The investment activity of global investors is principally focusing on the highly liquid major cities such as London and Paris. However, increased activity was also noted in peripheral markets, which have attracted opportunistic capital mainly from the United States.
2013 saw a strong investment activity in European real estate with an increase in investment volume of 17% year-on-year. Transaction volume for European investment properties stood at around EUR 178bn, the highest volume since 2007.
If you were asked where capital flows into European real estate, you would probably name London, Paris and the German top five. This has been true of course, but now, new tendencies can be observed in the real estate investment market.