Focus Remains on Prime Assets for Investors in Belgium’s Property Market

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Although finance is slowly returning to the market, its scarce availability is limiting the possibilities of investors in Belgium’s property market. A two-tier market prevails, with institutional investors targeting core prime assets and private investors aiming for more opportunistic purchases.

Although finance is slowly returning to the market, its scarce availability is limiting the possibilities of investors in Belgium’s property market. A two-tier market prevails, with institutional investors targeting core prime assets and private investors aiming for more opportunistic purchases.

Belgian investors continue to dominate the domestic investment market, acquiring 59% of total assets sold so far this year, but the market is seeing the return of UK investors.

Prime office, retail and logistic capital values remain stable compared to H2 2009 while yield compression kicks in again for the core market segments.

King Sturge is releasing its latest research report on the investment market of Belgium.

Both office and industrial sectors are covered, the report also considers the effects of rents and take-up on the market’s outlook and it contains a summary of 2010’s most significant transactions so far.

To download a copy of the report click here or go to: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6d463126

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King Sturge is one of the largest international property consultancies in Europe with 42 owned offices in 14 European countries, forming part of a network of over 215 wholly owned, associated and affiliated offices in 47 countries worldwide. Over 3,800 staff throughout these offices cover all property sectors and specialisms including plant and machinery, and residential.

In Europe, King Sturge operates in the major UK commercial centres and principal mainland European cities. In Asia Pacific, the firm has associations in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand. In the Americas, King Sturge has business partners in North, Central and South America through King Sturge CORFAC International and ChainLinks Retail Advisors.

Through a joint venture with a wealth manager, King Sturge now has a presence in the Middle East. The office will initially be based in Dubai, concentrating on states in the Gulf Corporation Council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

For further information please contact:

Régis Jacquemin, Corporate Communications Manager            
+44 (0) 20 7087 5120
+44 (0) 7791 019 341

Jean-Philip Vroninks, Head of Investment, Belgium            
+32 (0)2 230 7900

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