Why Middle Eastern investors are going Dutch

Middle Eastern investors put £3.4bn into Europe (including the UK) in 2016, £5.4bn in 2017 and £4.8bn in 2018, according to data from Real Capital Analytics, as Europe is seen as a safe haven for investment with real estate offering steady returns.

In terms of markets, the “top two” countries for Middle Eastern investors over the past three years have been the UK, with £2bn, £2.64bn and £2.8bn invested in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively, followed by Germany, with £623m, £1.18bn and £852m invested over the same period.

But with Brexit uncertainty looming, the