Commercial landlords believe the North and East Midlands offer the best investment opportunities in the UK over the next two years, thanks to government initiatives such as the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine, according to research by Together.
Surveys & research
New research among landlords, property managers, agents and suppliers conducted by the management consultancy CIL reveals that investment in smart building technologies is finally giving traction.
Institutions are investing in cycle-resistant strategies to prepare for a potential downturn in the commercial real estate market, according to research by Hodes Weill & Associates and Cornell University.
A new report from Cushman & Wakefield reveals generally positive corporate perceptions of the value of flexible workspace and co-working strategies.
Demand for high-risk real estate strategies amongst professional UK investors is at its lowest level since the beginning of 2017 while sentiment towards low risk strategies has gathered pace over the last 12 months, according to BrickVest’s latest commercial property investment barometer.
Some 63 per cent of real estate professionals believe the secured property debt market is currently attractive for investors, according to new research commissioned by secured property lender Fitzrovia Finance.
The real estate debt sector still lags other industries in technology adoption, but recent research suggests this could be about to change, according to Oxane Partners, a solutions provider to the alternative investments industry.
Despite the dominance of tower cranes on the London skyline, large-scale pre-lets are reducing office vacancy, constraining choice and increasing upward pressure on rents.
Institutional investor demand for real assets continues to grow despite macro and political concerns
Institutional investors expect to increase allocations to real assets over the next 12 months in the face of a challenging political and economic environment, according to Aviva Investors’ 2020 Real Assets Survey.
UK prime commercial property rental values rose 0.4 per cent in Q3 2019, according to CBRE’s most recent Prime Rent and Yield Monitor.