- June 1, 2018: Vol. 12, Number 6

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High levels of Asian investment into Europe expected to continue

by Marek Handzel

A report commissioned by Intertrust has said that the majority of real estate professionals expect the volume of Asian capital entering the European real estate market to increase over the next two years. Europe will continue to attract investment from Asia for three reasons according to respondents to the report: its image as a safe haven, the search for better returns and continued high demand from Asian Sovereign Wealth Funds. Intertrust has also revealed that 56 percent of industry professionals expect the UK to benefit from the biggest increase in Asian capital flows followed by the Nordics (48 percent) and Germany, Austria and Switzerland (37 percent). “Although 2017 was noted for record-breaking volumes of Asian capital pouring into European commercial real estate, our findings suggest that there is still more to come,” says Jon Barratt, head of real estate at Intertrust. “While China remains the largest investor, South Korea and Singapore have been in

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