Knowledge Center Archives
Business Briefing: Global Pharmaceutical Real Estate
It is hard to imagine a single business segment in more of a state of flux than the pharmaceutical industry, with substantial consolidation, patent expirations, technology changes and the trend toward outsourcing among challenges facing the industry. This business briefing examines current industry dynamics and how commercial real estate and facility professionals are facing these challenges.
Gauging Supply And Demand In China’s Retail Property Market
How much retail space do 1.3 billion consumers need? While this article cannot attempt to answer this question fully, it will discuss some of the major supply and demand factors that are driving China’s retail property market. Most first-tier and second-tier cities in the nation are moving toward “tenants’ markets” characterized by mild oversupply, with heavy oversupply expected for some submarkets. For developers and investors, this means increased risk, along with good returns for projects that perform well; for retailers, this means slowing rental growth and, potentially in some cases, opportunities to secure lower rentals, together with increased risk associated with site selection.
Impacts Of Lingering Uncertainty
Hong Kong’s economy has seen growth attenuate in recent months due to mounting sovereign debt struggles in the EU and the lagging recovery in the US. Such external environmental factors have had a significant impact on demand for commercial space and caused rents in the office sector to fall for the first time in two years in late 2011. With signs of distress in the recovery of the global economy and softened demand expected to persist, office rents will further decline in 2012. The retail market will remain the most unscathed in 2012 as both strong demand and rental growth carryover from 2011.
Business Briefing: The Energy Act 2011, UK
Through the Energy Act 2011 the UK Government proposes that owners of property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G will not be able to let out their building.
Business Briefing: FDI: Indian Retail Bids
In a landmark decision for the Indian retail industry, the cabinet finally gave its nod to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multibrand retail segment and even raised the bar for FDI in single brand retail.
Business Briefing: 12 Trends for 2012
In this report, our Retail Services Group examines 12 trends that will shape the retail real estate market in the U.S. in 2012.
Business Briefing: Sustainability & Occupiers, EMEA
Senior executives from 501 European
companies across various industries were
interviewed to get a better understanding
of their views on sustainability, its relative
importance and the barriers that occupiers
face when looking to occupy green space.
Business Briefing: Occupier Insight Report - Transformational Change
Companies are searching for ways to streamline operations, as workforce demographics and technological advancements influence how they manage and invest for the future. This briefing examines the transformational drivers of change within the corporate real estate industry and offers perspectives from other experts to determine how commercial real estate executives can better manage and lead their organizations in a rapidly changing environment.
The UK Property Investment Market - December 2011
Industrial tenant demand is relatively stable and the market is largely supply driven, particularly big boxes, with lower prime availability leading to more pre-lets and some rental pressure. For London offices, investment supply is up but prime occupational supply is still tightening. Regional office markets are more mixed and largely still cautious, but investment demand has firmed, notably in the Thames Valley.
The UK Property Investment Market - November 2011
Supply and demand remain out of balance in most sectors for prime space – with demand stable and in excess of availability. From an occupier perspective this is most notable for Central London retail and open consent retail warehousing while in the investment market the gap is also widest for retail warehousing plus
West End offices.
Secondary markets however remain in a very different position and the gap between the two is increasing once more. Demand lags supply in most secondary occupier segments, particularly regional retail and office markets, while in the
investment sector, only in London is secondary demand ahead of supply but that balance too is closing as secondary availability increases.