Why Chinese investors are pouring billions into London’s skyline despite ‘Brexit headwinds’

LONDON – It’s boom time for commercial property investment in London.

Total investment hit £12.03 billion ($15.75 billion) in the six months to June, according to figures from commercial estate agents CBRE, marking a 24% increase on the same point last year.

This year’s figure was inflated by the record £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) sale of 20 Fenchurch Street – the much-maligned “Walkie Talkie” building – to Hong Kong-based Infinitus Property Group.

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