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Investment market

International investors most active

2.6 bn euros

Turnover 2018

1.06 bn euros

Foreign capital

204 m euros

Specialist funds

Turnover in the commercial real estate investment market of the Ruhr Metropolis failed to reach the record level of the previous year, with an investment volume of approximately 2.6 billion euros. Decisive factor in this development was the decline in inter-regional portfolio transactions as well as the lack of large-volume retail deals, which drove up transaction volumes in the preceding year.

This places the Ruhr Metropolis clearly ahead of the A locations Cologne (1.97 billion euros) and Stuttgart (2.40 billion euros). In many A cities the shortage of suitable investment products in central locations continued to make itself felt. In addition, investors are increasingly shifting their focus to B and C locations, which display a more attractive risk/return profile. The most popular asset category of the past investment year was office real estate, accounting for around 1.27 billion euros, around 49.0 % of the total volume.

The largest office sales were the Stern Relling Haus service centre and the RWE headquarters in Essen for around 150 million euros each. However, the largest individual transaction came from the logistics segment. The Handelslogistik-Park Metro Group in Marl, cost around 190 million, it was purchased by Goodmann together with a Malaysian pension fund.

"An investment volume of 2.6 billion euros places the Ruhr Metropolis clearly ahead of the A locations Cologne (1.97 billion euros) and Stuttgart (2.40 billion euros)."

 

bulwiengesa AG