Central business district (CBD) offices, supermarkets and food-anchored retail parks, as well as logistics assets in key locations across Europe, will present attractive investment opportunities in 2021 as investors regain confidence following the COVID-19 crisis, according to Savills Investment Management (Savills IM).
Operational residential investment (which comprises multifamily, student housing and senior living assets) accounted for 27% of global real estate investment in the first three quarters of 2020, up from just 16% a decade ago, according to the Savills Global Living Report 2020.
Six prominent experts gave a 360-degree overview of the regional real estate market in the post-COVID-19 world at the online edition of Hungary’s Property Investment Forum 2020. We summarised the highlights of the discussion, moderated by Tuza Rita, Head of Capital Markets Hungary at JLL.
The HopStop convenience retail park in Siedlce has been sold by Polish developer Katharsis Development to British investor LCP Properties. The seller was represented by Avison Young investment team throughout the transaction.
Austrian retail investor Supernova has acquired the Jupiter City shopping centre in the Romanian city of Pitești from local company Mall Retail Rom, owned by Israeli concern Jupiter Group. The value of the transaction hasn't been disclosed, but the transaction was said to be "distressed" with a price estimated to be below €20 million.
According to Savills latest research, total property investment activity in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania for Q1-Q3 2020 was €7.6 billion, the third-highest volume on record, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Total investment volumes by year-end are forecast to surpass €10 billion, which would be in line with the five-year average.
Wrocław Business Park has been acquired by Panattoni from Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The seller was represented by the Avison Young investment team throughout the transaction.
Resolution Property has completed the acquisition of a ca. 37,200 sqm office portfolio in Budapest, Hungary. The portfolio is comprised of two fully let, recently refurbished, Class A office buildings, Margit Palace and Buda Square, acquired from CEE-focused Hungarian fund manager Adventum Ltd.
Iceland, Sweden and Norway show top potential for hyperscale and cloud-scale data centre investment, followed closely by Denmark and the Netherlands according to research from Savills. The CEE region is also becoming more important in strategic plans for key players, with Poland having the potential of being in its heart.
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