How flexible working could affect commercial property

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

How will Brexit impact the commercial building market?

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

UK Commercial Property Demand Rises In Q3 2016

Fresh evidence indicates that demand for UK commercial property increased in the third quarter of 2016. Richard Carr comments.

Lucrative market

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

Foreign Investors Snapping Up London Commercial Property

Some experts believed that the UK’s decision to vote to leave the EU, would damage London’s commercial property sector. The theory was that overseas investors, who are critical to the market, would begin to shy away from London, as it would no longer be able to serve as a springboard to the EU. New figures have shown Richard Carr that this theory does not seem to hold water. Continue reading

Commercial property investment soaring in Edinburgh

British property investors are heading north according to new research which suggests that Edinburgh is the top city outside of London in UK for commercial property investment.

Top 10

Edinburgh commercial property

Commercial property Edinburgh

Scottish city Edinburgh came top of law firm Morton Fraser’s research into the top British cities according to their attractiveness as investment options.

British property investors ranked their top ten cities:

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Commercial office space experiences rental growth

Property development specialist Richard Carr was delighted to read the latest reports which indicate rental growth in commercial office property.

High demand

Richard Carr talks about commerical office rents

Commercial office rents are rising

Like in the residential property market, demand is high for prime rental office space in the UK’s main regional cities. Growth across such markets have experience an average increase of 4.3% in the year to June 2015.

Property consultants JLL’s data reflects a solid outlook for the next 12 months for demand and tight supply of new space.

“Sustained levels of occupier demand combined with the decreasing availability of Grade A office supply has contributed to healthy rental growth with year on year increases witnessed in all bar one of the core eight cities,” said Jeremy Richards, dead of national office agency at JLL.

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