Directly investing in commercial property is becoming a simpler, faster and more accessible prospect for private investors in the UK thanks to the rise of Proptech (property technology) in the sector. Continue reading
Wellness is on everyone’s minds as we come up to the New Year, with resolutions at home and work being made. Promoting employees’ good health, well-being and mental health should always be at the top of company’s agendas. Continue reading
Research shows that a much greater role is being played by office aesthetics in the recruitment of young people. Continue reading
The rise of flexible working and the phenomenon of renting desks rather than whole spaces is changing the way commercial property is managed.
It’s likely that an increasing number of large commercial spaces will be altered and converted into smaller units. These would be designed specifically to attract smaller tenants, including sole traders, start-ups and SMEs. Continue reading
Employees spend a vast amount of their waking hours in the office environment, and work output is affected by the design surrounding them.
A work environment can help to positively influence ideas, creativity, passion, hard work and create a relaxed, fun environment. Continue reading
Design trends in the workplace are continuously developing. Creating an environment that helps employees work to the best of their ability, collaborate effectively and maintain productivity is a constant challenge.
With Millennials (born between 1980 and mid-2000s) taking over as the largest group in the workplace and Generation Z (born between 1994 and 2010) starting their careers, we’re looking ahead to many seismic changes when it comes to how and where we work. Continue reading
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the ongoing negotiations has led to questions over the future of every sector of business. And commercial property is no different.
Following the vote in June 2016, investment in commercial property did fall somewhat. Hotels, office space and retail properties took the biggest hit. However, there is still plenty of demand from tenants and, while initial numbers suggested tentative behavior, it could be a market correction, not a crash. Continue reading
Fresh evidence indicates that demand for UK commercial property increased in the third quarter of 2016. Richard Carr comments.
Commercial property is becoming increasingly critical to the British economy, now accounting for 10% of the country’s net wealth. Data from PIA (Property Industry Alliance) indicates that the combined value of the UK’s commercial property stock rose by 11% from 2014 to 2015, to reach £871bn. Continue reading
Recently released statistics indicate that following the fall-out from the UK’s decision to leave the EU (Brexit), demand for Central London office space is now picking back up. Richard Carr comments. Continue reading
Leading industry body the Property Industry Alliance (PIA) recently released landmark research. According to PIA, the collective value of UK commercial property climbed to an all-time high last year. Continue reading