Understanding UK Commercial Property Investments A Guide for Financial Advisers (December 2017)




Industry Paper

This is the fifth edition of the IPF publication ‘A Guide for Financial Advisers’. The Guide is split into two sections, as follows:
1.    An overview of commercial property as an asset class, covering:

  • the size and structure of the property investment market; 
  • main participants in the investment market;
  • property as an investment;
  • drivers of property returns; and 
  • unique features of property as an asset class.

2.    Routes to indirect investment in property, covering

  • general considerations – direct v. indirect investment 
  • assessing investment vehicles 
  • legal and tax overview of investment vehicles

Lists of useful contacts and publications are also included.