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Northern Powerhouse Office Market Report 2015

Levels of occupier activity are up 30% on the 10-year annual average and investment activity for the year looks set to run close to 2014’s £1.42bn record, reflecting the attractive nature of the Northern Powerhouse region compared to London, both in terms of cost competitiveness and yield differential. 

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South Coast Office Market Pulse Q1 2016

A healthy Q1 for the office market in the South Coast region saw enquiry levels bounce back after a quiet Q4 and take-up was maintained at the quarterly average, albeit dominated by the letting of Hutwood Court in Chandlers Ford. Supply continues to fall though, and with a continued desire from developers to remove space from the market for conversion to residential use, we expect the supply available to fall to below 1m sq ft by the end of 2016.Read more

Sheffield Q1 Office Market Pulse
Office Market Pulse Sheffield Q1 2016

Following a strong year of activity in 2015, take-up in the first quarter of 2016 was notably subdued. The Sheffield market remains dominated by small transactions, with 75% of Q1 2016's transactions being below 5,000 sq ft. Read more

Newcastle Q1 Office Market Pulse
Newcastle Office Market Pulse Q1 2016

Office leasing and investment activity across Newcastle slowed in the first quarter of 2016 as uncertainty surrounding the EU Referendum begins to take hold. However, there are several strong unsatisfied requirements in the market place and, as such, we are confident city centre take-up will improve during the second half of the year.Read more

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Thames Valley Office Market Pulse Q1 2016

Thames Valley office enquiries in Q1 2016 were at the highest level ever recorded in a Q1 and record rents were achieved in several locations, such as Maidenhead, Guildford and Slough. On the surface, the market is looking very healthy, however, although take-up in Q1 2016 was buoyant at 522,770 sq ft, this was skewed by two large transactions and the underlying total is less positive. Q2 will set the tone for the year and early indications are that the increase in enquiries seen is not translating into a significant volume of take-up.Read more

LSH Residential Development Survey
The return of renting

Lambert Smith Hampton, Countrywide and Hamptons International argue in their latest joint research report, 'How we live: the return of renting', that the rental market needs to be much better understood.Read more

Rating in Brief: Budget 2016

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2016 Industrial and Logistics Market Report published

The 2016 edition of our annual Industrial and Logistics Market Report, published today, reveals that 2015 was a sound year for the industrial and logistics occupier market, albeit fortunes were mixed across sectors and regions. The supply of industrial and logistics space fell to a record low of 200m sq ft in 2015 – down from a peak of 360m sq ft in 2012 - as take-up reached 96.4m sq ft, marginally above its recent average.

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Birmingham Office Market Pulse Q4 2013
Market Snapshot Birmingham

Q4 provided a very positive end to a stellar year for the Birmingham office market with take up totalling 212,449 sq ft - 11% ahead of the long term Q4 average. Read more

Market Snapshot East Midlands Q4 2015

Take up for the final quarter in 2015 was 87000sf – an increase on Q4 2014 whilst Derby’s office take up was broadly in line with the quarterly average for the city. Nottingham achieved its best quarter take-up in over 3 years with 198,027 sq ft transacted in the final three months of 2015.Read more

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