Real Estate Monitor

PwC‘s Real Estate Institute

Real Estate Capital Market KPIs – updated every month for you

Our PwC Real Estate Monitor provides you with a range of monthly derived Real Estate Capital Market KPIs. Our analyses are based on major listed German Real Estate Companies and provide you with sound insights into developments in the real estate industry.

Your contact person

Dr. Patrick Lehmann

Dr. Patrick Lehmann
Senior Manager at PwC Germany
Tel.: +49 30 2636-5304

The Real Estate Industry

With more than 20 percent of national income before the automotive and engineering industries, the real estate industry is one of the largest economic sectors in Germany. The dynamic business environment opens up new growth opportunities, but also brings with it new challenges and risks. Market participants must ensure that they anticipate developments in the markets at an early stage. Therefore, their success depends to a large extent on valid market information. PwC's Real Estate Monitor provides monthly information on key capital market benchmarks that highlight current trends in the real estate industry.

Real Estate Monitor September (PDF, 545 KB)

„Reliable benchmarks are key for every investor in order to balance the information asymmetry in a real estate investment process.“

Dirk Hennig,Partner at PwC Germany

Real Estate Benchmarks

PwC Real Estate Index

The Index shows the development of respective peer group (residential and commercial) companies’ stock prices on a monthly basis. Stock price data per company within the respective peer group is collected from S&P Capital IQ and reflects the closing price of the day after adjustment for stock splits.

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The WACC is the rate of return required by investors (both debt and equity) taking into account the systematic risk characteristics inherent in the business. The derived WACC is an average value of a peer group of German listed real estate companies as well as its global counterpart.

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EBITDA Multiple

The EBITDA Multiple is a financial indicator that relates the enterprise value of a company to its EBITDA. We have derived the EBITDA Multiple based on last twelve month available EBITDA and the capitalized value for each company within the peer group (residential and commercial).

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Real Estate KPIs

Sharp decline in commercial real estate

In order to gain insight into the changes in value of 18 major players in the German real estate market, we have analysed the sector-specific Real Estate KPIs FFO 1 and EPRA NAV from the financial periods FY2018, FY2019 and TTM2020, i.e. Q2 2019 to Q1 2020 (TTM: Trailing Twelve Months). We have put the share prices on the balance sheet dates 31 Dec 2018, 31 Dec 2019 and 31 July 2020 in relation to the above-mentioned key figures from the corresponding financial periods. The resulting average ratios by segment are shown in the figures below.

The table below shows the individual FFO 1 multiples and Price/EPRA NAV ratios of our peer group by segment. The key figures relate to the financial periods FY2018, FY2019 and TTM2020 and the share prices as of 31 December 2018, 31 December 2019 and 31 July 2020.

Reading example: Vonovia was valued by the market at 21.3x of its FFO 1 as of 31 December 2019, whereas on 31 July 2020 it was valued at 24.2x of its FFO 1.

Residential real estate companies beat pre-crisis level

The ratios illustrate that German commercial real estate companies are still heavily affected by the COVID-19 crisis, while German residential real estate companies are valued higher than before the crisis. Comparing 31.12.2019 with 31.07.2020, the evaluated real estate KPIs fell more than 20% for commercial real estate companies and rose ~15% for residential real estate companies. This applies for both FFO 1 multiple and price/EPRA NAV ratio in the same ranges.

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Dirk Hennig

Dirk Hennig

Partner, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 30 2636-1166

Dirk Kadel

Dirk Kadel

Partner, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 69 9585-5583

Thorsten Schnieders

Thorsten Schnieders

Partner, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 89 5790-6448

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