Real Estate European Real Estate: 3,200 Europeans on their work-from-home, housing intentions and cities

WFH is working in Sweden and Germany. Results from a UBS Evidence Lab survey show that 82% of Swedes and 71% of Germans say WFH meets their needs

17 Aug 2020

Work-from-home (WFH) meets completely or well the needs of 82% of Swedes and 71% of Germans...

How do you rate your current housing conditions (i.e. access stable connection, equipment etc.) in terms of meeting your needs of WFH?

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, (SWE:> Access Dataset. GER:> Access Dataset).

This chart shows Work-from-home meets completely or well the needs of 82% of Swedes and 71% of Germans

3,200 residents surveyed across Germany and Sweden

We used UBS Evidence Lab data to ask 3,200 Europeans – 2,000 residents in Germany and 1,200 in Sweden about their housing intentions, plan to WFH, consume, relocate (i.e. within and away from cities)

Key takeaways...

The survey is wide-ranging with answers to 108 questions. For German and Swedish real estate, we note three trends.

  1. "WFH works": for 82% of Swedes and 71% of Germans, WFH meets their needs completely or well, and they are likely to WFH more.
  2. Will WFH then lead to reverse urbanisation? We find no such evidence: a stable 6% of Berliners are very likely to move out of Berlin (12m ago: 6%), 4% of Stockholm residents (12m ago: 6%).
  3. Economy: a record-high net 26% of respondents have seen an impact on their income....

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