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Investment case for global core

BooksWhat are the advantages of investing in global real estate rather than just in your home country? Read the views from our research team.

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Research reports and insights

M&G Real Estate’s in-house research team produces regular updates on our key markets, alongside more in-depth pieces on major trends affecting global property today.

Latest real estate market outlooks

European Real Estate Outlook - Mar 2017

Our last publication of the European Outlook focused on the outcome of the UK’s referendum on Europe and its potential impact on European real estate markets. In this video and accompanying publication, we continue to consider political uncertainty and its impact on real estate markets as a number of key elections take place in several European countries, notably in France and Germany.


UK Real Estate Market Outlook - Jan 2017

The economy has proved resilient in the face of Brexit uncertainty and investor concerns seem to be abating after a turbulent summer. The outlook for performance is moderate with some downside risks and defensive investments are likely to hold investors in good stead over the short term. In this video and the accompanying publication, we explore some key trends that may affect UK property over the next year.


Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook - Dec 2016

Asia Pacific Real Estate Market Outlook

The Asia-Pacific economic outlook appears healthy in the near-term, but policy uncertainty globally poses risks. Regional property total returns look set to taper as yield compression slows; and development, alternatives, and tactical opportunities could drive the next wave of investments.


Latest insights

A double-edged sword: What the national living wage and business rates review means for the UK retail sector

The introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) in April 2016 and the resetting of business rates in April 2017 have ramifications for the UK retail market. But just what exactly remains unclear, not least in the case of the living wage. This paper aims to offer some early pointers.

Autumn Statement: What it means for UK real estate

With the new Chancellor intent on increasing investment in infrastructure and R&D to help counter the potential negative effects of Brexit, we look at the investment implications for real estate.

Brexit: implications for real estate

Read our analysis of which segments of the UK real estate market may face the greatest short-term challenges, and of the long-term investment opportunities which may arise from any volatility.

Magnify - UK offices – is there life beyond London?

Investors and occupiers are increasingly looking beyond London for, respectively, higher returns and lower rents. The big question is whether the regional cities have sufficiently large and diverse economies to present an attractive long-term investment proposition. We have developed a proprietary index of vital signs to measure the heartbeat of 13 of the UK’s biggest cities and assess the strength of the opportunities on offer.