- Leeds city centre enjoyed an extraordinary year in terms of both occupier and investor demand.
- Leeds city centre 2019 take-up levels ended on a high with 774,625 sq ft transacted, 33% above the 10-year average.
- Headline rents in the city centre increased to £32.00 psf. As demand for Grade A space continues to increase, we expect prime rents to continue to rise in 2020.
- As a result of diminishing Grade A supply, year-end Grade A vacancy levels stand at 1.28% of the total market, with overall vacancy at 6.94%.
- 2019 investment transaction volumes exceeded 2018 volumes by 43% to reach £568 million, significantly above the 10-year average of £179 million.
I head up the Yorkshire and North East offices team and have over 20 years agency experience specifically within the region. I have been involved in numerous high profile city centre, business park and office led mixed use developments throughout the region.
Majoring on disposal and acquisition work for a variety of Property Companies, Funds and occupiers, I have also been prevalent in providing development advice on mixed use and regeneration projects throughout the region.
I also provide development consultancy and strategy advice to a number of local authorities, education institutions and charities.
I have worked with and agreed comprehensive multi-site 5 year Property Strategy Review Programmes with two large UK Financial Services occupiers within the past 5 years.
Charles started working for the Colliers' Leeds office in the National Offices Team in January 2018. He gained an MSc in Commercial Building Surveying from Liverpool John Moores University having previously achieved a B.A. in History from the University of Liverpool.
As part of the National Offices team, Charles now offers a wide range of advice on Office premises throughout Yorkshire and the North East alongside colleague Roddy Morrison.