Despite the slowdown from March, with the introduction of the lockdown, the investment sector has performed better than previously thought. After a record year in 2019, with a total investment volume of EUR 5.8 billion, the outcome in 2020 was only EUR 3.5 billion. After a weak Q1, investments began to increase by Q2 and reached EUR 2.5 billion by the end of Q3. Investors quickly regained confidence, as evidenced by most of the investments that were made by foreigners, with 55% of all transactions made by German investors and 31% of were from Austria.
The main investment assets that took the top spot in 2020 were residential, office and logistics. Office investments dominated the market as 40% of all transactions occurred in this segment. Residential areas had 30% of all investments made that year, with the following 13% for logistics. Retail, hotels and other assets accounted for 6%, 3% and 8% respectively.