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What’s happening outside my window……

Posted by Kate Gately

Posted 7 June, 2013 OBI BLOG

Three months ago I entered the real world and began working life at OBI Property. I don’t live in Manchester so a big change for me was commuting, I joined the hundreds of workers who get on the Met...

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Place Tech 3 at The Sharp Project

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 3 June, 2013 OBI BLOG

OBI Property are sponsoring this month’s Place Tech Event which is to be held at the Sharp Project. This will be the third in the series of events held by Place North West.  The aim is to bring th...

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An insight into Insider Business of Property Conference 2013

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 28 May, 2013 OBI BLOG

Last Thursday, once again, Manchester hosted the annual North West Insider Business of Property Conference. The event was attended by 200 property professionals from across the country. The conference...

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Tower 12 – the next generation workspace

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 30 April, 2013 OBI BLOG

In 2012, we as a business, started and finished one of most enjoyable projects to date: Tower 12, Spinningfields.  We launched to the property market in late 2011 the concept of this new workspace wi...

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Manchester City Centre – Quarter 1 Market Review 2013

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 9 April, 2013 OBI BLOG

The Manchester city centre office market has enjoyed a strong start to 2013 with take up totalling 274,800 sq ft with 64 transactions concluded. The leasehold take up comprised 254,009 sq ft which was...

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Strong start as dealing levels begin to harden

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 11 March, 2013 OBI BLOG

The Manchester city centre office market has enjoyed a strong start to 2013. We have been involved in one of the largest deals in the city for a few years in leasing 64,000 sq ft to TravelJigsaw at Su...

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Thoughts for Greater Manchester Region

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 31 January, 2013 OBI BLOG

2012 proved a solid year with take up totalling 788,265 sq ft in Manchester city centre and South Manchester transacting 660,829 sq ft, a 36% increase compared to 2011’s results. In general deal ...

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OBI’s Results

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 8 January, 2013 OBI BLOG

2012 proved a busy year for OBI Property with activity across all disciplines of the business. We thought it would be interesting to provide an overview of the work we undertook within Manchester City...

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Business Rates Revaluation

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 20 November, 2012 OBI BLOG

Last week I delivered a lecture to students at the University of Salford based around the subject of Business Rates.  I've delivered similar lectures previously and they are normally relatively stra...

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Manchester City Centre – Q3 Market Review

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 22 October, 2012 OBI BLOG

Office leasing activity in Manchester City Centre during Q3 was up compared with the last quarter. Take-up totalled 179,900 sq ft across 65 transactions. 85% of the deals completed were for suite...

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