According to the latest research by Savills the total transaction volume for Germany’s commercial property market reached €30.4 billion in 2013, representing a rise of 20% year-on-year (yoy) and the highest investment volume since 2007 when a total of €56 billion was achieved. The international real estate advisor notes that, similar to 2012, the final quarter of 2013 was by far the strongest recording an investment volume in excess of €11.4 bn.

Andreas Wende, head of investment at Savills Germany, says: “Strong economic parameters in Germany combined with the low interest rate environment have enabled the highest transaction volume since 2007. In 2013 we began to observe a higher risk appetite from investors and we expect this trend to continue in 2014, resulting in a rising transaction volume in the value-add and opportunistic segment.”