Property Week: expectations and resolutions for the year ahead

5th January 2018

Manish Chande:

We hope the Brexit rhetoric will start to change. Overseas investors have been eyeing the UK property market with caution since the Brexit vote. Yet the strong fundamentals and stability that make the UK property market attractive remain. Moreover, weaker commercial property prices in London thanks to Brexit present an investment opportunity.

We expect to see a reverse ripple e­ffect as property values outside London start to rise more quickly than in central London, due to Brexit uncertainty. We’ve previously pursued a regional strategy, with the view that London is expensive. That may change this year. Co-working will also continue to grow in popularity across the UK, with employers taking on ‑ flexible working space to suit changing employee demands. Lastly, logistics will present an investment opportunity due to the demand/supply imbalance of suitable distribution warehouses.

Resolution - It’s more important than ever to find a way to thrive in a world of flux and this begins with remembering the importance of the people closest to you, including your colleagues, friends and family. In 2018, it will be more important than ever to be there for those people and provide the support that makes things more straightforward in an uncertain world.

Back to news