Colliers International comments on the 2019 General Election result

13 12 19 General Election

Conservatives win a majority in the UK Parliament.

Dr Walter Boettcher, chief economist at leading global real estate services and investment management company Colliers International has commented on the Conservative party securing a majority in the General Election.

He said: “After three and a half years of political and regulatory uncertainty, which has eroded economic performance through lack of business confidence, we now have a modicum of certainty which should be enough for many businesses to begin investing in expansion.

“While the ink is certainly not dry on either the EU withdrawal agreement, or on the terms of the EU trade deal, the broad contours are generally understood and there is less concern about an acrimonious departure.

Whether this proves sufficient for all investors only time will tell. “Sterling has rebounded and will continue to rise back toward pre-Brexit levels as further milestones in the UK departure are reached. Hopefully, the new government will find the time and resolve to begin to push forward a long-delayed agenda for national economic renewal and the long-awaited push on infrastructure and regional development.”


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Walter Boettcher

Head of Research and Economics

London - West End

I am the the Chief Economist at global property advisors Colliers International based in London.  I am a research economist identifying timely research topics and directing research and forecasting outputs.

I have over 20 years UK and European property industry experience and extensive expertise across a wide range of property sectors and related industries.

I participate regularly in industry panel discussions, but am focused more on direct client engagement with institutions, property companies, banks, and private investors. A regular media commentator, I have a wide range of national and broadcast experience.

I joined Colliers International in August 2007 after several years at a private property company where he was responsible for managing a mixed portfolio of London residential, retail and office assets.

Previously, I worked in a few London property advisory firms, a geodemographic company as well as a few youthful sojourns in the US offshore oil industry, local government and entertainment business.

I am an economics graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received his PhD from the Faculty of Science at University College London.  I am a member of Lambda Alpha International and the Society of Property Researchers.

Perhaps best known for my alternative take on property economics and investment, I am a keen proponent of UK regional development and infrastructure investment.

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Kim Inam

PR Manager

London - West End

I have joined Colliers International after working for five years in local authority in-house communications roles, leading media and marketing in the environmental, licensing, regeneration and planning sectors. 

Prior to joining local authorities I worked for eight years' experience in journalism in north London reporting on a wide range of subjects including politics, crime, health and housing. For three and a half years I managed the team of reporters to produce nine weekly newspapers, a  monthly supplement and the newspapers' social media platforms.

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