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  • Industrial Intelligence Autumn 2017
    Industrial Intelligence Autumn 2017
    Bi-annual report on the UK distribution occupier and investment markets
  • The evolution of long-term income
    The evolution of long-term income
    This report provides insight into the key drivers, challenges and investor considerations in the increasingly prevalent alternative long income markets.
  • Real estate – contributing to growth in the West Midlands Autumn 2017
    Real estate – contributing to growth in the West Midlands Autumn 2017
    This report provides a high level overview of the West Midlands commercial and residential real estate markets, the main drivers of growth and some of the major regeneration schemes across the region
  • Central London office analysis Q2 2017
    Central London office analysis Q2 2017
    Our quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment markets
  • Economic & property market review Summer 2017
    Economic & property market review Summer 2017
    Our latest view on the outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market.
  • The Big Nine Quarter 2 2017
    The Big Nine Quarter 2 2017
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Central London office analysis Q1 2017
    Central London office analysis Q1 2017
    Our quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment markets
  • Leeds City Region Knowledge Economy May 2017
    Leeds City Region Knowledge Economy May 2017
    We examine the potential for the knowledge sectors to drive the region’s growth, and how commercial property can support this.
  • The Big Nine Q1 2017
    The Big Nine Q1 2017
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Industrial Intelligence Spring 2017
    Industrial Intelligence Spring 2017
    Bi-annual report on the UK distribution occupier and investment markets
  • Evolving Cities – The changing face of Liverpool Spring 2017
    Evolving Cities – The changing face of Liverpool Spring 2017
    A look at the transformational change that has occurred in Liverpool over the last 10 years and the major developments that will drive its evolution over the next decade
  • Leeds City Region Confidence Yields Growth Spring 2017
    Leeds City Region Confidence Yields Growth Spring 2017
    The drivers of growth of the Leeds City Region
  • Evolving Cities – The changing face of Newcastle Spring 2017
    Evolving Cities – The changing face of Newcastle Spring 2017
    A look at the transformational change that has occurred in Newcastle over the last 10 years and the major developments that will drive its evolution over the next decade
  • London: where we work Spring 2017
    London: where we work Spring 2017
    The changing nature of central London office demand
  • Evolving Cities – The changing face of Birmingham Spring 2017
    Evolving Cities – The changing face of Birmingham Spring 2017
    A look at the transformational change that has occurred in Birmingham over the last 10 years and the major developments that will drive its evolution over the next decade
  • Evolving Cities – The changing face of London Spring 2017
    Evolving Cities – The changing face of London Spring 2017
    A look at the areas of London undergoing change in order to cater to London’s continued growth
  • Evolving Cities – The changing face of Leeds - Spring 2017
    Evolving Cities – The changing face of Leeds - Spring 2017
    A look at the transformational change that has occurred in Leeds over the last 10 years and the major developments that will drive its evolution over the next decade
  • Central London Office Analysis Q4 2016
    Central London Office Analysis Q4 2016
    Our quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment markets
  • The Big Nine Q4 2016
    The Big Nine Q4 2016
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Bristol Property Market Update Spring 2017
    Bristol Property Market Update Spring 2017
    In our report, we examine the performance of Bristol’s property market in 2016, the key drivers of growth and the opportunities that these will create for investors
  • Great Western Electrification: Unlocking future growth – Spring 2017
    Great Western Electrification: Unlocking future growth – Spring 2017
    Our report identifies key sites and investment opportunities for growth following planned infrastructure investment on the Great Western Main Line.
  • Student housing review Autumn 2016
    Student housing review Autumn 2016
    In-depth analysis on student housing market performance in 2016
  • Central London office analysis Q3 2016
    Central London office analysis Q3 2016
    Our quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment markets
  • The Big Nine Q3 2016
    The Big Nine Q3 2016
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • EPMR UK. Post-referendum outlook Autumn 2016
    EPMR UK. Post-referendum outlook Autumn 2016
    Our latest outlook examines how market sentiment and activity have shifted post-referendum, and assesses some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
  • Cardiff Property Market Update Autumn 2016
    Cardiff Property Market Update Autumn 2016
    We examine the recent performance of Cardiff’s property market, the drivers of growth and the investment opportunities that are available in the city.
  • Offices. Who needs them? Autumn 2016
    Offices. Who needs them? Autumn 2016
    Regional city office demand and prospects for the future
  • Driving future growth.  The Great South Western Powerhouse and the Knowledge Economy – Autumn 2016
    Driving future growth. The Great South Western Powerhouse and the Knowledge Economy – Autumn 2016
    We examine the potential for the knowledge sectors to drive the region’s growth, and how commercial property can support this
  • Central London office analysis – Q2 2016
    Central London office analysis – Q2 2016
    Our quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment markets
  • Brexit Implications for Real Estate Update - July 2016
    Brexit Implications for Real Estate Update - July 2016
    We examine the potential implications of Brexit for the commercial property market
  • The Big Nine Q2 2016
    The Big Nine Q2 2016
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Northern Powerhouse - Realising its full potential
    Northern Powerhouse - Realising its full potential
    A consideration of how the key capabilities across the North relate to projects coming forward on the ground and the contribution they make to the wider Northern Powerhouse agenda.
  • Brexit Implications for Real Estate
    Brexit Implications for Real Estate
    We examine the potential implications of Brexit for the commercial property market
  • The Midlands Engine and the Knowledge Economy
    The Midlands Engine and the Knowledge Economy
    We examine the potential for the knowledge sectors to drive the region’s growth, and how commercial property can support this.
  • UK Housing Market Outlook Spring 2016
    UK Housing Market Outlook Spring 2016
    Bilfinger GVA has launched its latest outlook for the UK housing market for Spring 2016.
  • Central London office analysis Q1 2016
    Central London office analysis Q1 2016
    Our quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment markets
  • Economic and property market review April 2016
    Economic and property market review April 2016
    Our quarterly outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market.
  • The Big Nine Q1 2016
    The Big Nine Q1 2016
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Business Parks review - Spring 2016
    Business Parks review - Spring 2016
    Our biannual survey of take-up, availability and development activity across the UKs business parks sector.
  • National Living Wage Briefing Note – April 2016
    National Living Wage Briefing Note – April 2016
    From the 1st of April 2016, the minimum wage of £6.50 per hour will be replaced by the national living wage
  • Industrial Intelligence - Spring 2016
    Industrial Intelligence - Spring 2016
    Bi-annual report on the UK distribution occupier and investment markets
  • Regional Investment Market Outlook – Spring 2016
    Regional Investment Market Outlook – Spring 2016
    Our Regional Investment Market Outlook explores emerging trends across the ‘Big Six’ regional cities
  • Who owns central Birmingham - Spring 2016
    Who owns central Birmingham - Spring 2016
    Bilfinger GVA’s fifth Birmingham real estate ownership survey analyses the ownership of all major office and retail properties in Birmingham’s central business district
  • The changing face of London Spring 2016
    The changing face of London Spring 2016
    A look at the areas undergoing substantial change across London
  • Construction Outlook Q1 2016
    Construction Outlook Q1 2016
    Overview of the construction market including forecasts for construction output and building costs
  • Central London Office Analysis Q4 2015
    Central London Office Analysis Q4 2015
    Our quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment markets
  • Economic and property market review January 2016
    Economic and property market review January 2016
    Our quarterly outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market
  • The Big Nine Q4 2015
    The Big Nine Q4 2015
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Alternative investment sectors – Evolving Markets 2016
    Alternative investment sectors – Evolving Markets 2016
    A comprehensive look at the alternative investment sectors
  • Student Housing Review Autumn 2015
    Student Housing Review Autumn 2015
    Annual in-depth analysis of the student housing market
  • UK Housing Market Outlook Autumn 2015
    UK Housing Market Outlook Autumn 2015
    Welcome to the latest report from Bilfinger GVA on the outlook for the UK housing market
  • Central London Office Analysis Q3 2015
    Central London Office Analysis Q3 2015
    Our quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment markets
  • The Big Nine Q3 2015
    The Big Nine Q3 2015
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK.
  • Bristol Property Market Update – Autumn 2015
    Bristol Property Market Update – Autumn 2015
    Our look at recent performance in Bristol’s property market, the drivers of growth and the opportunities that these will create
  • Regional Investment Market Outlook Autumn 2015
    Regional Investment Market Outlook Autumn 2015
    An overview of commercial property investment trends across the six largest regional markets in the UK.
  • Scottish Retail Trends - September 2015
    Scottish Retail Trends - September 2015
    Our annual bulletin examining the performance of town and city centres across Scotland and the emerging challenges arising within the retail sector.
  • Industrial Intelligence Autumn 2015
    Industrial Intelligence Autumn 2015
    Bi-annual report on the UK distribution occupier and investment markets
  • Business Parks review Autumn 2015
    Business Parks review Autumn 2015
    Our latest biannual survey shows above-average take-up, falling availability and a strong level of completions across the UK's business parks sector.
  • UK Infrastructure: Unlocking UK Cities and Commercial Property - Autumn 2015
    UK Infrastructure: Unlocking UK Cities and Commercial Property - Autumn 2015
    How infrastructure investment can help boost productivity in the core cities and unlock commercial property development
  • Central London Office Analysis - Q2 2015
    Central London Office Analysis - Q2 2015
    Quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment market
  • The Big Nine Q2 2015
    The Big Nine Q2 2015
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Construction Outlook - June 2015
    Construction Outlook - June 2015
    Overview of the construction market including forecasts for construction output and building costs
  • Economic and property market review - May 2015
    Economic and property market review - May 2015
    Our quarterly outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market.
  • UK housing market outlook Q1 2015
    UK housing market outlook Q1 2015
    Quarterly review of the UK housing market
  • Central London office analysis - Q1 2015
    Central London office analysis - Q1 2015
    Quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment market
  • The Big Nine - Q1 2015
    The Big Nine - Q1 2015
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Industrial Intelligence - Spring 2015
    Industrial Intelligence - Spring 2015
    Bi-annual report on the UK distribution occupier and investment markets
  • April Fools: The rating revaluation that never was - Spring 2015
    April Fools: The rating revaluation that never was - Spring 2015
    Analysis of what would have happened had the 2015 rating revaluation taken place, and what the cost of the deferred revaluation in 2017 will be
  • Business Parks review - Spring 2015
    Business Parks review - Spring 2015
    Our biannual survey of take-up, availability and development activity across the UK's business parks sector.
  • Who owns central Birmingham - Spring 2015
    Who owns central Birmingham - Spring 2015
    Our fourth ownership survey of all major office and retail properties in Birmingham’s central business district.
  • London and the knowledge economy
    London and the knowledge economy
    Our unique research looks at the role of London in supporting the knowledge economy, and the clusters where the sector is thriving.
  • Regional investment market outlook - Spring 2015
    Regional investment market outlook - Spring 2015
    An overview of investment trends across the six main regional cities of the UK
  • Who owns Mayfair and St James
    Who owns Mayfair and St James's?
    An analysis of ownership in the core West End markets
  • Economic and property market review - February 2015
    Economic and property market review - February 2015
    Our quarterly outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market
  • Scotlands prospectus 2015
    Scotlands prospectus 2015
    A review of the Scottish economy and property markets in 2015.
  • Central London office analysis – Q4 2014
    Central London office analysis – Q4 2014
    Quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment market
  • The Big Nine - Q4 2014
    The Big Nine - Q4 2014
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK.
  • Retail Bulletin - Winter 2014
    Retail Bulletin - Winter 2014
    A review of the latest trends and topical issues affecting the retail sector
  • Construction Outlook - December 2014
    Construction Outlook - December 2014
    Overview of the construction market including forecasts for construction output and building costs
  • Edinburgh office demand – business as usual post referendum? – November 2014
    Edinburgh office demand – business as usual post referendum? – November 2014
    This report assess the factors that will affect Edinburgh office demand in the future
  • Student Housing Market Review - Autumn 2014
    Student Housing Market Review - Autumn 2014
    Annual in-depth analysis of the student housing market
  • UK housing market outlook Q3 2014
    UK housing market outlook Q3 2014
    Welcome to the latest report from GVA on the outlook for the UK housing market
  • Green to Gold - Autumn 2014
    Green to Gold - Autumn 2014
    Fifth survey report on how investors and fund managers view and act on sustainability
  • Investing in Europe - October 2014
    Investing in Europe - October 2014
    A summary of the outlook for commercial property investment across key European markets
  • The changing face of the UK hotel sector - Autumn 2014
    The changing face of the UK hotel sector - Autumn 2014
    The hotel sector in the UK is performing well with significant investor demand and levels of new supply not seen since the financial crisis. Yet despite this favourable outlook, the sector is undergoing major structural change
  • The big nine - Q3 2014
    The big nine - Q3 2014
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Central London office analysis - Q3 2014
    Central London office analysis - Q3 2014
    Quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment market
  • Bristol property market update - September 2014
    Bristol property market update - September 2014
    A look at Bristol’s recent property market performance, the drivers of growth and the opportunities that this will create
  • Industrial intelligence - Autumn 2014
    Industrial intelligence - Autumn 2014
    Bi-annual report on the UK distribution occupier and investment markets
  • Economic and property market review - Q3 2014
    Economic and property market review - Q3 2014
    Our quarterly outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market
  • Business Parks review - Autumn 2014
    Business Parks review - Autumn 2014
    Our biannual survey of take-up, availability and development activity across the UK's business parks sector.
  • Evolving cities - Autumn 2014
    Evolving cities - Autumn 2014
    An in-depth look at how the English core cities make an important contribution to the UK economy.
  • Central London office development outlook – Summer 2014
    Central London office development outlook – Summer 2014
    An in-depth look at the central London office development market
  • Central London office analysis - Q2 2014
    Central London office analysis - Q2 2014
    Quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment market
  • The big nine - Q2 2014
    The big nine - Q2 2014
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Invest in Leeds City Region - Summer 2014
    Invest in Leeds City Region - Summer 2014
    Our "Invest in" series provides an overview of the development opportunities, future drivers of growth and outlook for the property market in key UK cities
  • Development outlook - Summer 2014
    Development outlook - Summer 2014
    Our annual analysis of development viability and activity, and the outlook for development over the coming year
  • Economic and property market review - Q2 2014
    Economic and property market review - Q2 2014
    Our quarterly outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market
  • Construction outlook - Q2 2014
    Construction outlook - Q2 2014
    Overview of the construction market including forecasts for construction output and building costs
  • Housing market outlook - Spring 2014
    Housing market outlook - Spring 2014
    Welcome to the latest report from GVA on the outlook for the UK housing market
  • Retail Bulletin - Spring 2014
    Retail Bulletin - Spring 2014
    A review of the latest trends and topical issues affecting the retail sector
  • Central London office analysis – Q1 2014
    Central London office analysis – Q1 2014
    Quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment market
  • Scottish town centres - April 2014
    Scottish town centres - April 2014
    A review of Scottish town centres and the planning pipeline for new retail development
  • Unlocking garden cities - March 2014
    Unlocking garden cities - March 2014
    A paper exploring whether large-scale residential schemes can deliver the high numbers of new homes required in the South and South East of England.
  • The big nine - Q1 2014
    The big nine - Q1 2014
    Quarterly review of take-up in the major regional office occupier markets in the UK
  • Driving future growth: core cities and the knowledge economy - Spring 2014
    Driving future growth: core cities and the knowledge economy - Spring 2014
    An in-depth analysis of how the knowledge economy can help shape and drive growth in the core cities
  • Industrial Intelligence – Spring 2014
    Industrial Intelligence – Spring 2014
    Bi-annual report on the UK distribution occupier and investment markets
  • Economic and property market review - Q1 2014
    Economic and property market review - Q1 2014
    Our quarterly outlook for the UK economy and commercial property market
  • Birmingham future office demand - Spring 2014
    Birmingham future office demand - Spring 2014
    This report assess the factors that will affect Birmingham office demand in the future
  • Who owns central Birmingham? - Spring 2014
    Who owns central Birmingham? - Spring 2014
    An ownership survey of all major office and retail properties in Birmingham’s central business district
  • Business Parks review - Spring 2014
    Business Parks review - Spring 2014
    Our biannual survey of take-up, availability and development activity across the UK's business parks sector.
  • Who owns student housing? - Winter 2013
    Who owns student housing? - Winter 2013
    Annual in-depth analysis of the student housing market
  • Retail bulletin - Winter 2013
    Retail bulletin - Winter 2013
    A review of the latest trends and topical issues affecting the retail sector
  • The business rates time bomb - Autumn 2013
    The business rates time bomb - Autumn 2013
    Our report examines the impact on occupiers of the government’s decision to defer the next rating revaluation by two years, and considers what could be done to make the rating system more equitable
  • Cardiff city centre office market “tipping point” - October 2013
    Cardiff city centre office market “tipping point” - October 2013
    Our series of bulletins analysing the supply/demand of grade A office space in key cities to identify when they will be in a position of undersupply
  • Primary healthcare bulletin - Autumn 2013
    Primary healthcare bulletin - Autumn 2013
    Our report assesses the impact of NHS policy on the primary healthcare market and examines models of development and ownership, identifying future trends and opportunities
  • Invest in Glasgow - Autumn 2013
    Invest in Glasgow - Autumn 2013
    Our "invest in" series provides an overview of the development opportunities, future drivers of growth and outlook for the property market in key UK cities
  • Keeping the lights on: energy and commercial property - Summer 2013
    Keeping the lights on: energy and commercial property - Summer 2013
    Amid growing concern over the cost and security of the UK’s electricity supply, we examine a greater use of microgeneration as part of the solution
  • Liverpool city centre office market “tipping point” - July 2013
    Liverpool city centre office market “tipping point” - July 2013
    Our series of bulletins analysing the supply/demand of grade A office space in key cities to identify when they will be in a position of undersupply
  • Retail bulletin - Summer 2013
    Retail bulletin - Summer 2013
    A review of the latest trends and topical issues affecting the retail sector
  • Development outlook - July 2013
    Development outlook - July 2013
    Our annual analysis of development viability and activity, and the outlook for development over the coming year
  • Central London: the impact of mixed use development - Spring 2013
    Central London: the impact of mixed use development - Spring 2013
    Our research examines the growing trend for higher value uses replacing existing secondary office space in central London
  • Bristol city centre office market “tipping point” - Spring 2013
    Bristol city centre office market “tipping point” - Spring 2013
    Our series of bulletins analysing the supply/demand of grade A office space in key cities to identify when they will be in a position of undersupply
  • Invest in Bristol  - March 2013
    Invest in Bristol - March 2013
    Our "invest in" series provides an overview of the development opportunities, future drivers of growth and the outlook for the property market in key UK cities
  • Alternative development funding - Spring 2013
    Alternative development funding - Spring 2013
    Our research, aimed primarily at developers and private investors, examines the alternative development funding available and how it can be secured in order to drive development and regeneration in those markets that need it most
  • Alternative investment sectors - Spring 2013
    Alternative investment sectors - Spring 2013
    Our innovative report examines the investment potential of several key ‘alternative’ property sectors outside of the traditional retail, office and industrial markets
  • The changing outlook for hotels in London - Spring 2013
    The changing outlook for hotels in London - Spring 2013
    Following its recent strong performance, our research examines the challenges that lie ahead for the London hotel market
  • Birmingham city centre office market “tipping point” - Spring 2013
    Birmingham city centre office market “tipping point” - Spring 2013
    Our series of bulletins analysing the supply/demand of grade A office space in key cities to identify when they will be in a position of undersupply
  • Leeds city centre office market “tipping point” - Spring 2013
    Leeds city centre office market “tipping point” - Spring 2013
    Our series of bulletins analysing the supply/demand of Grade A office space in key cities to identify when they will be in a position of undersupply
  • Retail bulletin - March 2013
    Retail bulletin - March 2013
    A review of the latest trends and topical issues affecting the retail sector
  • Manchester city centre office market “tipping point” - Spring 2013
    Manchester city centre office market “tipping point” - Spring 2013
    Our series of bulletins analysing the supply/demand of grade A office space in key cities to identify when they will be in a position of undersupply
  • Unlocking garden cities - February  2013
    Unlocking garden cities - February 2013
    A paper exploring whether large-scale residential schemes can deliver the high numbers of new homes required in the South and South East of England.
  • Central London office analysis - Q4 2013
    Central London office analysis - Q4 2013
    Quarterly review of the central London office occupier and investment market
  • The only way is up - Summer 2012
    The only way is up - Summer 2012
    A thought leadership report looking at the role of the upwards only rent review and its alternatives
  • Unlocking town centre retail developments - May 2012
    Unlocking town centre retail developments - May 2012
    With many town centre retail developments stalled, what can be done to address to problems in failing towns?
  • Evolving London: The future shape of the capital - Spring 2012
    Evolving London: The future shape of the capital - Spring 2012
    London will see major property market, physical and socio-economic change over the next decade. GVA and think-tank Centre for Cities have collaborated to assess which parts of the capital could change the most as a result
  • Challenging the government on sustainability: incentivising  through tax - Spring 2012
    Challenging the government on sustainability: incentivising through tax - Spring 2012
    We explore the challenges presented by the UK’s energy-inefficient commercial property stock, and outline four specific ways in which the tax system could help to incentivise change
  • Measuring and improving town centre vitality and viability - Spring 2011
    Measuring and improving town centre vitality and viability - Spring 2011
    An examination of health check assessments and their relevance and reliability in measuring the true performance of a town centre