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According to the latest CBRE UK Prime Rents and Yields Index, rental values for all UK commercial property continued to increase in Q2 2014, albeit at a slightly slower rate than in the previous quarter. Yield shift also contributed to capital value growth, with the average prime yield falling by a further 17 basis points over the quarter to stand at 5.7% at the end of Q2 2014. Capital values at the ‘All Property’ level increased by 3.8% over the quarter, with 6.8% capital value growth over the year to date.
Eurostat data released this July shows that retail sales volumes in Europe continued their recovery in the three months to May. For the EU as a whole, sales volumes were up by 1.8% on a year earlier and they have now increased by 2.4% since the Eurozone crisis low in the three months to December 2012.
Come and visit the CBRE Reinstatement Cost Assessments Team at stand 96 at the Airmic conference 2014 in Birmingham 16th-18th June. The Airmic conference is one of the biggest events for the insurance and risk management industry, with this year’s theme around “Shaping the Future of Risk”.
Having had a wide range of cities play host to the annual BCO Conference, 2014 see’s the well established event head to Birmingham for the three-day industry conference. With the theme ‘Leading for Change’, the 2014 conference will explore the evolving office sector focusing on new ways of creating modern and innovative environments for people to work in.
Latest research from CBRE Residential reports a significant proportion of London-specific residential investors are now appraising built-to-rent opportunities in cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds.