The Swiss real estate transaction market in
times of COVID-19
Results of a representative survey of the most important Swiss real estate investors after announcing the relaxation of restrictions by the Swiss Federal Council.
On 16 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Council communicated the planned relaxation of the rules of conduct in connection with COVID-19, which, among other things, allows for a gradual opening of shops and service providers. It is currently unclear whether and how the Swiss real estate transaction market will be affected by COVID-19 and in view of the relaxation.
A survey by JLL among the largest and most active investors in Switzerland now sheds light on the situation. The survey was conducted shortly after the announcement of the relaxation measures between 20 April 2020 and 24 April 2020. The results show how the majority of players are behaving in the current market environment. Questions regarding individual market assessments, acquisition and divestment behaviour, willingness to pay, current transaction challenges and the currently favoured real estate investments are the core topics of the survey.