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Direct UK Real Estate Investment – Q3 2017

Direct real estate investment hit £17.1bn in Q3 2017, more than double the amount in Q3 2016. This brings YTD 2017 direct real estate investment to £42.7bn. Other key findings:

  • Offices accounted for 53% of all transactions, followed by hotels (15%) and Alternatives (12%).
  • There were 32 deals over £100m in Q3 2017, double the amount in the same quarter last year. The largest deal was 20 Fenchurch Street, at £1.3bn and 3 of the largest 5 deals were in the hotels sector.
  • Overseas investors accounted for 62% of all buyers, compared to the long run average of 49%.
  • Hong Kong continued to the largest source of overseas capital in Q3, followed by the USA.

    For more information, please contact:

Himanshu Wani
Research – UK Capital Markets
+44 (0)20 7087 5142

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