Industrial property investment hits £11bn

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Investment in UK industrial property saw an 80 per cent increase to almost £11 billion in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to research by Knight Frank.

The industrial sector’s share of total commercial property transactions rose and now accounts for 17 per cent of all commercial property transactions.

Johnny Hawkins, partner, UK Capital Markets, Knight Frank, said: “Industrial capital values are now rising at an annual rate of 15 per cent and the sector’s annual rental value growth is 4.9 per cent. In terms of the wider market, industrials continue to outperform the other two core sectors, achieving an annual total return of 21 per cent in December 2017, with London and the South East leading the way.”

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