A total of 82 transactions were closed during the third quarter of this year. Their average volume reached the level of approximately 20 million euros. However, six transactions rose to more than €90 million, taking place in the office, retail and industrial real estate segments across four countries. CBRE indicates that the largest transactions concerned industrial and office real estate, namely here in Slovakia and Poland.
Within the CEE region, the total volume of investments in the third quarter reached the level of 1.37 billion euros. "We are looking at significant differences between individual states. Slovakia (214 million euros), the Czech Republic (215 million euros) and Hungary (132 million euros) were especially successful. Compared to the third quarter of last year, the volume of investments in these countries increased by up to 78 percent on average. On the contrary, significant declines were recorded in Poland and Romania, where investment volumes were lower by a total of 55 percent," Ľubor Procházka, sales director of CBRE Slovakia.
Despite the year-on-year decrease (-36 percent), most investments in the CEE region were again directed to the office real estate segment. According to the current CBRE measurements, they took a 41 percent share of the total investment pie. This was followed by logistics and industrial real estate with a volume of 31 percent and retail real estate with investments of 22 percent.