The Q2 2015 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey results continue to paint a robust picture of the commercial real estate sector’s health, with strong demand from investors and occupiers alike showing no sign of waning. These firm trends are helping to push capital value and rental expectations higher both in the near term and further out.
To start with feedback on the occupier market, survey data shows demand for leasable space has now been rising for eleven quarters in succession (extending the longest run of uninterrupted occupier demand growth since the surveys inception in 1998). The retail sector continues to see more modest gains relative to office and industrial space, although the gap has narrowed somewhat recently.
Source : RICS