Brexit impacts

Full coverage of property news and issues from the EU Referendum on 23 June.
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F&C delivers rise in NAV but warns on Brexit

30 August 2017

F&C Commerical Property Trust (F&C CPT) has posted a 2.9% rise in net asset value (NAV) per share for the six months to 30 June.


Brexit makes short leases more popular

18 August 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly looking for shorter leases, prompted by fears that the government will not be able to secure a good deal for the UK in Brexit negotiations, research has revealed.

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RBS latest to plan move away from UK for post-Brexit EU hub

4 August 2017

The Royal Bank of Scotland is in discussions about setting up an ‘EU hub’ office in Amsterdam as a consequence of the Brexit vote.

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Barclays latest to take Dublin space at One Molesworth Street Video

2 August 2017

Barclays Bank has signed a 20-year lease for 37,000 sq ft of lettable space at Green REIT’s flagship development at One Molesworth Street in Dublin ahead of Brexit.


SMEs back government to negotiate good Brexit deal

28 April 2017

A new Citibase poll has suggested that the government has the backing of SMEs on Brexit, with the nearly half saying they are confident the government will negotiate a good deal with the EU for UK businesses.


Brexit vote lessons for property funds put under the microscope

6 April 2017

A draft report into the impact of the EU referendum on property funds has called for better communication from fund managers and the creation of a broader range of products for retail investors.

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Real estate continues to prosper in uncertain times

4 August 2017

Just over a year on from the shock outcome of the Brexit vote, what lessons have been learned by the real estate industry?


Risk that Chinese investors will turn net sellers

4 July 2017

The real downside is not “capital restrictions controlling the exportation of mainland Chinese equity” as Peter MacColl’s column suggests but the likelihood that at some stage mainland Chinese buyers will have to sell UK property assets in order to shore up their liquidity ...


Jury is still out on Brexit one year on from EU referendum

29 June 2017

Since the shock result of the EU referendum a year ago, commercial property investment activity - particularly in the prime London office market - has been unexpectedly buoyant. However, opinion remains divided on the underlying health of the market.


Brexit: one year on

23 June 2017

A year ago today the UK electorate made the now familiar trip to the polling station and took one of the most momentous decisions in our nation’s democratic history.

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