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Quarter Two Office Investment Deals

Our quarter two market analysis showed leasing take-up was all about the West End. But what about in terms of investment spend? Cast your mind back to the last quarter of 2013, which saw a total of over £9 billion spent. Despite the stock and interest being there, this figure was unlikely to be maintained […]

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Exodus. Movement of Mee-Jah People

We’ve all become aware of the office rental and business rate price hikes in London’s West End over the last few years, with prices in recent times hitting £120 per sq ft and beyond. We’re also used to London’s West End historically being home to an array of media, technology and creative companies and whilst […]

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The thriving West End and its “Luxury Quarter”

It is no secret that London’s West End is a hub of affluence and class. Mayfair, in particular, is a magnet for exclusive shopping brands and some of the most expensive property in the world. This district of London stands side by side with such iconic areas as Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and L’Avenue […]

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West End rents to fall?

When talk turns to West End rents, inevitably the question posed is: How high will they climb? The top Q2 rent recorded by EGi is £125 per sq ft for KPMG’s pre-let at 20 Grosvenor Street; with Mayfair rents reaching such extremes occupiers are moving outwards causing rents in once maligned areas such as Soho […]

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Q2 Breakfast Briefing

The first quarter of 2014 got off to a good start, but with numbers as high as last year’s we saw an unsurprising dip in take-up and investment spend. Will Q2 pick up the slack? At our breakfast briefing we will unravel the big stories of the quarter and also see how the agents have […]

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Colliers International + H2SO = Great Success??

Surely the question on everybody’s lips since the news of Colliers’ acquisition of H2SO yesterday has been, what will be the impact on EGi’s London offices agency league tables?  Possibly not but I’ve taken a look all the same. I have started with EGi’s annual disposals table for 2013 where both firms performed well – Colliers […]

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Q2 call for deals

As the end of the quarter draws near, we are seeking your deals for the London Offices Market Analysis for Q2 2014. To be included in the report all deals must be submitted by the end of the of June the 30th. The breakfast briefing will be held at 50 Holborn Viaduct on the 18th […]

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Heathrow Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal

Introducing our guest blogger for today Millie Farmer reporting on the opening of the new terminal at Heathrow. Yesterday saw the most recent expansion of Heathrow Airport, the upgrade of Terminal 2, open its doors to passengers. Named ‘The Queen’s Terminal’ (ironic I hope) BAA have aimed at a slow and steady start to try […]

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Introducing ContainerVille

Welcome to ContainerVille, an exciting office conversion project which looks to assist start up businesses by placing them in suitably small, creatively designed work spaces. With rising costs in the London office market showing no sign of slowing down, ContainerVille attempts to act as a relief to such businesses looking for compact work places at […]

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Glass skyscrapers – a thing of the past?

10 years after it was opened by Ken Shuttleworth, one of the architects behind The Gherkin has said he would reconsider the design if he had the chance again. With glass skyscapers, costly and difficult to heat and keep cool, springing up all over the city there have been calls for more sustainable approach to […]

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