37 pct investors believe that London is the best location for investment. The second place took Warsaw – 12 pct respondents believe that the Polish capital is worth the investment, 9 pct would choose Paris, 8 pct – Munich, 7 p pct – Berlin.
The increase in the UK’s attraction to real estate investors in 2012 can be seen partly as a reaction to the ongoing problems and uncertainty in the euro area. In this context, the high liquidity and ‘safe haven’ attributes of the UK market appear to have become more attractive. The other most popular markets for investors in 2012 are Germany and CEE. As was the case last year, the attraction of these markets is related to investor perceptions of their strong economic fundamentals – said Peter Damesick – Europe, Middle East and Africa chief economist at CBRE.
Offices and retail property are still the most popular property sectors for real estate investment in Europe – underlined Peter Damesick.
A survey titled “Global Office MarketView” was conducted by CBRE, the global leader in real estate services. The survey was conducted among 340 international main investors. Results of the study were announced in Cannes on March 7th during MIPIN – the international real estate fair for investors.