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Asian capital into European hotels increased 393% since 2007

by Andrea Waitrovich

Approximately €1.6 billion ($1.75 billion) of Asian capital was invested in the European hotel sector in 2015, according to CBRE Hotels’ new Check In series on European hotel investment. Investment from Asia represents 21 present of the European hotel stock traded, which is the highest share of Asian investment across any of the mainstream asset classes (office, 17 percent; retail, 9 percent; industrial, 5 percent) and a 393 percent increase from peak of the previous cycle in 2007. High-profile, upmarket hotel assets in established capital/tourist cities have remained attractive; however, Asian investors are also increasingly active in the mid-market space owing to stronger capital growth prospects and burgeoning self-confidence in their operational capabilities, reports CBRE Hotels. Asian interest in European hotel space is also due to emerging travel trends and the relatively low cost of capital. “Asian investors h

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