In a recent webinar, hosted by Henderson Global Investors' property team, survey results revealed that sentiment remains positive for rental retail growth in the immediate term.
When asked to predict 'all retail' rental growth throughout 2011, nearly 50% of participants, ranging from investors to sector analysts, predicted that growth would be positive (up to 3%). Only 23% forecast negative growth with the remainder suggesting that growth would remain neutral.
64% of the same participants believed that the best time to acquire prime regional offices was yet to come. 27% believed that investors were already too late while the remaining 9% believe that the optimum time to invest is now.
Source: Henderson Property