The figures are from Worx, with the consultancy emphasising the good performance of the office sector, which not only exceeded the total of previous years (44%) but also confirmed its position as the most active segment of the year. According to the consultancy, the biggest deal of the year was the sale of Office Park Expo, for 223 million euros.
International investors represent 86% of the total volume invested, with Portuguese funds positively asserting their position on the market, surpassing once again 100 million euros of investment with “a strong stake in the office segment”.
At the end of 2016, prime yields in Portugal settled at 5.25% for the office market and for commercial centres, 5% for street commerce and at 7% for the industrial/logistics segment.
Beginning the year with a good number of deals in the pipeline, and a scenario of historically low interest rates, Pedro Rutkowski, CEO of the consultancy, is confident that, “In 2017, real estate will continue to establish itself as an excellent area for investment, due to the added values that the sector, in the current economic climate, has to offer to potential investors”. He anticipates that, “Investment in urban renewal and tourism will be the market drivers, while the present scarcity of supply in the office market begs an urgent revival in pure real estate development”.