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General Election 2017: Come What May?

While the Government might look weakened in the light of today’s UK election result, the overall shape of Brexit isn’t obviously changed by it, nor are the UK’s strong economic fundamentals. But does it change the outlook for real estate? With a serious...

Offices

The Creative Sector makes a splash in the UK Regions

The UK is globally renowned for its creative sector and enviable selection of world-class outputs which have expanded at pace in recent years.   Can this advantage be sustained? And which locations are best equipped to nurture success and future...

Coffee shops are coworking spaces so why not monetise?

Walking past my local coffee shop on Brixton Hill on any weekday you would be forgiven for thinking it’s not already a coworking space. By 8am most mornings at least half of the tables are full of people on their own, with their laptops. I imagine this...

Retail

What’s happening with Scottish property?

The Scottish property market experienced a weak H2 last year, despite a robust performance in the industrial market.   Quarterly returns for Scottish commercial real estate rose to 1.4% in the final quarter of 2016, up from -2.2% in the third...

Industrial

What’s happening with Scottish property?

The Scottish property market experienced a weak H2 last year, despite a robust performance in the industrial market.   Quarterly returns for Scottish commercial real estate rose to 1.4% in the final quarter of 2016, up from -2.2% in the third...

Sheds in the city: the future of urban logistics

Urban areas around the world are evolving rapidly as city logistics comes into play. This has in fact become the single largest disrupter to the logistics industry, creating a supply chain arms race, now that companies have started to use logistics real...

2017 Market Outlook: anything but boring

Christmas is nearly upon us, so we’ve just released our flagship Outlook report exploring the themes likely to face us in the year ahead. 2017 will be anything but boring, but I wonder whether in the rush to de-risk, investors and occupiers alike may...

Investment

Don’t Talk To Me About “Strong And Stable”

Strong and stable is the defining trope of the UK election campaign so far, and the UK real estate sector most closely resembling Teresa May’s “strong and stable” vision is arguably the Long Income market. This blog uses CBRE’s proprietary data to...