Many of the big agency groups are represented on both sides of the pond and a number of developers and investors have operated in both markets for years, too.
One US company that is a major operator in its domestic market but a relative unknown in the UK is privately-owned industrial real estate firm Bridge Development Partners (BRIDGE).
That could be about to change. Earlier this month, the company, which focuses on last-mile logistics, brownfield redevelopment and cold storage assets, made its first foray into the UK market by opening a UK office.
Property Week caught up with partner and former Prologis vice president market office Paul Hanley and BRIDGE vice-president Chris Doloughty, who are heading the firm’s London office, to find out why the company chose now to cross the pond and what their aspirations are for the business.