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News 29/11/17

Aviva Investors acquires £21.6m Kett House, Cambridge

Commercial Investment

Kett House, a 35,881 sq ft prime five-storey office building in Cambridge City centre was purchased by clients of  Aviva Inv...

Blog 24/11/17

Research, research, research is the mantra for build to rent

Build to Rent

Allsop’s Senior Research Analyst, Emma Hart, shares her insights on the importance of good market intelligence and how to as...

Blog 30/10/17

Understanding the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – Update

Valuation | Lease Advisory

The concept of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) was first introduced by the Energy Act 2011 and, in February 2017, ...

News 26/10/17

Bretton Centre retail park in Peterborough sold for £17.5m

Commercial Investment | Retail

Bretton Centre retail park in Peterborough has changed hands for £17.5m, reflecting an attractive net initial yield of 7.85%...

Blog 20/10/17

A human-centred approach to retail property design

Retail | The Property Market

When designing retail properties, cost, square footage, the brand and the consumer are often front of mind. But what if we t...

Blog 13/10/17

The lure of mews houses

Land & Development | Residential Investment

From their humble beginnings as carriage houses and accommodation for grooms and horses, mews houses have experienced a comp...

News 11/10/17

Planning Application Submitted for 500 New Homes in Birmingham Southside

Build to Rent | Land & Development

A detailed planning application has been submitted by Camborne Land Investments to create an integrated rental community wit...

Blog 10/09/17

Life at Allsop with Apprentice, Gergo Petrovics

Apprenticeships | Graduates

I came across an opportunity at Allsop through pure luck. After several long nights spent studying for my upcoming A-level ex...

Blog 08/09/17

Advantages of an Inside the Act lease

Lease Advisory | Occupier Lease Renewals

“The Act” (The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954) is a tremendous piece of legislation for tenants. It was designed when commerci...

Blog 31/08/17

Studying for your APC? Top tips on how to prepare for success

Graduates | Careers

Every surveyor can recall the first time they walked into that dingy hotel at Heathrow to sit their APC assessment. I will al...

Blog 16/08/17

Supreme Court ruling favours developers

Owner Business Rates | Land & Development

The long-awaited and highly anticipated decision of the business rates case, Monk v Newbigin has now been received, dissecte...

News 20/07/17

The Relay Building baton to be sold on as Allsop is instructed on £100m sale

Commercial Central London Investment

Allsop has been instructed on the £100m sale of a landmark tower in the heart of Aldgate by US private equity firm, Angelo G...

Blog 17/06/17

Diary of an Auctioneer – Gary Murphy

Residential Auction

Auction minus 8 weeks My career is an annual cycle of seven auction sales. You’re only as good as your last deal, they say –...

Blog 13/06/17

Large-scale investors spot a gap in the market for student digs

Student Housing

In January 2016, we shared our thoughts on why larger investors should look at student HMOs. Over the last year, many large-...

Blog 04/06/17

Reversionary ground rents in 2017 – an oldie but a goodie

Residential Auction | Ground Rents

From the vantage point of the rostrum, in unprecedented economic times with historically low interest rates and persistently...

Blog 04/06/17

Convert to rent – are permitted development schemes suitable for build to rent?

Land & Development | Permitted Development

The market for consented residential development land has been challenging and the process for gaining planning permission l...