A total investment volume of €3.1 billion was recorded in the first six months of 2018 in Italy. The most significant portion was represented by the office segment, with 33% of the volume invested, followed by retail with 32%. Investments in office buildings were once again most concentrated in the two key markets of Milan and Rome, which respectively account for 66% and 24%, while the retail sector, in which shopping centres account for the main portion, is distributed more uniformly throughout the country, following different logic than High Street retail and being less restricted to the main national shopping streets.