UK ramps up push to woo property investors

The UK had a harder sell than normal at MIPIM 2019, given the continuing wrangling over Brexit, with one building surveyor describing the country as “uninvestable”.

But a high-powered American had a very different view of the state of play.

Mark Slaughter, director general for investment at the Department for International Trade, gave the keynote speech at the “UK Cities – Investor Sentiment” panel at the international property conference. Slaughter was previously Asia-Pacific head of corporate and investment banking for Citigroup.

“It’s a little unusual to hear an American-accented person representing the UK. My interview