Swiss real estate investment market

The index (sresi®) is a measure of the expectations of market players for developments over the next twelve months and is generated on the basis of an assessment of economic developments and the movement of prices on the real estate investment market. In 2019, over 340 property investors and appraisers of Swiss investment property took part in the annual representative survey.

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Beat Seger explains the most important findings of this year’s study of the Swiss real estate investment market.

Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index 2019

Given the volume of investments and appraisals represented by the respondents to the survey, sresi is of significant informative value as a leading indicator of forthcoming developments in the Swiss real estate investment market. You can now find the detailed results in the interactive dashboards below.

This year, the aggregated sentiment index has reached its highest level since the survey was launched in 2012. Whilst last year it still stood at 0.8 pts., this year it stands at 31.0 pts. Filter by participant group, assets under management or investment region.

Assessment of the economic situation

After two positive years, the survey respondents once again assess trends in the economic situation as negative, at -10.4 pts (2018: 16.5 pts.). Find out how your peers are assessing the economic situation.

Price expectations for investment property

The reason for this strong increase is the expectations by real estate investors and appraisers of movements in prices for investment properties. The Price Expectation Index has recorded a significant increase, to 41.3 pts. (2018: -3.1 pts.). Price expectations have risen for every quality of location. The greatest increase in this sub-index has been in secondary centres, with growth of 37.3 pts. The reason for this seems to be the strong yield compression in central locations, resulting in a broadening of the geographical investment horizon. With the exception of retail properties, a persistent shortage of suitable investment opportunities is forecast for all use segments.

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