Highest half-year transaction volume since 2007! The commercial investment market remains on a record trajectory with industrial and logistics property making a substantial contribution (Table 1, Graphs 1 and 2).
Investment in the latter sector in the first half year exceeded the total for the whole of last year and almost equalled investment in retail property. We do not expect this to remain the case, particularly since three large portfolio transactions contributed to the total. However, this snapshot once more underlines the structural growth in the logistics sector.
It is interesting that the number of transactions has now stagnated for two years while the average transaction size has increased rapidly (Graph 3). One reason is the increasing number of portfolio sales.
Source : Savills