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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.
The London FinTech Viewpoint lifts the bonnet on the tech ‘facilitators’ and ‘disruptors’ seeking to transform the UK’s world leading financial industry. What’s driving their growth? Where in London are start-ups clustering? And how is real estate accommodating their volatile growth spurts?
Key takeaways include:
The Cluster Effect:
London’s dominance in financial services has made the capital a natural choice for FinTech start-ups
Canary Wharf is now home to 13 of London’s 140 FinTech recent start-ups, followed by 11 on the South Bank
The City holds the most ‘postcode clusters’, with 10 in EC1V, 7 in EC2A, and 7 in E1’s Tech City
Mobile payments are expected to grow by 60% in 2015
Global investment in FinTech ventures tripled from $4bn in 2013 to $12.2bn in 2014
New FinTech companies have accelerated growth cycles, so progression from FinTech ‘incubator’ space to large floorplates can happen quickly
Europe was the fastest growing region for FinTech investment in 2014 with a growth rate of 215%
Level 39 at Canary Wharf is Europe’s largest FinTech accelerator with 190 young firms
Less than 90,000 sq. ft. of office lettings signed in Belfast in the first half of the year but expected to be significantly surpassed in H2 2015
Prime office rents increased again in recent months and now stand at approximately £172 per m2 (£16 per sq. ft.).
Although plans to cut corporation tax to 18% by 2020 were announced in the recent UK budget, more radical plans to give Northern Ireland autonomy to set its own rate of corporation tax now look less likely to materialise
The retail sector has been relatively busy over the Summer months with a number of new entrants looking at opportunities and a number of new store openings taking place
The vacancy rate on Belfast’s prime pitch is now approximately 8.8%.
A number of investment opportunities are currently being marketed across the region and several others are due to be formally launched for sale over the coming months
Prime yields remain relatively stable as the Autumn selling season commences
A busy Autumn season is now in prospect with strong volumes of activity anticipated in all sectors of the market in Northern Ireland over the next few months
Our world is changing faster than ever before; we are becoming increasingly interconnected and our property markets are changing to reflect this.
The Global living report examines 31 cities around the world celebrating their unique characteristics and different influences. From Shanghai to Paris, New York to Tokyo and London to Madrid, we have criss-crossed the globe to bring you a snapshot of the property markets of the world's premier cities.
Using the advantage of CBRE’s unique position as a global property company, we have witnessed some unexpected findings, such as in Dublin, where house price growth was at a global high of 22%, and in Moscow, which has the highest proportion of owner occupiers. Investors would be advised to look to areas where east meets west, with Istanbul and the South African cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town demonstrating the lowest average property prices. Perhaps a surprising investment opportunity is Sydney, which has the fifth highest capital value at £367,648. Its unit sizes are relatively large however, so on a per square foot basis the city is relatively affordable.