By Real Capital Analytics on October 29th, 2021
European transaction activity climbed back close to pre-pandemic averages in Q3 2021, boosted by apartment and industrial property sales, the latest Europe Capital Trends report shows.
Third quarter deal volume rose 21% versus the same period a year ago, when dealmaking was curtailed by pandemic restrictions and uncertainty. For 2021 so far, deal volume increased 8% versus the first nine months of 2020 and was 5% below the average for the same period in the years 2015 to 2019.
Transactions in the multifamily and industrial sectors were well ahead of pre-Covid averages for both the third quarter and the year to date. In the apartment sector, €45.6 billion ($52.9 billion) of properties changed hands in the first nine months of the year and there are a couple of supersized deals in the pipeline. Investors spent €41.6 billion on industrial properties year to date, around a third of which was in the U.K.
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