The delegates represented many of the largest and most activeinvestors in European commercial property: insurance companies,pension funds, property companies, developers and investment fundmanagers, from countries including Austria, France, Germany, theNetherlands, the Nordic region, the UK and the USA. And 26% saidthey would 'definitely' invest in the region over the next twoyears; 33% said 'probably', and 28% 'perhaps'.

The three central European countries were the first choiceinvestment destination of 32% of delegates, well ahead of France,second with 16% and Spain, third with14%.

Sven Lemmes, JLL's Head of Investment Business in central Europesaid: 'These markets are maturing rapidly and can offer attractiveinvestment returns fuelled by strong economic growth. By contrast,most major west European markets are now coming to the end of aperiod of several years of rising rents and strong investmentperformance.'

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