H1 2019 is full of contrasts 2019 got off to a good start with increased take-up across all regions in Q1, which seemed to indicate a promising H1. However the 2nd quarter has been sluggish.

H1 take-up totalled 1,723,000 sqm, a y-o-y decrease of 7% despite this total remaining 20% above the ten-year average. With the exception of the greater Paris region market which alone accounts for more than a quarter of all take-up, the rest of the market experienced a noticeable slowdown, particularly in some central axis markets.