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Investment Implications of the Flexible Space Market

This research considers the investment implications of the predicted evolution of the flexible space market in the office sector, building on the findings of the Short Paper Property Ownership in a Flexible World, published in February 2020.

Aiming to estimate the impact this shift may have on the future risk-return profile for office investments, in order to consider the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on occupational requirements and the implications for operators’ business models, the publication date of this report remains under review.


Global Pathways to Zero Net Carbon Emissions

Transitioning the global real estate sector to net zero carbon emissions represents an unprecedented challenge, requiring exceptional levels of collaboration and alignment around a set of clear and consistent objectives.

Verco Advisory Services have been appointed to conduct research in order to identify how these challenges vary by subsector and geography and to review the extent to which these are addressed by the range of frameworks currently in use by the market, as well as what changes may be required. Potential unintended consequences will also be explored, such as a shortage of capital for harder to decarbonise assets and high embodied carbon emissions from demolition and re-building to meet stringent operational energy and carbon targets.

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Turnover Leases: The difference and interaction between Value and Worth

Real Estate Strategies have been commissioned to investigate the rising prevalence of turnover leases, together with the variations in valuation approaches, to permit to a comparison of the value and worth of turnover leases. The research will seek to quantify the impact of different proportions of base and turnover rental elements on the assessment of worth, having regard to variations in levels and volatility of rent and non-rent growth.

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Size & Structure of the UK Property Market

The IPF first published research into the size and structure of the UK property market in 2005, establishing a method of estimation and compiled data to provide breakdowns by property type, location and investor type, as well as comparing the investment market with the size of the overall UK stock of commercial property and other investment markets.

Cambridge University was been appointed to production this end-2020 update, which undertook a thorough assessment of methodologies, updating data sources and incorporating improved estimations.

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UK Consensus Forecasts

Quarterly Publication Dates 2022:

Winter 2021/22        Friday 25 February

Spring 2022             Friday 27 May

Summer 2022          Wednesday 7 September

Autumn 2022           Friday 27 November (provisional)

European Prime Office Rents Consensus Forecasts

Publication dates 2022:

H1 2022        Tuesday 17 May

H2 2022        Friday 11 November (provisional)