CONTINUING DROP OF INVESTMENT VOLUME
After the first 9 months, the commercial investment market in the Rhine metropolis achieved a volume of €724 million. As expected, the transaction volume fell short of the previous year's excellent result by around 52%, but also by 34% compared with the 10-year average. As the ECB turns the tide on interest rates and as the costs of financing continue to rise, investors are operating more cautiously. Many transactions have slowed down significantly in pace compared to the beginning of 2022. Last but not least, a new price level needs to be found which works for both transaction parties. After a very strong start to the year with an investment volume of €480 million, only €154 million was registered in the second quarter. Transaction activity lost further momentum during the summer months, with around €90 million being placed in the Cologne market.