The 2008 financial crisis, which prompted the deepest economic recession since the nineteen thirties, saw markets freeze and a record number of commercial bankruptcies and bank and brokerage-house failures. Its aftermath is arguably still being felt. Among the 25 billion-dollar public companies that filed for bankruptcy in 2008 were the two largest in US history to date: Lehman Brothers Holdings and Washington Mutual.
Our transaction barometer provides detailed information on general sentiment in the real estate sector. What are the important developments on the European market overall? How do real estate markets differ in individual countries? And, what are the driving forces behind all of this?