There was a record turnover for UK property investment in 2014, with an 11% rise to £56bn.The primary cause was a 40% increase in investment activity outside Central London, growing from £26bn to £36bn. In contrast, the Central London transaction total fell by 10%.
Foreign purchasers increased investment outside Central London by an enormous 82%, in a year in which their overall UK spending increased by 26%, from £22bn to £28bn.Funds raised from multiple jurisdictions and North American investors in particular moved into regions in 2014. The former category was the largest net purchaser of investment stock in 2014
Source : DTZ