At a Glance Q1 2022

Retail investment market Germany

Retail-Investmentmarkt Deutschland


Even though the retail investment market, with a total of €2 billion, fell short of the long-term average by almost 20%, there is still some positive news to report from the first three months of the year: On the one hand, the result from the previous year's period was exceeded by almost 39%, and on the other hand, single investments (€ 1.8 billion) recorded the second-best start to the year in the last five years. The dynamic market activity in the single transaction segment is based on several factors, the most important being the increased number of transactions, but also large single investments, which drove up the total volume. One of the biggest retail investments was the transaction of the high-street property Q207 in Berlin with the anchor tenant Galeries Lafayette. Overall, single investments accounted for 86% which implies a below-average result in the portfolio segment with only €299 million. Considering the high attractiveness of portfolios, especially those in the food segment, this should be seen as a snapshot.

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