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Plenty of potential outside London

Investors are turning to regional property assets for the highest returns
Plenty of potential outside London

While there may be suggestions that a boom in the commercial property market in London and the south-east is set to moderate, other parts of the UK are asking when the boom is going to begin. In fact, trading conditions remain tough in some parts of Wales and the north-east of England.

However, despite all the recent concern about how the UK's exit from the EU could take the shine off the commercial property sector, a survey by BrickVest, the online crowd investing platform, suggests that 30 per cent of investors taking part listed the UK as their preferred location for further investment, only slightly down from a year earlier - and considerably ahead of Germany, which was favoured by 25 per cent of those taking part.

Now, given that the German commercial property market is not shackled by the prospect of years of uncertainty as the UK negotiates its way out of the EU, and has proved to be an exciting and profitable market for the likes of Sirius Real Estate (SRE) and Phoenix Spree Deutschland (PSDL), what is it that puts the UK ahead in the popularity stakes?

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