May 16, 2019

Who owns the UK’s high streets?

EG's latest findings, which analysed 3,200 retail premises across 22 of the UK's busiest high streets, have revealed that 17.3% of these are owned by overseas investors, including international banks, investment funds and wealthy private individuals.

Meanwhile the public sector were the third-largest owners of the UK’s high streets, behind both international investors and the traditional property companies and REITs, which led the pack with a 21.4% share.

In our latest retail podcast, we take a look at which cities have gained the highest levels of overseas investment (spoiler: it's not London) and why these destinations have attracted this capital. We also discuss whether fragmented ownership has compounded the ongoing woes of the physical retail sector.

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