The EMEA – Hotel Investment Market Update report provides an analysis of the hotel investments in the EMEA region. The analysis reflects that the total hotel investments in 2013 (ytd) is approx. €8 billion. Investors sentiment is positive, therefore Colliers International expects that the volume of 2012 of €8,3 billion will be exceeded. Beside London and Paris, investors have shown particular interest in Europe for the cities of Amsterdam, München, Frankfurt and Vienna. The report reflects the hotel investment market in detail for the EMEA region.
The findings are outlined below and discussed in detail throughout the report:
- Appetite for hotel real estate in the EMEA region continues to strengthen.
Increasing interest is particularly noted in the cities of Munich, Frankfurt and Vienna and in Poland as a whole. The strong hotel investment trends in Paris and London are also forecast to continue.
- Investor expectations for the forthcoming year are positive.
Our sentiment survey showed positive expectations despite challenging times currently leading to difficulties in obtaining financing.
- More joint ventures in Africa are expected.
With informal institutions being predominant in Africa it expected that foreign investors are most likely to continue to seek joint ventures to enter and expand their portfolios. Sub-Saharan countries are of particular interest.
- Middle East investors continue their interest in cross-border investments.
Trophy assets remain highly desirable.
- Transaction volume is increasing.
Total transaction volume for 2013 is expected to exceed 2012. Institutional investment is set to represent the majority of transactional volume in the near future.
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