Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Real estate investments in Romania went up three times in the first semester, to 402.4 million euro

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Real estate investments in Romania totaled 402.4 million euro in the first semester of 2014 and reached a transacted area of 692,000 sqm, a 222% growth on the first half of last year and a 17% increase on the whole 2013, according to the most recent study performed by real estate consultancy firm CBRE.

A total number of 15 transactions were performed, the highest number after 2008, with a medium volume of 26.8 million euro, similar to last year. According to the study the diversity of the type and use of sold properties was higher. The buyer profile has also diversified. 
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The transaction profile in terms of use was quite diverse. The office segment accounted for 58% of the total volume of transactions. In terms of property type, prime properties generated 55% of the total volume. In terms of buyer typology developers and real estate funds were the most active:  Globalworth generated 54% of the transaction volume.

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At the same time, property type varied from prime properties, such as Charles de Gaulle Plaza, to secondary properties, such as Auchan Pitești Găvana, or 'distressed' properties (Pic Pitești and Pic Oradea).

Prime yield for the office segment dropped from 8.25% to 8%. The rest of prime yields remained stable.
Prime rent was relatively stable — 60 euro/sqm/month for shopping centers, 18 euro/sqm/month for office spaces and 3.8 euro/sqm/month for industrial spaces.
 CBRE also noticed an increase in land transactions in terms of number, value and type of sold properties.

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