Investors in the commercial property sector in the UK continued to enjoy an appreciation in the capital values of their assets, according to international real estate advisor CBRE.

“The commercial property capital values increased 0.6% overall in June 2017. A quarter-end surge from the Industrial sector helped boost the national average. Rental values increased by 0.2% across,” observed the latest CBRE Monthly Index.

The capital value growth reached 2.5 per cent during the first half of 2017. This is a significant jump compared to 0.6 growth witnessed in the first half of 2016. The rental values grew by 0.8 per cent during the first half of 2017. In view of steady income returns, the total returns hit 5.3 per cent for the first half of 2017 demonstrating the investors’ faith in the UK property market.

The retail sector continued to perform strongly with during the first half of 2017 as the capital values increased by 0.9 per cent. High street shops in the South East reported an increase of 1.3 per cent during the same period while the rental values increased by 0.3 per cent.

The industrial sector also maintained a good growth during the first half of 2017 - capital values rose 5.8 per cent, while rental values increased 2.6 per cent. The total returns were 8.8 per cent for UK industrial, and 9.9 per cent for South East industrial, according to CBRE.