Economic and property market review

Type Research

Date 12/03/2018

Our latest view on the outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market

The biggest risk to economic growth over the coming months is consumer spending, which is being squeezed not only through rising interest rates and declining real wages, but also a lacklustre housing market and a historically low saving ratio.

All property rental growth appears to have picked up pace in recent months, boosted by strong performance in the industrial/distribution sector.

Investment activity in the UK commercial market has been resilient and investors remain pragmatic as the UK continues to be viewed as a stable “safe haven” global property market.