Quarterly figures Q1 2019

The first quarter of 2019 saw record-breaking investment in Dutch real estate, with a total investment volume worth €4.2 billion – an increase of 16.8% on the same period in 2018. The investment volume has never before reached these heights in the first quarter. CBRE’s figures for the first quarter of this year reveal that significant investment in residential properties was the main driver of this volume.

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Residential investment

More than €2.3 billion was invested in residential property in the first three months of this year. This is 158% more than in the same period last year (€890 million), making it the biggest first-quarter investment in homes to date.

Residential portfolios

The volume benefited from a strong boost from the sale of large residential portfolios. The single biggest transaction was Heimstaden’s purchase of 9,544 homes from Round Hill for €1.4 billion.

Amsterdam and The Hague

In addition to strong growth in the residential segment, there was also a clear increase in investment in offices in Amsterdam and The Hague, with those cities seeing growth of 118% and 63% respectively. At over €1 billion, total office investment volume was stable relative to Q1 2018.
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