Our luxury and lifestyle team work solely for retailers dealing with their acquisitions, disposals, rent reviews, lease renewals, property tax and capital allowances. Based in our west end office in London the team covers the UK and beyond with a particular focus on new entrants entering the UK market. For more information please get in touch.
fashionable london - the top market for international retailers
London remains the top market with the highest percentage of international retailers. The market has grown such that in 1998, retailers needed 200 stores to reach 50% of the population, now they need only 80. CBRE's Eric Eastman and Kevin Farrow, explain what makes the UK market so attractive and which countries these new entrants are coming from.
The proliferation of ‘posh’ pitches in Georgian and early Victorian high streets close to prosperous residential areas – known as London villages – is continuing. But are these emerging leisure shopping destinations set to become a victim of their own success? Eric Eastman looks at the challenges facing these new shopping enclaves.
• CBRE’s 2017 Outlook report provides a comprehensive overview of the key trends affecting UK property markets in 2017. Alongside core sections covering the economic, political and investment outlook there is coverage of every major investment and occupier sector.
• There is an improved global economic outlook, but inflation is now a more significant risk than previously. There is less concern about emerging markets.
• UK GDP growth is expected to slow to 1.4% in 2017 due mainly to Brexit-related uncertainty and a tighter labour market.
• The Brexit process will mean a very uncertain 2017, with some volatility in markets expected even if the underlying economy is performing well – not least when Article 50 is served.
• 2016 investment volumes likely to be 30% down on a very strong 2015, with 2017 slightly weaker than 2016.