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The role of F&B and leisure in retail across the EMEA region

Published 09 December 2019

‘Hungry Spain’ spends most as eating out drives real estate demand. A Europe-wide proliferation of new eating and drinking concepts is driving demand for real estate.

  • Spaniards spend greatest proportion on eating out
  • New places to eat & drink must serve local residents as well as visitors
  • Concepts increasingly reflect changing social attitudes: ‘the cause not the cuisine’
  • Less emphasis on chain restaurants
  • Complementary leisure offers drive food & beverage (F&B) rents 

New research from Colliers International, leading global commercial real estate services and investment management firm, shows that, as a proportion of total expenditure on food and drink, the Spanish spend the most on eating out.

View the full report here.