PORTFOLIOS & SPECIALTY STORES PUSH RETAIL VOLUMES
Despite the effects of the corona pandemic, the retail investment market‘s performance looks excellent after three quarters: At € 9.6 billion, both the previous year's result and the long-term average figure were clearly outperformed by 27% and 17% respectively. However, this overall result conceals various developments which work like an undercurrent: While single deals generated a volume that is certainly below average in the past nine months, the retail investment market can rely on two strong sub-segments with the portfolios and retail warehousing sales. In figures, package sale volumes amounted to around € 5.8 billion (61% share). In the past ten years, only the record year 2015 saw higher investments in portfolio transactions than the current year. The retail warehousing segment has sent out very promising signals during lockdown and proves crisis-resistant so far. With € 5.2 billion invested in this segment, the annual total for 2019 was already surpassed by the end of September.
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