Investment value hits €231.8 billion in 2017
According to the latest research from global property adviser Knight Frank, European commercial property investment hit €231.8 billion in 2017 after €80.7 billion was transacted in Q4, resulting in an 8.4 per cent increase on last year.
The continued flow of capital from Greater China into the Central London office market helped the UK regain its position as Europe’s most active market from Germany, which had edged ahead in the first half of the year. Following a slow start to the year, investment in the UK accelerated in the last half of the year, bringing annual volumes to €59.3 billion. German investment volume of €50.9 billion was a ten-year high, and the country was the leading destination for US capital entering Europe in 2017.