Retail "is proving to be the most resilient of all real estate asset classes in Europe", explains real estate consultant Savills in a statement to NM, noting that the increase can be observed, in the period under review, most notably in Romania ( +2421%), Spain (484%), Finland (177%) and Portugal (170%).

It also signals that the volume of investment in the European retail sector amounted to €26.9 billion until September, 25% more compared to the same period of the previous year.