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Latest National Research
National Office Market Review: H1 2015
In the first half of 2015 the UK regional office markets continued to build upon growth that firmly took hold in 2014. Occupier demand has grown and in many cases take-up is tracking above long term averages. to read more, download the full report here.
2016 will see the commercial property market in Northern Ireland moving to the next stage of recovery following a busy year last year
An escalation in development activity will become increasingly evident, most notably in the office, hotels and student accommodation sectors in Belfast
We expect to see an increase in the number of office projects entering the planning process during 2016 as the viability of new development improves in line with rental value improvements
We expect to see prime office rents in Belfast increasing from £172 per square metre (£16 per sq. ft.) to £194 per square metre (£18 per sq. ft.) over the course of the next 12 months
The biggest challenge in the retail sector this year will be securing stores for retailers in many of the most highly-sought-after schemes and high streets
Although we are expecting to see some increase in industrial rents in 2016 we are not expecting to see new industrial accommodation emerging other than specific expansion and ‘design & build’ projects
Prime yields in Northern Ireland are expected to remain stable throughout 2016 which will be attractive to investors considering the significant arbitrage with the rest of the UK
A greater proportion of transactional activity in the investment sector will emanate from secondary trading, as private equity firms continue to implement their exit strategies and many of the assets and portfolios purchased over the last number of years are re-traded or re-financed
There is potential for oversupply if all hotel and student accommodation schemes in the planning process materialise
The change to corporation tax has the potential to be a game changer for the Northern Ireland economy and in turn its property market
This report is about the United Kingdom’s great cities beyond London. Drawing on new research and analysis, and a series of interviews with key decision makers and CBRE experts, we identify the key ingredients of city success which property market decision-makers should look out for.
We show how city property markets are steadily recovering in the eyes of investors, occupiers and developers. We explain both the benefits and risks of the Government’s new devolution agenda, and explore how some of the key features of that agenda will affect city property markets.