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Look back, face forward: Real Estate 2019 market trends

Look back, face forward: Real Estate sector 2019

KPMG’s Real Estate team reviews the landmark deals completed in 2018 – and considers what the coming year is likely to deliver.

Andy Pyle

Partner and Head of Real Estate

KPMG in the UK


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2018 was a year of winners and losers, existential threats and genuine opportunities. Some asset classes fared far better than others. Yet, despite the tough economic – and uncertain political – climate, deal volumes overall held up well during the year. KPMG in the UK advised on a number of landmark deals in the UK and Europe, across a broad spread of commercial real estate asset classes.

Given the current volatile nature of the market, we outline which trends are we most likely to see dominating in 2019?

Our annual report Look Back Face Forward 2019 predicts:

  • Flexible offices and co-working space continuing to mushroom, both in London and beyond the capital
  • The power of PropTech as an engine to drive innovation and data-based decision making
  • More public market M&A transactions, as real estate owners in both the private and public sectors consolidate their portfolios to cut costs and enhance existing assets
  • Continued strong performance in the logistics and industrial sectors
  • No shortage of capital in the market and an appetite to use it, including from overseas investors; and
  • The unstoppable rise of property as a service to meet intensified customer demands.

If you wish to discuss any of the findings in our report, please contact Andy Pyle, UK Head of Real Estate.

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