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Northern Powerhouse Office Market Report 2015View and download report
Whether you’re an investor, developer or occupier, in the corporate or public sector, a local business or an international brand, our office agency service can help with all your office property needs.
We have a proven track record of delivering results: securing the best locations, maximising office space and reducing businesses’ property costs.
Each year we let, acquire or sell around 6m sq ft of office space - transacting around 40% of many of the regional office markets.
Our services include:
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Thanks to our nationwide network of offices, we are based in your markets, letting or acquiring office space. This gives us an unrivalled knowledge of the UK office markets.
Our market research will keep you informed on local office market activity as well as on trends in the wider commercial property sector. Sign up for our quarterly updates and annual office market review
Business relocation offers many opportunities - reduced costs, improved occupational flexibility, greater performance, carbon footprint reduction and increased staff retention and morale.
Read our guide to property acquisition and relocation
As an office occupier you will be signing a Full Repairing and Insuring (FRI) lease. This is potentially a very onerous document, and one that could expose your business to significant liabilities if the correct due diligence is not carried out.
Read our report on managing the risks of an office move
To negotiate effectively, both parties should know whether suitable alternative property is available to the tenant and on what terms.
Download our guide on whether to relocate or renew your lease (PDF).
It is crucial to have the right offices in the right locations. This interactive guide concentrates on the six most important tech hubs in the British Isles – London, Belfast, Cambridge, Dublin, Galway and the Thames Valley - and the many individual locations within them.
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When it comes to managing your real estate portfolio, there are some fundamental areas to consider. We’ve summarised some of the most commonly used.
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Closing and consolidating offices can be seen as a negative step. But in today's flexible working world, it can be operationally, financially and strategically beneficial.
Download our guide to boost morale through new ways of working
We examine location criteria such as accessibility, availability/cost of labour and availability of Government grants. See how we can help with your workplace strategy
We project manage the risk of office moves or reorganisations to deliver the project on time and to budget. See how we can help manage your office move
Do you really know how much office space you need? By commissioning a space audit you can make sure you have the right amount of office space for your business needs. Find out more about our workplace strategy services
We can make sure your new build or refurbishment project goes to plan. We will undertake budget costing, manage procurement and act as your agent throughout the building contract or project management. Find out more about our construction project management service
Whether you own or occupy office space, it’s important that you minimise your business rates liability.
Our specialist team of business rates surveyors can advise you on how to make savings. See how we can help reduce your business rates liability
If you need help with your rent reviews and renewals, our lease advisory team is here to help. Find out more about our lease advisory services.
At the end of most tenancies, both landlords and tenants will need to address the dilapidations liability. Our building surveying team is here to help. See how we can help with your dilapidations liability
Our specialist team can help you run your building smoothly. We offer a range of services, from facilities management to rent collection. Look how we can help manage your commercial property
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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