Category : Commercial Property

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, December 15 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    A range of reports have shown that European commercial property investment levels, particularly in the retail and office sub-sectors, rose throughout the third quarter of 2015....

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, December 02 nd, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A new report has indicated to Simon Morris that millions of pounds worth of London commercial property is currently sitting empty in certain areas of the city. This is despite the fact that in certain areas of Central London, quality commercial property stock is in short supply. Property shortage Demand for London commercial property reached unprecedented heights in 2015. According to the Wall Street Journal, 11 million square feet of office space is currently being constructed in Central...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, November 23 rd, 2015 · no Comments · In

    New figures have shown Simon Morris that the central London office sector recorded double digital rental growth in the year to October 2015. Staggering demand London is one of the most important economic centres on the planet. Many companies want to base their offices in the UK’s capital city, and demand for office space in the city’s central district is particularly fierce. According to the Wall Street Journal, figures from accounting firm Deloitte indicate that London office space...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, November 11 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    Statistical evidence has indicated to Simon Morris that UK commercial property investment is set to break records by the end of 2015. Confident investors Investors are feeling pretty confident about the prospects of the UK’s commercial property sector. This was highlighted by the latest UK Consensus Forecasts from real estate advisor Investment Property Forum (IPF); forward-looking research involving over 25 leading fund managers and advisors. This study found that investor confidence in the...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, October 29 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A new report has indicated to investment expert Simon Morris that London recorded impressive commercial property investment volumes during the second quarter of 2015. Building boom  London is a global city with a thriving economy, meaning that companies from all over the world have offices the UK’s capital city. This has pushed demand for office space in Britain’s largest city to unprecedented heights, to the point where London is clearly running out of office space. This has spurred a...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, October 16 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    In Simon Morris’ opinion, property investors might want to take note of the results of a new survey which showed that UK small businesses want flexible, “co-working” office space. Target market  Property investment is the same as any other industry. There’s one measure that investors must take to earn a significant profit. They must anticipate and cater to the needs of their target consumer. This is why commercial property investors should follow small business property...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, October 02 nd, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have shown Simon Morris that government changes have decreased the supply of office space available in England, providing a possible opportunity to commercial property developers. Solving housing shortage As I’ve stated here on the Simon Morris blog multiple times, the UK is dealing with a housing shortage. The country has been faced with this problem for some time, and in 2013 the government tried to solve it by introducing the Permitted Development Right. Basically, the...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, September 29 th, 2015 · 2 Comments · In , ,

    As commercial property development reaches new heights, a recent study has shown Simon Morris that confidence levels in UK commercial property rose throughout August 2015. Robust sector  It’s become clear to Simon Morris that the UK economy is going from strength to strength right now. Evidence from the BBC’s GDP tracker indicates that the UK’s economy expanded 2.6% in 2014, an expansion which has driven the country’s commercial sector to new highs. This has spurred a rise of...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, September 15 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have suggested to Simon Morris that the UK’s industrial property sector earned impressive returns for investors in August 2015. Commercial property With the economic recovery providing new opportunities for businesses across the country, the UK’s commercial property market has recorded impressive growth rates in 2015. Figures from the FTSE All Share Index illustrated that the IPD UK quarterly property index, which measures total returns of direct UK commercial property...

  • New figures have shown property expert Simon Morris that demand for regional UK office space increased significantly in the second quarter of 2015. London office market As the capital and financial heart of the UK, London has always been this country’s premier office property market. As previously reported on the Simon Morris blog, demand boomed in the first three months of 2015; tenants took up a record 2.4 million square feet of London office space in this period. Yet high demand has placed...

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