At a Glance Q4 2020

Retail investment market Germany

Retail-Investmentmarkt Deutschland


Not least due to the renewed lockdown in the fourth quarter, the retail market is indisputably one of the segments most seriously affected by the impact of the Corona pandemic. In this context, it is all the more remarkable that the nationwide retail investment market was able to achieve an above-average result in 2020. With a total investment volume of €12.3 billion, the result is slightly above the long-term average (+4%) and only slightly below the previous year's result (-5%). However, these figures conceal different developments that show current trends: While the turnover of single deals has fallen by more than a third in 2020, in the portfolio segment with € 7.5 billion invested (61 % share), only in 2006 (€ 11.9 billion) and 2015 (€ 9.4 billion) higher volumes were recorded. The most important driver of both portfolio and single sales is the retail warehousing segment, which surpassed the €7 billion mark for the first time and achieved a new record result.

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