Paris real estate offers the best potential for investment value in all of Europe in 2016.

The leading index of Europe’s property hot spots puts Paris at the number one position. It has overtaken London in the wake of Brexit uncertainty.

The report shows that real estate in Paris is a better investment than London for the first time in four years.

Paris Real Estate is Europe’s Top Property Market

Paris has first position in the LaSalle annual European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI). The French capital is followed by London, Stockholm, Munich, Luxembourg and Istanbul.

LaSalle’s E-REGI identifies the top 100 cities across 32 European countries with the best mid-term economic growth prospects.

The report gives a score to each city based on its economic growth prospects. It looks at its level of wealth and the quality of its business environment, relative to the European average.

LaSalle says: “Combined with detailed real estate knowledge, supply side information and relative pricing, the E-REGI is a valuable tool for determining real estate market outperformance and investment strategy.”

Solid Reasons for the Strength of Paris Real Estate

Paris real estate takes first position due to stronger growth prospects and a high human capital score.

The city climbed higher in the rankings as the capital’s economy has outperformed expectations. Labor market reforms in France have helped push unemployment down. These have boosted consumer demand and stoked the Paris real estate market.

Paris is also first in Europe for the quality of universities and patent production. It is second for attracting venture capital.

La Salle says: “In 17 years of E-REGI analysis, Paris has never dropped below fourth position. It has reached the top spot six times. This demonstrates the resilience of this large market.”

This year’s E-REGI shows the effect of political decision-making. This is affecting the economic outlook of Europe’s major cities.

Brexit Benefits Paris Real Estate Performance

Brexit has been the main reason for Paris real estate potential exceeding that of London.

La Salle says: “The outcome, which saw Leave take victory with 52% of the vote, surprised financial markets. The uncertainty over the future relationship between the UK and the EU negatively impacts the economic outlook of all UK cities.”

LaSalle Investment Management is a leading global real estate investment management firm based in the US. It manages capital for institutions and private investors all over the world.

Its latest report is a ringing endorsement of the solid investment value of Paris real estate.

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