RETAIL INVESTMENTS: PROMISING START TO 2019
Despite the more difficult conditions against the background of e-commerce, the retail investment market is off to a good start in the first three months of the year: with a transaction volume of 2.54 billion €, it is not only possible to achieve a result in the range of the ten-year average, but also topping the previous year's total by an impressive 44 %. It is all the more pleasing that individual sales have recorded the best start to the year since 2011 and, at a good 1.94 billion €, generate more than three-quarters of the total volume, which can be seen as an indication of an overall brisk market. The portfolio segment was also able to increase to almost 600 million €, although this represents a rather low value in a long-term comparison (-35 %). Against the backdrop of increased total with a comparable number of deals, the average purchase price per transaction increased from 18 million € in 2018 to 27 million €.
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