England, with its capital London is home to one of the world’s leading financial centres and supported by a network of regional cities that continue to embrace their urban renaissance. With a population in excess of 53m, the country provides a stable and secure political environment which has earned it the trust and confidence of commercial property investors across the globe. Amongst the leading multinational corporations who have chosen to locate in the country are Microsoft and Coco -cola. The country is a key gateway to the lucrative European market aided by a highly developed transport infrastructure.
A cornerstone of the English economy is its highly skilled workforce, with the country acting as a magnet to internationally mobile talent. England has a highly accredited tertiary education system and is amongst the most popular destinations globally for international students.
The largest commercial property market in Europe, UK provides a host of real estate investment opportunities. Investors commit to the UK commercial property market for its ready potential to produce long term income streams and capital growth. Whilst domestic and international investors continue to do deals in London, they are also actively looking beyond the Capital and towards the regional cities for the realisation of additional investment opportunities. Strong tenant demand has been seen across all sectors, holding especially firm in the London office and retail sector. Student property is now a distinct and attractive asset class in this market bolstered by the excellent tertiary education system and the growing number of International students choosing to study here. Elsewhere, attractive gains are forecast in the hotel market from the anticipated increase in RevPar growth primarily driven by a resilient economy and its commerce and business travellers.