Dutch Market Outlook 2024-2026
Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors
The Dutch real estate market is continuously responding to changes in society. While some of these changes happen overnight, like Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine, they are often the result of long-term trends that have a more dormant effect, like the ageing of the population. Bouwinvest discusses these developments in this Outlook, with a specific focus on the five important real estate sectors below, each with its own characteristics, opportunities and challenges.
The Dutch housing sector faces challenges of affordable housing, sustainability and changing government policies. We dive into the implications this has for institutional investors in this market.
The office landscape is of course affected by the rise of remote working, or working from home (WFH). Despite this, demand for high-quality and sustainable office space continues to increase, with a great emphasis on sustainability and flexibility. We analyse how the Dutch office market is responding to these changes and explore the effects of these adjustments on supply and demand dynamics.
The Dutch retail market needs to redefine itself amid the ongoing growth of online shopping and changing consumer behaviour. Where will the vibrant and experiential retail environments of the future be? We provide insight into how retailers and investors are dealing with these changes.
Tourism in the Netherlands continues to grow and this makes the hotel sector an increasingly important focus sector for investors. We describe the impact of Covid on this market, but also discuss the long-term drivers and the current status in the field of hotel investments.
A growing elderly population, a high degree of policy dependence and the gradual shift in how healthcare operators view the ownership of their real estate is driving a steady transformation of the healthcare real estate landscape. We analyse the current status of healthcare real estate in the Netherlands and the prospects for the coming years.