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Q1 2020 European real estate performance reflects impacts of COVID-19

Market participants display cautious approach to the future outlook

8 July 2020, Amsterdam –
Results from the INREV Quarterly Index for the first quarter of 2020  reveal initial signs of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the European real estate industry, with the lowest quarterly performance since Q4 2012.

Total real estate returns dipped to 0.22% from 1.80% over the previous quarter, with capital growth slipping from 0.37% to -0.47% and distributed income falling from 1.43% to 0.68%.