London Midtown Office & Retail Markets

Our extensive research provides a detailed and often unique insight into office and retail markets in London Midtown. In conjunction with Union Street Partners, we also focus on the London South Bank commercial property market.

In Midtown, we track quarterly take-up, availability, future supply and investment activity in WC1, WC2, part EC1 and part EC4 for two property cycles. Our research is backed by the insights of our highly experienced property professionals and is considered among the most reliable and focused for this market.

Our quarterly reports are published alongside our annual 'Centre of London' research, which monitors the area running from the top of Midtown’s northern border at King’s Cross through to the South Bank, and our bi-annual Midtown Retail Bulletin, which provides a detailed insight into the exciting retail and leisure changes in this continually evolving market.

Latest Research

The Centre of London Report 2017-18

Performance across all indices exceeded expectations, despite the shadow of Brexit and general market uncertainty looming.

OCCUPIER MARKET recorded the second highest level of take-up over the past 10 years

INVESTMENT MARKET was buoyant, with the Centre of London turnover significantly surpassing the long-term trend

RETAIL & LEISURE fared its challenges well, with operators increasingly focusing on delivering high-quality space throughout the Centre of London

This report incorporates detailed transactional data and comprehensive commentary on the performance of the Centre of London Leasing, Development, Investment and Retail markets during 2017, together with our views on the outlook for 2018 and beyond. 

The London Midtown Office & Retail Market Q4 17

The Midtown office market continued to perform strongly in the final quarter of 2017, with both leasing and investment volumes considerably surpassing the long-term trends. This ended a positive 2017 commercial market with indices remaining well ahead of our initial forecasts for the year.

The London Midtown Office & Retail Markets Q4 research explores our key findings for the Midtown market in more detail, examining leasing, investment turnover and future supply for the remainder of the year, as well as looking back on data for 2017 as a whole.

Previous Research

Research Seminars

Farebrother regularly contribute to and host events, receptions, presentations and round table discussions focused on the Centre of London for investors, developers, occupiers and managers. Please contact Richard Kennerley for further details.