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  • Maustin & Springmoor Parks sold in single deal

    22.12.2012 | Colliers International has sold Maustin Caravan Park and Springmoor Residential Park located near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Colliers sold Maustin Park off a £1.75m Guide Price and the adjoining Springmoor by separate negotiation on behalf of the same private clients.

  • Commercial property sector looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year after a tough 2012

    21.12.2012 | The latest Real Estate Investment Forecast from Colliers International reveals that despite the UK economy emerging from recession with growth of 1 per cent in Q3 2012, it is likely that this recovery will hit a stumbling block in early 2013. Despite this early setback for the New Year, the research still predicts that all Property Capital values will grow in 2013 at a rate of 6.7 per cent.

  • Retail Survival Rate Going Down Says Colliers International

    15.12.2012 | Throughout the course of 2012, shop survival rate – the percentage of shops that remain open after administration – has fallen each quarter of the year, according Colliers International, the global real estate firm.

  • Christmas cheer in short supply as lack of confidence and economic uncertainty take hold in property sector

    14.12.2012 | The latest Property Snapshot from Colliers International reveals that despite economic growth in Q3, business and consumer confidence remains low. According to the commentary, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has offered little fiscal stimulus, focusing more on long-term structural reform, meaning that increased confidence and a sustainable recovery is not likely until late 2013 or, more probably, 2014.

  • Waterfront development demands major revamp of New Cut

    13.12.2012 | Major redevelopment of derelict and redundant sites along Bristol’s waterfront has triggered new calls for the city’s neglected New Cut to be brought back into worthwhile use.

  • Poundland weighs in to rating revaluation debate

    12.12.2012 | One of the UK’s biggest high street retailers has backed calls for the Government to scrap the planned postponement of the business rates revaluation.

  • Colliers International scores a hat-trick of deals at Eurocentral, Glasgow

    10.12.2012 | Colliers International’s Glasgow Logistics & Industrial team are delighted to announce the completion of three high profile transactions at Eurocentral in recent weeks, totalling 270,000 sq ft.

  • Timing and deliverability crucial to success of transport improvements in Battersea

    05.12.2012 | Just as transport improvements are key to the wider development cycle, so the proposed Northern Line Extension will be important to the wider development of Battersea.

  • No new tax on property is an unexpected, but welcome Christmas gift

    05.12.2012 | No new tax on property is an unexpected, but welcome Christmas gift. It’s good for domestic and foreign purchasers alike.

  • Planning reform received scant comment in Chancellor’s statement

    05.12.2012 | The Chancellor’s overall message was that it is ‘business as usual’ for the economy and much of the Statement sought to reassure international investors of the country’s relative stability.

  • A drop of seasonal cheer to Leisure operators

    05.12.2012 | The Chancellor’s decision to cancel January’s 3p fuel increase will bring a drop of seasonal cheer to leisure operators as their customers feel fractionally better off.

  • Infrastructure investment welcome but homebuilding support falls short of the mark

    05.12.2012 | Funding for the northern line extension to Battersea, the upgrading of the four missing sections of the M1, and confirmation of the widely anticipated HS2 extension to Manchester and Leeds underscores the Government’s commitment to laying the foundations for future economic growth and development.

  • Britain is open for business – just

    05.12.2012 | Despite poor economic data and projections as well as pressure from the IMF, Mr. Osborne remains committed to Plan A. Given the high level of economic policy uncertainty which has been inhibiting business investment and expansion, the continuity of policy will at least provide welcome stability comments Dr Walter Boettcher.

  • Colliers International secures new premises for Lockers & Benches Ltd

    03.12.2012 | Lockers & Benches Ltd, a UK manufacturer and distributor of changing room furniture and a leading supplier of Probe lockers, is relocating to bigger and better premises in Bolton thanks to real estate advisors Colliers International.

  • Global Investor Sentiment Survey results released

    29.11.2012 | The most desirable region for heightened global investment in real estate in the coming year will be the United States, followed by Asia and Western Europe, in particular London, Paris and several of the major cities in Germany.

  • Colliers International calls for business to back rating revaluation petition

    16.11.2012 | Colliers International has launched an online petition to stop the Government’s planned postponement of the 2015 business rates revaluation.

  • Colliers plans for healthcare growth

    12.11.2012 | As part of its commitment to the Healthcare sector, Colliers International has implemented a long term succession strategy which will see Adam Lenton take over as Head of Healthcare on 1 January 2013.

  • US Election - should Europe care?

    07.11.2012 | A recent global survey undertaken by Colliers International suggested that few direct property investors in the EMEA region were worried about the impact of the US election on their investment decisions.

  • Stafford Arms pub comes to market in West Yorkshire

    23.10.2012 | The Spirit Group has instructed Colliers International’s Leeds Licensed & Leisure team to dispose of the freehold of the attractive Stafford Arms pub in Scholes, West Yorkshire (BD19 6LS).

  • Future London landmark restaurant, Marienborgh boat, comes to market

    23.10.2012 | Colliers International has been instructed to let one of the most exciting dining opportunities currently on the market.

  • Palfrey’s Lodge freehouse in Bessacarr hits the market

    22.10.2012 | On the instructions of Begbies Traynor, the Leeds office of leading licensed & leisure agents, Colliers International has announced that it has been instructed to sell the freehold of Palfrey’s Lodge, a large community freehouse on Acacia Road in the Bessacarr area of Doncaster.

  • Postponement of Rating Revaluation is nothing short of a scandal

    18.10.2012 | Commenting on the Government’s plans to delay the 2015 business rates revaluation, John Webber, head of Rating at Colliers international commented: “The Government is trying to position delaying a revaluation of business rates as a bonus for businesses - the opposite couldn’t be more true.

  • Colliers expands leisure team further

    16.10.2012 | Colliers International has further expanded its Licensed & Leisure team with the appointment of Jonathan Essex.

  • Pizzaria to wing its way into London

    09.10.2012 | Following the success of units in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Bangor in Wales, Little Wing Pizzaria has retained Colliers International to acquire sites in London villages.

  • Colliers to relocate its West End Offices to 50 George Street

    09.10.2012 | Colliers International is relocating its West End of London teams to 50 George Street, W1. Colliers’ 325 West End staff currently occupy two buildings in the West End, 9 Marylebone Lane and 72 Welbeck Street.

  • Co-operative Estates appoints Colliers on nationwide warehouse portfolio

    08.10.2012 | Colliers International has been appointed by Co-operative Estates to dispose of their entire UK-wide portfolio of surplus warehouses totalling in excess of 3m sq ft across 15 properties.

  • Colliers sells Crossgates Shopping Centre

    27.09.2012 | Colliers International, on behalf of Donegal Place Investments, has sold the Crossgates Shopping Centre in Leeds to Praxis Holdings.

  • Colliers International acquires 85,000 sq ft new build warehouse for Europe’s largest dress hire group

    27.09.2012 | In the largest new build industrial transaction in Scotland for some time, ACS Clothing Ltd, represented by Colliers International’s Glasgow Logistics & Industrial team, has taken the 85,340 sq ft Orion unit on a 15 year lease with a break option at year ten at a rental of £426,700 per annum.

  • New City Recruits

    12.09.2012 | Colliers International has hired two new recruits to its City office agency team. Simon Crotty, partner at Montagu Evans is returning to Colliers as a director, having left in 2008 to establish Montagu Evans’ City office agency team.

  • Britannia Pub Co

    10.09.2012 | Colliers International has acquired the Half Moon public house in Dulwich, London from Trust Inns Ltd on behalf of Britannia Pub Co.

  • Bridge Street Pub

    10.09.2012 | Acting on behalf of Mazars LLP, the Leeds office of leading licensed & leisure agents, Colliers International has been instructed to sell the freehold of the King’s Head, a former public house and night club located in Bridge Street, Blyth.

  • Colliers International Hotels team accelerates the success of TVHG in the Netherlands

    06.09.2012 | Colliers international Hotels & Resorts team, working in partnership with Cornucopia Capital Ltd., has successfully fulfilled its mandate to raise “equity” capital for the expansion of the TVHG group in the Netherlands.

  • Colliers International responds to Sunrise acquisition

    04.09.2012 | Healthcare REIT, the leading American real estate investment trust in healthcare properties, has announced that it is to acquire Sunrise Senior Living for $1.9bn (£1.2bn), including the assumption of $1bn in debt and a cash consideration of $950m.

  • Colliers International instructed to sell two North East pubs

    29.08.2012 | On the instructions of Zolfo Cooper, Joint Administrators of Cal Management Ltd the Leeds Licensed & Leisure department of Colliers International has been instructed to dispose of the freehold interest in two public house properties located near Bishop Auckland in County Durham.

  • Colliers appointed to sell beach hut site in Walton

    29.08.2012 | Colliers International has been instructed to sell a seafront beach hut development site at Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex. The site, which extends to over 1 acre, is ideally located on a slope down to South Cliff Promenade and the beach adjacent to Walton Pier.

  • New filling station for Sainsbury’s following Taunton acquisition

    22.08.2012 | Acting on behalf of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, Colliers International has acquired a lease on the former Dunns Motors filling station on Mansfield Road, Taunton.

  • Deals conclude in the regions, but too soon to call it a trend

    20.08.2012 | The latest property snapshot from Colliers International has shown that despite deterioration in the UK economy, UK property markets while lacklustre are generally stable. Confidence is the missing ingredient, but when it returns, markets could turn very rapidly.

  • New mail depot for North London as Colliers strike deal

    13.08.2012 | Acting on behalf of BT, Colliers International has surrendered the lease of Units 11-13 Bush Industrial Estate, London N19 back to the landlord, who has immediately relet it to Royal Mail.

  • Guthrie Street property being sold by receivers

    07.08.2012 | Colliers International’s Corporate Restructuring team in Edinburgh has been instructed to dispose of a self-contained office at 9 Guthrie Street, Hamilton.

  • Broadgate West acquired for £290 million

    06.08.2012 | Last week a Hines and HSBC Alternative Investments Limited (HAIL) joint venture completed the purchase of Broadgate West in the City of London for close to £290 million. The Colliers International City Investment department acted on behalf of the JV purchaser with a lot of input from City Agency.

  • Colliers appointed estate management partner for Mitchells & Butlers

    30.07.2012 | Colliers International has been appointed by leading restaurant and pub operator Mitchells & Butlers to manage its existing 1,600 strong estate.

  • Chester Zoo 'Islands' project

    14.07.2012 | The Destination Consulting team of Colliers International continues its long association with Chester Zoo, the UK’s most popular zoo.

  • New Assisted Living Village planned for the historic King Edward VII Estate in Midhurst

    02.07.2012 | The Healthcare team at Colliers International has been instructed by City & Country to secure a partner to develop and operate a flagship assisted living community within the grounds of the famous King Edward VII Estate at Midhurst, West Sussex.

  • Colliers International sell prime Leeds City Centre pub

    18.06.2012 | On the instructions of the Spirit Pub Company, the Leeds Licensed & Leisure department of leading property firm Colliers International has sold the freehold of Spencer’s on Mill Hill in Leeds City Centre.

  • Reservations over hotel parking prompt new round of talks with planners

    15.06.2012 | Planning experts are confident the 80 bedroom hotel proposed for the Eastover district of Bridgwater will bring much needed jobs and wider investment to Bridgwater once the parking arrangements have been ironed out.

  • Rochdale Town Hall

    14.06.2012 | Colliers Destination Consulting, in partnership with BDP, have succeeded in their bid to undertake a feasibility study looking at potential re-uses for Rochdale Town Hall.

  • Cyclopark opens – delivery of a long term Destination Consulting project

    12.06.2012 | Cyclopark, Kent’s new Activity Place, has recently opened creating a world-class multi-use cycling, running and street sports facility.

  • Buenos Aires city restaurant

    30.04.2012 | Colliers International has secured a new flagship restaurant in the City of London for Buenos Aires Restaurants.

  • Virgin Active Health & Fitness

    23.04.2012 | Colliers International, acting on behalf of Colliers Capital, has completed on the purchase of two freehold health & racquet clubs located in Poole and Gloucester.

  • Kent Hospital Funding Agreed

    16.04.2012 | One of the UK’s most advanced surgical hospitals, the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery (KIMS), has been given the go ahead, following a successful closure of a £34m funding deal.

  • Property markets buffeted by economic and pricing uncertainty and lack of finance

    11.04.2012 | The latest Property Snapshot from Colliers International shows that transaction levels across the industry remain very limited.

  • Heather Boake Appointment

    10.04.2012 | Colliers International has expanded its West End Office Agency team with the appointment of Heather Boake as a Senior Surveyor.

  • Break Clause Oversight

    10.04.2012 | Tenants have been warned to double check the small print on break clauses in their leases following a court case which has left a firm up to £300,000 out of pocket.

  • National Planning Policy Framework

    05.04.2012 | Colliers International Planning team comments on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). There is no doubt that the document has been well received by both developers and environmental groups alike, which is a vastly different situation to the initial draft, which generated significant debate.

  • Old Broad Street

    03.04.2012 | Colliers International has completed the acquisition of the 2nd floor of 30 Old Broad Street EC2 on behalf of Promontory Financial Group.

  • Colliers makes a splash with Wavegarden

    02.04.2012 | Colliers International is delighted to announce that it has been retained as exclusive business and real estate development advisors to Instant Sport.

  • Colliers acquired by FirstService Corporation

    28.03.2012 | Colliers International UK business has been acquired by FirstService Corporation.

  • FirstService acquires Colliers International UK

    28.03.2012 | FirstService Corporation today announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of all of the assets of the Colliers International operations in the UK.

  • Nuffield Health Secures Lease

    27.03.2012 | The UK’s largest health charity Nuffield Health has taken a lease at Ballymore’s High Point Village, a 576-apartment residential led development in Hayes.

  • New Alcohol Strategy

    26.03.2012 | Colliers International have welcomed the new alcohol pricing strategy, announced by the Government last week.

  • Scarborough Hotels Sold

    19.03.2012 | Colliers International has announced the successful sale of the Royal Hotel and the Clifton Hotels in Scarborough to Britannia Hotels acting on behalf of Duff and Phelps joint administrators of ERH (Scarborough) Limited.

  • Brent Council Town Hall

    19.03.2012 | Brent Council will be bringing their Town Hall on Forty Lane in Wembley Park to the market via Colliers International shortly.

  • Graeme Foreman Appointment

    13.03.2012 | Graeme has joined Colliers International after spending six years as Head of West End Project Management for Jones Lang LaSalle/King Sturge.

  • Retail Vacancy Rises

    12.03.2012 | The ninth publication in the Colliers International Central London Retail Health Check series, which provides an overview of the current state of the retail market has shown that there are now 10% fewer shops fronting Central London streets than five years ago.

  • Adderley Green Care Centre

    06.03.2012 | Colliers International Healthcare and Christie + Co have been instructed by J Cookson and A Phillips, Joint LPA Receivers, to sell Adderley Green Care Centre in Stoke.

  • Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour comes to market

    05.03.2012 | London's only five star all-suite hotel has been placed on the market with leading agents Colliers International.

  • Retail Out of Town Team Expands

    05.03.2012 | Colliers International has expanded its Retail Out of Town offer with the appointment of two senior team members.

  • Corporate Activity Turning

    05.03.2012 | The latest Property Snapshot from Colliers International shows that corporate activity may be turning, but it is too early to call it a trend.

  • Colliers converge at conference

    01.03.2012 | Colliers International was once again sponors and exhibitors at the annual British Holiday & Home Park Association conference, held at QEII Exhibition Centre in London.

  • Sectors Squeezed

    27.02.2012 | The latest Specialist Sector Snapshot from Colliers International shows that economic momentum is building in the specialist sectors with the rationalisations and refocusing of offers beginning to pay dividends.

  • Retail Vacancy Falls

    27.02.2012 | Colliers International’s seventh National Retail Barometer research report, which uses void rates as a key indicator, reveals a fall in the proportion of vacant retail units and floorspace during the six months to October 2011.

  • February Property Snapshot

    20.02.2012 | The latest Property Snapshot from Colliers International shows that UK recession is not a foregone conclusion; risk appetite is up as technology companies begin expansion, setting a tone for the corporate sector.

  • Screwfix Extension

    09.02.2012 | Screwfix, advised by Colliers International, has taken a unit at the Heathrow Estate in West London, a deal which marks the specialist trade tool supplier’s 200th site in the UK.

  • Central London Residential market

    09.02.2012 | Colliers International has today released its first Central London Residential market review of 2012.

  • Emblem Furniture Limited

    07.02.2012 | Colliers International, in conjunction with Vokins Chartered Surveyors, has successfully negotiated the letting of Unit 4 Fleming Way, Isleworth to Emblem Furniture Limited.

  • Salisbury Industrial Units

    06.02.2012 | Colliers International has been appointed in conjunction with Warwick Martel to market a newly refurbished industrial / distribution park in Salisbury known as High Post Business Park.

  • South East Offices Market Improves

    31.01.2012 | Total M25 availability rose again by a combination of a slowdown in demand for larger units across the market and space coming onto the market. Overall vacancy rose to 17.3% with Thames Valley vacancy rising to (16.8%) its highest level for 12 months. Overall Thames Valley availability rose by 2% to cancel out falls recorded in Q3.

  • Prime Assets Increase

    31.01.2012 | An increase in the supply of prime assets and the moving out of pricing for secondary assets will be the main features for the Shopping Centre Investment market during 2012 according to Colliers International.

  • Damien Clarke Appointment

    30.01.2012 | Colliers International is expanding its Rating team with the appointment of a new director, Damien Clarke, who will be working with clients in Central London and the South East.

  • Craig Satchwell Appointment

    30.01.2012 | Colliers International has appointed Craig Satchwell to head up its West End of London Office Agency team.

  • Screwfix Dartford

    26.01.2012 | Acting on behalf of Legal & General Investment Management, Colliers International has negotiated the leasing of Unit 18 at Quadrant Court near Dartford to Screwfix.

  • Eurozone developments remain a major risk

    24.01.2012 | The latest Property Snapshot from Colliers International shows that expectations of a UK recession in 2012 have moderated.

  • Council takes Welwyn Storage Space

    23.01.2012 | Hertfordshire County Council has taken 20,151 sq ft of space at Centrapark in Welwyn Garden City.

  • Colliers International dispose of the Marylebone Travelodge Hotel, NW1

    16.01.2012 | Colliers International, acting on behalf of Aviva Investors, has completed the sale of the Travelodge Hotel, Harewood Row, Marylebone, London, NW1 6SE to the M&G Secured Property Income Fund.

  • Colliers International strengthen Licensed & Leisure team

    16.01.2012 | Colliers International is pleased to announce a further key appointment to its Licensed & Leisure team.

  • Colliers recruits new Licensed & Leisure Director Sean Ludden

    09.01.2012 | Colliers International is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Ludden as a new Director in its Licensed & Leisure team.

  • Retailers remain resilient BUT can it be sustained?

    06.01.2012 | Latest statistics from Colliers International show the company achieved a 99% collection rate within seven days this quarter, across their entire management portfolio.

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