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GB Business Briefing - Office & Industrial H2 2009
This report covers regional office and industrial investment for the second half of 2009
Thames Valley Business Briefing Q4, 2009
By any measure, 2009 was a challenging
year for the Thames Valley office market.
Take up of grade A space fell by 52% from
the previous year to total 891,000, its
lowest level for more than a decade.
At the same time, supply climbed by
29% to stand at 4.15m sq ft.
From Board Room to Plant Room
The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), the UK’s new mandatory carbon cap-and-trade scheme coming into force in April 2010, is one of the most far reaching government policies to impact property in recent years. There are many challenges associated with it for landlords, tenants, occupiers and investors alike.
A SURVEY OF PRIME RETAIL LOCATIONS
Research carried out by Cushman & Wakefield LLP shows that the average availability rate across some of Great Britain’s top streets was 10.3% at the 1st November 2009. This figure includes the stores of a number of retailers that are in administration, some 1.8% of the total
number of shops surveyed. The analysis covers the main retail thoroughfares of the top town and city centres. The survey does not include any out of town regional
shopping centres, factory outlet centres or retail parks.
EMERGING MARKETS AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
To aid our clients, we have undertaken an update of the Emerging Markets report first published in 2006. This report
will review a number of countries across Africa & The Middle East which are beginning to emerge as office destinations for multi-national companies. Data and intelligence in these markets is often limited and certainly can be fast changing. We hope that this review provides a useful summary for those with an interest in the
market or a first step for those who have yet to consider its potential.
Impact of Taxation on Corporate Locations
Many companies no longer take the decision to relocate in isolation but as part of a much larger strategic assessment of operations. The climate governments create through tax policies and financial incentives is an important location factor and tax system have frequently been used by governments to influence the behaviour of individuals and businesses.
EMEA Hospitality Business Briefing Q1 2010
As the UK economy hopes to exit the recession in 2010, speculation is now turning to other issues: notably the strength of the recovery, the outlook for inflation and unemployment and the implications of the public sector deficit.
The UK Property Investment Market - January 2010
The retail market saw the strongest yield compression in December, with an average fall of 20bp, followed by industrial at 17bp and offices at 3bp. The recovery since the high point for yields meanwhile has been strongest for retail warehouses followed by industrial, shops and then national
offices. London offices and shopping centres have to date seen a smaller correction, which for the former may reflect the fact that they saw yields increase by less than the market average in the
Dealing with Surplus Leasehold Property
As occupiers streamline their property portfolios, surplus property is becoming a real problem. Corporate occupiers who prepare their accounts under international accounting standards or US GAAP are required to provide for these liabilities, however, this does not prevent future risk to the P&L account. There are ways, other than just trying to sublet the space, that can remove this liability. This paper seeks to set out the portfolio options available in today’s market.
Edinburgh & Glasgow Office Markets Q3 2009
Total office space supply levels continued to move upwards in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, primarily as a number of office developments completed over the quarter.