Brexit and rising property costs lead one in five businesses to consider move away from London

Brexit and rising property costs lead one in five businesses to consider move away from London

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit, rent rises in a city already renowned for its high property costs and business rate rises mean that one in five London-based businesses have either already relocated or are consider moving to a new location, according to a new survey from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The survey of 577 […]

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SMEs spend more time searching for private offices than coworking space

SMEs spend more time searching for private offices than coworking space

Searches for private offices have become more popular than coworking space among SMEs over the past year, according to new data from commercial property marketplace Hubble. The firm reports that this marks a reversal from the previous year’s results, although searches for coworking space remain disproportionately high compared to the overall office market. According to […]

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Get ready for the next wave of technological innovation, or get left behind

Get ready for the next wave of technological innovation, or get left behind

The natural world is a story of constant change and evolution. Animals, plants, insects and micro-organisms exist in an ecosystem, adapting to relentless changes in their environment, influenced by habitat, climate and their cohabitors. They respond to change faster than the human world, because they are not tied by the same restraints and conventions. They […]

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London office market is booming and proving resilient in the face of Brexit

London office market is booming and proving resilient in the face of Brexit

A new report from Knight Frank claims that activity in the office market in London increased sharply last year, which the property adviser said was driven largely by growing demand from the UK’s burgeoning tech sector. The report said office leasing activity in central London hit 13.84 million sq ft last year, more than 2 […]

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Record office take up in Edinburgh last year, boosted by burgeoning tech sector

Record office take up in Edinburgh last year, boosted by burgeoning tech sector

Demand for office space in Scotland’s three largest cities pushed overall take-up beyond 2m sq ft last year, aided by a solid final quarter of occupational deals in Aberdeen and Glasgow, and an all-time record year for Edinburgh. Scotland’s offices market in 2017 reach ed2.4 million sq ft, 14 percent above the 10 year average, […]

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Green buildings provide billions of dollars in additional benefits, claims Harvard study

Green buildings provide billions of dollars in additional benefits, claims Harvard study

A new sponsored study from researchers at Harvard University claims that green buildings deliver billions of dollars of social and health benefits beyond those associated with reduced energy consumption. The researchers examined a subset of green-certified buildings over a 16-year period in six countries: the U.S., China, India, Brazil, Germany and Turkey. The study identified […]

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Rent falls due to Brexit and concerns about oversupply of serviced offices in London

Rent falls due to Brexit and concerns about oversupply of serviced offices in London

There have been 18 months of faltering net effective rents within the commercial office market in the Capital since the Brexit referendum, with ten of the 18 Central London office submarkets monitored in Cluttons’ latest London Office Market Outlook report registering rent falls in the final quarter of 2017, buoyed by additional incentives such as […]

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Creators of the Edge in Amsterdam to develop new generation of Smart buildings

Creators of the Edge in Amsterdam to develop new generation of Smart buildings

The creative team behind the development of the world’s most sustainable building – The Edge in Amsterdam – has announced the launch of a real estate technology company. EDGE Technologies, launched by OVG Real Estate CEO Coen van Oostrom will focus on creating a new generation of buildings which feature the latest innovations in sustainability […]

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Plans to develop 2 million sq. ft. of office space in South East England announced

Plans to develop 2 million sq. ft. of office space in South East England announced

Property developer John Baker, formerly of Baker Lorenz, has launched a new venture to develop a series of new business districts in South East commuter towns and outer London boroughs.  The John Baker Group is working in partnership with building and civil engineering contractor Sir Robert McAlpine on the £2bn project which will see the […]

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Financial companies learning to better utilise office space to attract right talent

Financial companies learning to better utilise office space to attract right talent

Financial services organisations are reducing the amount of commercial office space they require as they adopt more flexible work styles. This is according to a new report from HOK’s US team, The New Financial Workplace, an investigation into the threats and challenges facing the financial services industry, with a special focus on how new technologies […]

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Public sector and flexible workspaces drive record office uptake

Public sector and flexible workspaces drive record office uptake

A new report from GVA Grimley claims that the commercial property markets in the UK’s major cities outside London enjoyed a record breaking final quarter to 2017. According to its Big Nine report, analysing the office occupier markets of key UK regional cities, total take-up for the year amounted to over 10 million sq ft for […]

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Flexible and coworking offices to account for ten percent of UK property market by 2027

Flexible and coworking offices to account for ten percent of UK property market by 2027

Demand for flexible workspace including coworking space soared across the UK during 2017, according to a report from Cushman & Wakefield. The study of the rapidly growing market also claims that WeWork is already the largest single corporate occupier of office space in London, with only the public sector exceeding its scale. In addition, the […]

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