UKIT Q4 2014: Record quarter for UK property investment
Investment in the UK commercial property sector totalled £20.5bn in the final quarter of 2014 – a 26% increase on the previous quarter and the highest quarterly performance on record - according to new research published today by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton.
Office Market Pulse Hertfordshire Q4 2014
The Hertfordshire office market witnessed an increasing number of enquiries in the final quarter of 2014.Read more
Office Market Pulse South Coast Q4 2014
The South Coast office market is healthy and delivering consistent returns on investment. 2014 saw a 24% increase in take up, which combined with a static level of supply (and grade A space falling to just 11%), saw prime rents coming under pressure, tenant incentives reducing and continued investment market activity. Read more
Office Market Pulse East Midlands Q4 2014
The East Midlands office market saw strong overall performance during 2014, with increased take-up effecting a return to yearly averages for Nottingham and Derby, and the number of transactions in Leicester going from strength to strength.Read more
Cambridge industrial and logistics market review H2 2014
The industrial and logistics market in Cambridge and its subregion saw total take-up in 2014 more than doubling when compared with 2013. Read more
Office Market Pulse Thames Valley Q4 2014
Following a steadying of the volatility of the office market in Q3 of 2014, Q4 built on this with significant growth in demand in both the occupier and investment markets. A shortage of supply, particularly high end grade B space, has become apparent and we expect a resulting increase in competition and rental values in 2015.Read more
Five steps to avoid vacant property problems
Even with careful management, it is rare for commercial properties to enjoy uninterrupted tenancy and landlords are not always aware of the importance of maintaining commercial property while it lies vacant. Here, Jon Latham, Associate Director in our Cardiff office, gives a summary of steps that can be taken to avoid liabilities.Read more
UK Monthly View: a return to 'normal' in 2015?
Positive momentum in the UK economy has clearly been reflected in the UK commercial property market, with returns for 2014 on course to hit an eight year high.
Guildford best placed to drive economic growth in 2015
Guildford has the best prospects for economic growth of any major UK destination outside London, according to the latest edition of our 'UK Vitality Index'.Read more
How will the Autumn Statement affect ratepayers?
Autumn Statement 2014 OverviewRead more