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Real Estate:

Covering: residential, commercial and real estate investment.

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In our databases try searching for the terms real estate and property. Don't forget that in the UK, Realtors dealing with residential property are known as Estate Agents

Company databases may use SIC codes or NAIC codes and in the field of finance the GICS codes may be used (or an ICB for the UK). More information.


Company research

Researching a company? 

Check out our guide to company information


Real Estate data

SO.W2.01/02 and B101 only
RE<GO> will take you to the real estate menu. From there you can access real estate indices, US housing data, UK House prices, News, Property derivatives, Mortgage rates and statistics.
via SO.W2.02 and B101 Eikon terminals only
Use Datastream to get historical data for Real Estate Indices. Further real estate data also available under the Economics catergory.


Learn about the real estate industry


To find Fitch reports go to the Proquest database and enter: 

PUBID(2044556) AND real estate. 


Provides detailed market research reports for UK, US, China and (limited) global.
look for > Real Estate Asset Management, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Commercial and Residential reports.

Mergent Online

For Analysts' research on quoted companies and their markets go to the Investext tab.


Good for quick profiles on topics such as Real Estate development, REITS and mortgage industry

Finance Zone only

Go to > Function <BI> and selection sectors and sub-sectors.
Or use the function <RES> please note some content on the RES page may not be included in our subscription

Statista Statista covers all aspects of the real estate market.  Not just at country level includes information for some major cities.


Web Sources

The Association of Real Estate Funds

UK organization. Provides quarterly statistics. Some content is for members only, but a number of reports can be accessed.

Emerging Real Estate Trends 2021 - PWC

Global infographic.  There is also a report on Emerging trends for Europe.

Real Estate reports - Knight Frank 

Large number of reports looking at different aspects of real estate markets globally.

ESG and Real Estate: the top 10 things investors should know

2022 report from CBRE. They have many other reports covering different aspects of real estate available.  Some reports may need you to register before you can download a copy.

European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA)

The EPRA's stated aim is to promote, develop and represent the publicly listed real estate sector. Some EPRA data is available to members only, but their monthly market review can be downloaded as can some reports.

National Association of Realtors

US reports and data on commercial and residential markets


RICs Foundation

A global charitable foundation which seeks ‘to enhance the quality of the built and natural environments for the benefit of all, and are committed to ensuring that sustainability is an intrinsic part of all that we do’ Includes information such as research papers and best practice guidelines, some of which are available to download for free.

UK Government Housing Statistics


News and keeping up to date

Factiva Our global news database with news wires, newspapers, websites and trade and professional titles. Try limiting your search to titles relevant to the Real Estate / Construction sectors for more targeted results.
FT.Com Prior registration required. Click here to register. (It is included when searching Factiva)
Economist Full personalised access to the Economist. Must register first using LBS email address 
Emerald Recent articles from titles such as Journal of Corporate Real Estate and Journal of Property Investment and Finance.