Switzerland

Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index 

The «KPMG Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index» serves as an advance indicator for anticipated developments in the Swiss real estate investment market. Over 220 institutional and professional investors as well as appraisers of Swiss investment real estate took part in this representative survey. The index is used to measure the expectations of market players regarding developments over the next twelve months, on a scale from -200 to +200 index points. This year’s survey was conducted between 12 June 2013 and 17 July 2013. The index is compiled on an annual basis.
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Main index
Price development
Availability
Index points
200 100 0 -100 -200
sign. increasing expectations mod. increasing expectations mod. falling expectations sign. falling expectations
Appraisers
Developers
Real estate investment funds
Real estate companies
Professional investors
Insurers
Pension funds
All participants
Aggregate index
5.7 -3.8 -0.6 -3.3 -37.8 17.7 13.2 -1.9
Economic conditions
-18.2 -18.8 19.0 -16.7 -22.6 -5.6 -4.8 -12.0
Price development
11.6 0.0 -5.6 0.0 -41.7 23.5 17.6 0.6
Central locations
81.0 100.0 47.1 62.5 56.5 58.8 64.7 67.5
Medium sized towns
23.8 27.3 -5.9 -16.7 -29.2 23.5 11.8 4.6
Peripheral locations
-61.9 -72.7 -94.1 -87.5 -112.5 -70.6 -47.1 -77.6
Residential
52.4 54.5 56.3 56.5 43.5 94.1 52.9 57.0
Office
-81.0 -81.8 -87.5 -95.8 -108.3 -82.4 -88.2 -89.4
Retail
-61.0 -54.5 -56.3 -54.2 -82.6 -41.2 -64.7 -60.4
Commercial/Industrial
-67.5 -54.5 -62.5 -72.0 -91.7 -57.1 -68.8 -69.9
Special Purpose Property
-6.1 30.0 -30.8 -50.0 -50.0 -16.7 -15.4 -21.4
Basel
36.8 22.2 -6.3 14.3 0.0 17.6 6.3 15.6
Berne
13.9 -11.1 -18.8 -42.9 -39.1 -11.8 5.9 -12.9
Geneva
38.9 55.6 25.0 23.8 -17.4 29.4 0.0 20.9
Lausanne
40.0 55.6 37.5 28.6 -18.2 47.1 47.1 31.4
Lugano
6.3 0.0 7.1 -26.3 -52.6 -12.5 -0.0 -11.6
Lucerne/Zug
44.7 20.0 40.0 34.8 25.0 64.7 47.1 40.3
St. Gallen
8.1 10.0 -13.3 -59.1 -52.4 -11.8 -11.8 -18.7
Zurich
63.2 60.0 6.7 34.8 12.5 64.7 35.3 41.0
Zurich Region
63.2 55.6 -12.5 26.1 20.8 58.8 35.3 37.5
Central Switzerland
24.3 22.2 18.8 8.7 20.8 52.9 41.2 25.9
Northwest Switzerland
5.4 -25.0 -18.8 -19.0 -38.1 0.0 -5.9 -11.8
Espace Midland
-5.4 -11.1 -26.7 -61.9 -61.9 -17.6 11.8 -24.8
Lake Geneva
51.4 87.5 31.3 15.0 4.3 47.1 17.6 33.1
South Switzerland
-9.4 -14.3 -14.3 -31.6 -60.0 -25.0 -7.7 -24.0
East Switzerland
-2.7 -33.3 -13.3 -47.6 -40.9 -13.3 0.0 -19.9
Residential
-114.6 -100.0 -160.0 -113.0 -143.5 -152.9 -147.1 -130.6
Office
30.0 40.0 18.8 20.8 -13.0 70.6 17.6 24.5
Retail
0.0 10.0 0.0 -20.8 -9.5 25.0 -17.6 -3.7
Commercial
37.5 27.3 26.7 21.7 4.3 35.7 -7.1 22.9
Special Purpose Property
-12.5 -11.1 -8.3 0.0 -33.3 33.3 -9.1 -8.6

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