Political turbulence and uncertainty have historically proven to be bad news for investor sentiment, however 2016 saw healthy demand met by quality product in the market, driving investment volumes to historically record high levels.
There is no question that the demand for European retail real estate has evolved geographically, with a record share of transactions completed outside the top 5 markets last year. Throughout the year and into 2017, it is evident that investors are increasingly looking for core assets before core markets.
To help our clients achieve their ambitions, in this report, we look at some of the key trends we have been seeing and expect to see in 2017. We also review and assess the opportunities that exist across different EMEA geographies as well as taking a look at the impact of e-commerce.