The 2015 investment volume across our survey area totalled over €245bn -a year-on-year increase of 22% and a 6% increase on the 2007 investment peak.
Cross border investment was for the first time over 50% of the total activity, driven by US capital. European investors also prefer to keep their capital within the continent with the majority of European cross border capital invested intraregionally.
High competition and low supply of prime assets is leading investors in greater diversification in terms of types of assets and geographies. The share of alternative investments has increased to almost a quarter of the total volume last year, while the share of the regional markets is also on the rise and exceeded 60%.
Source : Savills