Industrial Investment Update: Q3 2017
Industrial set for record year.
Record quarter for distribution warehouses
Volume was impressive with £1.9bn of industrial and logistics assets changing hands in Q2, the highest since Q4 2014 and 40% above the five-year quarterly average. Read more
Landlords: Review service charges as a means of adding value
Could changing the way service charges are apportioned in large, multi-let business park developments or shopping centres be the key to maintaining occupier satisfaction and retention?Read more
Industrial takes centre stage
2016 ended with a flourish with £1.7bn worth of industrial assets changing hands in Q4 2016, 40% above the five-year quarterly average and the strongest quarter in two years.Read more
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. Read more
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.
Supreme Court decision highlights need for break clause advice
Gareth Lester-Jones, Director of Lease Advisory at
LSH’s Birmingham office, said a ruling over a dispute between Marks &
Spencer and former landlords BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust has brought
certainty to a once grey area at the centre of many tenant/landlord wrangles.Read more
Investors turning to development
£5.6bn of industrial assets changed hands in 2015, down on 2014’s high of £6.6bn, but nevertheless one of the strongest years on record for the sector, according to new research from Lambert Smith Hampton.Read more
Industrial sector primed for record investment
At £1.3bn, investment into the industrial sector during Q3 2015 was down 14% on the previous quarter but remains strong, standing 20% above its five-year quarterly average.Read more
Where next for industrial investment?
At £3.05bn, industrial and logistics investment volume in the first half of 2015 was the third largest half-year since 2007. Strong demand and healthy occupier fundamentals will support robust activity and further price increases for the remainder of 2015. Our Mid Year Industrial Investment Update assesses the outlook for the rest of the year.Read more