Industrial Investment Q4 Volume


Lambert Smith Hampton
Industrial & Logistics
Q2 2021

Key take aways

  • £13.9bn of assets changed hands in Q2, rebounding 24% on the previous quarter and 7% above the five-year quarterly trend.
  • The recovery of investment activity in the retail sector continued in Q2, with volume of £1.5bn closely in line with Q1 and only 10% below the five-year quarterly average.
  • Q2 office volume of £4.6bn rebounded by 72% on Q1 and was only 9% below trend.

Ezra Nahome, CEO of Lambert Smith Hampton, commented:

“While an atmosphere of caution persists around unlocking of restrictions, the sheer weight of global capital pouring into UK real estate is testament to its enduring status as a relative safe haven. With strong and unwavering demand set to continue for secure income, the availability of stock is perhaps the main possible impediment to volume. And, subject to avoiding any relapses with the virus, I am confident that volumes and activity will improve further still in the second half of the year."
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