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Matthews joins OBI as associate director

Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 27 September, 2013 OBI NEWS

Darren Matthews has joined the building consultancy team at OBI Property as an associate director. He was previously an associate at AA Projects. OBI's building consultancy t...

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The Manchester DeLorean

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 17 September, 2013 OBI BLOG

The summer is over and everyone is gearing up for the busy run in to the end of the year. Often the summer months can be quiet for many involved in commercial property but 2013 has been very different...

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Be wary of ‘near miss’ settlement offers

Posted by James Bostock

Posted 10 September, 2013 OBI BLOG

Dilapidations claims are frequently complex and it is essential that all clients are aware of the RICS Dilapidations Protocol which, if ignored, has a high chance of adversely affecting a client’s s...

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Join The Dots to move into The Hive

Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 10 September, 2013 OBI NEWS

Market research company Join The Dots has signed a five-year lease for 7,200 sq ft of space on the second floor of The Hive in Lever Street, Manchester. The Hive is a joint venture between Argent a...

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Medium Term Decision on Base Rate

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 12 August, 2013 OBI BLOG

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said that the Bank will not consider raising interest rates until the level of unemployment has fallen to 7% or below. Current unemployment stands at 7.8% a...

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OBI in largest regional office deal

Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 12 August, 2013 OBI NEWS

Fast-growing white goods retailer DRL has announced a deal to nearly double the size of its headquarters to cater for its expansion drive. The firm, founded by chief executive John Roberts, has see...

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OBI to deliver Hello Studios at Spinningfields

Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 9 August, 2013 OBI NEWS

Developer Allied London has acquired Persimmon’s remaining interests at the Spinningfields Leftbank development. The value of the deal was not disclosed but described as a "strategic eight-figure...

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Manchester City Centre – Q2 Market Review

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 22 July, 2013 OBI BLOG

Manchester enjoied a solid Q2 in terms of office take up which totalled 194,235 sq ft across 65 transactions taking the H2 take-up for the year to 469,038 sq ft.  Although, the last quarter lacked a...

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Break Options and Apportionment of Rent

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 15 July, 2013 OBI BLOG

As a tenant, or indeed their landlord, do you know how much rent should be paid prior to an option to break?  Take for instance the scenario where a break notice has been served in time and the break...

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OBI secure Spinningfields Pre-Let

Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 15 July, 2013 OBI NEWS

Allied London is to begin construction of the first new building at its Spinningfields development in Manchester since 2009.  Planning permission has been granted for the five-storey, 17,000 sq ft 1 ...

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