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UK Property Snapshot Report | January 2022

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Commercial property investment activity reached a three-year high in 2021, with final figures likely to show volumes in excess of £60 billion.


It was a record year for industrial in many respects, but there was also welcome news in the office sector, with both occupier and investment activity picking up. The size of the UK economy has returned to its pre-COVID level, but Omicron has resulted in short-term disruption in activity. Inflation and gilts are rising, and the Bank of England is likely to act again in February.

In this month’s Snapshot, we highlight:

  • 2021 annual investment volumes above five-year average

  • Monthly retail investment activity in December tops £1bn for first time in four years 

  • Heightened activity is evident across most market segments, including shopping centres and hotels

  • London offices Q4 take-up was the highest quarterly figure in seven years

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UK Property Snapshot Report | January 2022

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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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