Germany's safe haven status is unchallenged. Europe's economic powerhouse is overtaking the UK as the first port of call for Asian, US and other foreign investors. In H1 property investment reached €32 bln and the forecast is for €70 bln at the end of the year.
Offices are the preferred target, accounting for 50% of cross-border flows thanks to rising rents, but significant amounts of capital are also being invested in Logistics and alternative sectors like micro living and student housing. Are there any clouds on the horizon? Are high prices and lack of product deterring foreign investors? How sustainable is this flow of capital? What are foreign investors looking for? In a recent PwC survey of top emerging cities in Europe four out of ten are German. Which of Germany's top 7 cities offers the best prospects? Will Berlin continue being foreign investors' favourite destination despite tightening regulation? To what extent will Frankfurt benefit from Brexit upheaval? Is competition in the market becoming too intense? To what extent are investors going up the risk curve? Are they looking beyond the top cities to secondary and tertiary markets too? Is the strength of the economy leading to a good performance of retail? What about outflows? German institutions have been active buyers in other markets like the UK, France and Italy. What are they looking for and will their diversification strategy continue?
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