A report from Real Capital Analytics showed that commercial real estate investors from America have developed an increased interest in European properties.
The firm's Global Capital Trends mid-year review showed that the top three investment areas for American firms in Europe were the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Total investment in global commercial real estate during the second quarter was $157 billion, which was slightly higher than the first quarter's figure.
However, the first half of the year's investment was nearly 25 percent lower than the same point in 2011, with a total of $306.3 billion, Reuters explained, citing the report. This figure was close to $100 billion lower than either half of 2011.
When comparing cities, the report said that The London office market was the most popular in the world during the year, while the office markets of Tokyo, New York and Paris were second, third and fourth. The apartment market in New York was fifth, as well as the only in the top five that experienced an increase in sales volume compared to the same period in 2011.