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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

Bristol Office Market Pulse Q3 2016

Take-up in Bristol city centre is down on the previous quarter, although it is in line with the average take up for Q3. There is continued pressure on the supply of small suites, sub 5,000 sq ft, which continue to let well. Read more

Sheffield office market pulse Q3 2013
Office Market Pulse Sheffield Q3 2016

Office occupier activity across Sheffield remained subdued during Q3 2016, with post-Brexit uncertainty leading to low levels of enquiries and take-up. Read more

Leeds Office Pulse Q3
Office Market Pulse Leeds Q3 2016

Office take-up across Leeds reached 191,265 sq ft in Q3 2016; a 28% increase on the previous three months and a 4% increase on the same period last year, suggesting that the majority of occupiers have adopted a ‘business as usual’ approach to their property requirements following the initial nervousness post EU Referendum.Read more

Thames Valley Pulse graphic Q3
Thames Valley Office Market Pulse Q3 2016

In the midst of the recent decision for the UK to leave the European Union, the Thames Valley office market has experienced a quiet Q3 2016 in terms of transactions. However, enquiry numbers are high, the investment market is still moving and the fundamentals indicate a return to more normal transactional levels by the end of the year.Read more

Newcastle office market pulse Q3
Newcastle Office Market Pulse Q3 2016

Occupier activity across Newcastle’s office market remained slightly ahead of the five-year quarterly average in Q3 2016, which was largely attributable to the stability of the out-of-town market.Read more

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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

LSH south coast industrial Q2
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

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