UK Capital Markets 2018-19 Review and Outlook Report


The commercial property market continued to confound expectations and deliver strong results throughout 2018. Overall UK investment volumes of £64bn in 2018 offered a second consecutive year of unexpected upside, and comfortably exceeded our forecast of £55bn. Investment activity was just 1% down on an exceptionally strong 2017, and 33% ahead of the 10-year average.

Why does UK real estate continue to offer an attractive destination for global investors? What were the biggest deals, and which regions and sectors saw the highest levels of investment?
In this report JLL’s Capital Markets team analyse current investment trends and highlight key themes for the upcoming year. We also publish the results of our latest investor survey, completed as part of our industry-leading Property Predictions event. Find out what the commercial real estate industry is expecting in 2019, which alternative sector is looking most attractive to investors and which global regions are expected to contribute most to investment into UK real estate.

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