• H1 2020 transaction volume affected by the Covid 19 lockdown with an approximately 50 percent decline from recent half yearly results.
  • In the wider context transaction volume is around longer term trends and ahead of the GFC era experience.
  • Industrial sales lead the market.
  • Overseas purchasers are dominated by Asia Pacific investors, with net flow of offshore funds remaining positive.
  • Investment activity dominated by privates and institutions, followed by syndications. But privates are net sellers with syndicates and wholesale funds  being the main net accumulators of assets.
  • Sale and lease back is a feature with owner occupiers representing 27% of vendor transaction volume but only 9% of purchasers