Despite a volatile stock market and problems in the Far East, real estate continues to be attractive to institutions. John Stephen explains “Although the financial fall-out in the Far East removed a number of key players from the UK scene, the institutions are seeing additional competition from well-financed US and continental European sources. The LIK as an investment destination is robust and compares favourably with other European countries.
These figures disguise the money that institutions, where they are unwilling or unable to make new purchases through open competition, are spending by focusing on extracting performance from their existing portfolios Malcolm Nalsh concludes, “Portfolios are being managed actively and revenue received from selling ex-growth stock, often by way of portfolio sales to property companies, is being reinvested in the sector.
Nearly 50% of call centre operators forecast their call centre throughput would increase by 15% or more over the next 12 months after good telecommunications. Michael Haddock, Senior Researcher of Grimley said, “The most surprising results from the survey was the actual size of the call centres 60% of those replying to our questionnaire ran call centres with less than 50 staff.
However, large call centres still represent the majority of demand for staff and property Call centres with more than 200 employees represent 61% of ail employment in Call centres. The results of our survey suggest that the demand from call centre operators will be for a number of different types of property, and not restricted to the large, stand alone units, which have received the greatest press coverage.
Grimley undertook the research to spotlight the current and future requirements of the call centre sector and identify areas where their property requirements were not being adequately satisfied Jeremy Brookes, National Head of Call Centres for Grimley said, “This research provides us with the means to move forward in terms of providing clients with the right property to suit their growing requirements and the in right location This sector is undergoing an explosive surge in growth and call centre operators are required to make rapid changes to their expanding environment in order to adapt and grow Brisbane Conveyancing.
As Andrew Richards comments ‘There is a certain irony about it! For both Steve and myself, its a bit like coming home Bridges are one of the few remaining independent agents in Reading. and., far from suffering the fate of some of the major corporate chains which sprung up in the 1980’s and subsequently sprung down again in the 1990’s Whereas the major corporates are governed and restricted by endless policy memos we are able to react to the market.