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Industrial property a safe haven for investors says LSH

wantspacegotspace.co.uk - Industrial property a safe haven for investors says LSHInvestors are turning their attention to the UK’s industrial and logistics properties as the assets begin to be regarded as a safe haven for investment, according to commercial property firm Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).
A slow-down in declining capital values and the level of income return are reasons for investors to give greater consideration to the sector. IPD reported an average level of income return of 7% for industrial versus 5.9% for retail and 5.5% for offices. This alignment has enabled the sector to stake its claim as the most attractive risk: reward asset class.
Alex Carr, director of industrial and logistics in LSH’s Birmingham office, said: “Industrial property has always been regarded as a good investment option by many investors due to the security of the long leases typically held on industrial premises. However, its appeal is beginning to experience growth with the level of income return now higher than offices and retail.”
Confirming this trend, Alex added: “Industrial investors have been highly selective over the last 12-18 months, the highest demand has been for long-let distribution units and multi-let estates in prime locations. However, with the gradual improvements in conditions, there is a move from investors to increase their exposure further to secondary stock and locations.”

Posted by The Editor (wantspacegotspace) on 5th August 2013 (updated 19/08/2013)

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