UK Real Estate Outlook – July 2017


UK economic growth has moderated, but performance potential is supported by long term fundamentals.

UK Real Estate Market Outlook

UK RE Outlook video-july17 

Richard Gwilliam, Head of Property Research, discusses the latest drivers behind the UK real estate market.

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Executive summary:

  • Real estate investors are offered a significant risk premium, the yield spread over government bonds.
  • This spread offers a ‘cushion’ against upwards yield pressure should bond yields start rising.
  • Net investment in the UK market is still dominated by overseas buyers and industrials, offices and residential outside central London remain favoured.
  • Central London offices remain challenged, but there may be opportunities in the long term.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.

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