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South Africa stepping up with new Commercial office concept

Posted on April 1, 2011 8:46 am by MOVEHUT under Industry News

I have just returned from a business trip to South Africa where I Was carrying out research into their commercial property and serviced office market and I must say that it was a real eye-opener. I had never been before and I must admit, I was expecting a typical ex-colonial country. Slightly tired buildings and an obvious third world feel.... Read More


Paranormal Activity at Famous London Commercial Property

Posted on April 1, 2011 6:56 am by MOVEHUT under Industry News

London Commercial Property One of London’s most prominent commercial property’s has been subject to unexplained paranormal activity. At times during daylight hours, strange 'ghoul'  like figures can be seen shimmering across the 6th floor office, which houses the head office of Farrington Plastics Europe. Mrs Sherry Glass, the... Read More

The impact of Japan’s disaster to the Commercial property market

Posted on 31 March, 2011 by MOVEHUT under Industry News

What, if any effect, will the terrible disaster that has befallen Japan have on the demand for commercial property and serviced offices in Britain and the rest of Europe? Firstly we need to look at the effects on the general economy. It is still too early to tell what the full impact of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and growing nuclear... Read More

Securing your vacant commercial property

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Industry News

When landlords face the prospect of their commercial property being vacant, security issues are usually one of their top concerns. Managers of vacant commercial property report that squatting, arson, vandalism and graffiti seem to be on the increase. And, while the Ministry of Justice is considering new measures to tackle the problem of... Read More

Commercial property market turnaround looks likely

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Industry News

Latest reports seem to suggest that the US commercial property market is starting to climb. The US economy grew at a 2.8% annual rate in the fourth quarter, helping boost demand for serviced offices, retail and industrial space. However, some fluctuations will remain as the share of troubled transactions continues to be elevated. WE must... Read More


Commercial property investment for Serviced offices

Posted on March 30, 2011 4:15 pm by MOVEHUT under Industry News

I met an interesting pair of entrepreneurs last week. They had just purchased a residential house in the Canterbury city centre and were in the process of converting it into a suite of serviced offices. The services that they planned to include were; Dedicated Receptionist, Administrative Support, Telecom service, IT infrastructure and... Read More


Small Businesses benefit from Serviced offices

Posted on March 30, 2011 10:33 am by MOVEHUT under Industry News

Serviced offices – are they the answer for small businesses? Well, let’s first look at what serviced offices are. A serviced office also known as an "executive suite" or 'executive space' is an commercial property or office or office that is fully equipped and managed by a facility management company, which then rents individual offices... Read More

Commercial Offices – To buy or to rent?

Posted on March 29, 2011 5:05 pm by MOVEHUT under Industry News

Buy or rent? It’s the age old question. And I am talking renting or buying commercial property or office space for your own use, not as an investment to rent out to others. Both paths have their advantages and disadvantages, the major ones being; you will tie capital up if you purchase your commercial property or office and you are open to... Read More

What’s happening to Ramsay’s gastro pub empire?

Posted on March 29, 2011 12:45 pm by MOVEHUT under Industry News

Gordon Ramsay has successfully marinated his profile with a number of reality TV projects including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and the F-Word. These shows, together with his Michelin-littered restaurant empire, have enabled him to build up a multi-million pound commercial property portfolio. Hell, nightmare and F-words are... Read More

Commercial property & the double dip recession

Posted on March 29, 2011 10:33 am by MOVEHUT under Industry News

Is the double dip recession upon us, has it passed or are we still waiting for it? And are we going to see a corresponding double-drop in the values of commercial property and rental on serviced offices and shops? A couple of years ago, governments and their central banks managed to forestall a financial crisis from becoming a fully... Read More


Serviced Offices and the cost of having squatters

Posted on March 28, 2011 12:42 pm by MOVEHUT under Industry News

If you own a commercial property of any kind and it’s currently sitting vacant – beware of the squatters. Serviced offices, with their plush lobbies, comfortable break-out rooms and kitchenettes are obvious targets for this most costly of infestations. So what can you do to prevent your serviced offices from such a human... Read More

Commercial property & Serviced offices

Posted on March 28, 2011 12:22 pm by MOVEHUT under Industry News

I was looking at a property investment article in the Financial times regarding Commercial property, shop units, serviced offices and the like. It was dated 1995 and the headline reads – “Commercial property is RED HOT!” They were dead right – I know because I burnt my fingers on the commercial property market. But the article went... Read More

Interest Rates

Posted on March 27, 2011 12:46 pm by MOVEHUT under Industry News

Interest rates are set to rise if Central Banks maintain the ultra relaxed monetary policy currently being pursued. Rates are likely to be raised within the year in Western economies, with the Euro zone seen as the most hawkish, and the first to nudge rates higher. If rates are not altered for a year to eighteen months, which most... Read More

Free ipad2 for the best written Commercial Property story

Posted on 27 March, 2011 by MOVEHUT under Industry News

What’s the catch? Well none really! We are giving away the super cool ipad2, the must have gadget of today. Oh, here at the office we’d love to unpack this beauty and try all the fab features. But no, can’t do. It will stay fresh in the box for its lucky new owner. So what do we want in return? Well, a little bit of your time but... Read More

Commercial Property Investment London

Posted on 26 March, 2011 by MOVEHUT under Industry News

The question being asked is, ‘during the worst financial crisis in living memory, why has the commercial property investment market within London, remained so robust’. Of course there are many factors which are unique to this well established and respected market. 1. London is considered a stable and safe environment from a... Read More

Commercial property firm Almancanter net second ‘iconic’ deal

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Industry News

New property development firm Almacantar have proved they plan to hit the ground running in 2011, by netting their second commercial property deal in as many months. The firm, which only started trading in 2010, already seems to have a penchant for investing in ‘iconic’ London landmarks.   In February, Almacantar’s first commercial... Read More


Commercial Lending Still Limited But the Futures Still Bright in the Eyes of Investors

Posted on March 25, 2011 11:45 am by MOVEHUT under Industry News

According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s 2011 Lenders’ Expectations report, lending for commercial estate sales is still limited by banks. The current financial and debt crisis in Europe is taking its toll on the commercial market. Investors are still optimistic that the market will turn around and lending will become more readily available.... Read More


Drumming up interest in your serviced office space

Posted on 24 March, 2011 by MOVEHUT under Industry News

There’s no doubt that the economic climate has affected the way we all approach marketing, whether we’re talking about a retail business, a professional consultancy or even the promotion of serviced office space. Our audience has become thriftier, watching every penny with hawk-like attention, more savvy to the market and the amount... Read More

Commercial Property and The Budget

Posted on 23 March, 2011 by MOVEHUT under Industry News

As expected, the Chancellor, George Osbourne has announced twenty one new Enterprise Zones across the UK. These zones will have a rate free period to further encourage development. Enterprise Zones have been tried before, with some success, especially in the commercial property market London. This was back in the late eighties, but has led... Read More

Commercial property classifications

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Industry News

When you are looking to rent or buying a commercial property, one of the most important factors to consider is that building’s ‘use class’. Whether a commercial property can be used as premises from which to sell food or as office space, for curing fish or to conduct financial services from, is governed by its ‘use class’. This... Read More

Carphone Warehouse founder to sell commercial property portfolio

Posted on March 22, 2011 5:10 pm by MOVEHUT under Industry News

After a long fight to save his commercial property business, David Ross has been forced to admit defeat and appoint Jones Lang LaSalle to help ‘review the strategic options’ available for his 30 plus property portfolio that’s currently worth somewhere in the region of £200m. Ross has been a prolific entrepreneur since he and school... Read More

Commercial buildings for sale – a new demand

Posted on March 21, 2011 8:07 pm by MOVEHUT under Industry News

I’m all for anything that gives a boost to our industry and, with many commercial buildings for sale lying unused for far longer than in previous years, the news that the government is expected to give in the budget that commercial property could now be more easily converted for residential use is sure to be well received by property... Read More