Investor sentiment has improved quite significantly this year and financing is no longer regarded as a problem. The transaction volume in Q1 2014 reached SEK 23.6 bn which is 20% more that the same quarter last year.
Domestic investors have been heavily dominating the Swedish market over the last few years and this trend was intensified in Q1 2014. With only four transactions completed by foreign investors this quarter the international share did not account for more than 3% of the investment volume.
This quarter quoted property companies was the largest investor category representing 31% of the investment volume followed by private property companies at 23%. On the sell side private property companies and private property vehicles dominated with an equal share of approximately 22% of the volume.
In terms of geography, investors retained a strong bias toward Stockholm also in Q1 2014. More than half of the capital was invested in the capital region.
Source : DTZ (Groupe UGL)