2017 has been a year of surprises, with UK commercial transaction volumes expected to reach approximately £50 billion by the end of the year, a rise of more than 15 percent on 2016.
Looking beyond the newspaper headlines, the main short-term changes have been to the political landscape and to investor sentiment globally towards the UK.
While some investors acted with caution, others – in particular those from mainland China and Hong Kong – saw opportunity.
The UK commercial property market remains attractive to overseas investors despite the Brexit vote, according to new research.
For those who feared Armageddon after the Brexit vote, the recent economic news from the UK has been a pleasant surprise.