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Research - 06/10/2015

Thames Valley Office Market Report 2015

Already robust Thames Valley office market set to be buoyed by infrastructure improvements and enhanced amenity provision according to Lambert Smith Hampton's 2015 Thames Valley Office Market Report.

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This report looks at the dominant property trends seen during the past 12 months, including detailed statistics and forecasts for 11 centres in the region.
Occupiers continue to seek high quality offices and grade A supply has increased from 27% to 43% of supply. Grade B space has been substantially diminished and occupiers will be faced with patchy supply and rising rents. 
In the investment market, consistent exceptional demand for Thames Valley offices throughout the past 12 months has resulted in a significant increase in transactional activity and pricing.
Themes highlighted in this year’s report include:
Expansion continues to trigger corporate relocation – an in depth analysis of the influencers of corporate activity in the Thames Valley throughout 2014 an early 2015.
Optimisation of office supply – a forensic look at the trend towards grade A space and the erosion of grade B, including causes and forecasts.
Occupier trends and how landlords can respond – enabled by the adoption of wireless technology, ‘agile working’ is transforming the way occupiers utilise office space. How can landlords best respond to maximise long term asset value?
Why Heathrow is critical to the health of the Thames Valley office market – we take a look at the alternative options to Heathrow expansion and the economic impact they would have.
Please download the full report HERE



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