Commercial real estate investments
across Europe reached EUR 95.9 billion last year, representing a 53 per cent increase on 2009 volumes, the latest research from DTZ has found.
According to the firm's Investment Market Update report, the coming year is set to see further improvements made, sparked by an increase in buyer confidence.
In total, DTZ said that European investment transaction will total EUR 123 billion, rising a further 28 per cent over the course of the year and bringing the final figure more in line with the ten-year average for the region on EUR 125 billion.
Magali Marton, head of DTZ research for Europe, said: "Our latest report shows that within the European markets many investors remain cautious but there have been some recent changes in activity, including a number of speculative purchases registered on prime office assets.
"Furthermore, we have seen increasing confidence from investors outside of the region with capital flows from outside of Europe growing by 33 per cent during 2010."
Indeed, Mr Marton suggested that in the short term inter-regional investors will increase their market share, particularly investors from Asia.
- Friday 21 January 2011