Weak economic growth forecasts for the UK mean that occupiers retain a focus on cost control. Many occupiers are using the conservative economic environment as an opportunity to re-gear leases rather than move to new accommodation. Indeed, there is much evidence of re-gearing activity in the markets recently. In regional office markets examples include; • The […]
Blogs by Emma
Following my last post I now wish to nail my colours to the mast as I am confident that London will sustain its position. From a property perspective, the financial and banking sectors account for around 30% of all office take-up each year in central London (circa 2.75 million sq ft per annum). As such […]
The London 2012 Olympics are sure to increase the global prominence and prestige of the capital and I am convinced that London will put on a great show: A show that is in keeping with – and will ultimately enhance – its status as a primary global city. But as the athletes go to ever […]
We have just released our latest UK Occupier Conditions report which provides corporate occupiers with an overview of market conditions across 15 key UK office markets. There is much food for thought within the report, especially for those occupiers seeking to transact or implement transformation programmes across their UK portfolios over the near term.
The minds of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were undoubtedly on things other than the property market when they wrote ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ in 1965. But their cry of frustration could just as well express the mindset of property occupiers half a century later. . That was my clear take-away from the launch […]