Nordic commercial real estate investment in Q2 2014 increased to EUR3.5bn, up by 6% compared to Q1. On an annual basis volumes are marginally lower.
Growth in Q2 was not uniform across the Nordic markets. We saw strong investment activity in Finland with sales hitting a record EUR1.5bn, while sales in Sweden halved to EUR1.0bn across core commercial sectors (excl. residential and hotel).
Industrial assets registered a record level of investments, increasing five-fold in Q2 to EUR1.2bn as investors turned to more higher yielding assets. Office sales were on the other hand weakest since Q2 2010 reflecting high prices in some markets.
Source : DTZ France