Facebook, Google and Apple step into the breach in London

There was a sense of panic among commercial property developers, agents and investors in the weeks after Brexit.

They feared that demand for office space would plummet, rents would fall sharply and development would dry up. That was until an unexpected cavalry came riding to the rescue.

The rise of telecoms, media and technology companies flocking to set up in London has enabled the British property sector to “exceed expectations” since the vote to quit the European Union, according to La Salle Investment, a leading real estate investment manager, “despite economic fragility and ongoing geopolitical uncertainty”.

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