Industry News


In the Industry News category you can expect to find articles relating to all aspects of the UK commercial property market. These can be humorous as well as serious giving readers a wide variety of material to choose from.


Opportunities Can Still Be Found Despite China Growth Slowdown

Opportunities Can Still Be Found Despite China Growth Slowdown
Posted on 8 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Despite business confidence in China on a substantial slowdown, West SMEs who seek connections with Chinese markets are being urged to persevere by West China bureau. The newly appointed Director of Market Insights at the West of England China Bureau,... Read More

Colliers’ Backlash against Treasury’s ‘confrontational and costly’ Business Rates Appeals Plans

Colliers’ Backlash against Treasury’s ‘confrontational and costly’ Business Rates Appeals Plans
Posted on 4 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

In an official letter to the Treasury, the Government’s reforming plans of business rates’ appeals have been criticised by Colliers International for the more confrontational, litigious and costly system it will create. It’s believed the... Read More

Strong Rental Values to Push 2016 Commercial Property Returns

Strong Rental Values to Push 2016 Commercial Property Returns
Posted on 3 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

Following a period of activity in 2015, the growth in rental values will see commercial property returns in 2016 increase, says leading real estate management specialist Blue Marble Asset Management. Chief Executive of Blue Marble Asset Management, Tim... Read More

China’s Capital Flow into UK Commercial Property to Exceed 2015 Levels

China’s Capital Flow into UK Commercial Property to Exceed 2015 Levels
Posted on 2 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

With a fairly stagnant investment flow in the summer last year due to the volatility of the Chinese financial market, Chinese investors returned to London in Q4 2015 with a total of £900 million within the capital and £1.4 billion outside it. This interest... Read More

Top Central London High Street Stores See 9% Rents Jump in Q4

Top Central London High Street Stores See 9% Rents Jump in Q4
Posted on 28 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The latest Prime Rents and Yields Monitor from CBRE shows that prime Central London shops saw rents increase by 9.0% in the fourth quarter, which is the fastest growth in the sector since 1988. Throughout the whole of 2015, rents in the capital's... Read More

Is Commercial Leasing the Answer to Increased Stamp Duty?

Is commercial leasing the answer to increased stamp duty
Posted on by admin under Economy, Industry News

New changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are making some investors explore whether commercial property investment is becoming a viable alternative to residential buy to let. According to the Office for National Statistics, residential property... Read More

Major Firm Secures 30,000 Sq Ft at Regent Centre, Gosforth

Gaming sector helps Midlands start-ups
Posted on 27 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy, Industry News

GVA, acting on behalf of Reflections Ltd, a Ubisoft Studio, has secured a lease of 2 floors within Partnership House, Regent Centre, Gosforth that totals 30,000 sq ft. The major video game firm, famous for the Tom Clancy's and Assassins Creed series,... Read More

Strong Demand in all Commercial Sectors Says RICS Survey

Strong Demand in all Commercial Sectors
Posted on 26 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Investment opportunities still remain strong across all sectors and UK commercial property is seen as a "safe haven" for investors despite rise in macro concerns, according to RICS' Commercial Property Survey for Q4 2015. It reveals that businesses... Read More

Hammerson Acquires Birmingham’s Grand Central

Hammerson Acquires Birmingham's Grand Central
Posted on 25 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy, Industry News

Hammerson has recently announced its acquisition of the new Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham for £335 million, with contracts officially exchanged with Birmingham City Council. Advanced discussions with an existing joint venture partner on... Read More

A Positive 2016 For UK Office Market

A Positive 2016 For UK Office Market
Posted on 22 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

The UK office market in 2015 saw strong performance and is set to follow into 2016, according to reports. In 2015, there was a substantial demand in the British office market, mainly the sub markets such as London, Bristol, Manchester and... Read More

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In this section we carry articles covering a diversity of topics. You will find news about supermarket commercial property expansions alongside the results of customer service surveys.

We also take a look at how businesses can benefit from sporting events, public holidays and spells of good weather. On the other hand we ask how they might cope with transport problems or industrial action.

Together with these stories you will find articles on dogs in the workplace, the stress reducing qualities of office plants and the reasons for our expanding waistlines. So if you want your commercial property news to contain a little variety, this is the page for you.