Last year, € 19.5 billion was invested in real estate in the Netherlands. That is a new record, according to figures from the international real estate consultant CBRE.
According to CBRE, the Netherlands is one of the best performing European investment markets and the outlook for this year is also good. The organization notes that real estate investors will increasingly resort to unusual locations and investment categories.
Investments were considerably higher than the 14 billion euros in 2016, already a record level at that time. Last year, 70 percent of all purchases were made by foreign investors.
In addition to offices, retail and logistics, investments were also made in objects such as hotels, healthcare real estate and homes. CBRE says that the investment peak has a healthier basis than the previous one between 2005 and 2007. This is partly because there are now stricter rules about the debts with which purchases can be financed.