European real estate volumes show big jump

Cross-border capital investment throughout European real estate increased by 30 per cent during the first half of 2015, to 129 billion euro compared to the first half of 2014, according to Colliers International research published this week.

Offices were the most traded at 43 billion euro; but retail was the fastest growing (+57 per cent to 38 billion euro) commercial sector, reflecting the consolidation within the shopping centres listed industry.

“These results, coupled with the new capital sources targeting Europe, ultra-low rates and the continuing monetary stimulus all point to yet another strong year for European property,” Richard Divall, Colliers International EMEA head of cross border capital markets, said in a media statement.

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