The care home investment volume since the beginning of the year reached approximately €2.6bn. This is 60% higher than during the same period last year. This is notably thanks to high levels of investment achieved in France €878m and Germany €870m during the first half of the year, followed by the UK €244m, Finland €218m, the Netherlands €175m and Sweden €116m.
The care home investment market really emerged in 2012 when the European investment volume increased threefold. The 4-year annual average volume recorded prior to 2012 is €315m and the 4-year annual average volume recorded starting from 2012 is €2.8bn. In the past 12 months, strong activity in the care home sector was mainly due to externalisation strategies from operators and consolidation of large portfolios between active investors in care homes.
Source : Savills