Market Polarisation: Opportunities in Secondary Markets
The fallout from the global economic crisis has had a material impact on the UK commercial property market. Due to the demand for investments with strong defensive characteristics, a large amount of capital has been invested into central London, the majority from abroad, and a two tier market has developed.
As we move into the last quarter of 2013, we believe that the large inflows of foreign capital are set to continue. Some concerns remain regarding UK GDP growth, and with investors still reluctant to take on risk, this capital is likely to persist in finding its way into the prime London market.