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Spotlight: UK Retail Warehouse Market – October 2015

We expect to see more opportunistic money entering the market in 2016, attracted by the higher yields on offer.

Summary

■  The combination of a recovering housing market and strong consumer confidence bodes well for Christmas and New Year trading.

■  The investment performance of retail warehousing as an asset class has weakened over the last six months. Investor demand has become increasingly binary on quality. However, we expect to see more interest in secondary assets in 2016.

■  This issue's occupier overview focuses on Scotland, where vacancy rates are falling and retailer demand is improving. Investor confidence in the prospects for the Scottish retail warehouse market is improving, and we expect to see more development activity and rental growth in this market in 2016.

 

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