SLOW PACE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR
The changed and still difficult economic circumstances have also had an impact on Leipzig's investment market. In particular, the sharp rise of interest rates weighs heavily on the financial market so that investors tend to be more cautious and hesitant. As a result, a transaction volume of only €87 million was achieved in the first quarter of 2023. The Saxon metropolis recorded its weakest start to the year in the last ten years, missing both the previous year's result and the long-term average by a wide margin. On the one hand, the low investment volume is the result of the significantly dampened market momentum for single investments, as only three deals have been concluded so far, which is about 70 % less than in the previous year (Q1 2022: 10 deals). Large deals over €100 million have so far not been concluded. Furthermore, proportionally included portfolio deals are missing completely in this quarter. In the first quarter of 2022, that figure amounted to a good 9%, which corresponded to a volume of around €14 million.