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UK's real estate woes run deeper than Brexit

Possible return of Europe's debt crisis, faster US interest rates rise and a fall in Chinese growth cited

The annualised rate of price growth for UK commercial real estate peaked at 12.95% in October 2014 and has fallen every month since to a rate of 5.91% in March 2016, according to MSCI Inc data.


WHILE some investors have been quick to blame next week's Brexit vote for the slowdown in UK commercial property sales, there are growing signs the market will stall, whatever the outcome of the referendum.

Investors spent £16.9 billion (S$32.4 billion) on offices, stores,