Commercial property investment had a fine final quarter of 2011 after volumes increased year-on-year, reports Property Wire.
Volumes rose by a “better than expected” 17.7 per cent to reach 36.8 billion euros, taking volumes for the year to an impressive 126.2 billion euros – a 7.8 per cent rise on 2010.
That’s according to the latest report from consultants Cushman and Wakefield, which highlights that Europe continues to perform strongly; with commercial property in the UK, Germany and France the most in demand.
In addition, emerging markets in Central/Eastern Europe such as Bulgaria, Slovakia and Croatia performed well, contributing to some of last year’s top 10 growth markets.
Commercial property investors looking to increase their portfolio, whether it be in developing markets like the UK or emerging ones such as Russia, may need to purchase property management software in order to take control of their swelling portfolio.
Michael Rhydderch, head of the European Capital Markets Group at Cushman and Wakefield, commented on the investment. Cited by nuwireinvestor.com, he said: “It is clear that there is a lot of nervousness out there and sheer uncertainty may hold back dealing volumes this year.
“At the same time however the volatility we are seeing in other asset classes as well as the relative level of property yields is serving to stoke up demand for the best assets in defensive markets.”
Written by Ashley Curtis on behalf of Qube Global Software
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