GOOD SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR GIVES HOPE FOR 2022
At first glance, the overall performance of the retail investment market, with a total transaction volume of €8.7 billion and declines of 29% and 25% respectively year-on-year and over the long term, does not indicate dynamic market development. However, if one looks behind the figures, the result in the second half of the year in particular can be seen as a positive signal for the coming 12 months: with sales of over €5.9 billion, the last two quarters of the year not only accounted for 68% of the overall result, but also a higher volume than in the previous year (+16%). It is also encouraging that the individual deal volume of just under €4.9 billion is at the same level as in 2020 as a whole. Conversely, the lower investment volume is therefore attributable to the portfolio segment (€3.8 billion), which in the previous year was driven up decisively above all by mergers and acquisitions. In contrast, specialist store portfolios were particularly dominant in 2021, contributing a substantial 96% to the portfolio volume.