• Commercial real estate investment in Russia increased by 34% y-o-y to RUB 243 billion (USD 3.8 billion) in 2019, in line with CBRE forecasts made at the beginning of the year.
  • The retail sector accounted for around 30% of transaction volume in 2019, ensuring it retained its title as the most popular sector for the third consecutive year.
  • Investors displayed solid interest in office properties (the second most active sector) but deal flow was somewhat constrained by the limited supply of high-quality assets available for sale.
  • 2019 saw the largest single acquisition by a foreign investor since 2007, a deal which pushed up overseas buyers’ share of overall transaction volume.