"Our predictions for the six key trends that will shape the commercial sector in 2019"
Logistics property market
"By 2022, online retailing is forecast to account for 19% of the total retail sector"
"Most regional markets see above average and record take-up levels"
"We are still searching for superlatives to describe the ongoing health of the UK logistics and industrial market"
"We are seeing continued rental growth in the region which is narrowing the historic gap with the West Midlands"
"Whilst Brexit is meaning deals are generally taking longer to complete we believe there is pent up demand for good quality space, which is being supported by the rents that have been achieved this year"
"After a relatively sluggish first quarter, we are beginning to see take-up in line with the long term average. With a number of significant deals due to complete over summer, the region is set for another robust year"
"With constrained existing unit supply and a strong development pipeline we expect quoting rents to exceed £6 in the next 12 months"
"There are a number of sizeable requirements across the region being discussed and we anticipate significant activity in the second half of the year"
"It is pleasing to see large scale speculative development return to the region after a prolonged absence which will encourage grade A take-up and further rental growth"