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Commercial property: economic bellwether or laggard?

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In this Insights In Focus episode, we analyse the UK’s current economic turbulence through the lens of the commercial property sector.

With capital values down 15% in the last year, has bricks and mortar lost its attractiveness to investors? And, with inflation remaining stubbornly persistent, what do trendlines in the sector tell us about the UK economy as a whole?

Host Philippa Lamb is joined by Suren Thiru, Director of Economies at ICAEW, and Mat Oakley, Head of European commercial research at Savills, to discuss the key issues.



Philippa Lamb


  • Suren Thiru, Director, Economies, ICAEW
  • Mat Oakley, Head of European commercial research, Savills


Natalie Chisholm

Episode first published: 28 July 2023
Podcast recorded: 24 July 2023

All views expressed on this podcast are those of the contributors and don’t necessarily reflect those of ICAEW or its members.