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Offices

Regional office market expectations in 2019

2018 was an outstanding year of office take-up across the UK regional and SE office markets. Can 2019 reach the same dizzying heights? CBRE’s new UK Office Property Perspective reveals record breaking take-up activity (of nearly 7.5 million sq ft) in...

Smarter Cities 2025

The term “smart” can be a prefix for a whole host of things: phones, motorways, tickets, cards, buildings.  And also cities, many of which are making concerted attempts to become smarter as a way of generating a range of economic, social, cultural and...

UK offices: the return of the public sector

Over the past three years, HMRC have taken over 2.2 million sq ft of new office space across 11 regional centres. But have these deals been pivotal to the success of the UK regional office markets or have they simply added to the already growing...

Retail

Outlet centres outperform wider retail market

The outlet sector is continuing to outperform wider retail. In this blog we outline the key themes of this success. The outlet sector is continuing to outperform wider retail. The flexible lease structure, with strong landlord controls and the capacity...

What’s behind UK Retail’s Perfect Storm?

We recently published a new report describing the “perfect storm” that UK retailers are currently facing. The adverse circumstances contributing to this perfect storm are a combination of structural, cyclical and temporary factors. In this blog I...

Industrial

XXL Warehouses in the UK

‘Big box’ keeps getting bigger, driving a polarisation in demand for logistics facilities. Where is the demand for super-size warehouses coming from, and why? Since February 2018, anyone using the M1 passing Milton Keynes might have seen a massive new...

Residential

2018 UK Market Outlook: Residential Investment

There’s been a significant increase in investment into the UK Build to Rent (BtR) in 2017. But what’s the outlook for 2018 and beyond? In previous blogs I’ve written about the significant increase in BtR investment in 2017, and the changing distribution...

UK Residential investment 2017 review

As we move into 2018, we look back on investment into the Build to Rent (BtR) sector in 2017. How much was invested? Where was it invested? And what’s the outlook for 2018? CBRE recorded a total £2.4bn of institutional investment into the residential...

Investment

Finding Value for Geared Investors

Where can investors use gearing to achieve stronger returns?   We have talked previously of the changes in pricing of debt over 2018. Here we examine the extent to which required capital growth has changed, and whether investors are likely to achieve...

PBSA: Application’s What You Need

In this blog, we explore the relationship between student applications and PBSA asset performance, in light of the most recent UCAS statistics on student applications for 2018/19.   When we released the CBRE Student Accommodation Index covering...