Property and Facility Management Industry News
Industry developments in property management and facility management in the UK and across Europe:
London named among top five EU property hotspots | 21 May 2013
London has been named as one of the top five commercial property investment locations in Europe, ipinglobal.com reports.
Rise in shop vacancies, BRC announces | 21 May 2013
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has announced that almost one in eight British shops lies empty, due to the number of high street brands being forced to close down.
Warsaw commercial property market sees 'good beginning' to year | 15 May 2013
Strong investment volume in the first quarter dominated the Polish commercial property market, according to a new report by Jones Lang LaSalle.
Scottish property owners should consider efficiency now | 13 May 2013
Owners of commercial properties in Scotland have been urged to act now to future-proof their buildings ahead of new regulations set to come into force next year, silobreaker.com reports.
Manchester's commercial property market hailed | 13 May 2013
Manchester's commercial property market has been described as "buzzing" after new reports showed a hugely successful start to 2013, manchestereveningnews.co.uk reports.
Green Deal puts commercial tenants in the driving seat | 30 April 2013
The Green Deal could see energy efficiency play a larger role in tenants' decisions where commercial property is concerned, responsesource.com reports.
Sheffield outlines £23 million commercial property funding pot | 30 April 2013
A £23 million fund has been made available to developers in Sheffield for use on projects that will boost economic growth in the local area, newsrt.co.uk reports.
Building work set to begin on long-overdue Glasgow offices | 26 April 2013
Developers are getting ready to start work on a new £65 million office block in Glasgow's city centre, constructionenquirer.com reports.
Exciting times ahead for British retail development market | 24 April 2013
The market for construction of British retail space appears to have stirred from its year-long slumber.
Demand for Bristol office space skyrockets | 23 April 2013
Demand for office space in Bristol has sky-rocketed over the past year, according to new research.
Third of unused office space could be converted for residential use, survey finds | 19 April 2013
New research reveals that 7.4 million square feet of redundant office space in the UK could be converted for residential use, fmworld.co.uk reports.
Miliband's high street plans slammed | 15 April 2013
Plans to let local authorities ban certain types of retailers from their high streets have been met with fierce criticism.
Munich and Hamburg carry Germany's office rental market | 8 April 2013
Quarter 1 2013 has been deemed a 'comparatively slow start' for the German office rental market, yet results in some cities have broken five-year old records, property-magazine.eu reports.
London property purchases driven by foreign investors | 8 April 2013
Central London commercial property remains a key target for foreign investment as new figures suggest international buyers represent the biggest players in the market.
British property investors set to spend big outside London 3 April 2013
Property investors are increasingly turning to cities outside of London when adding to their British portfolios, according to a new report.
Paris luxury retail market tipped to peak in 2013 | 28 March 2013
Paris has been tipped to remain the top choice for luxury retailers looking to expand in 2013.
London holds up as financial capital of world | 27 March 2013
London has maintained its position as the financial capital of the world. The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) was released showing London has stayed at the top.
ITV moves in with the BBC at Salford's MediaCityUK | 27 March 2013
ITV has moved its iconic Granada studios to Salford, where it will share office space with network rivals, the BBC.
Demand for prime office space in Birmingham is at a five-year high, according to new research.
London the best city to invest in property, claims report | 14 March 2013
London has seen off competition from Munich and Berlin to be named the world's best city to invest in property.
London could host UK's largest 'floating village' | 13 March 2013
London's Royal Docks could play host to the UK's largest 'floating village'.
UK property market contributes to positive European results | 11 March 2013
Commercial property values in the Europe have reached some of their "fairest" levels in recent years, cityam.com reports.
M&S lauches 'green' property clauses | 11 March 2013
Marks & Spencer is to include a sustainability green clause in its property leases, fm-world.co.uk reports.
The demand for commercial property in London is leading to record high rents for landlords and interest in more fringe areas from tenants, reports londonlovesbusiness.com.
A new social network for property has been launched aimed at providing "LinkedIn" style profiles for commercial buildings in the UK, reports constructionenquirer.com.
A survey has revealed that small businesses who are adopting the cloud 'are beating the recession', yet many others remain reticent, cloudpro.co.uk reports.
Last year saw the number of wealthy entrepreneurs entering the UK through the government's visa programme double to reach 462, reports ft.com.
London's West End has become the most expensive location in which to rent office space, according to new research.
Chinese investors continue to turn to London for property | 19 February 2013
With the Chinese government loosening rules on offshore investment, it is likely that London will see a boost in investment from investors in China.
Asian sovereigns were key to growth of European commercial property market | 18 February 2013
Asian and Middle-Eastern sovereign investment was the main factor behind the huge growth of the European commercial property market last year.
Demand for retail space in the West End continues to skyrocket, according to new research.
Commercial property set for a more stable 2013 | 11 February 2013
Commercial property deals could provide even greater returns in 2013, but only on some of the better deals, costar.co.uk reports.
Government property repurposing scheme welcomed | 1 February 2013
The coalition has outlined plans to relax building laws in a move that could see ex-government buildings transformed into commercial or domestic properties, ipinglobal.com reports.
Commercial real estate sector embracing mobile | 1 February 2013
Mobile use in the commercial real estate sector has seen a 'global explosion' according to a new study by inMotion Real Estate Media.
Strengthening economy to provide commercial property boost | 1 February 2013
Returns on commercial property investments could reach close to double figures over the coming years, commercialnewsmedia.com reports.
Almost half of City businesses owned by foreign investors | 29 January 2013
Almost half of Britain's City businesses are owned by foreign investors, according to new research.
London investments make for the most successful year since 2007 | 25 January 2013
The £14 billion invested into London's commercial property market has put the capital back at pre-crisis levels for the first time, invezz.com reports.
Commercial property owners must take EPC seriously | 23 January 2013
Owners of commercial properties must take the new rules surrounding Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) seriously, according to advice issued by Jones Lang LaSalle's Martin Smith.
London commercial property market buoyed by foreign investors | 17 January 2013
Foreign investors accounted for £2.2 billion worth of London property deals in 2012 alone, londonlovesbusiness.com reports.
Regeneration will boost London investor confidence, says Boris Johnson | 17 January 2013
A £1 billion regeneration scheme in Croydon will boost investor confidence in London, says London Mayor Boris Johnson.
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