PREVIOUS YEAR'S FIGURE EXCEEDED, AVERAGE MISSED
In the wake of the challenging interest rate environment and an uncertain geopolitical situation, the retail investment market was unable to reverse the overall trend in 2022. However, the previous year's result was slightly exceeded by a good 7%. Nevertheless, in a long-term comparison, the investment volume of just under €9.4 billion is still one fifth below the average figure for the last ten years. Whereas the very low volume in the final part of the year (Q4: €1.7 billion) reflects the challenging environment, there are positive signs for the further development of the retail investment market: Most notably, this includes the single investment segment's volume of nearly €5.4 billion, marking the highest volume since 2019 benefiting from a good overall number of deals. Beyond that, market activity for single investments in the triple-digit million range was somewhat more brisk than in the previous two years, although it didn't significantly boost the overall result.