In 2013 total office take-up in the Big 4 cities reached 530,200 sqm, slightly below the average demand over the past four years.
Demand in H2 2013 turned out significantly higher than in the first part of the year in all four cities. The increase was lowest in The Hague (+5.3%), but this was partly due to a very strong first half of the year.
The share of the city centres/CBD's in the occupier demand remained very strong and during H2 2013 36.2% of the total transaction volume was oriented towards these areas.
The importance of the Big 4 office markets within the overall occupier demand in the Netherlands increased further to 46% in H2 2013.
Source : Savills