The resurgence of European transaction volumes was driven by its dominance in attracting global capital and by a strengthening domestic market. In 2013, global capital represented 27% (€48.9B) of total volume which is a peak level recorded by RCA during the period 2007-2013. Domestic capital has remained unchanged over the past year, at 57%, while continental capital has fallen from 21% of totals in 2012 to 16% during 2013.
Domestic investors became more significantly active in CEE, with Czech investors driving this increase. UK domestic investors also came back into the market during 2013, increasing their activity by 41% on previous years. UK domestic investors had a particular focus on the retail sector with 2013 activity increasing 131% on 2012 levels (from €1.6B to €3.7B).
Source : Real Capital Analytics