Midlands’s commercial property sector the poor relative to London Market?

The London commercial property sector continues to boom as demand for office and retail continues to boom buoyed by foreign investment and shoppers. The vacancies rate for larger store in London is at its lowest level for many years. This has caused a return of high rental premiums that means increased returns for the capitals landlords. This comes at a time when commercial property investment is looking like a good hedge bet against the spectre of inflation. With every increasing volatility in the metals markets as investor’s battle between great earnings ratios and instability many are turning to commercial property as the next best tangible asset class. However the rest of the UK commercial property market does not seem to be enjoying such a boom market. Many commercial landlords and property agents are thinking more about rent free periods than they are about rental increases.