Rental rates for rental businesses in Europe have been falling for the past few years. According to a PwC study, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, in the eurozone, they dropped from an average of 6% in 2009 to less than 4% in 2017. Many investors have switched to redevelopment projects (they are also called value added projects), with which you can earn 10–20% per annum on invested capital.
The essence of such projects is that an investor or a group of investors acquire real estate in poor condition below market value, repair or rebuild the object and lease it or resell it to end customers at an elevated price. Continue reading