SOLID RESULT DUE TO STRONG Q1
The Düsseldorf investment market recorded a solid result in 2022 overall. The commercial investment volume amounts to €2.89 billion, placing the past year only around 3% below the long-term average. The subdued result of the previous year was even exceeded by more than one fifth. However, the solid performance benefited in particular from the outstanding start to the year. After the first three months, €1.6 billion had already been generated, which is not least due to the Düsseldorf properties of the large-volume alstria takeover by Brookfield. The transaction is also largely responsible for the unusually high portfolio share of 43%. Starting in the second quarter, the changed economic conditions and the significantly higher financing costs became noticeable in a more cautious attitude of many investors. Especially noticeable were these developments in the fourth quarter. Thus, as in all major German locations, the usual year-end rally was absent in Düsseldorf. The transaction volume of the last three months totalled only €256 million, which is the lowest quarterly value of the past 10 years.