Our data has shown that investment in commercial property in Leeds over the first nine months of this year increased by 70% on 2017.


Investment volumes in all sectors to the end of Q3 2018 totaled £688m compared with £403m in the sameriod in 2017.

Based on all deals worth £3m and above from both domestic and overseas investors, Leeds is now one of the top five regions for investment outside of London.

UK investors have been more active recently, buying property worth £498m in the first three-quarters of this year against the £305m they invested in the same period in 2017.

The largest total foreign investment came from France taking over from the US the previous year.

“Leeds has performed well as a regional city over the past 12 months,” said our head of research Lesley Males.

“It’s encouraging to see strong UK domestic investment at a time when the market is slowing down ahead of Britain’s departure from the EU – this shows the city’s value to UK investors, unlike other regional capitals, which seem to gain their lion’s share of investment from abroad. Demand for commercial property investment in the region should continue.”

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November 30, 2018