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UK Property Snapshot July 2022

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The latest available data from MSCI and other property sources suggest that UK commercial property markets are remarkably stable


In contrast, anecdotal data suggests that the market is slowing markedly. This has less to do with the summer holidays, and more to do with the global economic headwinds, enduring supply chain disruptions and the cost of living crisis.

Above all, investor uncertainty due to tighter monetary policy in a setting of increasing risks of a UK recession has stalled decision-making. Short- to medium-term risks are skewed decidedly to the downside as markets await the next Bank of England rate decision on 4 August and the result of the UK political leadership transition.

Key highlights in the month's Snapshot include:

  • H1 2022 investment volumes are 15% above long-term average

  • Yields are stabilising or marginally softening across various sectors

  • Q2 2022 London office take-up figures are 20% above long-term average

Find out more in our July UK Property Snapshot.


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UK Property Snapshot July 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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