• Belfast office take-up in Q1 totalled 106,799 sq ft across 14 transactions. Whilst this is in line with the five-year rolling average it does represent a pause for breath compared to 2018.
  • Investment volumes across all sectors totalled £35m in just four transactions. The investment market is currently dominated by local buyers.
  • Despite ongoing challenges facing the retail sector, retail and F&B openings continue across Northern Ireland.  
  • A steady stream of industrial requirements from the manufacturing and food processing sectors continued during Q1.
  • The hotel sector is expected to be the largest beneficiary of the year ahead. The pace of new hotel openings has eased, but vistor numbers to Northern Ireland will increase in 2019 thanks to sporting and cultural events.