UK owners still dominate London office ownership

Cash from around the world has poured into the capital’s business districts in recent years, but domestic owners still rule the roost.

Looking at office ownership by building size, UK landlords account for 61% of all stock in central London, with North American owners coming in second at 11%, followed by Asia with 9%.

The sale of both the Cheesegrater and Walkie Talkie, EC3, to foreign investors for over £1bn each underlined the global appeal for London offices this year, but behind those recent headline-grabbers is a broad base of in-situ overseas