Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape
Belfast’s retail offering has made huge progress since the days of The Good Friday Agreement. Our report Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape tracks the changing face of the retail sector in Northern Ireland’s capital from the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in April 1998 to the present day. Read more
Student Housing in Belfast - A Wave of Development in an Emerging Local Market
In anticipation of the forthcoming increase of students into Belfast City Centre, there is a significant wave of development to address the lack of supply of Purpose Built Student Accommodation creating opportunities for land owners, developers and investors.Read more
Half of UK’s housing specialists say local planning issues are stalling delivery of new homes
The UK’s housebuilding industry is growing increasingly frustrated with the Government’s inaction over planning issues, according to the Residential Development Sentiment Survey 2017, published by Lambert Smith Hampton.
Volume rebounds in Q4 as overseas investment in the UK regions hits record level
Lambert Smith Hampton’s quarterly UK Investment Transactions report highlights record overseas regional investment and is optimistic on prospects for activity in 2017.
Northern Powerhouse Office Market Report 2016
It’s been a turbulent few months for the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative yet, for the region's office markets, 2016 has been something of a ‘Goldilocks year’ – not too hot and not too cold - according to our latest Northern Powerhouse Office Market Report.
Sterling devaluation drives overseas property investment despite market uncertainty
Investment into UK commercial property fell to £9.7 billion in the third quarter of 2016, down by 24% on the same period last year, according to new research by property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton.Read more
A word on rent reviews
There is a smile back on the faces of many commercial landlords, particularly in the industrial and office sector. As demand remains good and supply diminishes, rents have risen, and this has led to the return of the rent review (of course, they never actually went away but with little ammunition to prove increase, they have often been uncontested by landlords and settled without any uplift).Read more
The rise and rise of Leeds' TMT sector
Adam Varley, Head of Office Agency Lambert Smith Hampton's Leeds office, explores the property fundamentals behind Leeds’ burgeoning technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.Read more
Uncertainty presents opportunity
New research from Lambert Smith Hampton reveals that investment volume in UK industrial and logistics assets was relatively resilient during the second quarter of 2016, with £1.12bn of industrial assets changing hands, down 24% on the same quarter in 2015 but nonetheless 3% above the ten-year quarterly average. Read more
Commercial property values to fall 11 percent in response to Brexit
UK commercial property prices will fall by a double digit percentage over the next six months, according to new research by property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton. The latest edition of the company’s quarterly UK Investment Transactions report predicts that market uncertainty generated by the UK’s decision to leave the EU will lead to an 11% fall in capital values by the end of 2016.Read more