The commercial real estate market in Europe is still looking positive, despite some economic issues, according to a report from DTZ.
The firm's Fair Value Index for Europe during the fourth quarter of 2011 showed a score of 36. This means that only a handful of markets are considered to be in great shape. With that in mind, 61 of the nearly 100 markets studied that are good options for commercial real estate investors.
"With German office markets trading at a yield of around 5 percent, and most regional UK office markets at 6 percent or more, investors can earn adequate returns even in the absence of future capital appreciation and this is reflected in their greater proportion of WARM markets in these countries," said Ben Burston, associate director of forecasting and strategy at DTZ.
The report added that those investors who are willing to assume some economic risk may be willing to delve into some of the markets that are experiencing a bit more of a struggle. There could still be an elimination of the eurozone, which would not be good for investors. In total, DTZ says this could force capital to fall by as much as 20 percent by 2013.