Globally, the investments in business properties have increased by 14% in 2011 in comparison with 2010. The highest growth was in North America – 52%, followed by Europe and the Middle East – 17%. In Central and Eastern Europe, these investments have reached 19 billion Euros in 2011, which is a growth of 76% in comparison with 2010. This is 68% of the volume of their volume during the property boom years.
In 2011 the investments in business properties in Bulgaria have increased sharply in comparison with 2010. In 2010 they were 20 million Euros, while in 2011 they reached 198 million Euros, which has put the country in the first place regarding this type of investment. In the second place is Slovakia with an annual increase of 534%, followed by the Czech Republic with 366%, South Africa with 269% and Switzerland with 216%. However, the annual yield in Bulgaria has not changed – for office spaces it is about 9,5%, for shops – 9% and for industrial space it is 12%.