The volume of real estate investment in Italy totalled EUR 4.8 billion in the first nine months of 2018, according to a report on Q3 2018 by the Prelios Market Research Group. The corporate real estate market registered EUR 1.7 billion in sales nation-wide in the third quarter of the year, less than in the third quarter of 2017 but more than in the second quarter of 2018. Among Italy’s big cities, Milano closed the third quarter of 2018 by registering a total of EUR 665 million in sales, while transactions concluded in Rome totalled more than EUR 220 million, in line with the third quarter of 2017. The office and retail sectors confirmed their position as the highest-performing areas once again in Q3 2018, with a volume of investment of more than EUR 1 billion, representing 64% of all real estate transactions. 77.7% of the capital invested in Italy came from outside the country. Investment flows from continental Europe came primarily from insurance firms, whereas the key British players in real estate are private equity companies based in the UK.