This year’s guide is the largest and most comprehensive yet with 64 EMEA cities featured including certain global hubs such as Hong Kong, New York City and Mexico City. Throughout the guide we demonstrate how traditional office settings compare to the more wide spread application of agile working environments.
The technology sector has been one of the strongest drivers of European office markets over recent years. In this report, we invite commercial real estate investors and technology companies to explore our insights into the location and character of tech hubs across Europe; to enhance understanding of the fundamental characteristics of tech clusters; and to identify future opportunities among highperforming, and emerging, tech cities.
•Sixth annual research report which surveys key real estate decision makers to provide invaluable insight into business strategy, real estate mandate and workplace trends that are impacting the industry, while reporting what trends are being predicted for the occupier market over the next 48 months.
In spring 2015, we surveyed 22,000 consumers across 22 markets in Europe, South Africa and the UAE, to understand their perceptions of Food & Beverage (F&B) within a shopping centre environment. The over-arching question we wanted to answer was if the role of Food & Beverage in a shopping centre is changing and how.
The report explores:
What consumers are looking for in the future
Why many centres are currently under-spaced when it comes to a compelling food and beverage offer
What the future is for the food court
The potential cost in terms of reduced frequency of visit, lower dwell times and lack of engagement if the food and beverage offer does not meet consumer's expectations
The importance of Food & Beverage should not be underestimated. A third of consumers visit a shopping centre just to eat and drink and we believe that will increase to half of all consumers. Getting the F&B offer right is mandatory, with two thirds of consumers stating that it is an important consideration in choosing where to shop.
There are large differences in reported levels of satisfaction with asset services, between companies that had renewed leases, or intended to, and those that had moved or planned to.
These findings, based on a survey of around 500 companies in the UK and the Netherlands, found particularly large differences on certain aspects relating to the physical fabric of the building and its management – including processes for reporting faults and giving notice of works, as well as provision of lifts and climate control. Occupiers’ experience of these factors, taken together, may push them towards a “tipping point” that leads to relocation, even where they are broadly satisfied with other aspects of the location.
These issues are likely to affect occupier thinking and behaviour irrespective of the stage of the cycle, and it is vital for investors and service providers to appreciate those items to which occupiers are most sensitive. Since landlord tenant relationships are increasingly multilocational and multi-market, this appreciation needs to be widespread.