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CMS European Real Estate Deal Point Study 2015

Oktober 2015

The upturn in the European real estate transactions market is continuing. After the lows of 2008 and 2009, a steady increase in the importance of portfolio transactions and a significant downward trend in retail property have been features of the past five years. The market is also seeing more international investors, with the lowest proportion to be found in the German-speaking countries. There are strong signs that the European market is becoming more seller-friendly overall. For its CMS European Real Estate Deal Point Study 2015, international law firm CMS analysed contract clauses relating to 675 real estate transactions it advised on in 13 countries, making it possible to identify regional differences and trends. The study evaluated transactions in a pan-European context and comes after four previous CMS Real Estate Deal Point Studies which focused on the German property market.

Dr Volker Zerr, partner in the Real Estate & Public division at CMS Germany, said “The analysis provides an overview of current best practice in property purchase agreements, in relation to both asset and share deals. It reflects the behaviour of strategic buyers and sellers as well as private equity investors and private investors with regard to the inclusion of specific contractual conditions.”

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Key Contacts

Dr Volker Zerr, MRICS
T +49 711 9764 563
[email protected]

Dr Dirk Rodewoldt
T +49 711 9764 163
[email protected]

Arnout Scholten
T +31 20 3016 472
[email protected]

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Portrait of Volker Zerr
Dr. Volker Zerr, FRICS
Portrait of Dirk Rodewoldt
Dr. Dirk Rodewoldt, MRICS