Majority government inspiring market confidence say Colliers

The unexpected Conservative majority in the general election has given confidence to the commercial property market, according to a recent report from Colliers. Although the market did not suffer greatly in the run up to the general election, the ... Read more

Retail recovery now more than just a London story

Shopping centres in the UK provided total returns of 14% in 2014, more than double the performance of 2013. The annual UK Shopping Centres Investment Report by MSCI and Colliers called 2014 “an exceptional period for the sector” and stated that ... Read more

Commercial property returns poised for 25 year high

A report from global real estate company M&G Real Estate has predicted that the UK Commercial property market could achieve returns of over 20% for 2014, the highest amount in 25 years. Thanks to increased confidence and an increase in ... Read more

There’s life yet in the High Street – Colliers International

Colliers International has been considering the prospects for the UK’s high streets and has come to the conclusion in its forthcoming Midsummer retail report that it is poised for a “selective” recovery, with major town centres seeing the greatest ... Read more

Shopping centre volumes to rebound in 2013 – Colliers International

Total transactional volumes for UK shopping centres dropped 50% in 2012, says new research from Colliers International, to £2.36bn from £4.71bn the previous year, but the firm predicts that volumes are set to make a “dramatic return” this ... Read more

Room for City creativity – Colliers International

The range of City office space being marketed in the final quarter of 2012 serves as a reminder that there is room for creative deal-making, says Colliers International in its latest research into the sector. Take-up of City offices reached 1.3m sq ... Read more

Healthy demand for West End offices – Colliers International

Colliers International calculates that take-up of office space in the West End of London in the final quarter of 2012 was down significantly from the previous quarter’s strong total, due partly to lengthy negotiations on some deals. Expectations that ... Read more

Colliers International issues 2013 forecasts

Colliers International expects the tentative economic recovery to stumble in the first half of this year, and has cut its forecast for total returns in 2013 at the All Property level to 6.7% from 8.8%. While higher employment levels and improved ... Read more

Prime Glasgow office availability is falling – Colliers International

Vacancy levels for Grade A office space in Glasgow are falling as new supply remains scarce, says Colliers International. Take-up of Grade A office space in Glasgow during H1 2011 was the lowest since H1 2009, but availability of top-quality office ... Read more