While real estate investments go into a decline in the United Kingdom and Germany, interest point out in the North; Sweden and Finland rise to become new attraction centers. KPMG Turkey Information Systems Risk Management Head of Department and member of the company Sinem Cantürk, “Real estate investment was diminished in the United Kingdom and in Germany. France took back third place in 2014 with investment approaching 10 billion euros. Among the largest investment markets in the first half of 2016, the highest annual increase recognized 34 percent in Finland and 29 percent in Sweden ” said. Cantürk who pointed out the growth potential of Central and Eastern European countries including Russia, Russia, the Central and Eastern Europe region, could receive a small share of the European real estate investment, with a total investment of about 6.5 billion euros in the first half of 2016. However, it is widely known that this region has a strong growth potential.
Significant investment activity was observed in the region during the first half of 2016 and Investments show increased by 50 percent when compared to the same period of the previous year. While the country where investors showed the most interest in this region was Poland (2.07 billion euros), the interest which shown to Hungary was also noteworthy (910 million euros). Russia shows a significant growth of 46 percent in the first half of 2016 when compared to the same period last year. Despite the sanctions imposed on this country and the fluctuations in the market, it achieved attracted investments about 1.4 billion euros” said.