Worldview International

Worldview: United Kingdom


Worldview: United Kingdom

Like so many global markets, the United Kingdom’s commercial real estate market is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with $17.9 billion in CRE investment for the first half of 2020, according to JLL’s UK Capital Markets Review & Outlook, published in September. The report notes that “this represents a 34 percent reduction on the equivalent period last year and is 38 percent lower than the 10-year H1 average.”

In addition to COVID-19, the U.K. still has the effects of Brexit to contend with, the full impact of which has yet to be fully realized. According to CBRE’s 2020 EMEA Real Estate Market Outlook, the implementation phase of Brexit after the transition period is expected to last for a year or more. During this time, “the U.K. will not have as good access to EU markets as it has now.” While more than half of the country’s investment volume is from international investors, JLL’s report forecasts a drop in this percentage over the next 12 months with the top three capital sources projected to be China and Hong Kong; Germany; and the United States.

Advertise with Us

Reach more than 45,000 top-performing commercial real estate professionals with CIRE magazine’s print, podcast, and online offerings.

Download the Media Kit

CIRE Fall 2020


Worldview: Thailand

Spring 2022

Thailand, the world’s 24th largest economy by gross domestic product, had an expectedly turbulent 2021. 

Read More

Worldview: China

Winter 2022

The Chinese economy continues to grow — but that expansion is simply not enough when compared to historical trends. 

Read More

Worldview: Brazil

Fall 2021

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to produce chaos in global economies in 2021. Brazil suffered a sharp contraction in gross domestic product in 1Q2021 of 1.5 percent, with unemployment inching upward to 12.9 percent in May.

Read More

Worldview: Spain

Summer 2021

In 2020, Spain experienced a historic drop in GDP, but it has since rebounded and is now looking at 4.4 percent growth this year, according to CBRE’s Real Estate Market Outlook. Real estate investment in the country is expected to reach upward of $14.6 billion. 

Read More