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South East Offices Snapshot Q3 2021

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Our South East Offices Q3 2021 Snapshot report suggests that the South East office market has experienced the most comprehensive improvement in demand since the pandemic began.

Some key highlights from the report include:

  • The number of transactions over 50,000 sq ft in 2021 to date has reached nine, totalling in excess of 1 million sq ft.

  • Headline rental uplift is spreading across a wider number of centres, an inevitable consequence of improving demand across all size bands.

  • Investment demand is weighted to two ends of the investor spectrum with strong levels of demand for secure income assets and core value add opportunities.

  • Q4 investment volumes should be boosted by strong end-of-year activity, with over £1 billion currently under offer.

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South East Offices Snapshot Q3 2021

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Chris Lewis

Head of Office Investment

National Capital Markets

London - West End

Chris Lewis is a senior member of Colliers’ National Capital Markets Division with over 25 years’ experience of investment work. He focusses on the office sector and with his team is active across the marketplace providing a range of services including:

  • Investment sales and acquisitions
  • Sale and leasebacks
  • Forward funding’s and commitments
  • Joint venture advice
  • Views and analysis on emerging trends and developments

Chris acts for a number of retained and non-retained clients which are a mix of institutional funds, local authorities, property companies, developers and private investors from the UK and overseas.  In addition, he has been involved in a variety of sale and leasebacks for corporate occupiers. 

Chris joined Colliers in January 2021 having spent over 15 years with Cushman & Wakefield where he was Head of Office Investment.  Prior to that he worked at a niche investment firm in the West End of London.  He commenced his career with a year University placement at Weatherall Green and Smith in 1995 which he subsequently re-joined in 1997.

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Guy Grantham

Director of Research and Forecasting

Research and Forecasting

London - West End

Guy has been a property research professional for 23 years and gained extensive knowledge of the UK and Global property markets. He has worked closely with a wide variety of major developers, landlords and occupiers in a consultancy capacity. Instrumental in supporting Hines' purchase of Brindleyplace for £200m, on which Colliers advised. He is now specialising in the London Office market using his extensive knowledge and experience to provide market leading insight into current occupier, investment and development trends.

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