Were we drinking this by mistake last Friday?
Agents at our East of England Focus reception in Cambridge seemed pretty happy. In fact it was more than just being well-rested after the Christmas break it seemed like there was some genuine confidence, something we've yet to see from other regional markets. It was as if someone had replaced the Cab Sav and Peroni with bottled optimism.
Is it genuine? You decide below. After all, despite the Cambridge market escaping the worst of the ravages of the recession it, along with the Peterborough and Norwich markets are still dealing with depressed rents, low levels of Grade A stock and the massive overhang of secondary space. You can listen to why the agents think things are better and what they think this year will be like by clicking the player below:
Martin Blackwell, managing director at Blackwell Consulting kicks off with the Peterborough market
At 3m12s James Allen, senior partner at Roche Chartered Surveyors talks about the Norwich market
And at 7m17s Will Mooney, partner at Carter Jonas explains about the Cambridge market
Whether you were there or not don't forget to check out our pictures of the event.
Picture by Robert Banh on Flickr