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Commercial property punts

Commercial property is something of a goldmine at the moment, but investments must diversify your portfolio for a better chance of strong returns, advises Colin Lawson

18 September 2014

Whenever I am in a social setting and I tell people that I am an investment adviser, the next question is almost always, inevitably, "So where would you invest right now?"

It's always a frustrating question as there is rarely a simple answer or a stand out area. We believe in diversification and the importance of asset allocation, and of course it is impossible to accurately predict the future.

However, right now whenever I'm asked that question, I am able to give the simple answer people want to hear. That answer, right now, is commercial property.

I last wrote about property in my February blog where I highlighted that not a single forecaster was publishing their predicted returns for property. By contrast, every major bank and fund management group likes to give an equity forecast and the average prediction for the FTSE 100 was 7,56...

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