Record investment in UK commercial property markets

31 December 2015

According to a recent article in Property Wire the next 12 months is set to be another year of strong returns for investors in the UK’s commercial property sector with investment volumes expected to be as strong as 2015 which was a record year.

The latest forecast from global real estate advisor CBRE suggests that total investment in UK commercial property will be around £70 billion in 2016 and the firm predicts attractive total returns of around 10.1%, declining thereafter but remaining positive through to 2020.

The report explains that as capital value growth slows, income will become the most important driver of returns. A strong economy and an increasing role in e-commerce suggests that the industrial property market will outperform with total returns of 9.5% pa on average for each of the next five years.

Retail property is expected to experience happier times as consumer disposable incomes recover, with returns of 7.0%, while recovering supply in the office market will constrain total returns to 7.4% on average each year to 2020.

At Gepp & Sons we have a fully services Commercial Property Department who can advise you and your business on legal matters relating to commercial freeholds and leaseholds. 

This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.