Spain and Portugal are the markets that have seen substantial growth, just as the Netherlands, where large groups of investors are concentrating on the retail sector in particular. Meanwhile, London, the most active markets in terms of investment volumes, has recently seen a drop in investment.
We believe that the commercial property market will continue to be attractive with interest rates at historic lows and central banks unlikely to increase interest rates significantly as to inhibit economic growth. However, as the availability of the right products in prime locations decreases, retail investors have become more comfortable with increasing their real estate risk and looking to a wider range of markets for opportunities.
To reflect this shift, CBRE Global Investors and CBRE have worked together to build a comprehensive tool to support retailers and investors in understanding the dynamics of investible retail cities across Europe.
Source : CBRE Global Investors