Chinese investment in central London property falls

Chinese investment into central London commercial real estate has dropped to its lowest level in two and a half years as an influx of cash from mainland China and Hong Kong slows. Buyers from Hong Kong and China bought £482m of London commercial buildings in the first three months of 2018 - a level last seen in 2015. That followed a year in which Chinese and Hong Kong buyers poured close to £7bn into London property, including snapping up two of the capital’s best-known skyscrapers, the “ Cheesegrater”, or Leadenhall Building, and the “ Walkie Talkie” at 20 Fenchurch Street.

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