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21 / March / 2018

The case for Europe: UK investors should look to expand their property exposure onto the Continent to increase their diversification

We at DTZ Investors are forecasting total returns from UK real estate to moderate in the near term and such a market outlook is encouraging an increasing number of traditionally domestic-focused property investors to consider opportunities overseas, with a resurgent Europe closest to home. This has become more pertinent when considering the perceived risk to returns when Brexit finally comes to pass. While 2017 showed little Brexit impact in the property markets, the political environment remains fraught and political risk will persist especially when the chance of a “no deal” is still high. Timing might be ripe for some continental diversification.