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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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A word on rent reviews

There is a smile back on the faces of many commercial landlords, particularly in the industrial and office sector. As demand remains good and supply diminishes, rents have risen, and this has led to the return of the rent review (of course, they never actually went away but with little ammunition to prove increase, they have often been uncontested by landlords and settled without any uplift).Read more

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Q2 Industrial Market Pulse South Coast

Signals are mixed in the South Coast industrial market at present, with demand being hampered, not by Brexit uncertainty, but by a residual and well-documented lack of stock. Take-up in Q2, high at 680,316 sq ft, was dominated by two significant deals at Dunsbury Hill and Voyager Park, and the long-term trend will remain restricted, with pre-lets the only opportunity for large occupiers.
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The rise and rise of Leeds' TMT sector

Adam Varley, Head of Office Agency Lambert Smith Hampton's Leeds office, explores the property fundamentals behind Leeds’ burgeoning technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.Read more

Birmingham Office Market Pulse Q2 2013
Birmingham Office Market Pulse Q2 2016

The Birmingham office market continued its recent strong performance with 216,000 sq ft leased in Q2. Read more

East Midlands Office Market Pulse Q2 2013
East Midlands Office Market Pulse Q2 2016

Q2 in the East Midlands saw take-up increases across the key centres of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby with 'business as usual' being the main sentiment post BREXITRead more

Industrial and logistics
Uncertainty presents opportunity

New research from Lambert Smith Hampton reveals that investment volume in UK industrial and logistics assets was relatively resilient during the second quarter of 2016, with £1.12bn of industrial assets changing hands, down 24% on the same quarter in 2015 but nonetheless 3% above the ten-year quarterly average. 

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Newcastle Q2 Office Pulse
Newcastle Office Market Pulse Q2 2016

Newcastle’s Q2 take-up activity highlights the resilience of the city’s occupier market following what was a particularly slow start to the year.Read more

South Coast Pulse graphic Q2
South Coast Office Market Pulse Q2 2016

Despite faltering take-up caused by Brexit uncertainty in the short term and an ongoing lack of supply, occupier enquiries are increasing, particularly among SMEs, rents are expected to hold their position and demand for prime and good quality secondary assets has remained steady in the investment market. We hope to see the current high level of enquiries start to translate into a healthier level of take-up by the end of the year.Read more

Commercial property values to fall 11 percent in response to Brexit

UK commercial property prices will fall by a double digit percentage over the next six months, according to new research by property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton.  The latest edition of the company’s quarterly UK Investment Transactions report predicts that market uncertainty generated by the UK’s decision to leave the EU will lead to an 11% fall in capital values by the end of 2016.Read more

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