STRONG DEMAND FOR QUALITY INVESTMENT PRODUCTS IN CEE
Investment volume in CEE amounted to over €10 billion.
Increased activity expected in 2014! -
Warsaw, 26 February 2014 – According to the latest data from CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company, in 2013 real estate investment volume in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) amounted to over €10 billion. It was the best result since 2008.
2013 proved to be one of the most active years in the CEE Investment Market for many years with increased investment volumes across most regional markets. As one of the major CEE Capital Markets teams, CBRE has been involved in the majority of key transactions and holds one of the highest market shares in terms of investment volumes.
Mike Atwell, Head of CEE Capital Markets, CBRE, commented:
2013 proved to be one of the most active and exciting years for CBRE. Our CEE Capital Markets team has transacted over 1.2 billion EUR in 2013, being involved in the most significant transactions like the sale of the Charter Hall portfolio to Tristan, the acquisition of Galeria Kazimierz in Krakow on behalf of Invesco, the acquisition of Andel Park on behalf of GLL in Czech Republic, and the sale of Infopark in Budapest to Bluehouse.
CBRE’s CEE cross-border investment team provides clients with a complete regional perspective and works with the company’s local capital market specialists to coordinate the delivery of advice and execution wherever their business interests may be.
CBRE’s Capital Markets Team in CEE consists of 30 highly professional and fully committed experts to provide Clients with an ever more improved service and fully integrated advice in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Romania.
Working with the CBRE Capital Markets Team, institutions, property companies, high net-worth individuals and international investors benefit from objective investment advice on the acquisition and disposal of their real estate assets, and can maximise the value of their investments through our strategic portfolio advice.
Mike Atwell, Head of CEE Capital Markets, CBRE, added:
‘We have started 2014 extremely positively and there will soon be announcements of some large high profile transactions. At the moment we have also secured a number of sales mandates such as the sale of Plac Unii on behalf of Liebrecht&Wood and BBI Development in Warsaw.
We have a team of dedicated specialists covering retail, office and logistics and we have been involved in some of the significant transactions in the recent past. The experience gained in these transactions has given us excellent understanding of a wide range of investors’ investment criteria and has enabled us to gain investors’ trust.’