The investment market for retail property has witnessed a significant decline in transaction volume this year (Q1-Q3 16: -46% compared to Q1-Q3 15). The central challenge for the retail investment market remains the fact that, while demand continues to be predominantly focused on core assets, the majority of the supply is in the non-core segment.
There is also significant supply in the core plus and value-add segments. However, investors continue to attach significant weight to attractive catchment area statistics. Nevertheless, demand for property in these risk categories has increased appreciably with investors having initiated special value-add funds.
Source : Savills