Brexit: A seismic challenge or temporary shock?

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Assessing the impact of the leave vote on different commercial property sectors, from its epicentre in London offices, to the more benign regions

Spring is always a lively time for commercial property. New opportunities arise and long-standing connections are reshaped at MIPIM. The Spring Budget brings new government policies and challenges. While this pattern is repeated year after year, spring 2019 may be different.

The much-heralded date 29 March 2019 may bring a soft Brexit, a hard Brexit or, more likely, a postponed Brexit. In all cases, Britain will be at least one step closer to a new era.

Can the UK sustain such a political and economic dislocation? Judging by economic data, in some respects, it already has.

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