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Property Snapshot February 2021

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Although the economy and commercial property market had a slow start to the year, hopes of a substantial rebound are mounting.


Supermarkets, industrial and residential schemes remained in high demand in January, while the wider retail malaise continues.

In our February Property Snapshot, we highlight:

  • Despite slowing in January, investment sales volumes remained well above levels seen during the first national lockdown in April and May 2020
  • Strong investment and occupier activity maintained in the industrial sector
  • Demand for residential schemes remains robust

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Property Snapshot February 2021

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Oliver Kolodseike

Director of Economics and Research

Research and Forecasting

London - West End

Oliver is Head of Economic Research and leads the quarterly UK forecasting process including the publication of Colliers' Real Estate Investment Forecasts (REIF) report. He also  authors the monthly Property Snapshot and, quarterly Scotland Snapshot. Prior to joining Colliers, he worked for the Centre for Economics and Business Research and IHS Markit. Oliver holds a BA in Economics from  Georg-August University Göttingen (Germany) and an MSc in Economics from Exeter University.

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John Knowles

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A highly qualified real estate professional, John has extensive knowledge of direct and indirect real estate and finance projects in Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining Colliers, John was MD Corporate Finance at DTZ and Head of Capital Markets at LSH. He has worked extensively in distressed debt and NPL situations and has concluded transactions in the last 12 months for Cerberus, Starwood and LBG.

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