2019 agent predictions round-up

This year, UK agents have explored a number of events and themes likely to affect UK real estate. Here, EG highlights the standout comments and trends which touch on a potential slowdown in leasing deals against a rise in investment volumes, the key sectors to watch and the London leisure market.

JLL: Occupier inertia threatens leasing activity

Elaine Rossall, head of UK offices research, is concerned that occupier activity will slow down significantly this year. She says: “There are tentative signs that momentum is starting to slow, as the economic and political headwinds impact on business sentiment. Occupier inertia is