In the following article, Mutual Finance’s Founder and Managing Director, Raed Hanna, explains how the Covid-19 pandemic affected the London commercial property market over the spring and summer of 2020, and he considers the industry’s prospects for the months ahead.
Just as we were moving away from the turmoil of Brexit, we find ourselves facing a new hurdle: Covid-19. I say hurdle and not wall because real estate is a resilient industry and it will overcome this. It is a huge hurdle, though.
Following the scandal over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Emanuele Midolo looks at whether international outcry could stem the previously rising flow of Saudi money into UK property.
As the commercial real estate sector continues to prove a robust investment platform for investors from both local and foreign markets, we continue to see yields being pushed and quality, in-demand assets becoming increasingly expensive in real terms.
Back in 2014, I wrote an article here that posed the question: “Why is London the destination of choice for Middle Eastern investors?” A great deal has changed during that time, both in London and the Middle East, and now seems an opportune time to revisit the question.
As the Founder and Managing Director of Mutual Finance, one of the UK’s largest property finance intermediaries, Raed Hanna sits at the centre of the UK property finance market.
It’s now more than seven years since the property market began a collapse the likes of which we had never seen before, and from which we are still recovering.
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Five years may have passed since the failure of Lehman Brothers ushered in the darkest days of the global financial crisis, but banking markets are still suffering from its effects and from the continuing poor conditions in the global economy.