European hotels providing impressive yields for investors | 18 July 2012
Hotels were a particularly attractive asset for European commercial property investors last year, according to new research.
Figures gathered by Investment Property Databank (IPD) have revealed that investors received yields of six per cent from European hotels last year. This represents relatively impressive annual capital growth (0.3 per cent) in what was an otherwise shaky market.
Of the 11 countries measured, British hotels provided the best value for investors in 2011; returning yields of 10.4 per cent. The French market also thrived last year, returning profits of 9.3 per cent.
Speaking to ipinglobal.com, IPD forecaster Greg Mansell claimed that London hotels were largely responsible for the impressive returns generated from the UK, whilst good competition for fixed leases were also a significant factor.
In a recent interview with property-magazine.eu, HVS Property Tax Services director Tim Smith claimed that the new figures should encourage commercial property buyers to invest in the hospitality sector.
He said: “The hotel sector is poised to benefit greatly from increasing visitors to Europe over the next 10 years and is a sector that reacts quickly to improving GDP.
“The IPD report provides further evidence of the true risk reward profile and should encourage existing and first time investor to consider the sector.”
Written by Joe Elvin on behalf of Qube Global Software
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