European commercial real estate investment reached EUR39.2bn in Q3 2014. This took rolling annual volumes to EUR 168bn, a 24% increase on the same period a year ago.
Spain and Italy recorded the strongest growth, with the UK and Germany leading the major markets.
Non-European investment over the past twelve months reached a new record share of 29% of total activity. We now see a broader range of investors active in the market, strongly driven by net flows from Asia Pacific.
Offices continue to attract the greatest share of investment, but growth in investment has been weaker compared with retail and industrial assets. On an annual basis industrial volumes of EUR18bn are at their highest level on record.
Source : DTZ