Quick Request

Request an offer from the selected offices. Click on the icon to add more offices.

Selected Offices:
No offices selected.
(m2) (m2)

Officebuilding Filter

Rent (£/m2/month)

-

Office Space (m2)

-

Workstation cost (db)

-

Number of workstations

Articles - Commercial Estate

How to invest in commercial property via your pension

The commercial property sector is booming. We look at the different ways you can invest through your pension savings

Read More

It’s Party Time in UK Property Market

Real estate in the U.K. is reaching boiling point.“There are still opportunities in commercial real estate, but it is incredibly hot out there,” Mat Oakley, head of commercial research at Savills, said on Tuesday to a suited group of industry participants in central London.U.K. property markets are booming amid a rush of foreign investment that first piled into London and is now spreading to other parts of the U.K. Across the country, yields on almost every sector of commercial property, from shopping centers to offices, are at or within 25 basis points of their record lows, Savills data show.“We’re approaching the moment when we’ll see upward pressure on yields,” Mr. Oakley said. “You can’t rely on capital growth going forward,” he said, adding that rental growth needs to be the “question on the front of everybody’s mind.”Alongside the booming property market, real-estate lending has come roaring back, raising the specter of the 2008 credit crunch.A study in May from De Montfort University showed that new lending to property companies jumped 50% in 2014 to £45 billion, the highest amount of new lending since 2008.However, the amount of outstanding debt fell to £165 billion from £180 billion in 2013, data in the report show. With overall lending at 2004 levels, “I don’t see this as too hot,” William Newsom, senior director of valuations, said at the conference.Mr. Newsom noted that senior debt loan-to-value ratios remain low, interest-rate margins are well below pre-crisis levels, the cost of money is low, and the economy is recovering.Even looking at some of the riskier so-called mezzanine debt, “there are some steamy LTVs flying around,” but worries here still remain minimal, as “it’s provided by specialists who know what they’re doing,” Mr. Newsom said.

Read More

Altus Group Strengthens UK Commercial Real Estate Services Through Acquisition of Maxwell Brown

"Maxwell Brown's 32-year track record serving the UK market, combined with the expertise of its professionals, strengthens our capability to serve the UK market, where we see opportunities for further growth," said Robert Courteau, Chief Executive Officer of Altus Group. "London is one of the most important and strategic real estate markets globally and extending our depth of expertise to a wider area of London is consistent with our strategy."Founded in 1983, Maxwell Brown is an independent provider of commercial real estate advisory services throughout the UK, with significant presence in the southern M25/M23 and South London markets. Maxwell Brown offers a comprehensive suite of advisory services related to property tax (occupied rates and empty rates services), property acquisition and disposal, lease renewals and other corporate real estate requirements. Their clients include institutional corporate property owners, property companies, developers and corporate occupiers. Maxwell Brown's team of 8 professionals will join Altus Group's global Property Tax business unit and will be integrated with Altus Edwin Hill in the UK."We are very excited to welcome Maxwell Brown's professionals to our team, whose expertise and reputation is highly regarded in our industry," said Alex Probyn, President of Altus Edwin Hill. "We see attractive growth opportunities in the UK market and believe that the synergies brought by this acquisition will help us meet a broader range of client needs and add significant value to our combined clients."Maxwell Brown's co-owners Nick Woodman and Jonathan Broome, who will continue to have leading roles in the business, said: "Joining Altus Group has a number of strategic benefits for our clients, who increasingly require fully integrated real estate solutions. Altus Group's global scale, complementary advisory services and innovative software and data solutions will enhance our ability to serve our clients. We also look forward to working closely with Altus Group's UK regional offices to provide a comprehensive service throughout the London and South East property market."The acquisition is expected to be financially accretive to adjusted earnings per share ("EPS"). Additional financial disclosure will be made available in the Company's next quarterly report.

Read More

Cookie settings icon

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.

Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used.


Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.