Datscha worked with Property Week on the first ever exhaustive list of the top commercial property owners in London. The results raised more than a few eyebrows!

These days, investors from all over the world rub shoulders with the large London estates, public sector bodies and big developers in the prestigious locations of Canary Wharf, Mayfair and Knightsbridge and beyond.

The shift in the balance of ownership is epitomised by the government of Qatar. In less than 10 years, the government of this tiny country, which is roughly the same size as Yorkshire with a population of just 2.5 million people, has bought into some of London’s most iconic schemes including those on the 22.2m sq ft Canary Wharf Group estate, which it now co-owns with Brookfield.

That alone makes it one of the biggest landlords in London, without even counting the other 1.8m sq ft it owns elsewhere in the capital. And there are plenty of lesser-known investors – domestic and international – that have also heard London calling, reveals Datscha’s ranking of the capital’s biggest 100 commercial landlords by square footage owned.

(Excerpt from Property Week, 16 March 2017)

Read the full article on Property Week.

Download an updated list of London’s top 100 commercial property owners by sq ft below.

The story in Property Week caused quite a splash and was picked up by a whole host of other UK publications, including The Daily Telegraph, BBC Radio 4, The Daily Mail, and City AM. Further afield the story was also a big hit in Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, and Swedish media!

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