UK Real Estate Market Outlook February 2014 | M&G Real Estate


  • The UK economy continues to recover, boosted by strengthening labour and housing markets.
  • A strong 2014 expected for UK property, as rental growth accelerates and yields harden.
  • Increasing optimism surrounds the occupier market, with improving prospects for rental growth in the South East and the regions.
  • Strong return prospects for the South East and regional markets, boosted by improving fundamentals and lessening investor risk aversion.
  • Retail expected to lag overall, reflecting continued structural change, although prospects polarised.
  • Rising appetite expected for planning development projects.
  • Rising investor interest in the ‘Alternatives’ as competition rises for assets in the traditional commercial sectors.
  • The “hunt for value” to become an increasingly important trend.

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