News release

London is Number One for global real estate investment with launch of first ever prospectus

Analysis from JLL in collaboration with Opportunity London shows five-year investment volumes totalling $96.2 billion

March 05, 2024

Kat Blake

Senior Communications Manager
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The first-ever London Investment Prospectus has been launched today. Compiled by Opportunity London – the public-private partnership to win capital investment for London – the document presents nine major development projects across the Capital, seeking £9.6 billion of investment.

The launch comes as new research has confirmed that London remains the most resilient global real estate market. Analysis from JLL in collaboration with Opportunity London shows five-year investment volumes (up to February 2024) totalling $96.2 billion, ahead of New York ($94.3billion) and San Francisco ($86.5 billion).

The news follows London recently ranking as number one in the 2024 Resonance World’s Best Cities Report for the ninth straight year, coming top for both Liveability and Loveability – two of the three ‘Place Powers’ used use for comparing 270+ global cities (London was 3rd for the other one, Prosperity).

Jace Tyrrell, CEO Opportunity London, said: “London is a trillion-dollar European Economy, the most diverse global city, and has pioneered innovation for over 2,000 years. We have stable political, legal, financial, and regulatory environments and consistently deliver returns for investors while deploying that capital for public good.

“Whilst London continues to be the most attractive global city in which to invest, it can also be complex to do so, and Opportunity London exists to smooth that path. Our London Investment Prospectus has the cross-party backing of every layer of Government and the private sector and sets out nearly £10 billion of investable opportunities right now. It is the very first time we have all come together in this way and the list of opportunities will only grow as we continue to engage.”

Adam Challis, head of research at JLL, said: “In the first year of the new property development cycle, London is positioned ahead of global and European peers to attract capital in terms of pricing, value, and the weight of money ready to deploy. We are seeing confidence starting to return to the investment markets, and Opportunity London will help ensure London can attract investment across real estate, energy and infrastructure.”

The Opportunity London Investment Prospectus will be showcased at MIPIM 2024 with presenting partners for this year; Gensler, Future City, and the London Stand at MIPIM.

Download the full prospectus

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