European best destinations 2024 - Riga


Riga and its metropolitan area is the largest economic, financial and cultural center in Latvia and the Baltic region, attracting up to 90% of all investment in Latvia.

A panorama of the Āgenskalns district of Riga with several high-rise real estate development projects visible

Characteristics of real estate in Riga

The city and the surrounding area offer a wide range of opportunities for renting or buying modern real estate. There are also ample opportunities to acquire land and buildings to develop them for specific needs, either with their owned resources or in cooperation with experienced and acclaimed real estate developers. 

Riga boasts outstanding examples of successful cooperation between the city, property developers and businesses in the industrial, warehousing, logistics, office, retail, hotel and rental sectors. The rapid development of the city over the next decade and the available properties for further growth in these sectors create the basis for new players to enter the region.

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Office and industrial real estate market in Riga 2023
Economic Profile of Riga 2024

Key advantages

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Main sectors of real estate development in Riga

  • Office space

Most of the new projects and Class A offices under development are certified according to sustainable building standards such as BREEAM and LEED, contributing to the city's sustainable development.

There has been a positive trend in recent years, and tenants are ready to sign leases in office buildings that are still under construction. In 2022, the amount of leased space reached almost 50,000 sqm, of which nearly a third was in projects under construction. Similar take-up of new offices is expected in 2023 and beyond.

  • Industry, warehousing, logistics

In 2022, industrial supply in Riga reached almost 1.2 million m2. The collection and development of industrial space in Riga is currently focused on properties built to demand. Meanwhile, speculatively developed industrial projects are being filled relatively quickly due to growing demand and rapid development of infrastructure projects.

  • Retail

Riga is an ideal location for retail investment as the city boasts easy accessibility, attracting shoppers from all over the country and the Baltics. The city holds some of Latvia's most extensive shopping and entertainment centres, and people from all over the country come to Riga to shop, dine and enjoy entertainment.

  • Residential space

Demand for residential space in Riga’s real estate market has far exceeded supply in recent years, especially for housing in new projects. In the most sought-after neighborhoods, economy class apartments are mostly reserved already before the buildings are put into use.

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