Searching for Returns: Real Estate - Investors Take Profits

International pressure to invest opens up selling opportunities

Price pressure in European investment markets is continuing to keep real estate return expectations in check. Less than half of the professional property investors surveyed in Europe’s three largest economies believe they will achieve their yield targets in the next three years – and expectations are also subdued on a five year view. To ensure that real estate investments continue to perform, taking profits has become essential for an increasing number of investors. But very few are relying on risk capital from America and Asia alone.

The latest investment climate study by Union Investment reveals that most European real estate investors have recalibrated their investment strategies to compensate for the adverse impact of falling acquisition yields. Professional investors in all three markets are gradually moving higher up the risk curve.

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