The total investment volume registered in Romania in the first three months of 2020 was modest compared to what happened during the last quarter of 2019, recording a 71% decrease compared to Q4 2019, but if we compare with the similar quarter of 2019, we can observe a minor increase of 3%.
The prime yield for office and industrial assets remained stable, there were strong signs of imminent yield compression at the beginning of the quarter, but the emergence of the COVID-19 crisis also in Romania interrupted such trend.
During the first three months of 2020, seven transactions were signed. The highest volumes were registered for the office sector with a share of 60% of the investment volume, followed by the industrial sector with 25%.
Romanian investors remained active also in Q1 2020, the average size ticket bought by the local investors was EUR 7.5 mln. and had a share of 19%. Foreign capital accounted for 81% of the investment volume and was split between investors from South Africa, Czech and Israel with percentages of 32%, 25%, and 24%.