At €30.4 billion total CRE Investment in Q1 2013 was up by 17% on the same quarter last year. Other than the regular year-end spikes in activity it was also the highest quarterly total since Q1 2008.
Investment remains concentrated in a small number of markets. Between them, UK, Germany and France accounted for two thirds of all activity by value. However, there are increasing signs of life from some of the smaller Western European markets and from the CEE region.
The Russian market continues to grow in importance in Europe. Total activity over the last four quarters was nearly €5.2 billion, a record for a twelve month period.
Source : CBRE