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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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Q1 Office Market Pulse
Office Market Pulse Leeds Q1 2016

Strong start to 2016 as confidence returns to Leeds’ out-of-town office market.Read more

Manchester Q1 Office Market Pulse
Office Market Pulse Manchester Q1 2016

The Manchester city centre office market remained consistently strong in the first quarter of 2016 with take-up totalling 197,000 sq ft. The lack of grade A stock remains an issue, applying pressure on additional new build developments to come forward. A number of high-quality refurbishments are underway, with many assets purchased in 2015 looking to achieve targets based on achieving rental growth through value-add strategies.Read more

Uncertainty weighs on London

The latest edition of our quarterly UK Investment Transactions report assesses the impact of the forthcoming EU membership Referendum on investment into commercial real estate during the first three months of 2016.

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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

Bristol Office Market Pulse Q1 2016

The Bristol office market has seen strong take-up in the first quarter of 2016, and several enquiries received towards the end of last year have now either taken space or are under offer. While we continue to see a lack of available stock across all grades, improving market conditions have provided landlords with increased confidence, which has led to the refurbishment of numerous properties across the city centre. 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

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