Though the market is struggling, consumer confidence is soaring high. Retail sales and online sales are expected to increase exponentially by end of year. However, whilst the market is adapting and reshaping itself to meet new consumers’ demand, investors are still restraining their exposure to the sector. This research paper identifies various yields in the European market and provides an outlook of the largest markets in terms of total transaction volumes.
The paper also outlines that retail defensiveness is less dependent on the property format than on the right combination of location, size, mix and design to stimulate consumer experience.
According to Savills, "the retail investment market was underpinned by repricing and redevelopment opportunities, attracting both retail-specialist and non-retail specialist investors, including notably REIT, equity funds and investment managers."
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