Being the largest Nordic market, Sweden is the ideal location for centralised logistics operations in Northern Europe.
Sweden is at the forefront in e-commerce, with great potential to further increase its export volumes.
The logistics sector has become increasingly established as an institutional investment class, and the growth of e-commerce and occupier outsourcing to 3PLs is expected to further increase the demand for modern and flexible logistics assets.
According to preliminary figures, the Q1 2017 investment volume ended up at €9.1 billion. The Q1 2017 figure is high relative to 2012-2016 Q1 average.
In Sweden, offices dominated the market sector allocation in Q1 ending up at close to SEK 11 billion, or 30% of the total volume, compared to 29% in Q1 2016. Offices have been the strongest segment on an annual basis for the past ten years, except for 2009-2010 when residential dominated the sector allocation.
Transaction volumes remained high in Finland. The Q1 2017 was the second highest Q1 measured in EUR volume. The share of international investors remained high as well counting about 40 % of the total Q1 volume.
The Norwegian investment market started the year on a positive note as the investment volume rose by 57% y-o-y to NOK 22 billion. CBRE recorded more than 60 transactions, which is the highest Q1 figure over the last five years.
According to preliminary figures, the largest share (45%) of the Danish investment volume was allocated to residential properties. The influx of foreign capital remains strong, with an increasing number of deals where both seller and buyer are cross-border investors.
•The level of foreign investments has increased more than twelve times in relation to the foreign investment level in 2009 which was around EUR 1 billion 1.
•U.K. and North America have the highest growth rates of cross-border investors.
•Investors from within the Nordic Region historically dominate the Nordic investment market.
•Foreign investment flows are negatively and more significantly correlated with yield movements than domestic investment flows.
Due to its impact and distinctive features, the increase in cross-border investments has experienced an increased interest. As a result, cross-border investments (i.e., foreign investments), has become an interesting topic in the academic commercial real estate literature
How did the surge in foreign investments affect Nordic yields in recent years?
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