DTZ has released its latest report on the state of the European property investment market and even though the UK saw a modest increase in investment activity, Europe as a whole underwent a big 30% drop when compared to the same Q1 period last year.

The UK, France, and Germany are considered the three big markets and the UK may have posted a 2% increase to €8.9 but this represents a 0.5% drop in Sterling values.

France and Germany also pinned these figures back with the former seeing its volume drop to €2bn and Germany’s investment dropping to €5bn. DTZ said that the figures were largely in keeping with expectations and were similar, in year on year comparisons, to those posted in 2011.

The Nordic markets offered the most promise, once again, with a 37% increase for Q1 2012 compared to Q1 of 2011.

There is still profit to be made from property investment but it is important that landlords, wherever they choose to invest, should protect themselves from as much financial loss as possible.

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