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Changing Boundaries: London investment hotspots identified


Tom Leahy

Our latest research, Changing Boundaries, examines which markets in London and the South East will be affected by the improved connectivity provided by Crossrail and Thameslink.

These transport improvements will have a positive impact upon occupier demand in certain areas, creating a knock-on effect for the development and investment potential of these markets. We have pinpointed the locations which present the strongest opportunities for developers and investors.

Our research grouped the markets into two categories – those offering short and long term opportunities.

Locations offering short term opportunities

These are markets that will outperform over the next two to three years, and where investors and developers should concentrate their interests. These markets offer strong tenant demand, rental growth and rising capital values:

• Tottenham Court Road

• Farringdon

• Blackfriars

• Maidenhead

Locations offering long term opportunities

Improved connectivity from Crossrail and Thameslink will provide opportunities for investors and developers to exploit markets that have not necessarily been at the top of the wish lists for investors and developers in the past. Our findings suggest the following locations could become more prominent in the medium to long term:

• Reading

• Croydon

• Ealing

• Slough / Heathrow

Download a copy of Changing Boundaries to read our analysis and explanation of our findings in more detail.

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