Is commercial property an unloved UK investment that's ripe for returns?

Jun 06, 06:12 AM
Britain's commercial property market can be as much of a soap opera as its residential one. 

In recent years it has swung from its post-financial crisis woes, to being firmly on the up, before buckling under the burden of Brexit and fears for the retail sector.

The latest trouble for the sector comes in the world of shopping centres and high streets, where retailers are attempted to negotiate their way out of expensive rents - and in some cases going bust.

Yet, despite the worries, property can remain a profitable place to invest and deliver solid income as part of a portfolio. 

Navigating there way through that, investment trusts such as Ediston Property Investment Company, can chunky dividends - 5.5 per cent in its case, although investors must be happy with ongoing charges of 1.7 per cent.

On this episode of the Investing Show, Calum Bruce of Ediston, talks through where the opportunities lie in British commercial property, why retail isn't all bad news and how to invest for the best returns while trimming risk.

He says that property remains an interesting and potentially profitable place to invest part of your portfolio and can deliver a steady stream of income.