UK high street retail investment transactions (excluding prime Central London, auction and portfolio transactions) reached £280m across 73 deals in Q2. This is a marked 34% increase on the £209m traded across 63 deals in Q1.
Although the Q2 figure suggests a strong increase in transactional activity, it is based on a typically weak comparable; every first quarter of each calendar year since 2010 has shown the lowest quarterly deal volume of all quarters. That said, the £209m traded in Q1 2014 was the highest Q1 figure since 2010 and the continuing increase underlines a positive trend.
Source : DTZ (Groupe UGL)