CEE rate rises make room for family offices and HNWI’s

Increasing interest rates are putting non-institutional investors such as family offices and high net worth individuals at an advantage when it comes to acquiring property in CEE because they are now able to move much faster in terms of due diligence.

So says Markus Arnold, CEO & Founder, Arnold Investments. “They have the appetite because they understand that now they can acquire the buildings that they were basically not able to acquire previously,” he said.

The increase in invest from these sources makes up the shortfall elsewhere, Arnold pointed out.

One notable change in the region is that banks are urging clients to take loans in Euros rather than local currencies to avoid high interest rates. “That is something that we’ve not had before and is a new situation for us.”

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