Despite retail's still suffering reputation, 2019 retail investment totalled €5.7 billion compared with €4.7 billion in 2018 (+20%).  Yet abundant capital has not fully stabilised the retail market: retail represents 16% of all corporate real estate investment, versus 22% on average from 2009-2016. Investors are cautiously returning to this asset category, favouring high street and prime assets located in shopping centres. Distributor transactions have also sustained the market.