SUCCESSFUL START TO THE YEAR
All in all, the Cologne investment market can look back on a successful first quarter of 2019. With a total volume of 330 million €, the result of the previous year's quarter was missed by a good 5 %. Compared to the 10-year average, however, an increase of almost 10 % was recorded. In comparison with the previous year, the number of transactions has risen markedly, which suggests that market activity is quite lively. However, the average investment volume per transaction was significantly lower than in the previous year due to numerous smaller deals. The lion's share of the volume was accounted for by individual deals, while portfolio deals contributed only 10 million € to the overall result. This shows that the Cologne commercial properties that have been transacted were acquired very specifically in line with the investment criteria of the respective buyers.
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