Raising capital from corporate real estate

Record corporate asset sales indicate strong trend towards capital raising and portfolio optimisation through sale and leasebacks

March 23, 2022
  • Nick Compton
  • Michael Evans
  • Owen King

2021 was another record year for occupier sales of owned real estate across a wide range of geographies and sectors in the EMEA region, with corporates raising €29.2 billion across more than 670 disposals.

This report provides a breakdown of disposals by asset types and geographies, as well as a high-level review of the context for this activity. It shows that disposals of owned properties remain an attractive and viable route to raising capital, and provide occupiers with considerable operational flexibility.

During our recent engagements with corporates, we have seen the increasing influence of ESG factors and the adoption of hybrid working patterns drive occupiers to divest of older office buildings that are now too big for their occupational needs, or too energy inefficient to support their sustainability goals.

To learn more about the most attractive markets and sectors for corporate disposals, and how investors and occupiers are collaborating to create opportunities as investor appetite for stable income-generating real estate grows, download the report below.

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