March 23, 2015
In next 4 years, Asian investments in European real estate will account for €25 billion, as Swiss consulting company Catella predicts. In 2019, its share will be about 10% of all real estate transactions concluded in Europe.
The pension funds from China as investors will play the main role. In 2015, Chinese investments in European property market may rise to €11.5-14 billion (for comparison, €9.7 billion in 2014), and the total Asian investments may estimate at 8%.
In addition to the key investors' destination as London, in recent years the leaders in attracting Asian investments were German financial center Frankfurt am Main (about €800 million in 2014) and the city of light Paris (at least €500 million). An important market trend is change behavior of the investor who search destinations not only in capitals of Great Britain, France and Germany, but also in other regions of these countries.