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Knowledge Center Archives
UK Property Investment Market September 09
Yields Fall Further As The Economy Stabilises But Also Due To A Scarcity Of Property Investment Opportunities
If any further confirmation were needed that conditions in the commercial property investment market were on the up, August recorded a further improvement in investor sentiment and more widespread yield compression for quality assets.
Prime yields fell an average of 15bp in August, with the headline average now at 7.03%, its lowest since last November.
Birmingham Office Market Summary
As a general rule, demand for commercial office space in Birmingham continues to be fuelled by indigenous demand with existing occupiers upgrading their space, rather than being reliant on significant in-movement of new firms.
Reflecting this, a number of key deals have involved occupiers taking office space at high profile developments such as Snowhill. However, the Deutsche Bank deal reflected a high profile coup for the Birmingham Office Market in terms of inward investment, as they are new to the Birmingham office market as a major occupier.
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Central London Business Brieifing Q2 2009
Despite the general downturn in the UK economy and the problems in the financial sector, the Central London retail market, and in particular the West End market, has continued to perform well. The London Retail Consortium reports that between February and April 2009, like for like sales in Central London were 5.5% higher than a year ago, whereas across the UK the figure is only 0.4%. Read the full Briefing
Retail Availability - A Survey of Prime Retail Locations - August 09
Research carried out by Cushman & Wakefield LLP shows that the average availability rate across some of Great Britain’s top streets was 12.6% at the 1st August 2009. This figure includes the stores of a number of retailers that are in
administration, some 3.3% 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.
2009 Medical Office Building (MOB) Investor Survey
Medical Office Building (MOB) Investor Survey that details investors thoughts on capitalization rates, IRR's and general thoughts on MOB industry.
Business Briefing - Edinburgh & Glasgow Office Markets Q2 2009
Despite the general downturn in the UK economy, the Scottish office market has proved resilient in some areas. While supply still trended upwards in Glasgow, the pace of second-hand space entering the commercial property market slowed over the quarter and supply continued to be constrained in terms of new starts. Development activity has passed its peak and the pipeline is particularly tight in Edinburgh. Read the full report...
Spending for Economic Recovery: Implications for the D.C. Region
The implosion of the housing and financial sectors has wiped out much of the economic progress achieved over the past 10 years. Consumers continue to cut back their spending as they cope with
rising un-employment, falling home values and shrinking investment
portfolios. Amid such pullback, combined with shareholder pressure, falling
profits, and uncertain future demand, corporate cost-cutting has accelerated
in recent months. All this is contributing to the longest and steepest recession since the 1930s.
The Impact of Federal Spending
The implosion of the housing and financial sectors has wiped out much of the economic progress achieved over the past 10 years. Consumers continue to cut back their spending as they cope with rising un-employment, falling home values and shrinking investment portfolios. Amid such pullback, combined with shareholder pressure, falling profits, and uncertain future demand, corporate cost-cutting has accelerated in recent months. All this is contributing to the longest and steepest recession since the 1930s.
Global Services Offshoring
This business briefing provides an overview of the key business process outsourcing locations across the world. It highlights the current situation and the long-term future trends in the offshore information technology, banking and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as recent developments in the global contact centre industry
Great Britain Capital Markets Office & Industrial Overview July 2009
This is the third publication of the GB Office and Industrial Business Briefing. The document aims to provide the fullest insight into the most recent capital market & commercial property investment activity and an analysis of the current property market trends (excluding central London).