UK commercial property remains most attractive investment, figures show


The UK remains the most attractive global market to invest in commercial property, a new study has shown.

According to the BrickVest commercial property investment barometer, nearly a third (31 per cent) of investors selected the UK as their preferred location.

This is compared to 24 per cent of investors who favoured Germany, 22 per cent who favoured the US, and 15 per cent who favoured France.

Despite recent political upheaval, appetite to invest hasn’t been deterred either.

The figures show that average risk appetite for commercial real estate increased to 49 per cent, compared to 47 per cent last year.

For UK investors, this increased from 49 per cent to 51 per cent.

The research further revealed that – despite Brexit – French, German, and US investors are more favourable towards the UK since June last year.

Around 24 per cent of French investors, 19 per cent of German investors, and 23 per cent of US investors suggest the UK as their preferred region for investment.

This is compared to 22 per cent, 18 per cent, and 20 per cent respectively.

Emmanuel Lumineau, CEO at BrickVest, said: “Despite a series of significant events over the past 12 months including Brexit, our latest Barometer shows the UK remains the preferred location to invest in from our global investor base. Since the vote in June last year, we’ve seen a 72% increase in the number of investors joining the platform and are seeing plenty of appetite from investors for property as an asset class.”

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