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Prime Warehouse Rents Continued to Rise in 2023 Going up Eight Per Cent Year on Year
According to Colliers’ Industrial & Logistics team’s latest analysis prime rents across the UK for large distribution warehouses increased to £11 per sq ft, up eight per cent y/y
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Critical Shortage of Hangarage and Airside Property in the UK Must be Addressed
Our most recent research has highlighted that the UK’s aviation industry is facing a critical shortage of hangarage and airside property
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Strongest Q4 in Five Years for the South East Office Market
The South East office market recorded its highest quarterly take up figure in five years during the fourth quarter of 2023
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2024 Forecasts: Insights from our Professional Services Teams
In this article we share the insights of some of our professional services departments, including Rating, Debt Advisory, Valuations, ESG and Project & Building Consultancy.
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What Does the Building Safety Act Mean for You?
The Building Safety Act 2022 has been on everyone’s radar for some time now, however it is the secondary legislation that came into effect on 1 October 2023 that actually brought more parts of the Act into force. 
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London Investment Market has Positive End to the Year
It’s recognised that traditionally the London investment market surges in the fourth quarter with transactions racing to get finalised before the year-end deadline. 
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London Offices: Cutting Through the Confusion
There have been polarised figures on the London office market in recent months which has led to some confusion from overseas investors.
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Road to redemption:The Impending Opening of the M49 Junction
Opened in 1996, the M49 has spent a quarter of a century being the only British motorway without any junctions and the only one in the UK that didn’t touch the ordinary road network at any point.
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Partner Sought to Regenerate Margate’s Winter Gardens
Colliers is spearheading the search for a partnership with Thanet District Council
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What Factors are Driving the UK PBSA Market?
The UK’s Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) market is currently undergoing a significant transformation, drawing substantial investments and witnessing a surge in demand.
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How Can the Care Home Market Meet ESG Requirements?
It’s the question on the lips of many operators and potential investors, how can care homes become more energy efficient, achieve ESG targets and remain viable businesses? 
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CPI Figures Announced Today Mean Businesses Due to Pay an Extra £1.74 Billion in Rates Bills Next April if No Government Action
Business rates bills will rise by a total of £1.74 billion next April, to around £27.74 billion, giving unsustainable rises to all sectors of the economy, says John Webber, Head of Business Rates at Colliers, unless the Government steps in and intervenes. 
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Embracing the Future: Redefining Office Space for Sustainability and Wellbeing
In the ever-evolving landscape of commercial real estate, tenants are no longer content with conventional office spaces.
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Forward Funding Opportunity for 105 Single Family Homes in Yorkshire
Developments in Goole and Carcroft with a GDV of £25million
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201 Bedroom Voco St John’s Solihull Hotel Hits Market for £25 Million
Colliers Hotels Capital Markets has brought the 201-bedroom voco St John’s Solihull to the market for a guide price of £25 million on behalf of CL Capital Global.
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Colliers Advises Cain International on £150 Million Student Funding
The Operational Capital Markets team at Colliers has advised Cain International on a £150m forward funding transaction with Olympian Homes as part of a wider £500 million forward funding for five new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) schemes.
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Constructing a Stronger Future
Addressing the UK's construction skills shortage through collaboration and innovation introduction
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How Are Land Values Recovering While Yields Remain Pushed Out?
The last 15 months have been another set of challenging months, following the wave of hyperactivity and scramble for space during the pandemic.
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Grade II Listed The Feathers Hotel Sold to Local Business Group
Georgian town house hotel in the heart of Woodstock under new ownership
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Scottish Commercial Property Investment Hits £320M Driven by Hotels and Offices
Investment into Scottish commercial property reached £320 million in the second quarter of the year according to Colliers’ Scotland Snapshot. 
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Colliers Responds to Gove’s Plan for Housing
Colliers' Head of Planning has responded to Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove’s speech yesterday on the long-term plans for housing. 
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abrdn Delivers Birmingham’s Biggest Industrial Logistics Development
abrdn has brought to market Gravelly Point at Gravelly Industrial Park in Birmingham.
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Shopping Centre Yields Hold Strong in Face of Economic Challenges
The first half of this year brought a notable shift in the demand for UK shopping centres
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How Urban Regeneration can be a Pathway to Healthier Living and Longevity
The new decade has brought about a growing realisation of the importance of health and wellness.
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A First-Class Destination: How HS2 will Revolutionise Birmingham
The arrival of HS2 as a transformative initiative by the Government, aimed at connecting major cities in England and boosting growth in the Midlands and North regions,
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A Placement Year in Property
In July 2022, Oli Batt commenced his placement as a student in the Business Space and Lease Advisory team at Colliers.
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When to Invest in UK Commercial Property
The commercial real estate market in the UK is in a state of constant movement, particularly over the last 10 years including the GFC, Brexit, and latterly the pandemic.
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Emerging Industrial Prime Markets in the South West
Supply of warehouses in the South West, particularly those above 100,000 sq ft, is in short availability.
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The Power of Location Analytics for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers
The UK’s retail sector has changed rapidly in the last few years and in this competitive climate, it’s imperative that traditional retailers remain strategic and invest in their businesses.
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What Would a Four-Day Working Week Mean for the Leisure Sector?
When the campaign around the four-day working week was started by 4 Day Week Global hybrid working was for the few and not the many
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Balancing Tenant and Landlord Rights
Balancing Tenant and Landlord Rights: Examining the approach to rent controls in the English PRS
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How Two Industry Challenges Could Hit Housebuilder Cash Reserves in 2023
Many listed firms boasts healthy levels of net cash but the cladding contract and emerging Net Zero requirements could soak up funds
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UK Grocery Real Estate Review 2023
The latest Colliers' UK Grocery Real Estate Review looks at how the market for supermarket assets fared during an exceptionally challenging 2022.
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Healthcare Capital Markets Offers Long Term, Defensive Returns
With the recent market turmoil, 2022 will be a year to remember as a game of two halves.
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Top 5 Trends for London Offices in 2023
Once again, we’ve started the year against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and another interest rate rise. 
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Capturing the Change in Demand from International Residential Buyers as Domestic Homebuying Stalls
Interest from overseas home buyers can help developers with liquidity, but firms must pay attention to what types of homes are being sought
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2023 Forecast: A View From Our Professional Services Teams
We issued our 2023 Forecasts in December and in this series of blogs will outline the predictions across the major property sectors.
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Ripe Investment Opportunities for Student Accommodation Sector
Russell Group universities expansion plans are good news for the Purpose Built Student Accommodation sector
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How Understanding Energy Consumption Leads to Environmental Progress
Landlords and tenants across Europe are contending with all-time high energy prices
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What is Behind the Rise of Co-Living?
Co-living has been a space to watch for investors over recent years
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What Tenants Need to Know about the Draft 2023 Business Rates Revaluation List
On Thursday 17 November, the day of the Autumn Budget 2022, we saw many changes in the rating world.  
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COP27: Even incremental Changes Today Will Reduce Climate Change
Last week, on Day 4 of COP27 in Egypt, a lot of the conversation surrounded different ideas and technologies to decarbonise our atmosphere.
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The Outlook for Houses of Multiple Occupation
Just as we thought the UK economy was about to recover from the COVID pandemic, 2022 arrived 
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Uncertain Times - A Time for Build to Rent (BTR) to Thrive?
Prior to the Government’s market turmoil inducing mini-budget, net initial yields in Build to Rent (BTR) had been stable for some time and investors had been experiencing strong rental inflation.
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Industrial & Logistics - it's More Than Materials and Energy
There is also now a big strive to achieve certain ESG credentials as part of any new industrial and logistics scheme.
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Bridging the ESG Will Gap and Skills Gap
Net zero carbon, ESG, sustainability and social value are the current buzz words in real estate
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What Does Inflation Mean for Retail & Leisure Rent Reviews?
The last few months have seen unprecedented increases in inflation.
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By Scrapping Help to Buy the Government is Cutting its Nose Off
The landmark property purchase scheme for first-time buyers is coming to an end but the Government should think again
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Changing Tide for Commercial Property Investment as Macro Factors Impact Yield Movements
Inward yield movements for most commercial real estate sectors are expected to come to an end over the coming months
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Inflation, Energy and Last-minute Breaks Boom
As we embark on the last few weeks of the UK school summer holidays it appears that once again the staycation may have become the preference for holidaymakers this year.
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Regional Cities Provide Investors with Key to Unlocking Residential Growth
Colliers’ Top UK Residential Investment Cities report hones in on cities with positive economic and asset growth potential.
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Four Day Week: Colliers London Offices' View
On 6 of June 2022, 70 UK companies began a six month trial of implementing a four-day work week as part of a wider global study.
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How to Drive Consumers Back to the Shopping Centre
In recent years shopping centres have become much more than just a one-stop destination
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Top 10 Tips for a Commercial Lease Renewal
If you are a tenant occupying business premises or a landlord that owns an occupied commercial property, it is likely that you have entered into a lease.
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How to Engineer Viability into Build to Rent?
It’s a question that’s crucial to the burgeoning Build to Rent (BTR) market in the UK - how to build a residential product that is viable while still being attractive to your customers.
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Muse Developments Officially Launches One City Park in Bradford
Muse Developments, leaders in town and city-centre urban regeneration, in partnership with Bradford Council have officially launched One City Park
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What are the ESG Challenges Facing London Offices?
The real estate sector finds itself in a position where expectations surrounding ESG are at an all-time high, which brings with it pressure to turn words into action.
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Beyond Expectations: Making a Difference to Someone’s Day
Our Property Management team manages more than 1,200 properties across the UK including offices, shopping centres and leisure parks
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Snapshot View of Retail Industry
89% of respondents to a Colliers snap survey of its retail landlord and clients revealed they would be in favour of the introduction of some form of online sales tax
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Rate Bills in London for Prime Industrial & Logistics Property Expected to Soar
Significant rental growth in the sector mean occupiers of industrial/ logistics property will see average increases of 18.7% across the board
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Snapshot View of Retail Industry Shows Support for Online Sales Tax
89% of respondents to a Colliers snap survey of its retail landlord and clients revealed they would be in favour of the introduction of some form of online sales tax
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Valuing Hotels During Extreme Trading Conditions
How have exceptional conditions impacted the valuation of hotels?
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Will a New Home Solve the Household Energy Crisis?
Energy consumption is more important than ever as bills are set to soar by a record breaking 54 per cent this year.
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After Two Years of Ups and Downs the Hospitality Sector is in Good Shape
Yesterday, March 20 2022, was the second anniversary of the first ever lockdown of the entire UK hospitality sector.
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What Levelling Up Means for Residential Development
Earlier this year the Government released the new Levelling Up white paper, presenting new policies 
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Colliers Predicts Total Returns Growth Across Commercial Property
Colliers predicts total returns growth across commercial property of 9.6% in 2022
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What is the COVID-19 Rent Arbitration Process?
Will the UK Government’s new rental arrears arbitration scheme provide relief from COVID-19 rent debts?
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How to value Commercial Property: Convenience Food Stores
In what way is the convenience food store sector different to other retail assets?
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Investment Into Scottish Commercial Property Up 50 Per Cent
Investment into Scottish commercial property up 50 per cent reaching £2.2 billion in 2021
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Help to Buy Gateway Closes for First-Time Buyers
The amount of people buying a home through the Help to Buy scheme is at an all-time high, an incredible 83% of all completions are in fact by first-time buyers
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Is the Office Flexing its Ability to Change the Workplace Indefinitely?
For some time, proactive and forward-thinking organisations have been listening to the younger talent in their business to drive their real estate strategy
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Investment Volumes into UK Commercial Property to Reach Five Year High
Investment volumes into UK commercial property to reach five year high of £65 billion in 2022
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Retirement Living to Benefit from Boom-ers
Retirement Living to Benefit from Boom-ers as Generation Looks to Undertake Largest Transfer of Wealth in History
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Edinburgh Ranks as Top UK City for Residential Investment
All change in the top three cities in Colliers’ analysis for H2 2021
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UK Property Snapshot Report | December 2021
New worries are rising, but evidence from November suggests that a reasonable year end is in the making for commercial real estate 
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MEES: Future-proof Your Commercial Property Now – Reap the Benefits Later
Who is responsible for meeting MEES standards, the landlord or the tenant?
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Have International Students Returned to the UK Post COVID-19?
The flow of international students to the UK has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but there is evidence to suggest that a strong recovery is now underway for this 2021/22 academic year.
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The Rise of the Residential Market – An Opportunity for Alternative Sectors
The last 18 months have given valuers a headache to say the least.
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How to Start Taking Steps Towards Net Zero
Throughout the two weeks of COP26, the clear and overwhelming message was that it is time to take action and to “just get started”.
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Property Managers are Currently the Most Influential Advisors in the Real Estate Industry
Property owners, occupiers and to some extent the public, now demand a greater level of service from their property managers.
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How Fire Damage to Your Property will be Repaired
Losing a property through fire whether it is your home or your business is devastating and the natural desire is to complete the repair work and get back in as soon as possible
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Bristol Spotlight: Strong Performance for the Industrial Sector in the South West
Supply for industrial and warehouse units nationally is at all time low levels, and this trend is no different in the South West. 
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The Importance of Surrounding Amenities to London Offices
Much has been written about the return to the office and particular attention has been paid to London with many naysayers predicting the end of the high-rise office building and the long commute.   
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Rising to the Challenge of Net Zero Carbon Buildings
If we are to tackle the climate crisis and limit irreversible changes to our planet, we have to focus on the impact of buildings, whether they’re offices, shopping centres, homes or schools.   
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Bright Future for Birmingham as Strong Population and Economic Growth
Oliver Kolodseike, a Director in Colliers’ Research & Forecasting team, looks at how Birmingham’s post-pandemic recovery has been spurred on by relatively affordable housing, innovative business creation and strong higher education credentials.
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What is the Government Doing About Planning and are we any Closer to Solving the Housing Crisis?
Unsurprisingly it would appear that the Government is going to shy away from the big reforms in planning that was previously promised.  
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Lessons Learnt From 2021 Will be Key to Success for UK Hotels in 2022
It looks like all signs are pointing to a generally positive picture in 2021 for UK domestic hotels
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Bristol Spotlight: Confidence in the City Centre Office Market
2021 saw a robust performance from the offices sector in Bristol city centre.
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Taylor Wimpey Secures New Development Site in Berkshire
Colliers sell 4.5 acre agricultural site for the development of 54 houses.
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Colliers Green Efforts at Marlow International Recognised with Award Win
The Colliers Property Management Team has been recognised with a Green Apple award following its work at Marlow International.
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Five Things to Consider When Renting a Warehouse
Transitioning from running a business from home to renting a warehouse to store your stock or run your operation from can be a daunting prospect.
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Real Estate Needs To Take Ownership of the Climate Change Challenge
Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on the impact of global warming, Colliers is calling for the property industry to be proactive in its response.
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Why Build to Rent has Reached a Crossroads
In a country where 20 per cent of households live in private rented accommodation, the British Property Federation (BPF) has reported that only 62,000 dedicated rental properties have been built, with a further 39,500 dwellings under construction (BPF, Q2 2021).  
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Out of Adversity Comes Opportunity
The pandemic has transformed the way in which office space is being used.
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Should Your Lease Include a Pandemic Clause?
The property market has undergone a seismic shift as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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How To Value a Hotel
David Hossack, head of the UK Hotels Valuation team at Colliers, explains why the role of a hotels valuer requires not only expertise as a chartered surveyor, but also the skills of a detective, an accountant and even a social worker.
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‘Brutal’ Transition in UK Retail Means One in Three Premises are ‘Zombie Shops’
Colliers’ Midsummer Retail Report shows that UK retail property void levels are higher than reported
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GBP2.6 Billion Invested Into UK Commercial Property in May
Around GBP2.6 billion was invested into UK commercial property in May, a slight decrease on the previous month, but more than twice the corresponding 2020 figure of GBP1.2 billion, according to Colliers.
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Red Hot Green Finance
2021 has seen a surge of green finance activity. We take look at the rise of green loans
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Luxury Staycation Summer Could Be a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for UK Hoteliers
UK hoteliers will get a once in a lifetime opportunity this summer as lockdown-weary Britons unable to holiday abroad instead treat themselves with luxury staycations that could help bring a £22 billion boost to domestic tourism.
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10 New F&B Signings at Hawley Wharf Camden
Leading London property investment company, LabTech, advised by Colliers and CBRE, has announced the signing of 10 F&B brands covering over 5,000 sq ft at Hawley Wharf Camden
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Essential Fairness Points the Way Towards Landlord and Tenants Sharing the Pain
The clock is ticking down to another disaster for the hospitality industry – I’m not talking about another wave of COVID-19, but the end of the rent moratorium. 
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Best in Class Space and Flexible Terms will be Dominant theme for West End Office Market
It is no secret that London’s vacancy rates have risen throughout the pandemic, and levels in the West End are now at 6.9 per cent compared to 4 per cent in Q1 2020.
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London Shops and Restaurants Set for Major Bounceback
A total of 320 new active requirements in the first quarter of the year
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Top Ten Tips for Selling Your Hotel
The end of lockdown is expected to see the start of increased activity in the hotels sector, as owners and prospective buyers decide to make a move after months of sitting on their hands.
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Landlords, Get Ready for Competition
As we emerge from being in lockdown for almost two thirds of this last year, it’s abundantly clear that people are keen to return to socialising 
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Cotswold Manor House Hotel Dumbleton Hall Sold
Dumbleton Hall, a country house hotel in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been sold to a US-based buyer in a deal brokered by global real estate advisor Colliers
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First Lockdown Anniversary Underlines the Resilience of the UK Hotels Sector
A year on from the first national lockdown on 23 March 2020, the anniversary marks a poignant time for everyone connected to the hotels sector 
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£2 Billion Invested into UK Commercial Property in February
Volumes match January levels as industrial continues to outpace rest of market     
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The Chancellor Must use the Budget to Clarify his Business Rates Strategy
The Chancellor has a golden opportunity to reassure businesses and clarify his business rates strategy in the forthcoming Budget on 3 March says John Webber, Head of Business Rates at Colliers
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The Government Must Now Reveal its Business Rates strategy for the Retail and Hospitality sectors post March
The Government really can’t leave it any longer before it spells out its proposals for business rates for the beleaguered Retail and Hospitality sectors post 1 April says John Webber, Head of Business Rates at Colliers International. 
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The Angel Inn at Bowness-on-Windermere Sold in Off-market Deal
Popular Lakeland hotel The Angel Inn at Bowness-on-Windermere is under new ownership after being sold in a confidential off-market deal.
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Bid Deadline Set for Reading Hotel on Sale for £4.5 Million
A bid deadline of 9 December has been set for the sale of the purpose-built hotel Ibis Styles Reading Oxford Road, after it attracted keen interest from a substantial number of would-be purchasers.
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Why the Chancellors Spending Review Should Not Miss Out Business Rates
According to John Webber, Heads of Business Rates at Colliers International, it is essential the Chancellor does not ignore business rates, which contribute £26 billion net to the economy.
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Colliers International Reports 80% of Rents Collected a Month from September Quarter Day
One month on from the September Q4 rent collection day, Colliers International has reported that 80 per cent of rent has been collected from across the 6,000 tenancies the firm manages.
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Westlands Brochure - Residential Development Land
We are pleased to market for sale ‘Westlands’ – 9.1 acres of residential development land with planning consent for 60 new dwellings, in the heart of Cheshire’s Golden Triangle. 
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