"A quiet first quarter, but some fundamentals are improving"
"With no sign of over development in the sector, the market is well positioned to ride out a short period of subdued occupier demand"
"Whilst there has been a paucity of transactional evidence in the first half of 2017, requirement levels are generally strong, meaning we expect a strong second half of the year, as was the case in 2016"
"The fact that the East Midlands is well supplied with units across size ranges will put the market in good stead to capture more footloose requirements"
"With take-up in the West Midlands already eclipsing the annual long term average it is clear there is occupier demand for the right product in the right location"
"The North West has seen a slow start to the year, but transactional activity is continuing to pick up. We are therefore expecting a strong end to the year"
"There has been a welcome increase in supply in the region in 2017 which will benefit occupiers who have put off decisions due to the lack of available units"
"The South West remains a popular destination for occupiers, particularly those seeking land for large scale build to suit units"
"Demand remains stable in the region as occupiers are attracted by cost effective rents along with the willingness of landowners to release parcels of freehold land"