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Property Snapshot November 2020

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As expected, the UK economy bounced back strongly in Q3, following the record contraction in Q2.


Given the new lockdown measures, a renewed decline in Q4 GDP is likely, but a double-dip recession should be avoided. Investment markets have also recovered from the weak second quarter, and the Sep/Oct sales volumes figure is 25% above the corresponding 2019 period. Market momentum suggests that 2020 full-year investment volumes will reach £40-45bn.

  • Monthly investment volumes above corresponding 2019 figure for second month running

  • Supermarkets remain in high demand, with yields hardening and a further £110m invested

  • Office sector records second-highest investment levels so far this year, but take-up figures are well below average

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Property Snapshot November 2020

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Walter Boettcher

Head of Research and Economics

Research and Forecasting

London - West End

I am the the Chief Economist at global property advisors Colliers International based in London.  I am a research economist identifying timely research topics and directing research and forecasting outputs.

I have over 20 years UK and European property industry experience and extensive expertise across a wide range of property sectors and related industries.

I participate regularly in industry panel discussions, but am focused more on direct client engagement with institutions, property companies, banks, and private investors. A regular media commentator, I have a wide range of national and broadcast experience.

I joined Colliers International in August 2007 after several years at a private property company where he was responsible for managing a mixed portfolio of London residential, retail and office assets.

Previously, I worked in a few London property advisory firms, a geodemographic company as well as a few youthful sojourns in the US offshore oil industry, local government and entertainment business.

I am an economics graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received his PhD from the Faculty of Science at University College London.  I am a member of Lambda Alpha International and the Society of Property Researchers.

Perhaps best known for my alternative take on property economics and investment, I am a keen proponent of UK regional development and infrastructure investment.

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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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