This report was co-authored by Colliers International.

2016’s record-breaking EUR 12.2bn investment in the real estate sector in the CEE region is likely to be surpassed in 2017 – this is according to the CEE Real Estate Investment Compass 2017.

The first edition of the CEE Real Estate Investment Compass examines key trends in the real estate market in six Central Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania) over the last five years, and takes a look at what is on the horizon for 2017.

Report highlights include:

  • CEE started the year strong with EUR 2.3bn invested in its real estate markets in Q1 2017. This represents a 41% growth compared with Q1 2016
  • Significant investment activity in 2017 is expected in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland based on Q1 indications
  • Inward investment from the UK predicted to remain at around 7 - 9% of total investment into the CEE real estate sector
  • Western Europe and US capital flows expected to be somewhat similar in size to the EUR 4.9bn level reached in 2016
  • Brexit could have a positive effect on investment volumes in the CEE in the longer term
  • Cross-border and domestic flows have more than doubled in the last five years, reaching EUR 2.6bn in 2016, a strong sign of maturity in the region

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