Foreign Interest to Outweigh Domestic Demand in Ukraine

Foreign interest in the Ukrainian commercial property market is expected to exceed demand from domestic buyers, CB Richard Ellis has predicted....

Foreign interest in the Ukrainian commercial property market is expected to exceed demand from domestic buyers, CB Richard Ellis has predicted.

"The situation on the European markets allows us to view quite optimistically the prospects for the commercial real estate market in Ukraine in 2011. We are expecting a significant increase in interest from foreign and Ukrainian investors both in existing profitable objects and projects that are at various stages of development," Serhiy Markosian, of the property consultancy, said.

Indeed, Mr Markosian forecasts that this year the share of investment by foreign buyers in the commercial real estate market will exceed 50 per cent of the total investment volume, Interfax.com reported.

This is despite many Ukrainian developers and investors being traditionally more active on the commercial real estate market in the country because of perceived risk, CB Richard Ellis added.

Mr Markosian noted that there has been an increasing interest from Ukrainian developers in the acquisition of land plots for the construction of new commercial facilities and projects.

- Wednesday 02 February 2011

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