2017 Predictions After a tumultuous 2016, we got the great and good of property to gaze into their crystal balls and preview the coming year.

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Property predictions for 2017

6 January 2017

As last year starkly demonstrated, second-guessing how events will play out in the post-truth world is nigh-on impossible. But that hasn’t deterred the great and the good of property from gazing into their crystal balls and pondering the year ahead.

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2017 Predictions: the future is... uncertain

6 January 2017

Leading property figures are looking to the year ahead with a mixture of trepidation and cautious optimism.

Liz Hamson, editor of Propety Week

Think 2016 was volatile? You ain’t seen nothing yet

6 January 2017

Never has crystal ball gazing been so fiendishly difficult. The dense fog hanging over the political and economic landscape has made it nigh-on impossible to see ahead with any clarity, certainly not beyond three months when Article 50 will (presumably) have been triggered by Theresa May.

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2017 Data Predictions: mixed fortunes in store for UK property

5 January 2017

After a tumultuous 2016, the coming year is expected to be a tough one for the UK property market. Returns are forecast to be flat or marginally positive as capital values continue to drift down.

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2017 Predictions: Ten wise men of property Video

21 December 2016

Ten leading names from across the property sector including Keith Breslauer (Patron Capital), Nicolas Guerin (Linkcity) and David Wong (Lee Baron) talk about their highs and lows of the past year and preview what will be big news in 2017.

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2017 Predictions: shared ownership dream is becoming a reality

24 January 2017

Shared ownership has been around for decades. But despite huge demand – more than 80,000 people a year register or express an active interest in buying a shared ownership home every year – it has never quite established itself as a mainstream product within the housing market. Until now.


2017 predictions: smart money is on BTR

24 January 2017

With more than a third of the UK’s workforce not eligible for a mortgage, the future lies in build to rent.

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2017 predictions: retail - survival of the fittest……

23 January 2017

The emerging Christmas trading figures illustrate that high street retailers face a challenging 2017 through the ongoing threat of online retailing, an increase in costs and rising inflation.

JLL Predictions

Average 2017 returns will be 4%, JLL predicts

10 January 2017

Average total returns on UK property will be around 4% in 2017, according to JLL.

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2017 Predictions: optimism & opportunities in serviced office sector

4 January 2017

As 2017 goes on, we will begin to see some of the full implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU spelt out, which will help dampen the uncertainty that has hampered the commercial property market since the Brexit vote.

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