09.01.2013 - Commercial property investment in London hits five-year high
Cushman & Wakefield has revealed there were around 13.57 billion worth of Central London commercial property transactions in 2012 - the highest figure since 2007. This is a 25 per cent increase on 2011's total of 10.9 billion. In Q4, overseas investors continued to flock to the capital and accounted for 70 per cent of City commercial property transactions. However, for the year in total, this figure is nearly at 80 per cent. Specifically, investors from Asia made up 45 per cent of transactions completed in the City in Q4 and 25 per cent of all City deals transacted for the year...............................................Full Article: Source
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