Results for the year to 31 December 2013
The IPD UK Annual Property Index measures ungeared total returns to directly held standing property investments from one open market valuation to the next and for 2013 returned 10.7%.
This document sets out some key facts about commercial property, a sector that makes up a major part of the UK economy in its own right, as well as providing a platform for virtually all the country’s other major industries. It is a sector that plays a crucial role by providing places in which people can work, shop and enjoy leisure activities. Larger than the banking, leisure, communications and transport sectors, commercial property is also a significant investment asset for the pensions industry, and so contributes to the financing of retirement.
A British Property Federation guide for asset allocators.
The purpose of this guide is not to twist arms, but to inform by illustrating that the UK residential sector provides a greater range of opportunities than perhaps is often perceived, and that there is a growing infrastructure and body of expertise for organisations contemplating residential investment.
A recent report by the Centre for Economic and Business Research predicts that by 2028 China will be the world’s top economy, while the UK will overtake Germany to become Europe’s top economy in 2030. This report argues that savvy investors must act now to take advantage of this massive growth potential.