London office transactions hit highest level since 2014

Central London office investment transactions in 2018 hit £17.6bn, a 10 per cent rise on 2017 and the highest level since 2014. According to new data, there was £5bn of investment transactions in the fourth quarter of 2018, which marked a 16 per cent rise in investment volumes compared to the third quarter and a 69 per cent increase on the fourth quarter of 2017. Overseas investors represented 76 per cent of investment volumes in 2018, a fall on 81 per cent in 2017. Asian investors were once again the most active, investing £7.3bn over the course of the year and accounting for 57 per cent of total overseas investment. Domestic investors were more active, especially in the fourth quarter, with their investment level reaching the highest level since 2013 for the quarter and the highest for the year since 2015.

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