Property will remain an asset class of choice.
Positive economic outlook will drive occupier demand for business space in 2018. Shortage of high quality accommodation will force companies to plan ahead their space requirements and wait until new developments complete.
Landlords will need to adapt to changing occupier needs. New sectors emerge and grow fast as a result of technological disruption and social change.
Prime real estate will remain an asset class of choice due to attractive yield spreads over long term interest rates and positive rental growth prospects.
Investors are likely to focus on structural rather than cyclical themes that influence the market fundamentals as we are approaching the end of this cycle. Logistics and alternatives will benefit from this strategy.
With less opportunities for capital growth, investors are searching for good quality, long-term income streams. This will support further the rising share of the residential sector in property investment.
Source : Savills