CEE Investment Market H1 2019
JLL’s country by country review of the real estate investment markets and transactions across the CEE region in H2 2018
During the first six months of 2019 the CEE investment market saw a number of transactions for a total in excess of over €5.47 billion.
Poland, with a nearly 50% of that amount, is the clear front-runner and it seems that, due to the extensive pipeline for H2, the country may approach the record-breaking volumes registered in 2018.
In the Czech Republic, which accounted for 30% of those deals, investment appetite remains strong; however, the market there is hampered by a limited supply of prime assets and relatively high price expectations.
The results recorded in H1 in Hungary and Romania may even triple by year-end, reflecting excellent performances, especially with regard to Romania.
The remainder of 2019 should be extremely busy for market players acting on the CEE investment market. In a very positive scenario investment volumes may even outperform the levels seen in the record-breaking 2018.