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Demand up 16% for London offices in 2014

The London office market produced its best performance since 2000 last year with take-up of office space in central London rising by 16% to 15.9 m sq ft, according to new figures from Knight Frank. This is well ahead of the ten year average figure of 13.0 m...
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Resilient economy drives firm real estate outlook

Tenant demand for commercial property rose, across all sectors, for the seventh consecutive quarter according to the latest RICS UK Commercial Market Survey, with 40% more surveyors also reporting greater investment interest. In the occupier market, expectations remain generally buoyant. Across the whole of the UK, a third...
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“OnTheMarket – Is it worth the move?”

Today, Monday 26th January 2015 sees the launch of controversial new property portal OnTheMarket.com Founded by; Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Chestertons, Douglas & Gordon and Glentree Estates this new entrant is their attempt to break the duopoly currently held over estate agents by Zoopla & Rightmove.
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‘Convenience culture’ drives high street revival

A new in-depth study into the state of British high streets has revealed how town centres are adapting to meet the changing demands of the nation’s consumers. Researchers at the University of Southampton have revealed how ‘fundamental’ changes to Britain’s ‘convenience culture’ are transforming the way we shop...
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Floods risk could hit regional retail recovery

Demand for retail premises saw sizable increases right across the UK towards the end of last year as economic recovery began to gather pace. However, with the reading of the Water Bill (27 January) determining that commercial property in flood risk areas will soon not be entitled to...
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Shopping centre investment soars

According to the latest research from Savills, shopping centre investment volumes in 2013 reached £4.58 billion, which is an 70% increase on the £2.7 billion traded in 2012. The international real estate advisor also notes that this increased weight of capital attracted to the sector resulted in average...
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