Overview: Agent Interviews in 2018

“Small industrial properties in the Mansfield area have let quickly, such as the Old Mill Lane development, so the area would benefit from more developments like this one.” We spoke to Nigel Carnall of WA Barnes about commercial property in the East Midlands.

‘In the secondary office market in Glasgow, there is significant availability in the range of 2,000-4,000 sq. ft. against a limited demand from occupiers’. Eric Thomson of Thomson Property Consultants discussed the Scottish Commercial Property market.

‘Out of town retail parks have had an impact on some suburbs… historic roads policies, diverting people away from traditional town centres, have also not helped.’ We also spoke to Graham Wiseman of Stelmain about the Commercial Property market in Scotland.

‘The commercial property market in South Hampshire is buoyant with record headline rents being achieved for office, industrial and warehouse properties.’ Andrew Archibald at Keygrove Chartered Surveyors discussed the commercial property market in the South East.

‘Very strong demand for industrial property, but there is a lack of stock, particularly for freeholds.’ Iain Steele at Park Steele spoke about the lack of supply of industrial and office property in the South East.

‘The increasing use of mobile technology combined with the adoption of flexible and remote working practices means that many businesses require less office space than they did five or ten years ago.’ We spoke to Nick Reeve of Curchod & Co about the commercial property market in the South East.

‘The number of existing tenants that are seeking to move to larger premises is indicative of a level of confidence in the local economy.’ Most recently, we discussed the Scottish commercial property market with Stephen Letch of West Lothian Council.