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Introducing Arbeta

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 7 August, 2019 OBI BLOG

Manchester’s become pretty good at digital hubs over the last few years (All Works & Social, SpaceportX, Beehive Mill, amongst others) – and they all owe a debt to The Sharp Pr...

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Stoke City delighted to welcome OBI as an Official Platinum Partner of the Club

Posted by OBI

Posted 30 July, 2019 OBI NEWS

OBI has agreed a two-year agreement as an official platinum partner of Stoke City Football Club. Stoke City, known as ‘The Potters, welcomed OBI to the club and said the company’s branding will...

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Beyond the Millennials

Posted by Nicola Woods

Posted 23 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

With different generations wanting different things, workplace design is in a state of flux. OBI’s Nicky Woods looks at who’s driving the market and how things are changing Workplace design fee...

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Law firm Keoghs takes next step in Capital

Posted by OBI

Posted 18 July, 2019 OBI NEWS

Keoghs, the Bolton headquartered leading provider of claims-related services to insurers, has acquired almost 7,500 sq. ft of workspace in the City of London. The company, which also has offices in...

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Uncertainty & Flexibility – Hand in Hand

Posted by OBI

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

In 2016, we released a blog with a strong message to landlords: ‘Adapt or Die’. The blog was intended to act as a warning, something to educate non-believers in the world of property that landlord...

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Studio OBI & My Role in OBI Explained

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

A few people have recently asked, why has a real estate advisory launched a creative agency and what does that mean for your role at OBI? Here’s a little more context to explain what it means for ou...

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OBI – A History of Innovation

Posted by OBI

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

At OBI we have a unique philosophy which places the client at the heart of every innovation we make, complemented by a hunger to remain at the forefront of the real estate industry, adopting the lates...

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OBI announces Leeds expansion

Posted by OBI

Posted 8 July, 2019 OBI NEWS

OBI, the commercial real estate consultancy responsible for 42% of the total office space transacted in Manchester city centre last year, has revealed that it is to launch a presence in Leeds. Foun...

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Flexible, a new age – how far can you bend?

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 14 November, 2018 OBI BLOG

The proportion of workspace leased that is classed as “flexible” is, you may have noticed, going through the roof. This raises a few questions: Is conventional workspace dead? Why the sudden rise...

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ADVAM in move to Fairbairn Buildings

Posted by OBI

Posted 1 November, 2018 OBI NEWS

Leading world payment solutions business ADVAM has acquired the 3,035 sq ft first floor of the Fairbairn Buildings, 70-72 Sackville Street, Manchester on a ten year lease. ADVAM, which also has tea...

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OBI adds Graham Thorpe to Building Consultancy team

Posted by OBI

Posted 2 July, 2019 OBI NEWS

OBI has appointed Graham Thorpe to its Building Consultancy team. Graham has previously worked at Paragon and Savills and will be servicing OBI’s clients on some of Manchester’s biggest develop...

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ParkVia expands at Central Working at 55 Spring Gardens

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Posted 7 June, 2019 OBI NEWS

Online parking reservation specialist ParkVia Ltd which moved into Central Working at 55 Spring Gardens in January has expanded and secured a further 10 desks. ParkVia, originally secured a 20 person ...

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