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In this edition, we explore how property has outperformed equities and gilts for the second successive year, and how we expect rental growth to drive returns in 2016, with Bidwells' cities at the forefront of UK growth.

We look at trends such as:

  • How property returns have outperformed the equity and gilt markets by 13.8%, for the second year in a row

  • The prime office and industrial rents have grown by 9.5% and 5.6%, respectively

  • The increasing level of interest from investors in 'alternative' property  



Total returns for 2015 coming in ahead of both the equity and gilt markets


Total property 
commitment for 2015






Location-specific research

Specific research on key locations, focusing on Cambridgeshire, M1 South, London, Norfolk/Suffolk and Oxford.

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The case for Cambridge

The importance of the Greater Cambridge region to the UK economy, the risks to its success, and why urgent Government help is needed if the city is to continue to thrive.

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Centre for Cities

Fast Growth Cities – The opportunities and challenges ahead. Centre for Cities is a research and policy institute, dedicated to improving the economic success of UK cities.

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